Baringa Partners Reviews

Updated 28 Apr 2021

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4.3
83%
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Baringa Partners Managing Partner Adrian Bettridge
Adrian Bettridge
139 Ratings
Pros
  • "The focus on culture is real and makes for a better environment than many consultancies(in 20 reviews)

  • "Good understanding that being away from home can be a struggle from a work/life balance perspective(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Constant demand outstripping supply can lead to challenges in work / life balance - always busy(in 25 reviews)

  • "A tier 2 consultancy (in financial services at least)(in 19 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19
    Helpful (6)

    "Some good some bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Within the sphere of consulting it’s quite a nice place to work and the hours are not necessarily too brutal. The managing partner is good imo he has some bite to him as well as charisma. When people on here talk of pay cuts etc I think the partners were prudent early on during COVID to make the cuts and have since paid it all back plus delayed bonuses. Company meetings and the generally friendly nature of the business are probably taken for granted and there is access to some good projects and clients although not all the time. You get involved in business development more here than other places and being less structured and more entrepreneurial it’s easier to find opportunities and you can get to promotion faster

    Cons

    There’s a good news culture and lack of openness to give critical feedback to employees or upwards or share failures - it’s not deliberate it’s just emerged I’m afraid.. There’s also a lack of structure and true expertise in many practices which can make for stressful projects as consultants figure out what to do on the job whilst simultaneously being positioned as SMEs or being sold into roles where they’re not really qualified. A lot of work is delivery and IT except for a few practices like energy - this again translates into not having people that really understand the market or are experts. As a consequence there are a lot of blaggers who get away with talking rubbish who would get found out at the big 4 etc. You will almost certainly get staffed on undesirable projects ......maybe that’s just consulting

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  2. "Fantastic Company that I would recommend to anyone"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baringa Partners full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Perfect for self starters and people with ambition. You are expected to "do your own thing" and contribute across client delivery, internal company development and external business development. Fantastic leadership and people with the right attitude will support you if you ask them.

    Cons

    Consulting isn't for everyone and don't expect a 9-5. This is a company that expects a lot. People who don't succeed tend to be the ones who don't get involved, don't care and join for the wrong reasons. It is a fight for attention from the top, so don't expect that everyone listens to you from the get go. You need to push hard for your ideas to be considered and adopted.

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  3. "A great place to work with some growing pains"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baringa Partners full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people are great, they are genuinely the best thing about Baringa. They are great to work with, the vast majority are intelligent, hard-working and nice The company is well respected, particularly in the energy space and there is interesting work As far as consultancies go, I would highly recommend this one above any of the big 4

    Cons

    The company has grown very quickly, in doing so it has lost some of its culture and what made it great to work there - hiring 20-25% a year means that it is hard to keep up and the hiring standards (for cultural fit) are not applied There is a big emphasis on climate change seemingly with little regard for whether or not someone wants to do it The more senior you get the more responsibility for sales, internal work, all whilst reamining 100% chargeable to a client. It doesn't leave enough time for you to think through client problems and still have a life outside of work - you see a lot of burnout and I have yet to see a partner who I would want to emulate in terms of career/life balance There are definite favourites, the same people are always on stage / given awards. Some consultants have preferential agreements (no travel) etc.

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  4. "Very happy here"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Empowered to grow the business

    Cons

    None compared to big 4

  5. "n/a"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England, England

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time

    Pros

    Baringa is a great company to work for

    Cons

    Couldn't fault the company at all

  6. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freelance Energy Consultant in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time

    Pros

    Smart people and lots of interesting projects

    Cons

    Hours can be quite long

  7. Helpful (4)

    "Lot of good but a lot of bad"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baringa Partners full-time

    Pros

    Pros include: - most people are very nice, willing to help, and overall don't take themselves too seriously - the hours are decent, nothing too demanding and quite a chilled atmosphere. People are up for a good time after work etc - HR is lovely

    Cons

    Cons include: - Had a really bad experience with a manager. Was really nice and assuring in my reviews, and then behind my back would say the opposite to other people which was hurtful to find out. - Feedback wasn't harsh enough, this is reflected by other people saying the same and it becomes a real problem because it doesn't allow anyone to grow - the work is delivery consulting, so long projects (4-24mnths) and can get very demotivating and boring after a while - nothing too challenging

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  8. "Really great company to work with"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, good pay, easier hours for a consulting firm

    Cons

    Some of the newer business units are very implementation focused - but they are headed in the right direction towards strategy

  9. COVID-19

    "Still having a great time 3yrs in"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working at the forefront of the energy sector & climate change for the private sector Rapidly growing public sector practice Lots of opportunity Good leadership through COVID

    Cons

    Not market leading outside of the Energy practice / climate change

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  10. "Great culture & people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England, England

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The culture and people are what keeps me here

    Cons

    The hours can be long

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