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Baringa Partners CEO Adrian Bettridge
Adrian Bettridge
88 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good understanding that being away from home can be a struggle from a work/life balance perspective(in 16 reviews)

  • "This is something I have never seen at any consultancy and one that sets Baringa apart and demonstrates how much they care about their people(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is variable across teams(in 22 reviews)

  • "While Baringa has an OK work life balance for a consultancy it is definitely worse that what we see at our clients'(in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "It works for some, but not everyone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baringa Partners full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The company lives on having a different culture to the big consulting firms. And there is a lot of effort in the company to be different and have certain mechanisms in play to create that atmosphere. The company events are really important to everybody, and a lot of effort (and expense) is put into them. And it is this whole 'culture' ethos that makes people behave in a friendly way. As Baringa recruits from other big...

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    Cons

    I feel this whole talk of culture has become a facade. For me the most important thing about work is that satisfaction of learning, developing and doing good. This was lacking from my point of view. I joined a new practice where the type of work was not that important as long it helped to reach the annual revenue target. And aggressive targets, in my experience, mean that individual development becomes second or third...

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    Baringa Partners2019-05-06
  2. Helpful (3)

    "lost its great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time

    Pros

    the old crew still sticks to the core values

    Cons

    new leadership pretty much destroyed the company

    Baringa Partners2019-05-08
  3. Helpful (6)

    "A stepping stone: Culture diluted by too-fast growth and lack of infrastructure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baringa Partners full-time

    Pros

    Many reviews here are criticised for being fake, one-sided or posted by very disgruntled former employees. I am a former employee, but I am not disgruntled. Overall I enjoyed my time at Baringa but I have come to the conclusion that this was not a place to build a career. I have included in my review below an honest account and examples of what it did not work for me in the hope that these insights may help potential...

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    Cons

    Where Baringa falls down is in the business basics: - The office space is not engaging or set up for collaborative working. It is not fit for the size of the firm so many people don't come into the office at all as there are no desks for them. This impacts on team morale, inclusiveness and creates barriers within teams. I understand there was an opportunity to address this recently when their current office space contract...

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    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and focus on fixing what you have before growing beyond control. Almost everything listed in the Cons section can be made actionable. They may appear as small things individually, but when you add them all up they really do weigh upon your employees. Senior leaders need a little dose of reality, and to walk in the junior ranks shoes asking if they truly believe they are providing a "great place to work"...

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    Baringa Partners2019-04-29
  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time

    Pros

    A fantastic team with knowledgeable, industry specialists; clear company strategy and vision; plenty of room for growth and career potential, a hugely involved, empowering Managing Partner.

    Cons

    Baringa only operates in certain sectors which means that some consultants may struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the momentum going

    Baringa Partners2019-04-06
  5. "Empowered teams"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic, personable leaders, lots of people who care, a team able to make things happen autonomously

    Cons

    Hard to find a seat on fridays

    Baringa Partners2019-02-15
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Thoughts on Baringa as a new Partner"

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    Current Employee - Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing People-oriented culture which was heavily marketed before I joined and has proven genuine through out my first couple of months Very client-centric approach in which the needs and priorities of clients are really clearly at the heart of our work

    Cons

    I think some of those who have been here for a while have perhaps forgotten or become acclimatised to how good it is here and how well people are looked after. Having worked in a large corporate for the last 13 years and one of the Big 4 consultancies for 10 years before that, I am so impressed by how good things are here

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Baringa Partners2019-01-22
  7. "Glass 8/10 full @ Growth pains worth enjoying"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    After a number of years, I feel gratefull for Baringa inviting me to a world of consulting from industry. They took a leap of faith. I did as well. It paid out for both - in revenues, and mutual development. I arrived at the time when company was small enough for senior team to immediately know your name when bumping with you at the elevator. We are bigger now. Being bigger allows to go after bigger goals...it also comes...

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    Cons

    There are colleagues who see glass more empty - fair enough. To me, this is fine. I worked in quite a few organisations - Baringa is as good as it gets, for a commercial advisory business. So there was some truth to posts “like a glove” from July 2017 - leadership picked up on those. Did they do a perfect job? Well join, and help further.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great people - like you do... And lets change tradition of annual thank you to partners for keeping up with flexible work - it is from old times; now often both have a career....do keep inviting partners those to dinners like in Shard or Guildhall....that work wonders...

    Baringa Partners2019-01-13
  8. Helpful (10)

    "Fake culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baringa Partners full-time

    Pros

    Company events, CEO, benefits, Recruitment team, location

    Cons

    Fake culture and it's all they care about is statistics... there is no real involment in developing people or skills, not a balanced workforce..

    Baringa Partners2019-01-31

    Baringa Partners Response

    February 1, 2019Partner and People Lead

    I am disappointed to read your comments, it would be helpful to understand what is behind them. Please reach out to me directly, so we can discuss together. David Harris (People Exec Lead)

  9. "Fantastic people, great working culture, be careful to not dilute it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baringa Partners full-time

    Pros

    I left Baringa over the last few months and while I did not initially intend to leave a review I was quite surprised to read some overly exaggerated negative feedback and thought I could share mine. Let's start with what Baringa does well: - Probably the best working culture I have ever experienced in my career - Good non cash benefits (e.g. healthcare and travel cover) - Good understanding that being away from home...

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    Cons

    - Pension is absolutely not up to what a company of that size should offer, you get the mandatory minimum - Bonus is not really a bonus but a profit share scheme, it looked like it is below competition for a given grade and banding (at least when I compared against my friends') - Probably too much communication on why Baringa is great, especially when it comes to work life balance. While I had a fantastic time overall...

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    Advice to Management

    - Increase pension contributions, if reluctant to increase base pension then increase matching to 5/6/7 or even 8% - Communicate less aggressively and why we are a Great Place to Work, explore more what Baringa is not good at and be open about it. - Reduce the number of internal initiatives consultants have to be involved in, half of them do not lead to anything and they do have an impact on work life balance as time...

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    Baringa Partners2018-12-06
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Still a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baringa Partners full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    For consulting, this is as good as it gets. People care about you, they support your personal ambitions and most of the time you work with great colleagues. You can also drive your own career and you are supported to figure out what you enjoy quite early on. Work life balance is discussed a lot and they are always trying new ways to make this lifestyle work for your circumstances

    Cons

    Pension is well below market average so ask for 5% more in your base salary to compensate. It can feel geared towards people with kids and families and less considerate of those where this may not be their life goal. Also recent hires in the partnership have been from big 4 who have brought their culture over with them so be conscious of that.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t leave flexible working and support until people have families. Figure out ways to support those without just as much.

    Baringa Partners2018-10-27
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