Baringa Partners Employee Reviews about "great people"
Updated 8 Oct 2021
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"They recognise they ask a lot from their employees and do what they can to make the work life balance work" (in 19 reviews)
"Great people with a caring culture, career opportunities and growth prospect" (in 23 reviews)
"Constant demand outstripping supply can lead to challenges in work / life balance - always busy" (in 28 reviews)
"Long hours at times but it is to be expected in consulting" (in 19 reviews)
I was taking interview today for one of the candidate for my project. That guy already has 4 offers (220% hike) but he wanted to join nagarro because as per him opening in nagarro is more align to his skill set. (Asking for 250 %) I rejected him without any question. Reason I know he will be able to ans each and every ques and he might be a good fit for this opening but I know he will not join this company. (40 days left for his notice period) Not sure if I was right but it was worth it.
Have received an offer from Gartner of 72 + 8 (Fixed + Variable) LPA in INR India Location. This is like dream was just waiting for me to become true at this early stage of my life ....... 😀😀 Role - Business Financials SME. I won't ask in hand calculations here .... I am just happy to share this news.
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- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Great company, needs to focus on maintaining culture as it grows21 May 2021 - Senior Manager in London, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Great people, never worked with such a fun and capable team. - Good flexibility to pursue new ideas, people are empowered to innovate and contribute in their own best way - Business strategy is excellent, really exciting growth prospects both in typical consulting and also some inspirational more niche areas such as climate change. - Overall the company is a brilliant place to work and build a career in consulting. I wouldn’t consider working at another consulting firm.
- Needs to really improve on dealing with toxic behaviour and poor performance, particularly at senior level - your culture is only as good as the worst behaviour leadership is willing to tolerate. - As the company grows, the company needs people are people not just resources, it’s a big part of what makes Baringa great
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Brilliant company to work for8 Oct 2021 - Senior Consultant in London, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Baringa is a great company to work for, interesting work and great people. Baringa really cares about their people and there are lots of opportunities to progress.
As with all consultancies travel is needed, but this is not usually all week, and Baringa do try hard to allow people to be near home when needed.
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
If you have to tell everybody what a great work place you have - who are you trying to convince1 Jun 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Some really great people to work with
Some management shouldn't be in their positions - very immature, lack of collaboration, no understanding of true team work and do not look after staff. Burn out rates are high.
- Current Employee★★★★★
Better than most consulting, but still consulting!17 Mar 2021 - Senior Consultant in London, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good culture, some great people.
Like any other consulting firm - challenges with balancing BD/internal vs client delivery; becomes more like a big 4 the more it scales
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Average opportunity but great people13 Mar 2021 - Consultant in London, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great people to work with and a lot of little initiatives
Limited exit opportunity because of the brand of the companyContinue reading
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Great place to work; still consulting8 Nov 2020 - Consulting Senior Manager in London, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
people culture, strong team spirit and great people, interesting projects, big clients, good size business, growth, inclusive and diverse
Growing means some of the Pros diminish, work-life balance, long hours, client often comes before own peopleContinue reading
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Great company to work for15 Jan 2021 - Director in London, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great people with a caring culture, career opportunities and growth prospect
It's still consulting and not a 9 to 5 job, but still reasonable
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Great place to build a brilliant career in consulting11 Jan 2021 - Senior Manager in London, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great people Interesting work Fair environment Fantastic growth opportunities
Limited international client work Lesser known brand name
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Endless opportunities at this great company22 May 2018 - Analyst in London, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Having interned at Baringa, I recently rejoined as an Analyst and everything/everyone I have experienced so far leaves me feeling that this company truly does practice what it preaches. Everyone, irrespective of their seniority, is very generous with their time when it comes to finding out about different Business Units, answering general questions etc. As someone junior I have also felt encouraged to take part in driving the kind of work that we do and really shaping the business which is something I never envisaged doing within my first year. In my experience, the Partners are "all ears" when taking on board suggestions and feedback. I have already been given significant responsibility, exposing me to situations that have enabled me to learn and develop quickly on the job. At the same time, the training on offer has been at the cutting edge of what's going on in the industry. Ultimately there are just great people working here and it feels as though everyone is pulling in the same direction. This results in a really collaborative feel to how work is done at Baringa,, but above all makes it great fun. The idea that a happy workforce delivers top results is certainly working.
There are none that spring to mind.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
A stepping stone: Culture diluted by too-fast growth and lack of infrastructure29 Apr 2019 - Anonymous Employee in London, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
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 employees with their own decisions. - Baringa is a nice place to work, the firm is "people-focused" and an effort is made to make you feel part of the Baringa family. - Hours while I was there were very reasonable, especially for consulting. They are flexible employers, and seem to make more effort to look out for individual needs more than other firms. - They have quite open access to their leadership team, who are in-large proactive to engage with those they lead. - Many people here are hired from well-respected big-name firms, and bring with them a finesse and polish that you will not find in the industry hires – these are great people to learn from if you are new to consulting. - There is a large emphasis on growth, and this comes with the opportunity for autonomy and trust in your ability to contribute to the growth of the company. Everyone is very ambitious to continue this growth, whether it is to recruit people in, connect with your contacts or sell-on more work in clients. The spirit and ambition is there but the capability, strategic-thinking and basics of business are overlooked. - The structure is flat, and they are open to ideas and execution of them from any level of the organisation. - This is a good place for a career stepping stone or as a taste of consulting but not a place to build a career unless you are going in as a Partner. It’s a nice Partner role in comparison to other consulting firms, and their Partnership model is unique in that it encourages Partners to focus on their “legacy” to the firm even past retirement.
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 was up for negotiation, but nothing came to fruition so this will remain an ever-increasing issue for the coming years. - The internal corporate team, the engine of any business, has had little to no investment or growth in comparison to the consulting side - with the exception of the recruitment team. This leaves a lot of the basics of running a consulting business to the consultants - such as invoicing, following up on contracts, resourcing etc. I believe they are looking into this now, and have appointed new leadership, but it will not be a quick fix. - Business expenses fall to the employee personally. The only credit card they will support is American Express which is not accepted in many of the cities and towns outside of London where the majority of their work is based. Large business expenses therefore are often left for the individual to pay on their personal credit card. Expenses are only paid once a month and the finance approvers are hit-and-miss, so there has been a few times where I have had to foot the bill for large client delivery expenses and been left out of pocket for 2 months. The same scrutiny is not applied to Partners and Directors, and some of the stories relayed from EA's of their behaviour charging expenses out of policy is a real kick in the teeth for junior levels who will not even be entitled to a breakfast at 5:30am while travelling to work with clients. - Benefits are not reflective of a 10 year old consulting company with their client list. This can be frustrating for junior ranks, who are paid less than competitors and without their benefits. A simple example is that no mobile phone is provided or no offer to supplement your phone-bill / internet is included. Even when you are out working remotely with a client you have to foot the bill yourself. - The growth strategy is a self-fulfilling prophecy. They are growing, and fast. However, this has impacted the quality of their consultants and has brought about “bad fits” that impact the culture. Culture is their main differentiator, and it is being beaten down the more they grow. Increased hiring is not the only area that is growing too fast, their attempt to break into several different markets in the same financial year is a worrying thought, and non-organic growth targets only fuels the increased recruitment drive, and so on… - The commercial aspect of the consulting business is a taboo. At Baringa, there is no talk of “sales” or any commercial aspects of what it takes to run a consulting business. This originated from their drive to be “people-focused” rather than “sales-driven”, but now at the scale they are this seems very odd and you can see people moving to leadership positions who have no concept of their role to win interesting work for their team. - Brand awareness is null. This is surprising when you become privy to their client list. Perhaps this is reflective of the lack of investment in the marketing team, or more likely an over-reliance on an events-manager who appears to prioritises site-visits abroad for an annual internal event over expanding brand awareness with external events in London. The branding aspect is an easy fix, but one that is not addressed. It is certainly not helped by a culture of “brand-bashing” of other consulting firms, or (embarrassingly) comparing themselves to being better than the world’s top consulting firms. This narrative is starting to breed an unwarranted sense of superiority into a firm that no-one has heard of. - Culture can become controlling at times. I have seen a new-joiners probation review take into account a lack of social time with her team, not going to informal after-work drinks with co-workers, and instead spending Friday evenings with their own friends. When pressed on this, they said “that’s just not our culture, we are all friends here”. Forced fun, a lack of regard for use of personal time in the evenings and weekend, and willingness to arrive to work before 8am on Friday morning in the hope you manage to find a desk space should not play such a big role in probation considerations. You should be able get on well with your colleagues at work and perform well without buying a round at happy-hour. This is further heightened by the established of “cliques”, the firm is actively trying to break down their “cliques” within teams – which seems odd for a company who prides themselves on their culture. - This is a London based firm, with a very small presence in New York and Germany. The website can be quite misleading by listing several office locations. Some of these are “post-boxes” (Dublin), others only have 2 people (Australia), but overall any office outside of London is under-performing and minimally staffed. Keep in mind that you will be based out of London, and there is little opportunity for moving between offices unless you are willing to take a pay cut and put your career trajectory at risk. Take the above Cons into consideration for your decision to work with Baringa, and go in with an open mind to the reality of the firm beyond the aspect of “culture”. This could be a great place to learn, but do consider the above if you are looking beyond that for somewhere you want to stay and grow a career.Continue reading