Working at Barnardo's: Company Overview and Reviews in the United Kingdom

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Barnardo's
4.1
1385 reviews
Barnardo's, UK Ratings
4.1
Average rating of 1385 reviews on Indeed
4.0Work-life balance
3.1Pay & benefits
3.5Job security & advancement
3.8Management
3.9Culture
Headquarters
Ilford, UK
Employees
5,001 to 10,000
Revenue
$100M to $500M (USD)
Industry
Organization

Popular jobs at Barnardo's in the United Kingdom

 Average salarySalary range
11 salaries reported
£11.72
per hour
£6.65-£17.60
23 salaries reported
£9.60
per hour
£6.65-£14.40
37 salaries reported
£24,720
per year
£12,000-£38,000
20 salaries reported
£32,020
per year
£16,000-£49,000
21 salaries reported
£34,877
per year
£17,000-£53,000
Salary satisfaction
50%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay, in the United Kingdom
Based on 1406 reviews

Barnardo's reviews

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Overall reviews at Barnardo's

1.0
Childcare Provider | Penrith | 26 Feb 2021
Awful place to work. I was there 9 months and in that time 9 people left!
Most of this job is training. Sessions are cancelled on a whim and the working conditions are strict. There is no empathy and the work team are not a team.
4.0
Assistant Controller | Basildon | 9 Jan 2017
A very busy environment
First would be to arrange the teams day so each knew the tasks that were required. I would check stock for the catalogues of each of the 30 charities that we handled. Check stock for the shops order stock, source new suppliers that were unable to supply. Talk to the charities about their own stock whether it was not selling or we needed more stock. Attend meetings to update different department heads. I learnt how to present the results of my department in a meeting of all the directors as well as warehouse operatives.
ProsMy opinion was respected
ConsDifficult journey to and from work
4.0
Merchandiser | Nottingham | 1 May 2019
Volunteer Sorting Assistant
I had a back of store role, so rarely saw the customers. The staff were friendly, and the role was varied. Position finished due to shop closing down.
4.0
Shop Assistant | Chesterfield | 20 Apr 2014
Productive and friendly workplace.
Barnardos Charity Shop in Chesterfield is a friendly and productive company to work for. Whilst working for Barnardos on a voluntary basis I'am steadily gaining retail experience so I can look at applying for retail positions in the future with some knowledge in the retail sector.
ProsCompany discount and flexible hours.
ConsNo salary.
5.0
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant | Chippenham | 22 Sep 2017
A Lovely place to work
Lovely staff with all the support needed to carry out the job well. I did this on a part time basis on a fixed term contract. the staff were friendly.
5.0
Retail Sales Associate | Bradford | 10 Feb 2015
Comfortable.
I Was always made to feel welcome whilst working for a good cause such as Barnado's. Which gave me a sense of well being and thus was always happy to give all my help whole heartly into any tasks asked to do by the Manager or Supervisor.
ProsGood enviroment
5.0
Retail Sales Associate | Chester | 6 Jul 2017
Lovely workplace and incredible surroundings
Thoroughly enjoyed working here and helping others, made a lot of connections with customers who were always polite and pleased to be in the store. All incredible staff here.
3.0
Associate Analyst | Ilford | 24 Sep 2014
Fast-paced environment with various cross-functional activities
I am mainly responsible for offering insights to marketing campaigns. Other activities involve working on the database, writing queries in the Business Intelligence software of the organisation, which is FastStats, and presenting reports of the many marketing activities. I learned to use FastStats and Business Analysis of the database, and many of the Business Intelligence tools. The management is based on a strict hierarchical structure and with many processes that need to be followed. Also it is highly based on achieving objectives on a regular basis. The hardest part is dealing with many problems and issues regarding the data integrity and various functionalities and tools of the database and the quality of the data through the various channels of the database. The most enjoyable is preparing reports and discover various insights that add value to the organisation, especially in terms of net income and the Return On Investment.
5.0
Volunteer Assistant | Rawtenstall | 26 Feb 2014
friendly fun workplace
my coworkers were helpful and friendly.i enjoyed organizing stock and sorting it for dispatch to other stores.
Prosfriendly colleagues
Consvoluntary
3.0
Marketing Communications Coordinator | Essex | 15 Feb 2018
Great people
The organisation has highly trained staff - who are very capable, the social cultures great and you really are supported in your role - way above and beyond what is expected!
3.0
Residential Staff | Christchurch, Canterbury | 18 Feb 2020
Great work place
Work can be difficult when working with at risk kids but it is a lots of fun when you have great team members. Where I work it is shift work and that can be challenging

Questions and answers about Barnardo's

What is the interview process like at Barnardo's?
Asked 15 Apr 2017
For a volunteer there is no interview. You fill in an application form and get invited to an induction which takes about two hours. This involves reading through and signing lots of paperwork and watching a short health and safety video. The interview process for a paid member of staff is quite different. You get invited to an interview. The questions are all predetermined and it's based on a scoring system, I believe. The questions are fairly standard "what would you do in this scenario" / "tell us about your previous retail experience" etc. etc.
Answered 9 Apr 2019
So easy I had a 5 min interview and got it straight away. Just be yourself. Don't stick to the rubbish u get told for interviews they want to no what sort of person you really are
Answered 28 Nov 2018
What should you wear to an interview at Barnardo's?
Asked 5 May 2017
Barnardo's has a dress code much like any other retail based job. For a volunteer position it doesn't make much difference. Only thing to be aware of is no open sandals and no jeans on the shop floor. If it's an interview for a paid position I would definitely recommend smart clothing. Black trousers and a blouse or something similar to that that.
Answered 9 Apr 2019
I went in jeans and t-shirt as it was July still got the position. Don't think the managers mind in the stores as they wear normal clothes
Answered 28 Nov 2018
How did you feel about telling people you worked at Barnardo's?
Asked 26 Apr 2017
Very unprofessional would not recommend
Answered 25 Mar 2019
Excellent company to work with. Been a volunteer for 1.5 years n they helped me so much. My confidence was at a low but my manager put me on the till n sat with me and trained me thru it. I'm now serving customers with a confidence I've not had for years. They are also training me up on the administrative side. All looks good on the cv
Answered 28 Nov 2018
How are the working hours at Barnardo's?
Asked 15 Apr 2017
Working hours depend on the position. For a manager it's 35 hours per week working 5 days from 9am to 5.30pm. Store associates are contracted to work 3 days a week from 9am to 5-30pm. Sometimes you will be expected to do overtime/cover other shops.
Answered 9 Apr 2019
I'm going to respond here as the previous responses are all in relation to volunteer work. Yes the hours are flexible if you apply for a volunteer position, but no, if it's a paid position the hours are not necessarily flexible unless you give plenty of notice and arrange your rosta ahead of time with the store manager. Finding cover at last minute is not easy. You are expected to be flexible and able to work overtime/ cover other stores if asked.
Answered 9 Apr 2019
How does someone get hired at Barnardo's? What are the steps along the way?
Asked 16 Apr 2017
I applied for a part time role as a paid store associate on the Barnardo's careers page online and received an email a couple of days later inviting me to an interview. The day after the interview I received a phonecall offering me the job. From there I had two weeks training.
Answered 9 Apr 2019
If you pop into their Charity shop you will be sure to get work experience as a volunteer.
Answered 16 Oct 2017