Overall reviews at Barnardo's
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Retail Sales Associate | Bradford
| 10 Feb 2015
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.
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.
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.
friendly fun workplace
my coworkers were helpful and friendly.i enjoyed organizing stock and sorting it for dispatch to other stores.
Marketing Communications Coordinator | Essex
| 15 Feb 2018
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!
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