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Fun workplace
I have only ever volunteered here but, they were very understanding of my circumstances, in terms of commitments.

Overall a great place to work. I am glad that I was able to contribute to Barnardo's greater goal.
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Good place to work
Did work experience from school. The manager was really friendly and helpful and helped me to learn about working in retail.

I would work there again on a paid basis due to the fast pace in the shop.
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Volunteering only
Brilliant company to work for even when volunteering, gives young people a good experience in the world of work and gives vital skills so they can progress into a full time job.
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Originally a nice environment to work in, then you realise how much you have to do
The company expects you to work over your breaks and you never finish on time - meaning you work an extra 2 hours sometimes without being paid! They do not employ enough staff so half the time you don't have time for lunch or have to cover everywhere, meaning nothing gets done and you leave absolutely exhausted! The area managers have no contact with you, give no praise for doing extra and expect you to do all the extra jobs anyway. I have been both a Store Associate and Store Manager and the training provided especially for manager was non-existent, until the exact moment I needed to know about something, I would realise i have not been trained on it. Definitely the most corporate charity which is not humanitarian!
Pros
volunteers and customers are so lovely
Cons
everything else
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Nice shop
Lovely customers and staff have enjoyed it so far great donations great customers many are regulars and don’t just buy they donate , all in all a good place
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High pressure
Regardless of how hard you work, there is huge pressure to hit unrealistic budgets, and then bullying tactics from management to make you feel useless in your job
Pros
Doing good for children
Cons
Everything about the role
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It was good
It was good to volunteer there for six months and was nice meeting all the people there. All great people even if I was there once a week for 6 months.
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productive and good fun.
its a very good place to learn experience the people that i was with were very nice and i was able to have a laugh with them. its a clam environment to work in.
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Good enviroment
You get build a rapport with regular customers , working with a good team to raise money for a good charity. Providing excellent customer service to customers
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Poor communication within company.
Shop managers in the main were unhelpful.
As a driver you were expected to break the law several times a day by parking illegally and in dangerous situations. Eg. In Glasgow: Shawlands, Rutherglen, City Centre.
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Fun workplace and productive
Grate place to work really enjoy the environment and quite relaxed most of the time of the time but is strict at times dew to not being a big store also would recommend volunteering very friendly environment
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Loved working there
Loved working for this charity as it brought a lot of confidence out in me on the tills and be able to talk to customers. I was sorting stock out, hanging clothes up and things, helping customers pick out what’s best for them to buy
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Good enjoyable place to work
Good and enjoyable for part time work as fairly slow paced low pressure environment. People friendly to work with feel welcomed. Managers lovely and flexible hours.
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productive and fun workplace
working here has been fun and rewarding. I love with atmosphere and the politeness of everyone i work around. The work environment is really pleasant and stressful at all which i really appreciated
Pros
being able to get to know people so quickly
Cons
volunteering
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Poor management
No respect from management unless you’re in their click- one rule for them diffferent for workers. Various issues whilst I worked there always brushed under the carpet when it’s involving management. Staff don’t stay long & even leave without a job to go to it’s so bad! Inexperienced management bullying their staff. When senior management approached regarding issues told to go away
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Productive and fun
Teaches you how to do tasks in a certain order as one task cannot be completed until the previous one has been done. The managers are lovely, understandable and relateable.
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fun and workplace
I have been working at Barnardo's Voluntary for one year.
The company culture is very good, and many opportunities to be promoted.

I wish I had started here earlier.
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I was a volunteer worker at Barnardo's for school work experience
My duties at Barnardo's was to order the clothes, steam/iron and hang all new clothes and place at the right color station. Also move boxes and items (such as toys and bikes) to lorries.
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Tea Time
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School hours
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okay company to work for
i found this company not to good to work for thehardest aspect of working for them is trying to work all day in shop by yourself with everything to do without a proper breack to get lunch
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productive and fun workplace
absoloutly amazing it was a fun welcoming environment that helped increase my communication skills and confidence with talking to customers and problem solving.
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Friendly supportive company
Friendly supportive team & management, heavy work load with plenty of on job learning provided and very good training opportunities both in house and external training provided.
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