Manager at Barnardo’s

People in this role may also be known as retail store and shop managers.

10 workers in this role at Barnardo’s have taken the survey.

How much does Barnardo’s pay managers?

Manager at Barnardo’s
£8.25–10.97
Typical range
£8.92–17.09

Manager employees at Barnardo’s are typically paid £8.25–10.97 an hour, based on data from 10 employees.

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What is management like for manager employees at Barnardo’s?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do managers think Barnardo’s head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    100% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do managers at Barnardo’s feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    56% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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What are the hours like for manager employees at Barnardo’s?

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Not great
  • Not easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for managers to take sick leave at Barnardo’s?

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    56% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do managers at Barnardo’s get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    75% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for managers to book a holiday at Barnardo’s?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    70% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Customers, some coworkers and volunteers

    Worst thing

    Have to be on till all day due to having hours cut. Too reliant on volunteers who can simply choose not to turn up - which is fine, but without the paid staff hours nothing can get done in store. Despite this you are still expected to hit unrealistic budgets. Management keeps staff in the dark about important decisions and area managers have obvious favourites who will be informed of things before others are.

    3.3

    Employee, August 2021

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What is career progression like for managers at Barnardo’s?

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  • Not enough training

    Do managers get enough training when they start at Barnardo’s?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    60% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • No career progression

    Are managers given support to progress at Barnardo’s?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 70% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Latest reviews from managers at Barnardo’s

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  • Best thing

    Customers, some coworkers and volunteers

    Worst thing

    Have to be on till all day due to having hours cut. Too reliant on volunteers who can simply choose not to turn up - which is fine, but without the paid staff hours nothing can get done in store. Despite this you are still expected to hit unrealistic budgets. Management keeps staff in the dark about important decisions and area managers have obvious favourites who will be informed of things before others are.

    3.3

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Coworkers, interesting stock to sort through

    Worst thing

    Skeleton staff, expected to recruit volunteers to make up hours, expected to work more than contracted hours with no pay, huge workload and unrealistic targets leading to not being able to take breaks

    2.4

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The volunteers and some lovely customers

    Worst thing

    No support from higher management
    No understanding of our job roles
    Very stressful
    No breaks, can't take all annual leave
    Sales associate development and follow up on existent therefore left to deal with unsuitable paid staff
    A worthy cause who believe in helping children,just a shame this doesn't extend to their staff and their families

    3.1

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The people. My small team and customers.

    Worst thing

    Bullying hierarchy who are so full of themselves. Awful customers.

    4.3

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Working with volunteers and making friends watching them progress

    Worst thing

    Worklife balance, breaks not paid, altho we do not manage to get regular breaks

    2.9

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Freedom to be my own boss

    Worst thing

    Most customers

    7.6

    Store manager, February 2020

How Barnardo’s ranks

Barnardo’s ranks joint 69th to work for in retail store or shop manager employers

  1. 69= Barnardo’s
    5.0
  2. 69= Carpetright
    5.0
  3. 69= Currys PC World
    5.0