Barling Bay Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
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  1. Supportive Leadership and Supportive Team Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barling Bay

    Pros

    The company has been great to work for. I found the atmosphere very supportive and encouraging. Barling Bay has good benefits and gives employees the autonomy to get the work done and be successful on the projects they work on without micromanaging how they do it.

    Cons

    Government contracting is subject to the ups and downs of Government funding and can be unstable at times. Barling Bay is no different. If you cannot handle the uncertainty of year-to-year funding, this line of work may not be for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide support for your breadwinners and provide a safety-net to keep them from going to the competition. Have a clear vision for the future that we can all promote, take pride in and work towards. Provide advancement opportunities and career development and follow through. Your employees are your best assets.

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Old Harbor Native Corp and Three Saints Bay Poor Leadership ruins a great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barling Bay full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, great customers and mission, Barling Bay had great leadership, very smart leaders prior to 2012

    Cons

    Higher level Alaskan Native Corporation leadership and ethics were so poor, this poison filtered down and ruined a great place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't believe the management or ANC is capable of self-correcting, nor with the arrogance displayed, would understand they even have a problem....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barling Bay full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    COO/CEO/President turnover creates poor management

    Cons

    COO/CEO/President turnover creates poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    demonstrate interest in employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    From great to sketchy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Barling Bay full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for the former President (B Bush) was awesome! Quarterly recognition lunches, awards, bonuses, raises...should I go on? The company won many awards like Best Places to Work, Fastest Growing, awards from the government for best contractor, etc. The company flourished and grew and every employee was proud to work there. Most of the new employees were current employee referrals because people were proud to have their friends, former co-workers, etc come work for such a great company.

    Cons

    Once B Bush left (or was forced out by parent company) the company went downhill. The parent company (Three Saints Bay) hired someone to come in and run this company that didn't seem to have the customer service sense needed to run a government contracting business. It took a year before he realized that he needed to be out there meeting the customers - That "wasn't his thing". He was a bully at times and nice at others. You never really knew what you were going to get from day to day. The perception was that he was the Three Saints Bay "yes" man and would do whatever they wanted him to do. When he realized that Three Saints Bay was not always looking out for the best interest of Barling Bay he started to buck the system - and guess what..He is no longer there - again, forced out by Three Saints Bay. If you ask me, its Three Saints Bay that needs to be changing leadership/leadership style, not Barling Bay. The president 2012-2103 did recognize employees for good work but dropped it from quarterly to twice a year. Bonuses were up for one year but back down the next even thought everyone was told that Barling Bay was doing great financially. At this point, I would not advise anyone to go to work for Barling Bay. I see them closing the doors instead of getting back on their feet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a president that has presence and the customer service skills needed to run the business. Get Three Saints Bay to look back over the past 6 years and see when and how they were successful and take a good look at when it started going downhill. A little self awareness may be needed for this task.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. A caring Alaska Native company

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at Barling Bay full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The most supportive managers I've ever had. They award good performance and back up their staff; and fight hard to keep contracts. They won't cut pay just to keep a contract. They respect their staff. Good benefits

    Cons

    It is contract work. So you may be settled in, loving what you do and then have to move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish I could tell them how to ensure they could keep a contract! Don't compromise your great ethics and values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Solid Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barling Bay full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Senior Leadership was strong and professional while dealing with tough demands from government. CEO Dan Jenrich was held in highest regard by employees and customers. General company culture shifted in a positive direction. Great co workers who enjoyed the work environment.

    Cons

    Changing priorities due to tough economic environment and resource demands. Lots of changes in the entire industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time but hang in there.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Worst place ever!! Upper management is a joke.

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Shiloh, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Shiloh, IL

    I worked at Barling Bay full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was fair. Although my team lead was a jerk and took credit for most of my work, my project manager was very nice.

    Cons

    The upper management was a joke. The work was very unstable. I hate that I wasted almost 2 years with this company. The people that are happy working there couldn't get a job anywhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acting like used car salesmen. Go back to school and learn something. Many of you should not be in the positions you are in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Dont Even Want To List This Company on My Resume

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    Former Employee - To Many to List
    Former Employee - To Many to List

    I worked at Barling Bay full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, good way to cut teeth with back stabbing and politics first hum-drum.

    Cons

    Untrustworthy, lack skill-set to get job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to turn-over personnel with no issues for someone who does.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company in the day...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Barling Bay full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work day, nice location and good work environment. Customers that were still with the company were very empathetic and understanding of our situation.

    Cons

    Upper Management is out of touch with the business model that made the company a well respected and sought after business partner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great at First - Turned to Awful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barling Bay

    Pros

    Very good Defense and Military Customers. Allowed flexibility in work day hours - starting and ending times. Normal benefits and vacation allowances. It was an excellent company prior to the change in senior management around the Summer/Fall 2010-2011 timeframes.

    Cons

    Very unethical senior management, including the Washington DC based holding company-Three Saints Bay, along with Old Harbor Native Corp. top individuals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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