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Barbizon Overview

Tampa, FL
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Talent & Modeling Agencies
Less than $1 million (USD) per year
Modeling. Acting. Personal Development.

Founded in 1939, Barbizon has been the leader in the modeling and acting industry for over 75 years. Expanding from a single location in New York City to offering services in over 200 markets world wide. Through ... Read more

Mission: Our Brand Promise:

The Barbizon experience is about discovering what makes you special, and developing your one-of-a-kind “star” quality for the whole world to see. Our expert modeling and acting training, along with life-skills ... Read more

Barbizon – Why Work For Us?

For 80 years, Barbizon Modeling has been a driving force in the modeling and acting industry; all while operating with a mission of helping young people gain confidence and develop unparalleled life skills.

Throughout our 200+ US and International locations, we are consistently evolving and striving to stay on the cutting edge of the modeling and acting industry. From our network of thousands of industry pros and connections around the world, to our renowned curriculum and unique job placement services, we set out to be the trusted source for breaking into the modeling and acting industry, the right way.

But what really sets Barbizon Modeling apart is not our industry success, but the personal success of each and every student that participates in our modeling programs. We believe in giving children and teens the skills that lead them to success in modeling, acting and in life. And although we cannot guarantee the outcome or predict the future, we strive to provide a rewarding and uplifting experience that will carry our students through wherever life may take them.

This is more than just a job. This is not surviving, THIS IS THRIVING.

We seriously love what we do! When you spend the majority of your life working for a company, we don’t want it to just feel like work. We want our employees to feel their opinions are heard. This is a place to not just work but to enjoy what we are doing, to grow and thrive rather than just survive. We like to be a part of this team and we operate that way – as a team. We believe in encouraging each other. We believe it’s possible to love what you do. We believe in fun. We believe diversity goes beyond ethnicity and the more diverse we are, the better we are.  We believe if you love this place, our customers will too. Because we believe when we treat each other well, that transcends to our customers.

So whatever your goals, we want to help you get there.

Benefits: Barbizon USA offers a competitive medical, dental and vision insurance policies for employees and their families, as well as an included life insurance policy. Barbizon USA also offers a 401K matching program. Employees can also take advantage of the Barbizon Modeling and Acting course program for their family members at no additional cost. Employees are also rewarded through a commission and bonus structure and top performing employees are provided additional creative bonuses such as cruise vacation packages.

Barbizon Reviews

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  • "Barbizon is a wonderful company"

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    Former Employee - Communications Director in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Communications Director in Tampa, FL
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    I worked at Barbizon full-time (More than 3 years)


    Travel, growth opportunities, great confidence booster for the kids we interviewed for the program, executive team is very accessible to everyone, family-like environment. I will always believe in Barbizon and all they have to offer.


    I only had one person who was difficult to work with/for but it was more of a conflict of personalities than anything else.

    Advice to Management

    Stay open, understanding and keep growing. COO and VP Sales are both fantastic professionals who I truly admire.

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Barbizon Photos

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Barbizon photo of: Our finance department volunteering with Metropolitan Ministries
Barbizon photo of: Our annual Passport to Discovery cruise event, hosting pop star Cody Simpson.
Barbizon photo of: Work hard, play hard too. We love traveling at Barbizon and make the most of it. Because team work makes the dream work, our competition team ventured on a food tour of Dallas
Barbizon photo of: Our all stars during our annual holiday party
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Barbizon Interviews



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    National Sales Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Barbizon (San Francisco, CA) in July 2017.


    answered couple questions such as "do you have experience in sales" and "are you good in communication skills".Do you have experience in sales? Tell more about that. Do you like communicating with people? How long have you been working? Do you like it? What was the salary

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Barbizon Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces, Tampa Bay Times, 2017

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