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3.8
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Dave Harris
116 Ratings
Pros
  • "There's tons of room for growth for people who go above and beyond(in 8 reviews)

  • "As a Barbizon graduate I love working for the company that made a difference in my life(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Part time only unless you live and are based out of Tampa, FL(in 9 reviews)

  • "As for the occasional long hours, I challenge you to name a job where no one had to help one another and stay a later than intended(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Barbizon is a wonderful company"

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    Former Employee - Communications Director in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barbizon full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

  2. "Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied"

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    Current Employee - Talent Director in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barbizon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy to communicate with everyone Hours give a good work/life balance Most everyone is friendly My job does include a lot of monatary insentive. You’re essentially running your own business. Potential to make a lot of money. Benefits after 90 days.

    Cons

    Unclear commission, salary, bonus structure Training can get a bit blurred, teach more about the company and what it is we really do, not just how to use the dialer and closing people. Have a clearer undertsanding of who to contact for what reasons. I have no idea who the COO is. I have no idea where this job could take me in the company, no career ladder is clear. Be careful of who you tell what, managers will...

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    Advice to Management

    Remodel! The office space is so dated. We have classes at the same location that our corporate office is located. These parents and kids see the space. Bring it to 2019! No one wants to look at scuffed up purple walls and office spaces. Also, maybe introduce new hires to some of the ‘important’ people in the office (I.e. - COO, Head of Education, Head of Accounting) so they can put a face to them.

  3. "Outstanding!"

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    Current Employee - Spokesmodel in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barbizon part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The team leaders are cool. Communication is a plus. They converse with you and you end up having a good time. So much that time passes by quickly while also doing our job.

    Cons

    You don't know an exact date of when you will receive your check. It's hard waiting and wondering especially if you are trying to go out and do things with friends and things like that. For me it's my only job so I depend on it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, the staff is great. It would help if you guys knew when we would be getting paid but the service is great.

  4. "One of the best work environments in Tampa"

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    Current Employee - Competition Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barbizon full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Leadership recognizes individual strengths and allows you to flourish on projects in those strengths while still keeping team goals and environment

    Cons

    There is a decent amount of phone work and sometimes there are challenging personalities to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Continuing to listen and allow employees to affect change and get the small perks :)

  5. "Professional Company that cares about their employee and growth within."

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Santa Rosa Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Barbizon part-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Team Leader, Instructor and Director of Education Experience for 12 + years. Pd Training. Pd travel expenses, lodging, meals, etc. Able to make own weekend schedule - Flexibility. Guaranteed above avg pay with commission opptys, bonuses and yearly gifts unexpected. Amazing network support, staff and Management team to work for. Only taking a break for family reasons. Cant wait to work again. Offers successful Barbizon...

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    Cons

    Barbizon is growing but some States jobs still not available to work. Part time only unless you live and are based out of Tampa, FL.

    Advice to Management

    Customer Service Experts to focus on the company needs and advise from others (ie answer the telephone call inquiries, respond to answers and build on suggesstions and lessons learned. Builds on the annual strategic planning of the company.) Suggestion: Pay incentive for Spvsrs/Leadership positions who can manage their own travel and expenses ie flight, hotel and car rental to free up the Tampa Team to focus on just...

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  6. "Quality Control Manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Barbizon

      Pros

      Working for Barbizon is a very rewarding job! It consists of a supportive work environment, room for growth and opportunity and the ability to do what you do best! They recognize your strengths as an individual and use those strengths to reach the vision and mission of the company.

      Cons

      This position requires good organization, time management, and strong management skills. If you do not possess these traits, this position may not be for you!

      Advice to Management

      Continue to lead with a supportive environment!

    • Helpful (1)

      "Spoonful of Effort"

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      Current Employee - Director of Education/Account Specialist in Tampa, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Barbizon full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      You get out of a job what you put into it. Barbizon is a fast-pace work enviornment where things are constantly evolving to benifit its empolyees as well as the company and the audience it seeks to please. The more effort you put into your work, the more quickly you are able to move into higher positions that use your talents to their fullest potential. One of the best parts about the company is that you can talk to management...

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      Cons

      If you do not like a fast pace enviornment, this isn't the job for you. If you don't like talking on the phone, probably not a good fit. and If you are a very unorganized person, this job will not be easy.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to keep an open line of communication with your staff. It will help the comapany stay healthy.

    • "Good place to work, I really enjoy it."

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      Current Employee - Intructor 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Barbizon part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great pay for short amount of hours, only work one day a month per class, when needing to travel they provide a car rental and a hotel for the night. The people that I have worked with have all been great and super sweet.

      Cons

      Cause you work on the weekends you can't really do much weekend planing in advance. I get called up about jobs a lot that I either can't do because of unchangeable plans, or end up having to cancel or move changeable plans. High turn over rate of employees moving up or going back to modeling jobs.

      Advice to Management

      Don't go looking for directors from instructors that haven't been in the business for less then a year.

    • "Modeling and Acting Instructor"

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      Current Employee - Instructor in New Orleans, LA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Barbizon part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      This is a great company for whom to work. I have been an instructor with them for the past 2 years, and I love working with my modeling students. If you are someone who is passionate about the entertainment industry, have experiences to pass on to a younger generation, want to give back to your community, and/or loves being a mentor to up and coming entertainers, then this is the right fit for you. If you are pursuing...

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      Cons

      The only down side is wearing heels all day, but the plus side is it gives you confidence on the runway.

    • "Opportunity of a lifetime"

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      Current Employee - Ambassador in Tampa, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Barbizon full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Working for a company that feels more like a family is a rare thing. Everyday we come it we know we have someone looking out for us. There is constant growth with the company is all departments and we get to work on our interpersonal relationships. Our just is to inspire and encourage kids and adults to pursue there dream and put them one step closer to making it a reality. We are encouraged by our superiors to live...

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      Cons

      Traveling as much as we do you lose out on sleep but it is worth it getting to see the world.

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