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Barkawi Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Working for Barkawi has been absolutely great, and it's given me so many opportunities to learn and grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barkawi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunities to learn from very talented people
    - Great culture, lots of really nice, caring people
    - Lots of available work with a wide range of companies all over the globe
    - Freedom to work from wherever
    - Opportunities for travel
    - Lots of chances to try new things or areas where you haven't worked in before
    - Central location in Atlanta makes it really easy to get to wherever there's work
    - Company is growing significantly
    - Barkawi is a global company with people from many different countries and cultures, so it provides an opportunity to learn from lots of different perspectives

    Cons

    Honestly, working for Barkawi has been absolutely great, and there have just been a couple of tiny things that I've seen in my time here.

    - Because Barkawi is a global company, sometimes working hours can be all over the place (this hasn't happened to me a lot, but there's times when it can be a little stressful)
    - There hasn't been a lot of opportunities to take classes or get certifications (APICS)
    - Because there's the freedom to work from wherever, sometimes there's instances where you can go a whole project without seeing team memberes face to face (they live in another state/country). Makes it difficult to learn from/get direction
    - On-boarding process for out of college grads doesn't feel structured, leads to instances where there can be a lot of down-time between projects where you're trying to find something to do

    Advice to Management

    A little more structure to the on-boarding process for new college grads would be very nice, but besides that, working here has been great :)

    Barkawi Response

    May 15, 2017 – Director of Talent Acqusition

    Thanks for the feedback! We agree on-boarding and training are areas we can improve as a company. We’re discussing ways we can provide more structure and training to our on-boarding process for new ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Barkawi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and work/life balance. Great benefits and time off policies. Management cares about employees and career development. Project management is top notch along with everyone I have worked with.

    Cons

    Salaries are below industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and don't change.

    Barkawi Response

    May 15, 2017 – Director of Talent Acqusition

    Great feedback, so glad you’re happy here!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "An Absolute Pleasure to Work For"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Genuine, dependable, and intelligent coworkers. Wide variety of work. Small enough where any individual has the power to move the needle. Able to provide many of the "perks" often associated with larger firms. Great work life balance. Fast company growth

    Cons

    No major causes for concern

    Barkawi Response

    Apr 6, 2017 – Director of Talent Acqusition

    We're so glad you had a great experience!


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  5. "Boutique company with Global presence"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Barkawi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small company in the US with headquarters in Germany, Rapid growth in the US with good culture

    Cons

    No major downsides, company is trying to streamline processes and adapt to the rapid growth


  6. "Deep understanding in supply chain management and spare parts logistics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Barkawi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    professional consulting services in after sales service and SCM, excellent consultants

    Cons

    salary package not so attractive

    Advice to Management

    improve the service localization, find a good leader is the key


  7. "an interesting place to work with good exit options"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good exit options if you stay for 2 years

    Cons

    to much politics involved in the company


  8. "Friendly competent environment, many opportunities for improvement"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly Colleagues
    Focus on After Sales
    Care about Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    Unprofessional processes
    Intransparency of management decisions
    Lack of People Management/development skills of Top Management

    Advice to Management

    Invest into skills of employees
    Put emphasis into people development


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting, Ok for a short term, not for a long career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Moscow (Russia)

    Pros

    New for me scope of tasks + a good opportunity to employ former experience

    Cons

    Short term vision of company management, very opportunistic approach to a customer and the tasks - catch money now and run. No interest in employee development.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be short sighted


  10. "Consultant Bei Barkawi"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Barkawi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interessante Projekte, angenehmes Arbeitsklima, Internationale Ausrichtung, Gute Work Life Balance, Gut um viel zu lernen, transparente Vergütung.

    Cons

    Die Kontras sind recht gering: Lange Arbeitszeiten, Sehr Politisch Geführt, Gehalt könnte besser sein, keine Überstunden werden ausgezahlt, ansonsten wenig zu bemängeln.

    Advice to Management

    Die Gehaltstruktur könnte angepasst werden, und es könnte mehr auf die Ideen der Mitarbeiter eingegangen werden. Ansonsten bitte so weitermachen.


  11. "Durchschnittlich"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)

    I worked at Barkawi full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interessante Projekte, teilweise auch international (USA/Kanada), faire Arbeitszeiten, nette Kollegen, guter Umgang
    Man kann recht viel zu Beginn lernen

    Cons

    Sehr politisch, man sollte sich mit den Eigentümern/ der Geschäftsführung gut stellen
    Eher mittelmäßige Entwicklungschancen (monetär)
    Ist von den Beratungsthemen eher "stuck-in-the-middle", nicht professionell genug (wenig Tools und Methoden)

    Advice to Management

    Die Consultants proaktiv enger einbinden, sich weniger mit sich selbst beschäftigen