Barton Associates Reviews

Updated May 22, 2020

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3.1
52%
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335 Ratings
Pros
  • "There is a constant buzz on the sales floor which makes for an energetic and vibrant work environment(in 45 reviews)

  • "Hard work is rewarded and possibilities are endless(in 29 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A career, not a job"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager 

    I have been working at Barton Associates full-time

    Pros

    This is not just a job, but a career. If you work hard, and can communicate via phone, you will do well here. You also have to be coachable and willing to learn. I have been with the company for many years and have seen continued success for a number of individuals throughout my tenure here. I was hired right out of college and stuck with Barton because I was able to grow within the company as well as grow my earnings year after year.

    Cons

    This job is not for everyone, and that's ok. If you are afraid of communicating via the phone, or are unable to grasp the job, there's nothing wrong with that. Do not blame the company if this job is not the right fit for you. This job is not for everyone - you have to be competitive in nature, willing to work hard, and not be scared of communicating via telephone. If you do not encompass these qualities, this job may not work out for you. Embrace that and move on, instead of blaming the company and the management.

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    Barton Associates2020-01-02
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Before you take a job at Barton, READ THIS!!!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter / Team Manager in Peabody, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barton Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Even though I rated the company at 2 stars there are some Pros to working with Barton. One of them being they have a strong desire to hire from within giving you opportunities to grow into a management position quickly. There is money to be made, but unless you want to work 60+ hours per week to make it happen it's going to be a long road for you. Another pro is the people, not the managers or executives, the employees that are in the trenches alongside you are great. A young crowd who likes to have fun and work hard, a standard sales floor. But don't get too excited about reading that as it is not the "new age" sales floor and office you are used to hearing about. You get to learn a whole new industry with having no previous experience. They offer the chance for people to come in and learn something new while being given the opportunity to make money. The only reason I remained at Barton is because of the people, and also the money. I got lucky when I started there.. I made a few assignments and started making good money early on which put me in the spotlight with upper management.

    Cons

    Culture, empathy, work life balance these are all things that are nonexistent at Barton. If you think you are going to a business where you are going to be respected as an employee and not treated like a number on a piece of paper. STAY AWAY. You work 7-5 every day no exceptions. what are we in High school??? I get it, Barton is filled with people (on average) between the ages of 22-26 who are fresh out of college and looking for their first job. IF YOU HAVE A COLLEGE DEGREE AND HALF A BRAIN STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY. You can easily get an entry level sales job at a company who actually appreciates you. Fun fact.. you do not need a college degree to work at Barton, probably why they have such a bad rep in the medical community because they continually hire people who cannot complete full sentences but take orders well. When it comes to time off, Oh you want Black Friday off?? yea take PTO.. oh you want Christmas eve off?? yea take PTO... oh you want new years eve off?? yea take PTO.. The same goes for pretty much all other "mid tier" national holidays. But let's not forget the generous 1 flex day they give you so you have to pick which "extra day" you can have off. On top of all this you only received 12 days of PTO which you have to accrue on each pay period, so a quick break down would mean you would only earn 10 hours per month to put towards PTO. I felt uncomfortable every time I took PTO at Barton, like my manager or my director was judging me.. especially if I had a bad month and that was after 4 years at a company. Oh also you do not get sick time.. if you are sick you have to take PTO or unpaid PTO so just do yourself a favor and don't get sick or injured because Barton doesn't have time for that. If you are going to come into the company and do something A.) be an account manager, this company is an account manager company, if you look at the sales leaders in total out of the top 20 at least 15 of them if not more are account managers. B.) join the CSG department of recruiting. All of the other departments (primary care, psychiatry, dentistry) are dying and Barton is being boxed out by its competition (I have worked in two of those dying specialties). If they offer you anything other than CSG recruiter or Account manager walk away and keep interviewing. In my office specifically there was this crazy thing where they played favorites. If you were in CSG you sat on a glorious throne above everyone else. So as some of the other reviews said on here.. get on the good side of management early.. and keep on their good side. Once you get tenure here do not expect to be helped in any way shape or form. I will be the first to admit that I struggled at the end of 2019 and early 2020, I was not approached or asked about anything from my upper management during this time, no reviews, no advice on how to get out of my slump, nothing other than a performance review. I even hit a 3 million dollar career sales milestone and was not even congratulated, to add insult to injury he congratulated one of the management's "favorites" as we were standing next to each other 2 weeks later on hitting the same milestone. I was demoted by this individual, who offered no help to me while he knew I was struggling after entering a new specialty. During my demotion meeting he told me that he was demoting me so that he could sit in my seat and help one of the other managers because she was "slipping a little bit." Riddle me that! In closing this is a very old school mentality company.. You come to work, put in long days and lots of hours and hope that you strike gold. They would rather hire 20 people to identify the 2 people who are good and fire the other 18, rather than taking time to screen candidates and offer a competitive package to attract good talent into the company. Again if you get in here and do well there are a lot of great benefits.. But the grind does not stop. You will be cold calling until the day you die at Barton Associates, and they will tell you that wont happen.. But it will and it does!

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    Barton Associates2020-05-07
  3. "Loved the job, unfortunate circumstances due to COVID-19"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Recruiter in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Barton Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great training, nice office

    Cons

    Long hours, high quota of calls expected each day

    Barton Associates2020-05-05
  4. "35000 salary"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barton Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone there is young, everyones hooking up with each other

    Cons

    lots of drama in the office, its like highschool, nobody can keep a secret. Takes around 8 months to start making comission. Low base salary

    Barton Associates2020-05-22
  5. "Cold call doctors"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Recruiter 

    I worked at Barton Associates full-time

    Pros

    Managers tend to be good people, just sucked into the same trap.

    Cons

    Worst job I've ever had. Wasted 18 months of my life there. Individual managers can be good be good but the company as a whole doesn't care about their employees. Probably the worst company I've ever worked for. Promises of tons of incentive and success, dont be fooled you're just cold calling. Turn over is outrageous, they wouldn't know how to retain an employee if they got a masters in employee retention. Get a different job, dont be sucked into this scam.

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    Barton Associates2020-05-20
  6. "Don’t recommend"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Recruiter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Barton Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I liked my manager a lot

    Cons

    Telemarketing , no money, long hours

    Barton Associates2020-04-24

    Barton Associates Response

    May 11, 2020Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for providing feedback. I'm happy to hear that you liked your manager. A career at Barton Associates is truly an evolution. The goal for all hires is to have a quality database of clients/providers to work with and grow business. Everyone starts out at ground zero and must work hard each to day to build up their network. As one's database grows, their opportunity to make money goes along with it. Regards, Jonathan Retchin Senior Director of Talent Acquisition

  7. "Great if management likes you"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Barton Associates full-time

    Pros

    If the right people like you, the opportunities are handed to you. And you can walk out the door at five. Free donuts once in a while.

    Cons

    If not, good luck competing with your colleagues as much as your competitors. Very little in the way of training, they often promote too early, then wonder why people struggle to succeed.

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    Barton Associates2020-04-14
  8. "Alright"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Staff in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barton Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Its fully up to you on whether or not you succeed

    Cons

    High turnover rate, unless you can keep a high work tempo

    Barton Associates2020-04-10
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Read Before Applying!!!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staffing Specialist in Keene, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barton Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun events a few times a year.

    Cons

    This job was misrepresented to me in the pre-hire phase. -There IS cold calling, at least in the first six or so months -The actual commission pay is much lower than they make it seem -There's an unwritten policy that low level employees should not use their PTO for anything more than a long weekend or necessary appointment -The business ethics are sorely lacking here This is an aggressive, hard selling sales job. They use bait and switch tactics, spam phone calls at potential hot leads, and management encourages employees to ignore the Do Not Call List. One of my best healthcare providers emailed me to let me know that her father had passed overnight. My team manager insisted that I call her several times that day about a job, despite me explaining the situation to him. I never heard from that provider again. Management is constantly looking over your shoulder here, and they often make you do things without fully understanding the situation.

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    Barton Associates2020-05-01

    Barton Associates Response

    May 11, 2020Director of Talent Acquisition

    Your review has been shared with the correct managers from the division you worked at. Thank you for providing feedback. Regards, Jonathan Retchin Senior Director of Talent Acquisition

  10. Helpful (6)

    "Mishandled COVID19"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barton Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers, your immediate managers care about your career

    Cons

    Only allowed workers with certain tenure to work from home Recently furloughed a large number of employees that didn’t meet the company’s “6+ month tenure” standards

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    Barton Associates2020-03-30

    Barton Associates Response

    April 2, 2020Director of Talent Acquisition

    The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on businesses throughout the world. In times like these, difficult decisions are often made. We are committed to preserving our business and persevering through these hard times. We will come out of this stronger and better prepared for the future. Regards, Jonathan Retchin Senior Director of Talent Acquisition

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