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Barbour Careers and Employment

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  • Founded
  • Company size
    1001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    £100m to £500m
  • Industry
    Retail & Wholesale
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Manager in South Shields, Tyne and Wear
on 9 September 2020
Big turn over of staff
A well established company but no real vision and no strong decision makers quick turnover of staff. Lots of money wasted through inefficiency New ideas are rarely embraced
Digital Marketing Placement Student in South Shields, Tyne and Wear
on 10 July 2020
Supportive and friendly environment for placement
As I joined Barbour during COVID-19, I had two interviews conducted over Teams, discussing a task I'd worked on at home, as opposed to a group interview. The recruitment process was informative throughout due to strong communication, taking away any anxiety surrounding finding a placement. I was provided with support and guidance, and a handover period with the previous student, allowing me to settle into the role. Brand values and tone were discussed to understand the company better. All employees were welcoming, friendly and willing to help, creating a very supportive environment. It has been good to have a real role within the team, as opposed to completing internship errands.
Student Placement in South Shields, Tyne and Wear
on 2 July 2020
Supportive and Exciting workplace
The recruitment process was very professional and personal, they had very open communication throughout. All questions or queries were answered very quickly. The interview struck the right balance between personal and professional based questions. I was provided with all the information i could want before my first day which allowed me to feel at ease and excited. Everyone is so lovely and it is such a supportive environment to learn and develop.
Account Manager in Manchester
on 23 June 2020
A family company
I previously worked for Barbour for three years, and have just returned as an Account Manager after three years at a sports brand. The benefit of leaving and coming back is that I have been able to objectively see the value of the brand; their worth as an employer, the brand's reputation and the quality of product. I am comforted by what has remained the same and what has progressed. The majority of the sales and HO team has remained the same, as has the esteemed product and rich family values. What has progressed is the resources, management structure, processes and systems, and the induction process - which has been really thorough and comprehensive. After gaining more industry experience I am now fully aware there aren't many brands like Barbour, who have a worldwide reputation whilst retaining a family feel.
Senior Developer in South Shields, Tyne and Wear
on 18 June 2020
Best employer
I joined Barbour during the COVID-19 crisis and despite the uncertainty in the world, I was recruited and on-boarded smoothly in what was the most comprehensive and professional interview process I have experienced. The role is challenging and rewarding with daily opportunities to learn and gain further skills. The culture and management style is open, honest and friendly with the business values clearly communicated and a real sense of pride, heritage and quality is seen throughout. The hardest part of the job has been settling in while WFH but with a welcoming and friendly team, I have been able to find my way without any issues. The most enjoyable part of the job is working for such an amazing employer, brand and team of colleagues across all areas, departments and locations of the business and the values they represent.
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