Bark & Birch
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It depends on your job, but you might be very busy one day, somewhat relaxing the other. Communication skills amongst employees is vital, but the communication amongst employees is very relaxed and informal if you manage to keep up contact as well. Skills can be learned and a lot of management will help you and support you if you require it. Processes are still being streamlined every so often with the valuable input of the team, and being listened to is valued highly, as every employee has valuable input.


Helpful environment, Good Startup possibilities, Global


Inpredictable hours sometimes, some processes not yet streamlined (getting there).
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Never work here

Honestly the worst place ever to work. Too many hours, terrible bosses and very low salary. They fired people during their well deserved holidays with no reasons.
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The worst place to work in the world

I have worked they for 4 months nothing but red flags the worst company to work for Dogs are kept in cages more then 4 hours feel sorry for the dogs 🐕 the other dogs are Board out off they head just running around in a Dirty muddy field and as a staff never get paid on time have to Fight for my money feel sorry for the dogs and the staff


Lovely dogs to work with


Low paid job
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If you don’t want to be paid on time crack on.

Boast about being valued at $130m but can’t pay because they don’t have any money despite all our pension money not appearing in our pots. Many very serious employment law concerns.
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Everyone is very helpful, good onboarding, continious training and development

Everyone is very helpful, good onboarding, continious training and development.Wide variety of dogs and problems to work with, bi-weekly gatherings with team.


Everyone is very helpful Good onboarding, Continious training and development


Long hours Driving distances
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Growing, always busy and great support

Loads of positive improvements from the head office, for a fast growing start up they are definitely trying very hard to make life easy for me and I presume other trainers. Definitely not perfect but management listens and implements new things to push the business forward. If you want to work tor a company that has everything in order this might not be the place for you but if you want to be part of something fast growing, exiting with career opportunities join!


Loads of positive improvements from the head office. Wide variety of dogs. Career opportunities.


As mentioned above things are not perfect, sometimes things are late. Long hours. Sometimes things are late.
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Very pleased I joined this company, have already seen 8 more staff join in the past few weeks and I love our mission.

Very pleased I joined this company, have already seen 8 more staff join in the past few weeks and I love our mission.Very collaborative environment and accepting of everyone.
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Competitive and fun workplace - home based and wide variety of dogs

Very pleased with my decision to work at Bark & Birch. Home based allowing me to spend more time with my kids while training a wide variety of dogs from basic obedience to rehabilitation and helping owners. They also run several bonus schemes which creates a fun bot competitive environment.




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Challenging and competitive work environment

Great place to learn about the business and grow within the company. Opportunities to advance as expansion continues into new territories with great rewards.


Great pay


Long hours
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Great place to work the days fly by.

A great place to work. The team all work hard together and there is always some available to help you out when you need it.Everyone is passionate about doing their best by the dogs and the days really do fly by.


The dogs.
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Awful company

Bark and birch are the worst company I have ever worked for , the day care displays a nice garden with toys for the dogs in reality it is an empty muddy field in Essex . The dogs are kept in the vans they are picked up in for at least 8 hours a day .my wages were with held from me for weeks after I left until I threatened management with animal welfare I was then paid . There was multiple cases of vans not being insured and on two occasions two staff almost lost their licenses because of this . The vans have broken down and are not fit for road . Multiple dog fights and animals being injured. Do not work for this company.




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Amazing company

Bark & Birch is a great place to work. It is fast paced and exciting, with no two days the same. You feel part of a team that all have the same goals in mind. The management are supportive and do their best to help you progress.


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Quick & Simple!

My interview process was completed in just under a week and I got feedback from each person at each stage and was kept informed the whole time. A year later, I still work for Bark & Birch and couldn't imagine working anywhere else. They have a great work ethic and the team are always on hand to assist.


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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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