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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (1)
    33.333333333333%
    2.31
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Barrett Business Services Inc

Reviews - What employees say

2.31 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 14.Mar 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Company thrives on pitting employees against each other.

Support from management

There is virtually no support from management.

Teamwork

Unless you are very lucky, your "team" will sell you out to take credit for your work.

Freedom to work independently

Only good part - you are left to work as you need. I'd like to say it was from trust, but it is really from lack of direction.

Internal Communication

There is none.

Gender Equality

Sure, they promote women. Unfortunately I have yet to see more than one or two management that was qualified for their position.

Attitude towards older colleagues

The older the better. If you are younger and full of ideas, you will find yourself less welcome.

Career Development

There is little to no development except by attrition. If you are there long enough you will be promoted... maybe... but otherwise consider it a temp job.

Overall compensation for your work

Okay, I will admit that they pay a fare market wage. Unfortunately, they balance that by lack of benefits, really poor health insurance, and a 401k *OR* Profit Share option - you can't have both.

Office / Work Environment

Nice building. Mostly clean. "Bottom Level" employees are not allowed on the same floor as managers, so don't believe the "open door" line.

Environmental Friendliness

Yeah, they recycle.

Work-Life Balance

There is some work life balance if you are upper management or long-time employee from founding days. If not, your balance is more work than life.

Company Image

BBSI once had an OK reputation, but has been in steady decline. They are currently being investigated by the SEC for fraud, among other issues.

Job Security

No security. You are disposable.

Handicapped Accessibility

Yeah, sure. You can get a wheel chair down most aisles.

Workplace Safety

Overall safe, except for vulgar comments/unwelcome advances from facilities manager.

Challenging Work

The challenge from this work comes not from the difficulty, but from knowing what you are supposed to be doing. Goals are randomly changed with little or no communication, (constructive) feedback is nonexistent, and all you can do is hope for the best.

Inclusive / Diverse

Diverse as in they do hire minority people if they have to. Not inclusive at best of times. Everyone is kept apart and against each other.

Suggestions for improvement

  • The board of directors should clean house and literally fire every manager and about half the long-term employees and start over.

What I like about the company

The only good thing was the location from my home, and that I got to meet a couple of great people -- all of whom have since left the company as well.

What I dislike about the company

Management is disconnected from reality - they gossip and spread confidential information to other employees, and keep employees in-fighting to maintain control -- if they are to busy fighting each other, they won't fight management. Most mangers are not well suited/qualified for their positions - one literally screams at his employees out loud. You have to be a "good ole boy" to get any equal/fair treatment. I seriously doubt the future of the company.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Barrett Business Services Inc
  • City
    Vancouver
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

Fitness center on site is offered
  • 22.Feb 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • BEING PROFITABLE IS NOT A REFLECTION OF THE LEADERSHIP, IT IS A REFLECTION OF THE FOLKS IN THE FIELD THAT ATTEND TO THE NEEDS OF OUR CLIENT IN MORE WAYS THAN JUST CONSULTING.

What I like about the company

GREAT BUSINESS MODEL, OUR PARTNERS LIKE OUR SERVICES AND WHAT WE PROVIDE IS PERSONABLE AND HAS AN IMPACT ON THE BOTTOM LINE OF OUR BUSINESS/CLIENTS

What I dislike about the company

OUR TECHNOLOGY NEEDS TO BE MORE ROBUST, OUR LEADERSHIP LACKS EMPATHY AND IS DISCONNECTED AS OF WHY OUR CLIENTS LIKE OUR SERVICE. GREAT IDEAS, WE ARE JUST NOT THE PRODUCT THEY WANT AND CREATE A LOT OF PRESSURE TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN/AND ARE NOT READY TO HEAR THAT MESSAGE.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Barrett Business Services Inc
  • City
    Vancouver
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Human resources/recruiting
  • 20.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Improve Diversity

What I dislike about the company

They have very few women working there it is predominantly white males and growing more so. As a women very successful in my area with a degree and length of service I was paid 40% less than the newly hired males with no industry experience and lesser education.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Barrett Business Services Inc
  • City
    Vancouver
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2007
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Administration

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Review averages

  • 3 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (1)
    33.333333333333%
    2.31
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Barrett Business Services Inc
2.31
3 reviews

Industry average (Human Resources/Staffing and Recruiting)
3.47
64,741 reviews

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3.30
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