English Heritage
4.0 of 5 6 reviews
www.english-heritage.org.uk Swindon, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

English Heritage Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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75% Approve of the CEO

English Heritage CEO Simon Thurley

Simon Thurley

(4 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I worked at English Heritage

ProsA great company to work for. They believe in what they do and it shows in the way they treat their employees.

ConsThe structure of the company was not always cohesive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at English Heritage

ProsThis is really a fantastic place to work...I cannot imagine better... I have really enjoyed the people and the atmosphere.

ConsThere really are no down sides for me at this company......I have enjoyed every minute of my employment here.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great ideology but not much room for internal progression

Historic Property Steward (Current Employee)

I have been working at English Heritage full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFree access to EH sites, shop discount, working with like minded individuals, wonderful events, civil service benefits, helping heritage, learning through interaction.

ConsBusy, management rude and ignore those lower down, difficult to get experience to move up chain within the organisation, dealing with the general public can be difficult

Advice to Senior ManagementValue the stewards and ask their opinions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great staff, poor management

Historic Property Steward (Current Employee)
Gloucester, England (UK)

I have been working at English Heritage part-time for more than a year

ProsWorking with English Heritage has great benefits (free access to all EH sites, 20% discount in retail), and a lovely working atmosphere. It's a fun place to work if you enjoy history, and like chatting with tourists and promoting/selling memberships.

ConsUnfortunately, there are very few opportunities for staff to progress to supervisory or management roles, which - depending on the things your site offers - can mean very little career development. There is a lot of red tape and micro-management from upper management, with a 'one size fits all' theory which doesn't fit anyone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent employers with a proactive training programme for staff, and opportunities to relocate around the country.

Historic Properties Steward (Current Employee)
Manchester, England (UK)

I have been working at English Heritage part-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood standard of pay, paid high quality training courses, fantastic locations to work, flexible working conditions, good mixes of people working at all the sites. Good opportunities to work at other sites for events, ie Festival of History at Kelmarsh Hall.

ConsIf working at one of the sites, then most of the jobs are seasonal, which means you have to find something else in winter.

Occassional lack of communication from upper management.

Advice to Senior Managementkeep staff who work at the sites informed as they are the link between the site and the visitors.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Too much red tape and politics

Retail Buyer (Former Employee)

I worked at English Heritage as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat Work colleagues and good work/life balance

ConsToo many layers of unnecessary management - poor decision making

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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