Turning Point

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Updated Apr 19, 2014

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2.3 7 reviews

25% Approve of the CEO

Turning Point Chief Executive Lord Victor Adebowale

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A very mixed experience

    Project Worker (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsTurning Point do some great work and you definitely feel like you are contributing to something positive. The contract terms are fairly generous. They have some great managers and also some great staff. When you are left to get on with your job, and all is running smoothly, it is a great place to work.

    ConsStaff who leave are not replaced, leaving others to take up the shortfall. As soon as something slides out of place, the whole service, and the frontline staff who run it, are left to flounder, which is damaging to employees and unfortunate for service users.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour staff are loyal and hardworking - this does not mean they should be left to sort out messes that are caused by lack of funding or structural changes.

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    A 'Charity'?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFront line workers and some central staff were passionate about the stated goals and vision of the organisation and really cared about the clients too.

    ConsYou'd struggle to find integrity as a watchword at the top of the chain. Mobbing, bullying, managers being thrown under the bus, leaders striving to cut each other up or work people out of the... erm 'Charity', is no sign of a progressive company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCultural programmes can't mask the poor leadership, the lack of accountability and the lack of interest in the lives of employees when decent people keep getting worked out of the place. How many more individuals have to be wounded before management appreciates it can't say it turns the lives of its clients around while turning the lives of its employees upside down? "Be true to thine own self".

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ashamed to say I work there

    Private (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThe front-line workers are passionate about what they do, and so are the few good leaders who get sacked instead of rewarded.

    ConsThe Senior Management 'Club' is alive and thriving. The company lost its way many years ago and many cultural programs have failed to hide the low values and ethics which exist in the club. Anyone who does not fit in is fired and walked out of the building.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCRI started ten years' ago, is equal to the company in turnover but with more cash in the bank. The day the company stop destroyed peoples careers, and start being honest to itself, will be the day Turning Point starts performing well. I'm not holding my breath.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    unprofessional avoid

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Manchester, England (UK)

    ProsI had the unfortunate experience of working for turning point in one of their projects. During this time staff were bullied by the manager and worked in a state of distress. Supervision and work under this person was controlling and victimising. I cannot think of a single pro of working there. Poor clients were controlled by the managers whims and senior management did not take complaints seriously.

    Consunprofessional, abusive, bullying and hazardous to employee and subsequently client health and welfare. Avoid working for turning point at all costs. The do not know what they are doing, this manger thought they owned their staff and they were their personal property.

    Advice to Senior Managementmonitor project managers properly and support project staff, Do not employ untrained unskilled, unwell and deluded people to run your projects!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Responsive social care organization with good progression prospects

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood training opportunities with opportunities for progression if you are prepared to work hard.
    Good management and central department support

    ConsCross sector working could be improved

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to anticipate and respond to market changes as swiftly as possible

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmall agency where everyone cared for one another.

    ConsNot much room for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTurning Point was a great place to work and the staff were great as well. They really cared for the clients that they served.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Head Office is An Awful Place to Work for a Charity Which Has Lost Its way

    Very Senior (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThe individual services R great places to work, but they are robbed blind by head office which exists largely to promote the work of The Great Phoney

    ConsIts very political
    Its very competitive
    The services are regarded as secondary to the organisation
    Its financially mismanaged
    There is no real ethical heart to TP.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeave and do something a bit more decent like run a debt collection agency

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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