Alzheimer's Society Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2020

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3.6
60%
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70%
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Alzheimer's Society Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Hughes
Jeremy Hughes
44 Ratings
Pros
  • "I feel privileged to be involved with such a fantastic organisation making a real difference to people affected by dementia and their carers(in 14 reviews)

  • "people really care about the Society and put people affected by dementia at the heart of everything they do(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Charity restricted service delivery frustrations(in 10 reviews)

  • "Lots of senior management on very high salaries - interfere with people's work sometimes(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Terrific place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alzheimer's Society full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Real connection with people with dementia. Passionate and loyal staff. Good benefits for the charity sector. Serious about culture and listening to people.

    Cons

    Challenge in focus and prioritising

  2. "Good work/ life balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Support Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Alzheimer's Society full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work Good work/ life balance

    Cons

    Can be cliquey and you can feel lonely/ isolsted as a result


  3. COVID-19

    "Staff are very dedicated, passionate and go the extra mile to support people affected by Dementia."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dementia Support Worker in Huntingdon and Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    In general all directorates work well together.

    Cons

    Have some concerns about how rapidly change is being proceeded with. Appreciate that we are having to react to Covid 19 situation.

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  4. "Fundraising senior leaders are bullies"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most of people are lovely, trusted, freedom to innovate

    Cons

    Fundraising ‘leader’ ship team are evasive vile bullies. Get rid of them! No wonder you are losing money with them at the helm. Completely un-charity like attitude. All out for themselves and they don’t care who they tread on to get what they want.

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  5. "Passionate staff who want to make a difference"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Operations 

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society full-time

    Pros

    Passionate staff who really care about making a difference to people affected by dementia.

    Cons

    Change handled poorly leaving staff not feeling valued. Lack of clarity around strategy direction

  6. "Good experience overall"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - POD Team in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society full-time

    Pros

    Strong sense of community with staff and volunteers

    Cons

    Change not always handled effectively

  7. "good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - DSW 

    I worked at Alzheimer's Society full-time

    Pros

    very nice place lovely teams

    Cons

    not applicable very nice place to work in

  8. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CRS Adviser in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is really passionate about supporting people affected by dementia

    Cons

    Could be better at linking the goals of different teams (but they are really working on it)

  9. "Good place"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Fundraising Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society full-time

    Pros

    WFH Nice office Good team

    Cons

    senior staff Pay IT issues

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Dedicated staff, poor management culture"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Leader in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alzheimer's Society part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of decent, hard working employees.

    Cons

    Management culture too often authoritarian and bullying. Pay levels are poor: deliberately set at the exact average for the sector. HR department is under-staffed. Current strategy is to stop providing services and focus more on advice and research -- which means valuable local groups and cafes are closing too often without decent transition to new providers. Morale is very low throughout the organisation, and there is little or no confidence management will listen or act on employee views.

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