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Alzheimer's Society CEO Jeremy Hughes
Jeremy Hughes
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  1. "Dementia volunteering"

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    Current Employee - Volunteer in London, England

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Uplifting Purposeful Improving lives

    Cons

    Heavy case loads Back log of referrals

    Alzheimer's Society2019-04-10
  2. "I really valued my time spent working here"

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    Former Employee - Community Fundraiser 
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at Alzheimer's Society full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - Ambitious strategy that really focussed on people with dementia - Ambitious fundraising teams always striving to bring about change and make a difference - lots of activities to get involved in as a Community fundraiser i.e. cupcake day, events, running, legacies - fundraising roles are advertised flexibly so this increases opportunities for progression - I found CEO very inspiring and really listened to employees on...

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    Cons

    - Managers recruited because their face fits rather than on own merit - its who you know not what you know - Senior manager within my team was a bully and had various complaints from staff to HR and others in organisation but nothing actioned quickly enough and they weren't monitored or even observed - Quite a jump in targets every year which made some areas of this unachievable and demotivating

    Advice to Management

    - Don't ignore staff concerns - some staff have left due to feeling undervalued and under appreciated within the regional teams - a lot is put on regional teams as often they are the only fundraising staff based outside of head office so this can be tricky to manage - if its a 'one team ethos' make sure it works both ways. - introduce a proper development plan for staff as some managers are inexperienced in offering...

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    Alzheimer's Society2019-04-09
  3. "Fantastic Charity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoy my current role as a Dementia Support Worker. I feel privileged to be involved with such a fantastic organisation making a real difference to people affected by dementia and their carers. I have a wonderful team of colleagues and my line manager is incredibly supportive.

    Cons

    Speaking as a young professional, career progression is slower in a locality office compared to London as there are fewer roles available.

    Alzheimer's Society2018-12-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A well-balanced organisation"

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      Former Employee - Communications in London, England

      I worked at Alzheimer's Society full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Interesting projects, proactive teams, friendly place

      Cons

      Changes within teams and uncertainties

      Alzheimer's Society2018-09-10
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      "Great place to work (if you're in the right team)"

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      Current Employee - Manager in London, England
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      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Alzheimer's Society full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Fantastic cause, exciting and ambitious vision, great office, inspirational volunteers, good level of pay, good extra-curricular social scene

      Cons

      Sometimes change isn't handled very well, some people find it difficult to progress within the Society and have to find progression elsewhere, no performance related pay/pay bands

      Advice to Management

      Reduce brain drain and losing experienced staff members by encouraging them more to stay- many people get fed up and find fewer and fewer reasons to stay.

      Alzheimer's Society2018-07-04
    • "Administrator"

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      Current Employee - Licality Administrator in Sheffield, England
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      Positive Outlook
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      I have been working at Alzheimer's Society full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Colleagues are great and they have a vision and strive to get there.

      Cons

      Expectations are often OTT and often not achievable in their timelines.

      Advice to Management

      Communication can be vastly improved.

      Alzheimer's Society2017-11-03
    • "lovely team, best ever manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Alzheimer's Society part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      supportive, helpful team and manager

      Cons

      short term contracts, sometimes extended but too late (already got another job), lots of part time (yes good) jobs but poorly paid (can't manage on salary), irony that well paid jobs aren't offered as job share/ part time, losing good staff constantly because of pay/short contracts, have subsequently heard that 2 others from team have left and they have a new manager who is struggling - years of really good work about...

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      Advice to Management

      review contract lengths/pay, support managers better, make more well paid jobs available part time

      Alzheimer's Society2017-09-05
    • "Great staff"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Alzheimer's Society part-time

      Pros

      Great colleagues and very supportive management.

      Cons

      Quite bureaucratic although this is may be reflective of the sector.

      Alzheimer's Society2017-08-18
    • Helpful (2)

      "Accounting"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Alzheimer's Society

        Pros

        Great cause to be a part of

        Cons

        Burnout affects employees due to industry

        Alzheimer's Society2017-07-14
      • "Values lead organisaion"

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        Current Employee - HRBP in Regional
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        I have been working at Alzheimer's Society

        Pros

        Everyone is working towards the same goal The service users are at the heart of everything the organisation does Passionate and supportive colleagues throughout the organisation

        Cons

        I have been with the organisation for less than a year, I haven't found any cons as yet.

        Alzheimer's Society2016-11-16
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