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Alzheimer's Society CEO Jeremy Hughes
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  1. "Great organisation"

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

      Pros

      Strong brand, clear mission and really lovely staff with lots of opportunity to get involved in volunteering.

      Cons

      Not much room for progression and it is a charity so you find that some people stay in the organisation when they should have moved on years ago.

      Alzheimer's Society2018-09-03
    • Helpful (1)

      "Too corporate"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Alzheimer's Society full-time

      Pros

      Many friendly staff Room to progress

      Cons

      Very hierarchical Very few bonuses or perks Little opportunity to network with other teams Too corporate

      Advice to Management

      Reduce numbers of management and create more consistency amongst wages

      Alzheimer's Society2018-08-27
    • "Excellent Employer, however the salary are not very good."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Alzheimer's Society full-time

      Pros

      Excellent training, good Pension, 35hr per week, nice people to work for, very supportive.

      Cons

      Service Manager and DSM manager Salaries poor.

      Advice to Management

      Improve salaries for middle management and you may retain staff.

      Alzheimer's Society2018-07-20
    • Helpful (2)

      "Disillusioned"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

        Pros

        Supporting people affected by dementia to understand their diagnosis and live well with the condition. Work in the communities to raise awareness and remove the stigma.

        Cons

        People have said they need services such as Dementia specific Advocacy, Community support workers, Home Support and Day Care which under the new strategy will all be closed. The new 5 year strategy is heavily dependant on volunteers which is very ambitious and unlikely to succeed as historically the volunteer base is really low and continually fluctuates. Centrally based staff making decisions on service delivery don't...

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        Alzheimer's Society2018-07-21
      • Helpful (1)

        "Great place to work (if you're in the right team)"

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        Current Employee - Manager in London, England
        Recommends
        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
      • "Project Manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Alzheimer's Society full-time

        Pros

        Diversity of projects, good training opportunities

        Cons

        Internal politics and no options to step up

        Alzheimer's Society2018-07-17
      • "High Turnover rate"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

          Pros

          Benefits are great Friendly HR Nice view of CN Tower

          Cons

          Located in a messy neighborhood with construction

          Alzheimer's Society2018-06-27
        • "Leading charity with excellent ambitions!"

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

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

          Pros

          Leading the charity sector thanks to it's innovation and ability to push boundaries Large fundraising team with a wealth of experience

          Cons

          Lazy line management that went under the radar for too long

          Advice to Management

          Better line management and an understanding of the importance of development and progression to enhance people's career's within the Society. Each time progression was attempted, it was always blocked and no real explanation given or opportunities to grow experience and knowledge to help with progression. Have chosen to leave the Society due to this reason, as there was no real pathway for Community Fundraiser's to progress...

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          Alzheimer's Society2018-04-23
        • "Great commitment and culture"

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

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

          Pros

          Genuine commitment to improving the lives of people with dementia. Collegiate and cooperative working culture. Enthusiastic approach to equality and diversity in its workforce.

          Cons

          Head office over capacity. Can struggle with coordination of activities when embarking upon projects without formally assigning a project manager.

          Advice to Management

          Strengthen the project management team and associated project initiation processes.

          Alzheimer's Society2018-02-23
        • "changing the landscape of dementia..."

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

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

          Pros

          - people really care about the Society and put people affected by dementia at the heart of everything they do - high energy, creative and innovative - senior management are accessible and approachable - you know you are making a difference in changing the landscape of dementia forever - good benefits and supportive flexible working environment (different working patterns, hours, working from home etc)

          Cons

          - sometimes overly ambitious and want to do it all - capacity and delivery can be an issue - decision making isn't always as clear as you might like - sometimes there is just too much going on at the same time and it makes it hard to constantly re-prioritise

          Advice to Management

          - keep listening to both employees and volunteers on how to do things even better and keep updated on progress made - the Society is full of people who go above and beyond, but capacity is an issue and people will tire eventually, so balance is key

          Alzheimer's Society2018-02-19

          Alzheimer's Society Response

          March 23, 2018.

          Thanks for taking the time to comment. We really appreciate your feedback.

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