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Alzheimer's Society CEO Jeremy Hughes
Jeremy Hughes
33 Ratings
Pros
  • "people really care about the Society and put people affected by dementia at the heart of everything they do(in 12 reviews)

  • "The work we do for people affected by dementia(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "(in 7 reviews)

  • "I wouldn't give a penny to this so-called charity(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible bullying dreadful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    None appalling place, rotten through and through

    Cons

    Useless management. Cliquey bullying staff who delighted in their ability to bully fellow staff and managers into illness and out of their jobs while senior management did nothing. Worst place I have ever worked. Terrible money and awful people. I wouldn't give a penny to this so-called charity

    Advice to Management

    Sack everybody and start again. Stop encouraging bullying and cliques.

    Alzheimer's Society2019-02-17

    Alzheimer's Society Response

    March 11, 2019Recruitment Assistant

    Hi, Thanks for taking your time and leaving us a review. We really appreciate all feedback. Sorry to feel that you did not have good experience working at the Society. We strongly believe everyone should be treated with dignity and respect at work, where they can work in an environment ...

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  2. Helpful (11)

    "Shocking from start to finish"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alzheimer's Society

    Pros

    - driven, ambitious charity that supports people affected by dementia

    Cons

    - feedback is not welcome about how improvements can be made - new staff roles not well scoped out and extremely limited progression opportunities - very heavy handed management and performance management, which will only get worse once the performance rated pay kicks in in a couple of years - work place bullying - high pressure in Operations with high turnover and sickness leave from stress at work - staff told...

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    Advice to Management

    - listen to staff - consider feedback when things aren't working and act to improve - have a more human rather than textbook / academic approach to managing people

    Alzheimer's Society2016-02-09
  3. Helpful (16)

    "Could have been great, but working for this charity is the only time I have experienced bullying at work."

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to use your initiative, colleagues generally really nice people who are passionate about what they do. Feel you are working for a worthwhile cause which touches a lot of lives.

    Cons

    Being a charity, staff are hired as cheaply as possible, which means people who are inexperienced, those who are burnt out from jobs in the "real world" (e.g. former nurses and social workers) and hope working for a charity might be a bit kinder, and oddballs who can't get a job in the real world and have ONLY ever worked for charities. Where this really matters is in the management...

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    Advice to Management

    Spend the money on decent, experienced managers, and prevent a lot of problems occurring. Don't let people find out they are being made redundant through new structure charts which simply don't include their job role! Actually live the values the organisation espouses, rather than just training them and paying lip service. Act on results of staff surveys. CEO should get involved at all levels.

    Alzheimer's Society2014-10-14
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