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Alzheimer's Society CEO Jeremy Hughes
Jeremy Hughes
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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)

    "Lovely charity but wellbeing will depend on your manager"

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    Current Employee - Side By Side Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Staff are passionate and dedicated Flexible working may be available (depending on your manager) Mileage reimbursed Interesting work Lots of in-house training

    Cons

    Staff undervalued by management Service managers can be so absent that you feel you have no manager High workload and impossible to reach targets with minimal funding or investment Staff complaints not acted upon

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff and be a shining example!

    Alzheimer's Society2018-11-01
  2. "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.

  3. "Rewarding and friendly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated and passionate staff. Flexible working - manage own hours, work from home when necessary. Managers understand balance of work & home life - eg working around school runs and sick children. Toil given for overtime. Excellent, high standard of training and plenty of opportunity for training and development. Society promotes career progression among staff. Pension and health benefits.

    Cons

    Managers are low paid therefore poor or inexperienced managers are a problem. Good managers leave for higher paid jobs. Pay lower than other positions in similar charities (eg Marie Curie). Lack of understanding & support from managers due to them often being based in different locations to staff. Some of the office bases are in very poor conditions whilst others are much nicer. Staff expected to achieve the impossible...

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    Advice to Management

    Provide proper, comprehensive and worthwhile supervision to support your staff and make them feel that they matter. Plan team meetings to make the most of them.

    Alzheimer's Society2017-08-18

    Alzheimer's Society Response

    August 21, 2017.

    Thank you for your comments. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on working here.

  4. "Could be so much better..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of people (both staff and volunteers) passionate about the cause and genuinely wanting to make a difference. Salary for most roles is competitive. Flexible working is encouraged.

    Cons

    Trying to do too much. Unrealistic about what can be achieved and resource doesn't seem to be taken into account when planning. Not joined up - teams work in silos without communicating what they are working on with other teams. Unclear who is responsible for different areas of work and can take a lot of time to get things signed off. Some senior managers seem to have a personal agenda and are unwilling to listen...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to feedback and be open to change if things aren't working - nothing seems to change despite negative feedback in annual survey. Role model the values and behaviours you expect others to demonstrate - many senior managers seem to think this doesn't apply to them. Learn from mistakes - seem to see the same issues in every project/initiative. Lack of planning, not enough time or resource, pointless meetings,...

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    Alzheimer's Society2017-05-31

    Alzheimer's Society Response

    June 20, 2017.

    Many thanks for taking the time to write a review on Glassdoor. We take feedback very seriously and will ensure we will feed this back to the relevant people in the Society. In the meantime if you would like to speak further about any of the issues you have detailed please speak to ...

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  5. "Great working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alzheimer's Society full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The people - very friendly and welcoming. The passion and dedication to the cause. Genuine desire to communicate and engage with volunteers and employees. Home working is supported and employees are trusted to do this. Very social. Please note, I was based at Head Office. Good informal development opportunities.

    Cons

    Flexible working for people with family responsibilities is not supported, at least in my directorate. Workload expectations are often unrealistic. Very bureaucratic. Lack of progress opportunities. Change is poorly managed.

    Alzheimer's Society2017-02-25
  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Organizational Development Coordinator in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked for the Society for nearly three years now, and have gained a wealth of experience and skills which I don't feel I would have gotten elsewhere. I have had the opportunity to progress my career within the organisation, having worked across three different teams and at different levels. The Society also supports flexible working, and I've been lucky enough to work from home on a regular basis and also relocate...

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    Cons

    There's always lots going on so it can be a bit overwhelming at times - but I have great support from my manager and colleagues to help me through.

    Alzheimer's Society2016-11-10
  7. "An ambitous and inspiring place to work"

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    Current Employee - Head of Internal Communications and Engagement in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Alzheimer's Society is driven above all else to support people affected by dementia. The true dedication of the volunteers and employees I work with, is plain to see every day. If you like a challenge, but with great support and a collaborative environment the I would really recommend it as a place to work. There is a real ambition to do more, do it better, be more inclusive, really listen to the people we are here...

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    Cons

    There aren't many down sides. I guess with the scale of the ambition comes a reasonably heavy workload. It has always been manageable so far.

    Advice to Management

    keep going - we will do it!

    Alzheimer's Society2016-10-07
  8. "An inspiring place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous 
    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A committed and passionate workforce of staff and volunteers who continue to inspire and motivate me everyday, even after 8 years. Interesting and challenging, no one day is the same! Great development opportunities, training, and benefits including flexible working and childcare vouchers which really helps working parents like me. I'm very lucky to do a job I love which is making a difference.

    Cons

    It's a large and complex organisation which can pose some challenges. There are so many people affected by dementia needing support it can do sometimes feel like a daunting task but people frequently go above and beyond to deliver.

    Alzheimer's Society2016-10-05
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