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Anthony Nolan Reviews

Updated January 17, 2017
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  1. "Good atmosphere but little progression."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anthony Nolan full-time

    Pros

    People are good, fantastic ambition driven from the board.

    Cons

    Little or no progression for Staff, lack of investment in staff. Management can be complacent.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people.


  2. "Clinical Scientist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Scientist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Clinical Scientist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great working environment, training and laerning opportunities, flexible time.

    Cons

    Salaries in the Laboratories are lower than the corresponding ones in the NHS.

    Advice to Management

    Budget more for staff costs


  3. "Some issues, but generally a good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belsize Park, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belsize Park, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    In the offices (not lab or research institute) there is a very relaxed feel and attitude, staff are all quite passionate about the work they do, and are engaged with the organisations mission.

    There are good career progression options in some divisions, and they will support training and development quite generously. Finance & HR Processes are fairly nimble, and will flex to support rather than hinder you in your work.

    Salary scales here are a bit strange, with no movement through the band except via cost of living payments. But this is detailed in the offer letter. COL payments are generally generous however.

    Cons

    Office is in the middle of nowhere, unless you live in North London, your commute is going to be pretty epic. In summer it's lovely as it's right next to Hampstead Heath though. Induction is patchy at best, I was left to my own devices.

    Line management and management training is poor, which means you're rather at the mercy of whoever your line manager is, rather than there being any uniformity in management approach.

    There is a lot of entrenched politics, and quite a divide between middle management (DMT / Divisional Management Team - ie: the Heads of) and the Senior Managers / Directors. This can lead to problems if you're working on one of those levels, as getting buy in for new initiatives or funding for them can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Deal with your politics problems, consider being more strategic, or prioritizing more those things that are of critical importance to the organisation stop the mission creep.


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  5. "Full of passionate people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at Anthony Nolan full-time

    Pros

    The majority of people who work for the organisation is passionate about saving lives. There is a great culture of work socials with numerous clubs etc.

    Cons

    The leadership at mid-senior level isn't great. The pay is deliberately kept at the low end. At times, different departments can't see past their own turf and, consequently sabotage for the cause as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a greater commitment across departments for the organisation's visit. IT, fundraising and HR should work together.


  6. "People are just there to do a job."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Anthony Nolan full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's got great brand awareness.
    The people were mostly friendly.

    Cons

    Pay very unequal - many people who do the same job are being paid very differently.
    People aren't as passionate about what they do as they are at other charities.
    I never felt listened to.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and pay staff who do the same job the same amount.


  7. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly working environment, with great opportunity to learn and develop. Good salary rate and good work life balance. A lot of freedom for independent work.

    Cons

    Lack of progression within a company.
    No structured training programme.
    Lack of work acknowledgement.