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British Heart Foundation Reviews

Updated November 15, 2018
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  • "too many volunteers and not enough paid staff" (in 13 reviews)

  • "speaking from my experience there where no cons" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "A great cause and a great job."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The organisation is constantly looking to improve it's performance and try new ventures.

    There is freedom to go about your job in the way that you think is best for the charity.

    Cons

    Little training on offer
    Very London focused, would have I love to London Head Office (GLH) to progress.


  2. "Volunteering at BHF"

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

    I worked at British Heart Foundation part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Looks good on PS
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Sometimes you are on ship floor by yourself
    Tricky customers sometimes

  3. "Extremely Rewarding!"

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    Current Employee - Data & Analytics Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Data & Analytics Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    An abundance of training - personal and professional.
    An array of great personalities to work with.
    Extremely generous benefits package
    Flexible/smart working options

    Cons

    . . . . .

    Advice to Management

    Make volunteering/site visits compulsory - ensure that staff understand their impact.


  4. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've been here 4 years and have had the opportunity to learn loads and work with lots of different people who are experts in what they do. There's a great energy and ambitious culture, and a strong sense of team

    Cons

    So much ambition means it can feel like there is a lack of focus / prioritisation


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden Town, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden Town, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, fantastic cause, great working environment, overall one of the best places I've ever worked

    Cons

    location location location, its not an easy journey


  6. "Woo hoo!"

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

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The feeling of changing the world one small little heart at a time!

    Cons

    i only have so much love to give

    Advice to Management

    the team that drinks together stays together. More work nights out


  7. "A company to be proud of"

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    Current Employee - Multimedia Producer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Multimedia Producer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people, your team, health support, all you could ever need is made accessible!

    Cons

    There's a lot of departments and people to meet but within your probation period, you will have all the required inductions and know everyone's face in no time!

    Advice to Management

    More regular socials that will connect different departments to one-another.

    British Heart Foundation Response

    Nov 8, 2018 – Recruitment Partner

    Thank you for your review. It is fab to hear that you enjoy working with a great team and feel supported in your role. We will ensure that your point about having more regular social events between... More

  8. "Great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, super nice and welcoming colleagues, good work , positive environment, greenery around the office, lunch with colleagues, many places to eat at close to the office, great in terms of commuting and excellent benefits!

    Cons

    No free food in the cafeteria, and some of the things are expensive (same price as the highstreet places). Another thing is that the office is based on hot desks, meaning that every morning you have to find a place to sit.

    British Heart Foundation Response

    Nov 8, 2018 – Recruitment Partner

    Hi, thank you so much for your review. It is great to hear you you enjoy the work life balance, the office and environment and have had a good experience so far with the company :). We will ensure... More


  9. "Great cause"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay well for the sector
    Lots of opportunities to get involved in new things
    Great cause- very motivating

    Cons

    Still getting over IT infrastructure issues- a bit behind the times technologically

    British Heart Foundation Response

    Nov 8, 2018 – Recruitment Partner

    Hi, thank you so much for your review. It is great to hear that you've had lots of opportunities to get involved and are motivated by the cause! With regards to your other points, we will ensure that... More


  10. "3 Years In"

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

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The BHF is a grate place to work. I have been here 3 years and have really enjoyed it . It has given me he time t learn new skill and devotee my know of my chosen career path.

    Cons

    I can not really say there are any cons works not for the bhf

    Advice to Management

    There are no comments need for managerment.

    British Heart Foundation Response

    Nov 8, 2018 – Recruitment Partner

    Hello, thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you feel the BHF is a great place to work that you've developed and had career progression in your role. It is also good to see that you do... More


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