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British Heart Foundation Reviews

Updated May 21, 2018
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British Heart Foundation Chief Executive Simon Gillespie
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  • You can't blame their culture for having so few paid staff, therefore raising so much more for important research (in 11 reviews)

  • the shop floor wasn't very wheelchair frendly (in 9 reviews)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Best place I've ever worked"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Wolverhampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Wolverhampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting lots of lovely People, great working environment, never a dull moment, very supportive management

    Cons

    No complaints from me, very happy to be here

    Advice to Management

    Thank you !

  3. "Volunteer Experience"

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

    I worked at British Heart Foundation full-time

    Pros

    People there are kind and generous

    Cons

    Not a lot to do


  4. "Store manager/area trainer"

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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

    Pros

    Great to work for, look after all staff

    Cons

    Depends where you work in the country for finding volunteers


  5. "Volunteer"

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

    I worked at British Heart Foundation part-time

    Pros

    Not contracted so i was able to choose when to volunteer. This also provided me with some retail experience

    Cons

    very few volunteers in store so the work load was massive.


  6. "Volunteer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British Heart Foundation part-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, flexible hours and full training

    Cons

    No wage for a volunteer and little opportunity to move up


  7. "British Heart Foundation - Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Friendly Staff and Volunteers

    Cons

    Charity = Low salary

  8. "Data Analyst"

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

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Good work and life balance, friendly atmosphere. Company really values employees opinions and try to make the office a great place to work. Flexible working hours and working from home offered.

    Cons

    As in any big organization, it's often difficult to get things done as it has to go through many people to get anything approved. Often there are no strict deadlines which makes planning difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Do a review of how the work could be optimized using available resources instead of increasing headcount. Bring the departments closer together in working to increase productivity of everybody.


  9. "money well spent on research"

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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

    Pros

    Inspiring to see how much has been achieved with public donations to medical research in last 50 or so years, and this is motivating for the future.

    Cons

    Large organisation with communication issues between teams.


  10. "Confusing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well structured company making huge moves forward in retail. Lots of interesting stuff coming up in 2018. Spending money to make money.

    Cons

    Given completely different info, feedback and instruction from my line manager and training manager. Each making me look bad in front of the other one. Was told to be more confident and less confident. Was told to ask lots of questions then told off for questioning tue work of the charity. Walked on egg shells for a week before quitting as I wont work well under a manager im terrified of. Line manager threatened to take my car keys off me in progress meeting when I hadn't committed gross misconduct. Called me girl and young lady. I'm nearly 30. Despite the company stating it wants young fresh people working for it.

    Advice to Management

    Communication to shop training managers of what is expected of them when they're training field management.


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