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British Heart Foundation Reviews

Updated June 18, 2017
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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 10 reviews)

  • Staff and volunteers are not always respected, I always treated my volunteers with upmost respect, small tokens of thanks goes an awful long way (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Exelent!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A very friendly staff, great fun, never boring every day is diferent.

    Cons

    Very fast pace, streamily bussy emviroment.

    Advice to Management

    To find time to socialice with managers from our partners shops and volunteers alike.


  2. "Upbeat, dynamic driven"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Senior team really listen to staff

    Cons

    None really - more than happy

  3. "Committed workforce"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Service Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A committed and skilled workforce. Quite a pressured environment due to the high workload across all divisions. Good benefits and hours (35 hours per week).

    Cons

    A lot of management hierarchy means quite a disconnect between people doing the work and those making the strategic decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Adding more managers will not tackle problems caused by lack of people in the enabling functions which are essential to support the good work of the people on the front line.


  4. "Shop Volunteer"

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    Current Employee - Shop Volunteer
    Current Employee - Shop Volunteer

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

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere. All staff and most customers very friendly.
    Variety of different roles available.
    25% staff discount on all secondhand goods.
    Feels great helping such a good cause.

    Cons

    Can be under a lot of pressure sometimes due to lack of staff.
    Unrealistic expectations on shop staff from head office.

    Advice to Management

    Senior managers should listen to shop staff more.


  5. "internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Volunteer Fundraising Manager in Livingston, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Volunteer Fundraising Manager in Livingston, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    my collegues are funny. It is easy your training.

    Cons

    I don´t paid. Don´t more hours.


  6. "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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, fast paced, feel good about the work you're doing.

    Cons

    Rude customers, staff shortages (not their fault I know but still cons)


  7. "Sales Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly and calm atmosphere
    Flexible volunteer opportunities
    Management recognises talent and offers full-time roles

    Cons

    Customers can be weird
    Dealing with thefts

  8. "Good team"

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    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in King's Lynn, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in King's Lynn, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They are really friendly

    Cons

    Don't have any issues. Really friendly

    Advice to Management

    Really happy with them.


  9. "Shop floor assistant"

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    Former Employee - Shop Floor Assistant in Blackburn, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Shop Floor Assistant in Blackburn, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting and varied work

    Cons

    Have to work weekends and some bank holidays

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Volunteering"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Volunteer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Volunteer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great environment to help and develop skills.

    Cons

    None that I'm aware of.


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