Alzheimer's Society - Cliques and bullies. Too corporate, no personalisation for local teams. Great brand but behind the scenes is terrible. | Glassdoor
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    "Cliques and bullies. Too corporate, no personalisation for local teams. Great brand but behind the scenes is terrible."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alzheimer's Society full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worthwhile cause and some good people in it.

    Cons

    Bullying from higher management. I worked closely with some of them and saw emails about me to other .embers of staff. Had to hand in my notice because of the bullying. Never raised it formally because I just wanted to get out of there. I worked for a director so I know the behind the scenes 'work'

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, make it less corporate. I've worked in a number of charities and AS is by far one of the worst. The personalisation is taken out of the charity now

    Alzheimer's Society2019-01-20

    Alzheimer's Society Response

    February 18, 2019Recruitment Assistant

    Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts on working here. We are sorry to hear about your negative experiences at the Society, we would very much appreciate if you ever got in touch and expanded on your time hear as we have zero tolerance policy towards bullying, and would ...

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Other Employee Reviews

  1. "an organisation based on fear and bulling"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in City of London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alzheimer's Society full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are no good reasons until the CEO Jeremy Hughes and management listen to staff

    Cons

    A lying environment from the CEO to HR and upper management who continue to cover up lies and bulling

    Advice to Management

    I was offered a job with the organisation to start on the 29th ( contract start date ) of May however I was asked to start on the 22nd of may for training though I was then to learn the person before me walked out and management thought by saying I was having training under the disguise of being on front therefore not paying me saying I had said I would volunteer three days free , I did not agree to this when I complained...

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    Alzheimer's Society2019-06-09
  2. "A culture of bullying and harassment"

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    Former Employee - Fundraiser 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alzheimer's Society full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful volunteers and donors. It really is a wonderful cause.

    Cons

    There is a culture of bullying and harassment which has been ignored and covered up by HR and the CEO for years. Complaints about bullying by managers are brushed aside. It's easier for them to offer gagging orders to victims rather than addressing legitimate concerns and allegations. I was left in such a desperate state following the bullying I faced, that I nearly committed suicide.

    Advice to Management

    Jeremy Hughes, you are the CEO of Alzheimer's Society and responsible for the conduct of your managers. Ignoring allegations of bullying is detrimental to Alzheimer's Society's reputation. Former bullied staff members could become service users if they develop dementia. Lead by example and stop ignoring complaints raised within your organisation. You are doing a disservice for everyone living with dementia, their families...

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    Alzheimer's Society2019-06-06

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