Alzheimer's Society - Size is not everything | Glassdoor
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    "Size is not everything"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Making a difference at a local level

    Cons

    Autocratic. A culture of blame and fear. You’re ok if your face fits. Arrogance. Lost touch with reality.

    Advice to Management

    Good leadership at a senior level requires active listening and empathy. Walk the walk not just talk the talk. It’s easy to tick boxes. Show some humility, integrity and understanding . A culture of blame, fear and mistrust is not healthy. Ask why we are losing valued employees and volunteers and why our rates of absence relating to stress at work are higher than they have ever been.

    Alzheimer's Society2019-02-07

    Alzheimer's Society Response

    March 11, 2019Recruitment Assistant

    Hi, Thank you for taking your time and sharing your review with us, your feedback is very important. If you are a current employee and you do want to share some of your concerns or make an complaint please speak to your HR Advisor

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Dementia volunteering"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Volunteer in London, England

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Uplifting Purposeful Improving lives

    Cons

    Heavy case loads Back log of referrals

    Alzheimer's Society2019-04-10
  2. "I really valued my time spent working here"

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    Former Employee - Community Fundraiser 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alzheimer's Society full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - Ambitious strategy that really focussed on people with dementia - Ambitious fundraising teams always striving to bring about change and make a difference - lots of activities to get involved in as a Community fundraiser i.e. cupcake day, events, running, legacies - fundraising roles are advertised flexibly so this increases opportunities for progression - I found CEO very inspiring and really listened to employees on...

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    Cons

    - Managers recruited because their face fits rather than on own merit - its who you know not what you know - Senior manager within my team was a bully and had various complaints from staff to HR and others in organisation but nothing actioned quickly enough and they weren't monitored or even observed - Quite a jump in targets every year which made some areas of this unachievable and demotivating

    Advice to Management

    - Don't ignore staff concerns - some staff have left due to feeling undervalued and under appreciated within the regional teams - a lot is put on regional teams as often they are the only fundraising staff based outside of head office so this can be tricky to manage - if its a 'one team ethos' make sure it works both ways. - introduce a proper development plan for staff as some managers are inexperienced in offering...

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    Alzheimer's Society2019-04-09

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