Alzheimer's Society - Awful culture. Expenses out of control | Glassdoor
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    "Awful culture. Expenses out of control"

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    Former Employee - Regional Fundraiser in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met some good people - good location

    Cons

    Senior management SO cliquey. Regardless of talent people whose face fits are promoted especially in fundraising. Waste income on out of control expenses. Good people have left because of mismanagement

    Advice to Management

    Take complaints seriously.

    Alzheimer's Society2019-02-26

    Alzheimer's Society Response

    March 15, 2019Recruitment Assistant

    Hi, Thanks for taking your time and leaving us a review. We really appreciate all feedback. Sorry to feel that you did not have good experience working at the Society. We strongly believe everyone should be treated with dignity and respect at work. If you would like to take this ...

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Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Dementia volunteering"

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    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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