Alzheimer's Society - Challenging and rewarding place to work but stamina and patience are needed | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and rewarding place to work but stamina and patience are needed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly, generous, hard-working people Inspiring sense of mission Sense of community Genuine desire to help others Great progress in supporting and developing personnel Excellent training opportunities

    Cons

    Breakneck pace of change Key business processes and standards are disorganised Heavy time and budget pressures to constantly do more with less Quality of line management is variable across the organisation (I'm lucky, my line manager is ace but others definitely aren't)

    Advice to Management

    Invest in knowledge management to prevent waste of time and effort in re-inventing of wheels Focus on getting fundamentals right rather than innovation for its own sake

    Alzheimer's Society2015-02-25

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (2)

    "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

    Alzheimer's Society Response

    June 18, 2019Head of HR Business Partnering

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry about the experience you have had with us. I am aware the Chief Finance Officer answered the concerns you raised. Thank you for taking the time to write to us, it is only by hearing the experiences of our people that we can continue to improve.

  2. Helpful (3)

    "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

    Alzheimer's Society Response

    June 18, 2019Head of HR Business Partnering

    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear about how you found your time at the Society, this is not the standard we want our people to experience and I am particularly concerned to hear the impact you state this had on you. A positive working culture is really important to us. ...

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