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"Some good opportunities but turbulence in senior management and a lack of quality leadership"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Pay is better than many comparable organisations, at least in head office. Sheer size of the organisation offers some scope for new opportunities.

Cons

Overly political in many parts of the organisation. Lack of quality leadership. Some people don't take the work as seriously as they should.

Advice to Management

Needs some stability now, and to focus on attracting and bringing through good talent, particularly on the younger end where the marketplace is full of overtrained graduates. Think carefully about how to retain and develop the best of these people. Rebranding was good and strong, but don't waste things like Creature Discomforts - there's still a place for it. If possible, make sure everyone at head office visits at least one service each year to keep things grounded.

Other Employee Reviews for Leonard Cheshire Disability

  1. "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Support Worker
    Former Employee - Support Worker

    I worked at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As with any job in care, the client's make it good

    Cons

    staff are underpaid, over-worked and not valued. Mostly run by agency staff as good staff are hard to retain. The existing staff are demotivated and stressed. Management fail to recognise a job well done

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff and appreciate the pressure they are under. Pay them well


  2. "office assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Office Assistant in Kampala (Uganda)
    Former Contractor - Office Assistant in Kampala (Uganda)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leonard Cheshire Disability as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Better Compensation,Offer a Flexible Schedule,Training ,Clarity,Promote Your Company to Potential Employees,Focus on Your Public Image,Become a Forum for Sharing Ideas,Build Internal Employee Relationships

    Cons

    Employees have to deal effectively with a second employee. Employees find this interaction challenging as they must share all of the information necessary for the second employee to effectively contribute and do their job. This means that nothing can fall through the cracks.​
    Employees have to deal with the different ways in which they may do the various components of the job. In a blended partnership, neither employee will have things his or her way. Compromise and learning new ways of working together is required or customers and coworkers will experience confusion and uncertainty.​
    If the job share partners are not compatible personalities who genuinely like each other and can work together well, the job share will not work. Then, employees are forced to re-examine their entire decision-making path that led them to the decision to job share. It's difficult to find a job share partner because most employees cannot afford to work part time.

    Advice to Management

    Set clear goals,Think about what your team shouldn't be spending time on,Set clear standards for your team,Look for trouble,Never hint,Be brutally honest with yourself about what’s working and what isn’t,Address it immediately when an employee isn’t meeting a high bar,Know that you will have to fire people,Treat people with compassion,You can’t give too much positive feedback, as long as it’s sincere.

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