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"good company to work for"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at National Autistic Society full-time

Pros

helping the less fortunate disabled kids

Cons

The company emphases on values and beliefs..... ...

Other Employee Reviews for National Autistic Society

  1. "Brilliant job, not so brilliant hours/management"

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    Former Contractor - Seasonal Bank Project Worker in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Seasonal Bank Project Worker in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National Autistic Society as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Over £8 an hour.
    Very good job satisfaction.
    Enjoyable working with such wonderful children.

    Cons

    Only a few hours work per weekend.
    Management attitudes are terrible.
    No chance for progression within the company due to government cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so stuck up with your staff, they work hard and they work to please the clients with autism, not you big wigs.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked and underpaid staff. Out of touch management."

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    Former Employee - Middle Manager
    Former Employee - Middle Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National Autistic Society full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Provides support to some of the most disadvantaged people in the UK. Peer support generally good. Many staff committed to supporting the people who use the services.

    Cons

    Highly stressful environment, senior management/board out of touch with what happens in services and schools. Minimal supervision of service leaders by their managers mean issues such as poor management practice never addressed, and bullying is unfortunately commonplace among management. Expected to work above and beyond constantly, not just for exceptional circumstances. Stress-related illnesses not taken seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff, don't allow "cash-cow" services to operate unsupervised. Take note of indicators such as high staff turnover and high levels of mental ill health within specific teams, and manage effectively. Don't turn a blind eye. Stop overworking managers and staff and you'll get better overall results. Stop treating complex services across the UK like a 9-5 office in London.

    Advice to trustees: have more oversight of your directors and get further industry/specialist knowledge before approving significant changes.

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