The Challenge - Sad to say but a sinking ship - Appaling CEO management. Senior leaders unorganised and lacking in experience. | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sad to say but a sinking ship - Appaling CEO management. Senior leaders unorganised and lacking in experience."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The Challenge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As a result of high turnover of staff on all levels development opportunities are always available. It has the “friends or friends” type of recruitment style, so once you are in there are opportunities to move into other roles quite quickly. The people delivering the programmes go above and beyond for the young people, they are the people who make it worthwhile to be there. Unfortunately they are often pushed to bringing...

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    Cons

    Starts off as a fun relaxed place to work, then it soon wears off as you’re expected to work yourself into the ground running an NCS programme that is full of flaws. More recently the programme lacks in quality and seems more of a number and target game instead of looking at the right support for the young people attending. Huge lack of transparency between senior management and the rest of the organisation. In the past...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen and act. We hear the same answers with no change. The current perception is that management does not care about its employees anymore.

    The Challenge2018-11-24

    The Challenge Response

    February 4, 2019Head of Talent, Learning & Culture

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you would not recommend working at The Challenge. We are conscious that we do ask our staff to work long hours during peak periods, necessitated by the nature of such a programme and we ensure that we offer adequate compensation ...

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  1. "Brilliant place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Challenge full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent team environment Positive vibe Brilliant support from management Feel supported to develop my own skills and better myself not only for the company but in general management are consistently present and have an open ear for feedback

    Cons

    cant think of any!

    The Challenge2019-06-05

    The Challenge Response

    June 7, 2019

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear how much you are enjoying life at The Challenge. Our people are at the centre of our organisation and we are pleased that you feel supported, valued and part of the team. This is what we strive for.

  2. "A brilliant place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Challenge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - organisation that stays true to its important mission and vision - fantastic culture where empathy, respect and kindness towards work colleagues is encouraged and visable in every day operations in the work place. This feeds in to everything that is done and is communicated - everyone is welcome and the atmosphere is a positive one - good levels of responsibility - diversity in job roles/ability to try new things...

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    Cons

    Very little to say on this.

    Advice to Management

    - Management from the very top communicates clearly and is transparent with employees - keep on doing this - it's unique and hard to find elsewhere!

    The Challenge2019-06-05

    The Challenge Response

    June 7, 2019

    Thank you for your extremely positive feedback, we are delighted that you enjoy being a valuable part of The Challenge team. Our mission and our culture are at the heart of all that we do and it is great to know how important this is for you too.

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