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National Autistic Society Reviews

Updated July 9, 2017
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  1. "Senior support worker"

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    Current Employee - Senior Support Worker in Leicester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Support Worker in Leicester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Autistic Society full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very supportive team leader and hr department. We work as an effective team to promote our individuals well being.

    Cons

    Get few weekends offs as we follow a 3 week rota.

    Advice to Management

    Pay rise to motivate. 2 week rota as apposed to 3 week. More training n development e.g diploma opportunities.


  2. "new start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Look after their staff as well as their clients- really excellent training

    Cons

    none so far but only been there a few months

  3. "Good company with room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at National Autistic Society full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits including discounts and childcare vouchers.
    Good intranet with plenty of information for both employees and the public.

    Cons

    Difficulty keeping staff which can affect services, pay is getting better over time but still not what I'd consider a wage that I can live I London on.


  4. "working at the NAS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Autistic Society full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Really good development opportunities, excellent training and really good staff benefits including staff pension. At the core of the organisation they want to provide the best services for autistic adults, to stand up for their rights and to spread awareness.

    Cons

    Some concepts and ideas are put into place before they are fully formed leading to negative staff experiences. Some expectations of staff are hard to meet.

    Advice to Management

    Don't rush potentially good business development plans into operation before they are fully formed and means tested. We need more ground floor staff supporting and less management, too top heavy in some places. I am proud to work for the NAS.


  5. "Unskilled Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at National Autistic Society part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There no positive things in the Mangers and Senior team members of service

    Cons

    Mangers and Senior team members are least skilled which causes unrest among employees. Managers are persons getting lot of money but workwise does nothing as they are unskilled and not capable.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce salary of managers and they should work on ground in service they are just doing shopping or private surfing all time on computer


  6. "Management need to improve"

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    Current Employee - Support Staff
    Current Employee - Support Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at National Autistic Society part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The guys I support are lovely and a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    No support from management. Seems like it is non stop criticism and never praise for a job well done. It can be a stressful enough job without having managers on your back. Due to managers' attitude it is hard to have job satisfaction

    Advice to Management

    Trust your support workers to do a good job and try to appreciate what we do


  7. "Lead Project Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at National Autistic Society part-time

    Pros

    The children you work with are great! The teenagers can sometimes just be happy having a chat and slowly working through the activities, whereas the youth tend to have more energy and so love any activities that involve moving around. Working with a range of kids and doing day outings outside of club sessions helps to improve your understanding of autism and definitely increases your confidence working with children on the spectrum.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of this job some club sessions can be challenging, for example, if a child has had a bad week at school they may be more irritable than usual. However, getting to the route of their change in behaviour and making them smile again is very rewarding! The only problem is the company can be a bit disorganized, which has resulted in some club sessions being cancelled at the last minute.

    Advice to Management

    More organisation is needed in this company. Management need to improve on their planning skills including head office. For example, as soon as you are given a letter of resignation there needs to be an active hunt to recruit more employees rather than just relying on current workers to pickup extra shifts.

  8. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at National Autistic Society full-time

    Pros

    Lots of learning experience

    Cons

    None that I know of, very diverse

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "Good pay, bad organisation and communication."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Autistic Society part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Experience working with ASD.
    Pay is good.
    Meeting new people.

    Cons

    Bad organisation and communication.
    Don't put people we support first.
    Some staff very power hungry.
    Quite cliquey in the office.


  10. "Senior support worker"

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    Current Employee - Support in Neath, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Support in Neath, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Autistic Society full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff team, rolling rota and great support and advice systems from managerial workers.

    Cons

    That the training is mainly situated at the Cardiff offices.

    Advice to Management

    Carry on with the great work and support.


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