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National Autistic Society Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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  1. "Best place ive ever worked."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outreach Worker
    Current Employee - Outreach Worker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Enthusiastic team, helpful manager (very supportive), higher than usual mileage paid, lots of training with regular refreshing training. Meals and accommodations paid for where needed. Lots of benefits such as childcare vouchers. Not to mention a worthy Job which supports some incredible people.

    Cons

    That I cant work every day.

    Advice to Management

    Very happy working here, never want to leave.


  2. "Senior support worker"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "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


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  5. "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..... ...


  6. "Staff are friendly and helpful. Good to work for a charity."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Autistic Society full-time

    Pros

    Best reasons to work for them - you'll be helping people in difficult situations

    Cons

    Some managers and Directors do not treat staff with respect. You won't get a pay raise no matter how hard you work. Managers are untrained in management.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to appreciate your staff.


  7. "regrettable management attitudes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    interesting in principle, quite a lot of worthwhile aims, a lot of very decent people especially lower down in the hierarchy

    Cons

    The Senior Management Group in this organisation is rigid and blinkered, stuck in the 20th century and incapable of understanding the people whose interests they are supposed to represent. The building is a nightmare, communications are terrible, and the way the company is run is disastrous with departments competing for a share of the meagre pot instead of cooperating for a higher goal. The CEO gets an annual fortune and the frontline workers are on zero hours contracts and low wages.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure completely. Correct the imbalance between the highest and lowest paid. Sack most of the senior management group. Apply its own advice on how to recruit and employ autistic people in conditions that will enhance their productivity.


  8. "NAS Surrey Services"

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    Former Employee - Support Worker in Godalming, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Support Worker in Godalming, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Autistic Society part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gained experience working with ASD, enthusiastic staff, good induction training, opportunities to work in other locations, good rates of pay for bank work

    Cons

    Poor pay for night shifts, not much opportunity for ongoing training for bank staff, not enough support for outreach work, management often overstretched

    Advice to Management

    Introduce higher rates of pay for full time employees, offer more training and development for bank staff, improve HR department, clarify holiday allowance for bank staff - I was told I was entitled to holiday pay based on the hours I worked by management but HR said I wasn't entitled


  9. "NAS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    lots of training opportunities

    Cons

    Pay is average but still good


  10. "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.


  11. "Rota Coordinator staffing 6 units for 7 years then seconded to Key Support Worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Support Worker in Newport, Newport, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Key Support Worker in Newport, Newport, Wales (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    no 2 days the same

    Cons

    lack of support from management


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