British Heart Foundation

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British Heart Foundation Reviews

Updated 23 July 2014
Updated 23 July 2014
6 Reviews

3.7
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    A lot of autonomy... maybe too much

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    Current Employee - Electronic Function Tester  in  Colchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Electronic Function Tester in Colchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My role involved fixing electronic and electrical donations in order to ensure their safe operation.
    I was granted a lot of autonomy in that I had a very flexible work schedule and training was short but effective.

    Cons

    Not a lot to complain about for what the job was. I don't feel that I would have been able to grow much in my role due to the nature of the job. Meaning I was unlikely to receive a pay rise either.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A great cause and a great job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The organisation is constantly looking to improve it's performance and try new ventures.

    There is freedom to go about your job in the way that you think is best for the charity.

    Cons

    Little training on offer
    Very London focused, would have I love to London Head Office (GLH) to progress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Exelent!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation

    Pros

    A very friendly staff, great fun, never boring every day is diferent.

    Cons

    Very fast pace, streamily bussy emviroment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To find time to socialice with managers from our partners shops and volunteers alike.

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  5.  

    friendly environment

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    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at British Heart Foundation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly co-workers great to work with, make you feel part of the team. Nice small charity shop on the high street.

    Cons

    Unpaid as its volunteering job. But there should have been some benefits considering its unpaid

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Charity work

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    Former Employee - Charity Work  in  Kent, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Charity Work in Kent, England (UK)

    I worked at British Heart Foundation part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good service and good staff

    Cons

    Talking to staff more with trainings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    BHF store managers appear to lack management experience and understanding of working with disabled staff

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at British Heart Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most people are caring, willing to work hard and cope with people with disabilities with respect

    Cons

    Experience has shown that some stores have a high turnover of managers many of whom stay for less than a few months. Managers are supported by Head Office HR in treating disabled people in ways that clearly skirt the law.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get more out of staff if you treat them with respect and reward them for their work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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