Alzheimer's Society Reviews

Updated 2 Jul 2020

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3.5
56%
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58%
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Alzheimer's Society Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Hughes
Jeremy Hughes
42 Ratings
Pros
  • "people really care about the Society and put people affected by dementia at the heart of everything they do(in 14 reviews)

  • "The work we do for people affected by dementia(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Charity restricted service delivery frustrations(in 9 reviews)

  • "Lots of senior management on very high salaries - interfere with people's work sometimes(in 7 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19

    "Staff are very dedicated, passionate and go the extra mile to support people affected by Dementia."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dementia Support Worker in Huntingdon and Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    In general all directorates work well together.

    Cons

    Have some concerns about how rapidly change is being proceeded with. Appreciate that we are having to react to Covid 19 situation.

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  2. "Passionate staff who want to make a difference"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Operations 

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society full-time

    Pros

    Passionate staff who really care about making a difference to people affected by dementia.

    Cons

    Change handled poorly leaving staff not feeling valued. Lack of clarity around strategy direction

  3. "Good experience overall"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - POD Team in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society full-time

    Pros

    Strong sense of community with staff and volunteers

    Cons

    Change not always handled effectively

  4. "good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - DSW 

    I worked at Alzheimer's Society full-time

    Pros

    very nice place lovely teams

    Cons

    not applicable very nice place to work in

  5. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CRS Adviser in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is really passionate about supporting people affected by dementia

    Cons

    Could be better at linking the goals of different teams (but they are really working on it)

  6. "Good place"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Fundraising Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society full-time

    Pros

    WFH Nice office Good team

    Cons

    senior staff Pay IT issues

  7. Helpful (5)

    "Dedicated staff, poor management culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Leader in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alzheimer's Society part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of decent, hard working employees.

    Cons

    Management culture too often authoritarian and bullying. Pay levels are poor: deliberately set at the exact average for the sector. HR department is under-staffed. Current strategy is to stop providing services and focus more on advice and research -- which means valuable local groups and cafes are closing too often without decent transition to new providers. Morale is very low throughout the organisation, and there is little or no confidence management will listen or act on employee views.

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  8. "Amazing Charity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Support staff well-being Friendly and welcoming colleagues Amazing strategy Provides vital service and believes in what it does

    Cons

    Charity restricted service delivery frustrations

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  9. "great to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Manager in North Shields, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alzheimer's Society full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Training good, good support to staff

    Cons

    none good to work for

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "If you’re in a leadership role, work somewhere else"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alzheimer's Society full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dedicated and committed staff

    Cons

    Confused business strategy Don’t live their values Rotten leadership culture

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