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British Heart Foundation Reviews

Updated 15 April 2015
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  1. Service Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits; committed and driven workforce. Flexibility of working; good development opporttunities; good salaries for the charity sector; thriving retail division; corporate culture.

    Cons

    Constant change might be difficult for some to handle, retail sector is every bit as demanding as non-charity retailing.

  2. Friendly, professional and welcoming.

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    Former Intern - Digital Marketing Assistant in London, England
    Former Intern - Digital Marketing Assistant in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Working for a great cause which effects everybody.
    - Very positive and supportive working atmosphere.

    Cons

    - None to speak of, I was there for only a few weeks, however!

    Advice to Management

    No advice to give.

  3. Upbeat, dynamic driven

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation

    Pros

    Senior team really listen to staff

    Cons

    None really - more than happy

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  5. Volunteer

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Sale, England
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Sale, England

    I worked at British Heart Foundation (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I helped out for a few hours every Saturday, mostly tagging and steaming clothes. Met some really great people, manager was lovely.

    Cons

    The back room is way too full of stuff! There's a lot to do but hardly any room for all the people who turn up to fit in.

  6. Retail assistant at a BHF store

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Assistant

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You feel like you are contributing to a genuinely great cause. The fundraising aspects of the role are particularly fun and get you out of the monotony of retail.

    Cons

    The store was overfilled with stock. I know this was to maximise sales, but on busy days it often felt overwhelmingly crowded which made it difficult to spot shoplifters.

    Advice to Management

    It is difficult to give advice to the store managers, as I know they are already under immense pressure from area managers.

  7. Working at the British Heart Foundation gave me a feeling that I was helping people to help others.

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    Former Intern - Volunteer in West Bromwich, England
    Former Intern - Volunteer in West Bromwich, England

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My role was to help the shop look approachable. This meant arranging the shelves to entice the customers into the shop. The instructions that I received were easy to understand and to execute. It was also a friendly and polite place to be and work.

    Cons

    I do no think that there were any challenges or drawbacks of working for the British Heart Foundation. It was an enjoyable experience.

    Advice to Management

    I do not think that there is any advice that I can give to the management except to keep up the good work.

  8. Great place to be

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    Former Employee - Adminsitration in London, England
    Former Employee - Adminsitration in London, England

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working for a worthy cause is a great motivator.
    Great location.
    Great socially.
    Good pay.

    Cons

    Management don't always listen to advice of knowledgeable employees.

  9. Volunteered my time as a Retail Sales Assistant in BHF Walthamstow, London

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    Former Contractor - Retail Sales Assistant in London, England
    Former Contractor - Retail Sales Assistant in London, England

    I worked at British Heart Foundation as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to meet all sorts of people from various backgrounds with interesting stories to tell. Learn no skills and techniques, get discounted clothing items and sometimes permission to keep goods they plan to junk. You are trusted with responsibilities and down the line cash handling.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to progress onto payment role, management can be very hipocritical. Too many tasks being assigned to you, shortage of staff in shifts while other shifts may end up being over staffed. Lazy paid staff members, volunteers often worker much harder and put in more effort.

    Advice to Management

    Treat volunteers and staff members on payroll fairly. Consider promoting volunteers looking for progression and income. Staff motivation and appraisal, organised shifts so there is qual balance of workers in each shift. Learn to take your own advice. Stop stealing from donations and use staff discounts like other staff are required to.

  10. A lot of autonomy... maybe too much

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    Current Employee - Electronic Function Tester in Colchester, England
    Current Employee - Electronic Function Tester in Colchester, England

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  11. 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 Management

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

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