Alzheimer's Research UK Overview

  • www.alzheimersresearchuk.org
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 51 to 200 Employees
  • 1992
  • Non-profit Organisation
  • Health Fundraising Organisations
  • $500 million to $1 billion (USD)

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. We fund innovative research with the power to transform lives, campaign for government action, and help people to understand dementia and the progress we’re making with research. Our people are vital to our ...
Mission: Our vision is that one day, we’ll live in a world where dementia does not exist. Research is already providing hope to people affected by once-incurable diseases, like HIV/AIDS and cancer. The diseases that cause dementia are no different –they are physical diseases that can be ...

Company Updates

May 21, 2021
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On Friday 21 May, at a virtual event, we were delighted to find out we had ranked 69th in the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work For, 11th in the Charity’s 30 Best Organisations to Work For and 31st in the East of England’s 75 Best Companies to Work. This comes only a few months after being awarded a Best Companies 2-star accreditation which recognises ‘outstanding’ levels of employee engagement. Hilary Evans, Chief Executive, Alzheimer’s Research UK said: As CEO, I am incredibly proud that Alzheimer’s Research UK has received these awards, in what has been a difficult and challenging time for so many people and so many organisations. I am extremely privileged to lead exceptionally talented and passionate people who have the ambitions and determination to create a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.
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May 7, 2021
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We are delighted to announce that, for the second year running, Alzheimer’s Research UK has been recognised by Best Companies as an ‘outstanding place to work’. Not only have we achieved this 2-star accreditation, we also received the fantastic news that we have achieved a position on the following lists: • UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work For • Charity’s 30 Best Organisations to Work For • East of England’s 75 Best Companies to Work For We look forward to attending the #bestcompanieslive event on the 21 May where our exact position on each of the lists will be revealed.
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Alzheimer's Research UK Reviews

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100%
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Hilary Evans
Hilary Evans
40 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, less than 1 year

"Great Induction"

May 25, 2021 - Regional Fundraising Officer in Birmingham, England, England
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Positive recruitment process & interview.
Welcoming team.
Thorough induction.
Effective communication.

Cons

I have no cons as yet!

Advice to Management

Continue to offer a welcoming induction to new starters.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Alzheimer's Research UK

3.7
(13 reviews)

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Alzheimer's Research UK Interviews

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Positive83%
Negative17%
Getting an Interview
Applied online67%
Recruitment Agency33%
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  1. Research Informatics Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Alzheimer's Research UK (Cambridge, East of England, England, England) in Aug 2020

    Interview

    I applied online through Indeed. I received a phone call maybe a week or so later to let me know I had been shortlisted and I was given the option to choose between a selection of times on the selected interview date (of the following week). Everything was very organised and I felt that this allowed me to prep and feel generally relaxed ahead of the call. A couple of days before the interview I submitted a presentation which I had been asked to do, which would explain why I felt my experience & skills best matched me as an individual, to the job role. The call went really well, there were two people who interviewed me. They were both very friendly, so I felt very at ease and the interview went very smoothly. I presented for around 20 minutes and then they had prepared a series of questions for me. The interview was around 90 minutes long. I felt that I had really impressed the panel and they had also asked questions that fell out of their prepared list with I answered well. I was told I'd hear back from them (whether I had been successful or not) by COP that week (my interview was on a Tuesday). I didn't hear back until the following Wednesday from the recruitment department within ARUK that they still hadn't made a decision and that they'd be in touch when they had. It wasn't until the Friday on that second week that I emailed chasing for an update. I didn't hear back again until the following Monday (13 days after my interview and 8 days after I was told I'd have answer from them) that I hadn't been successful. Considering that I had made the panel aware that I was unemployed, I felt it very unfair to be left waiting as long as I had been. I sent my feedback to the company but I never heard back from them so I don't think had any time for me and they made no effort to help me with any interview feedback for my future job search. Luckily I haven't had that experience with any other company or organisation that I have applied or interviewed with since. I have been completely put off applying for a position with this organisation again after such a disappointing experience and I know others have had similar experience which is such a shame. I have however now fallen into a wonderful role within another organisation which I enjoy very much!
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Alzheimer's Research UK Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work ForBest Companies Group2021
  • 75 Best Companies to Work For in the East of EnglandBest Companies Group2021
  • Charity’s 30 Best Organisations to Work ForBest Companies Group2021
  • Charitable Campaign of the YearPM Live2020
  • Bronze Award - £20 Million - £50 Million Turnover CategoryCharity Film Awards2020

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