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British Heart Foundation Project Manager Reviews

Updated 31 Jul 2019

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British Heart Foundation Chief Executive Dr. Charmaine Griffiths
Dr. Charmaine Griffiths
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  1. "Amazing cause and great experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have had great career progression at the British Heart Foundation, having progressed twice since joining 18 months ago. Since starting, I've been empowered and supported to take my career where I want it to go. Where the charity has shortfalls in maturity, the senior management team have a great vision for the organisation, and always look to the experience of its employees to grow. Positive: - Flexible working hours (work from home once per week) - Great cause which the charity keeps you involved - Experience with working with the retail team and volunteers - Lots of training; career progression supported by management - Strong support and focus on the well being of employees (physical or mental)

    Cons

    - Slow decision making - Immaturity in some areas (which are being worked on) - HR still establishing career paths to fully support development

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    British Heart Foundation2018-08-13

    British Heart Foundation Response

    August 15, 2018Recruitment Partner

    Hi, thank you so much for your feedback. It is good to see you love working as part of a team that makes a life-saving difference and have progressed your career with us. With regards to the other points you've raised we will ensure that they're shared with the relevant teams and dealt with accordingly. We thank you for your review and wish you continued success with us!

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  2. "bad management. no consequences for blatantly bad employers not doing job."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice people to work with. all similar ages.

    Cons

    senior management really bad. No consequences for employers who do not achieve basic requirements in their role and seniors brush it under the carpet. seniors struggle to handle pressure and there are clear favourites in the company. if you are a favourite, you will get ahead. if not, expect to stay in the same position even if you are good at your job. no clear structure and easy to get away with not doing job properly. no

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    British Heart Foundation2019-07-31

    British Heart Foundation Response

    August 14, 2019

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and sharing your thoughts with us. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed working with your colleagues, but are really disappointed that you did not have the overall experience with us that we would want or expect. We want to reassure you that we do take the points you have raised seriously and if you are keen to discuss these confidentially please do reach out to us at careers@bhf.org.uk.

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  3. "So much potential yet really needs work to improve outlook for future"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British Heart Foundation for less than a year

    Pros

    Very supportive line management and great induction into the charity. Lots of amazing work is being done, even if it's not communicated effectively across the organisation

    Cons

    Extremely siloed working, teams don't communicate well, money is wasted on agencies to perform jobs that should just be done in house and lots of denial of responsibility and frozen middle syndrome

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    British Heart Foundation2018-08-19

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