British Heart Foundation Reviews

Updated 7 Aug 2020

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4.0
83%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
Approve of CEO
British Heart Foundation Chief Executive Dr. Charmaine Griffiths
Dr. Charmaine Griffiths
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly staff, work around your prior commitments(in 19 reviews)

  • "Generous funding and support network from BHF alumni researchers(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Personal pressure to achieve as charity funded(in 33 reviews)

  • "No cons at all great place to work(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "I liked it"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Exeter, England

    I worked at British Heart Foundation part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, nice people, good training

    Cons

    none, but i was only a volunteer

  2. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England

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

    Pros

    They give you great benefits

    Cons

    Shift patterns are not good

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  3. "Great work ethic"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Assistant in Blackburn, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time

    Pros

    They were extremely welcoming and had a great work ethic

    Cons

    The back of the shop was a bit cramped when multiple volunteers were working

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  4. "PhD"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BHF PhD Candidate in London, England

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Generous funding and support network from BHF alumni researchers

    Cons

    Personal pressure to achieve as charity funded

  5. "Good place to volunteer, but know your boundaries"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Volunteer/Shop Assistant in Tewkesbury, England

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very kind and supportive, and volunteers are entitled to snacks and staff discount. It's always varied and new donations are always coming in.

    Cons

    Sometimes the shop is understaffed and a lot of work is passed on to volunteers. I had to learn how to say "no" and stop letting people make me feel like I had to do everything.

  6. "Good experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in Bromley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience for other jobs that require a experience. Flexible hours. Good staff

    Cons

    Boring work If you don’t go you feel bad

  7. "Area manager"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Area Manager in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time

    Pros

    People life style balance benefits excelkent

    Cons

    Benefits salary staffing personal Technology research recruitment

    British Heart Foundation Response

    June 25, 2020Recruitment Partner

    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. It is great to see that you have had such a great experience with us so far in your career! People and work life balance often come up as positive comments in our employee reviews. With regards to your other comments around recruitment, staffing and technology we would like to hear more detail on how this could be improved if possible. Please, do reach out to us at careers@bhf.org.uk for a confidential conversation. Wishing you all the best!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Never again"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Harlow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The volunteers were lovely to work with.

    Cons

    Sorting bags of donations is hard work. Some stuff was dirty like unclean garments. No gloves were provided for protection and believe me it is a necessity when you don't know what you'll put your hands in. Area managers have lost touch of the sales floor and dont know how to interact with customers or volunteers and would rather look at figure sheets and belittle people.

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    British Heart Foundation Response

    June 25, 2020Recruitment Partner

    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We're sorry to hear about your experience working with us. It is not what we would want nor expect for our colleagues. Our people and volunteers often come up as positive comments in our reviews so it is great to see that you enjoyed working with them. All of your other points will be shared with the retail team and dealt with accordingly . We welcome all feedback and so if you would like to share any further details around the points above then please contact us at careers@bhf.org.uk for a confidential conversation. Wishing you all the best! BHF recruitment

  9. "BHF sales assistant"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work with lovely people Get trained in all aspects of the business Staff discount

    Cons

    can sometimes have to deal with very unusual and difficult people but that just gives you the skills to manage any situation that comes your way.

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    British Heart Foundation Response

    June 25, 2020Recruitment Partner

    Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. It is great to hear that you are enjoying your Sales Assistant role and that you have received some good training and have been able to develop your management skills :). Working with lovely people and teams often come up as positive point from our colleague reviews. Thank you again for taking the time to leave a review for us and for your contribution to our cause. Wishing you all the best!

  10. "Amazing place to wok"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    So nice to work for a charity with such a good cause

    Cons

    Can be hard to get new ideas running

    British Heart Foundation Response

    June 25, 2020Recruitment Partner

    Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review for us :). It is great to see that you are enjoying your role and experience with us. The culture of our organisation and cause often comes up as positive points from colleagues across the charity. With regards to your point around new ideas we will ensure that this is shared with the relevant teams and dealt with accordingly. If you would like to provide any further details on this then please contact us on careers@bhf.org.uk for a confidential conversation. Thank you for making a life saving difference every single day!

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