British Heart Foundation Reviews

Updated 28 Feb 2021

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British Heart Foundation Chief Executive Dr. Charmaine Griffiths
Dr. Charmaine Griffiths
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible hours, very friendly staff(in 22 reviews)

  • "The BHF is an excellent place to work because of its people(in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Personal pressure to achieve as charity funded(in 37 reviews)

  • "Theyre were no job vacancies for paid staff while I was there(in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - People: passionate about the cause, creative, talented people, very nice and kind. People have a curious and open mind, and keen to try new things (ways of working, methods, business models etc) - Brand: it’s a beautiful, very loved and respected brand - Opportunities: there’s plenty of opportunities for internal mobility

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    British Heart Foundation Response

    August 28, 2020Recruitment Partner

    Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review for us :). It is great to see that enjoyed your time with us and are unable to thing of any cons! Our passionate people often comes up as a positive comment in our employee reviews. Everyone is working hard towards our mission to beat heartbreak forever and we're always keen to hear the ideas of all colleagues. Internal mobility and development is so important to us and a key part of our People Experience and so it is great to see that you were able to take advantage of that. Wishing you continued success in your career!

  2. "Great way to give back"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Canterbury, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Staff are very friendly, and will help you learn what you need to to be an effective volunteer Very flexible in working hours, as a volunteer, any time given is highly appreciated by staff Can gain customer service experience, as well as stock management in a relaxed environment

    Cons

    There are very few, if any cons.


  3. "Great"

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in High Wycombe, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere and people good times

    Cons

    Had to do till alone at times can be frustrating

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  4. "Good"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Wolverhampton, England

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

    Pros

    Short shifts which included nice breaks

    Cons

    dirty items that we had to sort through

  5. "A relaxing and friendly working environment"

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Bath, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is nice and you can learn a lot about how a large charity works

    Cons

    It’s a bit too relaxing. I am a part-time volunteer and they do not give me fix task so I have to ask every my manager every time.

  6. "Work in a charity shop"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Sevenoaks, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, relaxed environment, self satisfaction, helping people, no pressure

    Cons

    Not very organised, not very interesting, no specific goals, hard to stay motivated

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  7. "Incredible people & great cause"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial skills, networking and the incredible people you meet. Taking part in events such as Manchester pride was a great experience. Loads of educational material available and training of new skills.

    Cons

    Several layers of management which can sometimes slow down progress. Flatter structure would certainly improve decision making. Physiological safety net for middle management would certainly avoid the potential for burnout.

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  8. "Lovely company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Leeds, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You are contributing to a good cause

    Cons

    Not for selfless people as its a charity

  9. "A great organisation to research for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - PhD Student in London, England

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Networking events; BHF alumni events and opportunities; Generous research grants.

    Cons

    Experience depends on host research organisation and supervisors which is highly variable.

    British Heart Foundation Response

    February 19, 2021Recruitment Partner

    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It is great to hear that you are enjoying your PHD and thank you for the contribution that you make towards our life-saving research. It is great that you've been able to take advantage of the networking/alumni opportunities and feel supported within your PHD. Thank you once again for continuing to make a difference! Best wishes, BHF Recruitment team

  10. "Great if you want to work as part of a team"

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Workington, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Brilliant people to work with

    Cons

    Can get a bit sweaty sorting through donations

    British Heart Foundation Response

    February 19, 2021Recruitment Partner

    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. It is great to hear that you are enjoying your Sales Assistant position with us and the team work involved in the role. Thank you for your continued support and all of the hard work that you do. The passion of our people/colleagues often comes up as a positive comment in our colleague reviews. Wishing you continued success with us! BHF Recruitment team

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