British Heart Foundation Employee Reviews about "volunteer"

Updated 15 Sep 2020

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3.9
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British Heart Foundation Chief Executive Dr. Charmaine Griffiths
Dr. Charmaine Griffiths
12 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly staff, work around your prior commitments(in 20 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 i can think of about the bhf(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Bhf"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Volunteer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time

    Pros

    Working for a good cause Work to get a nationally recognised qualification Work to get Good references

    Cons

    There are none that I can think of

  2. "Slow Paced, interesting people coming"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Volunteer Shop Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, Get to understand how donations are processed and sold.

    Cons

    Sometimes is boring and you will find very little to do


  3. "Volunteering"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Voulnteer in Harrow, England

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

    Pros

    Good place to get work experience and lovely team members

    Cons

    There's no downside it's a lovely place to work

  4. "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
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    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

    Recruitment 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 import 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!

  5. "1"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time

    Pros

    nice staff, good for experience, good working hours

    Cons

    not very well organised and the location

  6. "Love"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation part-time

    Pros

    Super nice staff, welcoming and flexible hours

    Cons

    Gets very busy, cramped work space

    British Heart Foundation Response

    Recruitment 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 role with us. The friendliness of our colleagues often comes up as a positive comment in our employee reviews :). We want to ensure that all of our colleagues have a positive experience with us so your other comments will be shared with the relevant retail teams and dealt with accordingly. Best wishes!

  7. "If you’re considering working there, don’t,"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Content Creator in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues, some of the best people you’ll ever work with. 30 day’s annual leave (trust me, you’ll need it)

    Cons

    Management. Overworked. No progression. Obscene targets. Sweatshop environment.

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  8. "Good"

    4.0
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    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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    British Heart Foundation Response

    Recruitment Partner

    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. Our benefits often do come up as a positive comment in our employee reviews so it is great to see that you were able to take advantage of them. We always do our best to ensure that shift patterns are as fair as possible amongst all colleagues within our store. We take all feedback seriously and your comments will be shared with the relevant teams. Wishing you continued success!

  9. "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

  10. "Unrealistic targets"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Heart Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Volunteers and the cause you're working for

    Cons

    Hidden agendas and 'favourites' Upper management are self serving and close rank

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