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Updated 6 January 2019
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  1. "excellent company with excellent staff"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Basildon, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Administrative in Basildon, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catch22 part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great people who work in extremely hard situations

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work managers


  2. "Good"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Catch22 part-time

    Pros

    Interesting work with NCS, stimulating, a lot of fun

    Cons

    Can be cliquey, hard to progress, management favourites

  3. "Lack of support and recognition from above"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Catch22 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Front line staff work together and have a good support system with each-other. You and your colleagues do incredible things to change the lives of young people.

    Cons

    little to no recognition from the powers above. Pay often does not reflect what front line staff do. Staff are expected to take on responsibilities that are not reflected in job title or pay. Deadlines are set unrealistically when compared with the work load at hand.

    Advice to Management

    Give staff an opportunity to be paid what they deserve. Staff who work on the front line generally love what they do, and have the passion to go with it. But it is not financially viable in the long term without the opportunity to train and progress.


  4. "An unsocial business"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Teacher in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Catch22 full-time

    Pros

    Job did seem varied and interesting.

    Cons

    Offered job in January 18 and told to wait till March before role would start. Accepted offer though very poor pay, received PAYE info, new DBS, etc., All seemed okay, but two days before I was due to start an operations manager, who, so he told me, had very recently started, and whom I had never meet or spoken with before, informed me that they no longer wanted me because of funding issues.

    Only writing review so others know that a job offer with them at this time is tentative at best. Plus, I really don't think they considered or cared about how this decision would affect me as an individual. Totally contrary to their professed PPPs motto.

    Advice to Management

    Better, honest communication.

    Catch22 Response

    11 Apr 2018 – Employer Brand Manager

    We're sorry, this fell short of the high standards we hold ourselves to. We couldn’t move ahead with this job offer because unexpectedly, funding for this service changed. It wasn’t something we... More


  5. "Exciting, challenging place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Catch22 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There's always something going on at Catch22- I've never worked at such an ambitious, fast moving place. Clever, passionate people work here, and I was promoted within my first year. I've seen a lot of changes in the last two years, but they've all been positive.

    Cons

    Catch22 is huge and spread out all over the country, which makes it hard to stay in touch with people from round the organisation, and share best practice.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in internal communications so that we can learn more from each other!


  6. "Unorganized and Ineffficient"

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    Former Employee - Youth Worker in London, England
    Former Employee - Youth Worker in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Getting to work with youth and helping the community, youth street outreach, professional development, meeting new professionals in the field.

    Cons

    Lack of support from upper management
    Pay
    Time period between getting the job and beginning to work
    Unorganized
    Lack of funding to keep programs running
    Didnt get any notice when my job had been shut down due to no funding... heard through my direct supervisor and got a letter AFTER my job had ended.

    Advice to Management

    Meet all of your front line workers!!! Appreciate them and offer support. Supervisions with upper management and front line staff would be helpful.


  7. "Dismal project"

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    Former Employee - Core Worker
    Former Employee - Core Worker
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Catch22 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good staff benefits
    Started on 27 days annual leave

    Cons

    Lacked quality management for our GLA project

    I did not feel supported as a project worker based in different schools

    Pilot project lacked direction, hence why it was not extended.

    Advice to Management

    Employ project coordinators that are able to manage and support staff.

  8. "Happy"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Catch22 as a contractor

    Pros

    The Charity has a great ethos, really good management, understanding management when emergency time off is needed and cover is always found.

    Cons

    Particular job involved working many hours, otherwise great.
    Pay was delayed for the first 6 weeks working there, needed to contact payroll a lot.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting and fun company to work for but bad staff retention due to pay , staff shortage and lack of perks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good career prospects
    Friendly staff
    interesting work
    wide spectrum of project
    expanding organisation

    Cons

    Pay
    pension
    maternity package
    lack of benefits /perks
    lack of formal training
    staff turn around

    Advice to Management

    Win contracts on catch22 's good name / experience not by bring loWest bidder.

    Increase pay to retain staff