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Marie Curie Reviews

Updated 7 October 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Rewarding and fun"

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    Former Employee - Sunday Manager of Charity Shop in Worthing, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Sunday Manager of Charity Shop in Worthing, South East England, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Meeting different people everyday

    Cons

    Don’t have any to report

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you do


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Could do a lot better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in London, England
    Current Employee - Administrative in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Marie Curie full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Helping people to be where they want to be at the end of their life and to have who they want with them. Helping and supporting families when a loved one has a terminal illness

    Cons

    Total waste of public donations on managerial whims and I wants.
    Poorly trained managers with no people skills.
    Too many highly paid contractors employed to carry out projects that often fail.
    Permanent staff taken for granted and expected to carry out more than one persons job and to work unpaid overtime which is reliant on the"goodwill"of the employee not paid for and never acknowledged.
    Complete lack of awareness of low morale of staff and a don't care attitude if staff turnover is high.

    Advice to Management

    Take time out to look and really see how demoralized your staff are, ask yourself why so many long term employees are suddenly moving on.
    Advice to CEO - get rid of your "yes men" and wake up to what is really going on under your term of office

  3. Helpful (1)

    "could be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marie Curie part-time

    Pros

    great cause, nice volunteers, lovely donors and costumers

    Cons

    no opportunities to move up in company, too many rules and regulations, not allowed to use own initiative, higher management not in touch with staff

    Advice to Management

    management needs to listen to employees otherwise people will leave


  4. "Very nice environment"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Stourbridge, England
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Stourbridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marie Curie part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff were very friendly for the most part. Nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    A bit unorganised at times.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "10+ yrs community"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marie Curie full-time

    Pros

    Patients, patients, patients!! A rewarding job.

    Cons

    In the beginning I felt valued for doing a job that I loved. We’re at the very top of the corporate pyramid we call a charity.
    Our wages have been frozen for years now it has been deemed that we deserve a megre 1% increase which does not go far towards the upkeep of the cars necessary to get us anywhere up to 25 miles for a shift.
    The rewards in this job certainly aren’t financial & not lavished on us by praise from above within the company. The truth is despite all senior management have thrown (& in my years I’ve seen more than I can list in this box) we do this job to the best of our abilities DESPITE not because of them.
    So for me the emphasis will remain on the patients. They are the reason I turn out at night. They are the reason I’ve sacrificed so much of my own life working unsociable hours, weekends & bank holidays.
    As far as Marie Curie as an employer is concerned I am 10 a penny.

    Advice to Management

    To snr management put into people what you hope to get out. Don’t trample over the heads of those at the bottom to justify your large salaries. If you want company loyalty learn to value staff.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Love It! Full time for 6 months."

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    Current Employee - Healthcare Assistant in Cardiff, Wales
    Current Employee - Healthcare Assistant in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marie Curie full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enabling people to stay at home at the end of their life. Offering emotional support. Management are very supportive.

    Cons

    Quite a lot of downtime, so we can be hanging around. The pay could be better for the job we do.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "could be so much better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marie Curie part-time

    Pros

    The cause is very worthwhile. On fundraising days, a great community feeling, all working together.

    Cons

    Middle management are very demanding, and very picky. Too much gossiping and too much favouritism make people want to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers better, and appreciate your staff better. Discourage gossiping.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Left to deal with oneself😔😔"

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    Former Employee - HCA
    Former Employee - HCA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kind colleagues ready to assist each other.

    Cons

    Does not support staff where needed. ☹☹

    Advice to Management

    Give an ear to your employees and stop treating them like just WORKERS. I was proud to be an employee of MC but I cannot say the same now. 😔😔😔


  9. "SHCA with MCNS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marie Curie part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, love what I do

    Cons

    Hou4ly rate quite low
    Lots of travelling


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A fantastic cause, but appalling employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marie Curie full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A wonderful cause, helping people at their most vulnerable.

    Committed, collaborative and caring colleagues.

    Cons

    Extremely poor senior management.

    No induction to the organisation - you could be working anywhere.

    Low staff morale and high staff turnover (except at senior level).

    Unrealistically long hours required to manage enormous, unfluctuating workload.

    Shabby working conditions (it's a charity, so you don't expect luxury, but 'basic' doesn't sum up quite how tired everything is).

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employees as a readily expendable commodity. Good (and happy) staff are vitally important to the organisation's success.

    Acknowledge low morale - question its cause.

    Value your people and show some concern for their welfare.

    Quality staff will be committed to the cause and care about doing a good job, but will eventually vote with their feet if taken for granted.


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