Marie Curie Employee Reviews about "good cause"

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  • "Great cause, great culture, great colleagues(in 10 reviews)

  • "it's a beautiful feeling working for a good cause(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "You don’t want your voice to be heard by senior management(in 8 reviews)

  • "The charity can be reserved in their approach due to the nature of our services(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Title

      Mar 5, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relaxed, Good cause, populating the 20 word minimum with some gumpf so I can pass validation

      Cons

      Pace at which technical solutions can be implemented

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good cause but a continuous money sink, wasting charity money on contractors/agencies with a constant blame culture

      Apr 9, 2020 - QA Manager in Vauxhall, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Good cause that really helps those living with a terminal illness. Flexible working hours properly introduced in the last year which is great for those who are parents or provide care.

      Cons

      In my (almost) 5 years I have seen the same products re-written every year for little or no financial return. The cost of these projects is extortionate and quite disgusting when you consider the main revenue stream is from public donations and fundraising. Contractors are bought in for months at a time at a high cost and delivering an ok product which will then be written again the following year. Agencies are kept on retainer and used monthly at 4x the cost of what an internal development team would be but investment is never made in an internal team. Therefore there is a high turnover of staff each year and the domain/company knowledge is lost every few months. This creates more bugs, poor quality products and leads again to ... re-building the same products (but better apparently)! But there is usually a new member of staff leading this who will then leave the following year. There is a training budget that is never used on internal staff. There is no career progression or opportunities and therefore you have to leave to get a better role or more money. The project planning is poor and only short term considerations are made leading to money loss and poor products. There is a big blame culture, I have seen lots of bullying, people paid several months notice to leave the company and people in paid employment when they are not doing there job because that's easier than a disciplinary with HR. In 5 years, I saw a couple peaks where the team was happy and then key staff left, the problems began again and the morale continued to be low. In 5 years, I actually had 6 different tech leads, my line management changed 3 times , my department structure changed 3 times with two rounds of redundancies. That should give an indication as to how the upper management run things and how the main issues are never addressed. They are aware that each department works in silos's, causing planning and build issues, there's a new plan to address it every year but none of the staff are ever consulted on this so the key problems remain. While the leadership of my team did improve dramatically in the last year of employment under a new lead, the development team still did not feel valued and all decisions around development were made by management and non technical staff rather than consulting the experts. All the "good" work where the development team could remain up-skilled with the current industry standard, were always passed out to internal agencies. The development team were also paid vastly less than their equals in the industry (you'd expect a little less money at a charity) but were always expected to output 3x the amount of work. Roles were also allocated without them being made public internally for application. I have long list of constructive cons but no one asked me for an exit interview in order to improve the overall running of the company. If you want to work somewhere were you get paid for little work or paid little to do a lot of work, it's probably for you. If you want a challenge and to be listened to and valued, you should probably look elsewhere.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      charity shop

      Jan 30, 2020 - Assistant Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      it's a beautiful feeling working for a good cause

      Cons

      it really hard to progress within the organisation

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Dreadful Management

      May 9, 2019 - Store Manager in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice volunteers and good cause

      Cons

      Management over-promoted, no people skills, dictatorial and aggressive which eventually led to my illness. Volunteers and myself were willing to speak to HR regarding several instances of bullying but they closed ranks and refused to listen despite being advised to by my lawyer. Didn’t take this further as they are not worth it and my health is more important. Despite dedicating over 12 years to Marie Curie I was made to feel incapable after I complained about impossible workload and disgusting conditions. PLEASE DONT WORK HERE.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      MC

      Aug 2, 2019 - Fleet Manager 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Working for a good cause

      Cons

      Environment a bit too relaxed sometimes

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      ...

      Jan 6, 2019 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      A Good cause , meet nice people

      Cons

      Pressure , work load lack of training and support rude managers

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      only good for short term employment

      Jul 13, 2016 -  in Vauxhall, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      decent salary, good cause, great feedback from the public

      Cons

      No room for any growth or development, flat hierarchical structure and no chances for any promotion. Independent critical thinking is not encouraged. A lot of bad decision are made by senior management. Everyone is playing it safe - no one wants to take any responsibility or decisions as they are scared they'll lose their job. There are many more issues there. People are not valued enough - as they can be replaced easily. There is too much work and not enough resources. It;s very stressful and chaotic. There is no forward planning for anything - everything is done last moment. A lot of staff left in the last few months due to the above reasons.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee

      People are great, but the organisation needs sorting out

      Jul 4, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly, talented people at non-senior levels. Good cause.

      Cons

      Total lack of adequate processes, unwillingness to improve processes, little to no investment in staff retention, very hierarchical, senior management afraid of trying new ideas, poor communication between teams, high staff turnover, very old-fashioned, terrible physical working environment.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Fundraiser lottery

      Jan 25, 2018 - Fundraiser in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good cause and charity met some lovely people. Get paid when leave home and back again.

      Cons

      Training and management rubbish. Shifts drop or always change at moments notice. Managers need to sort themselves out then people might stay.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Hard work.

      May 26, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good, enjoyable, nice people, taught skills, learnt a lot, built character, gained knowledge and perspective, good training, a good cause to work for.

      Cons

      hard, stressful, standing outside all day, sometimes not making any sales, long hours, can be discouraging, hard to keep motivated.

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