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Updated Oct 29, 2019

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2.9
49%
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Prince's Trust CEO Nick Stace (no image)
Nick Stace
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "I feel like I am making a real difference to the young people I am working with(in 67 reviews)

  • "Staff really passionate about helping young people, friendly environment, fun(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Concentration on supporting more young people rather than those that most need the charities support(in 26 reviews)

  • "Senior management team including the CEO which seem to have nothing but contempt towards grass root staff going so far as to refer to staff as "Turds"(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent community"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prince's Trust full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was an amazing opportunity to be part of such an inspiring team.

    Cons

    You have to attend some evening functions

    Advice to Management

    Would be great if you could give more training to the team

    Prince's Trust2019-08-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Meaningful and impactful organisation but poor structure and management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Prince's Trust full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Transform the lives of young people with amazing stories of overcoming setbacks and challenging situations Great staff collaboration and support at local level Flexibility in role to choose areas of focus - delivery, outreach, partnerships

    Cons

    Lack of clear decison-making and management Disconnect between actual delivery and meeting funding requirements Heavy workload and no formal training in place to offload capacity to new starters Lack of diversity as you progress in the organisation. The more friends you make and drinks you go for, the more opportunities will be offered to you rather than being recognised and rewarded for your work ethic and... getting the job done.

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    Prince's Trust2019-10-29
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great cause confusing structure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prince's Trust full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Young fundraising team, innovation is encouraged Financially secure Amazing cause Many development and training opportunities

    Cons

    Very different cultures depending on which team you are in After a big restructure morale in the Operations team is low and the structure is confusing Lack of communication due to vast size of organisation Low salaries compared to similar charities in the sector Events team massively overworked and under resourced with long hours and high pressure considered the norm

    Prince's Trust2019-10-27
  4. "Brilliantly fulfilling and varied"

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    Current Employee - Operations Executive in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prince's Trust full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Varied work, amazing people, job satisfaction, amazing work life balance and fantastic support.

    Cons

    It is a lower salary for what you do compared to similar roles and there is a fair amount of stress because you get invested in the lives of others so much.

    Advice to Management

    You need to have a close look at the salary of frontline staff and ensure that there are good progression opportunities outside of becoming a manager.

    Prince's Trust2019-10-07
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Brutal C.E.O"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Executive - Enterprise in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Prince's Trust full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Worked with great people who cared about young people

    Cons

    Less Focus on Young People More focus on bums on seats Experience has been stripped from the company Company values are no longer considered Poor treatment of grass roots staff

    Advice to Management

    Think about how you treat the staff that are bringing in the money that is helping to line your pockets and give you nice healthy bonuses and brownie points on your CV's. The Trust has totally lost its ethos under the current CEO.

    Prince's Trust2019-09-16
  6. Helpful (2)

    "They do incredible things for vulnerable young people, but regional opportunities for career development are limited"

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    Former Employee - Outreach Executive 

    I worked at Prince's Trust full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Supportive colleagues, everyone believes in the cause - Lots of opportunities to shadow and get involved in different teams

    Cons

    - Regional opportunities to progress are very slim

    Prince's Trust2019-09-18
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great work with young people but chaotic and poor performing senior leadership"

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

    I worked at Prince's Trust full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with young people is so rewarding. Hearing life’s transform is amazing.

    Cons

    As many have said the restructure was brutal and not very well executed. The organisation has blundered through a number of major change projects, spending millions on systems that do not work - literally. CEO shows complete stupidity when he called staff turds. Unforgivable and should be hauled coals by Clarence House if not fired. Increasingly hierarchical at the top level, even though some nice people.... I do not believe the Trust will fold but I do think it needs to sort itself out. It’s a 40+ year charity that should be better than it is.

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    Advice to Management

    Hold people to account for projects. Stop the hierarchy and realise the value in your staff.

    Prince's Trust2019-09-19
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Utter chaos in the midland"

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    Former Employee - Ad Ops Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Prince's Trust full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great execs as colleagues Great support for young people Alot of opportunities for young people

    Cons

    The West Midlands (Inc Birmingham) because birmingham is in the West Midlands (I don't think some wm managers knew that) is shambels. No team working. There is a massive divide made by senior managers between Birmingham and West mids It's all number crunching and not taking workload into account Regional director is never to be seen and does not even say hello or smile when walking past.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your execs before you loose more. Stop the divide as this structure isn't working Focus more on quality than quantity

    Prince's Trust2019-09-09
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great cause, worthwhile work, bean counting, elitist senior management team."

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    Former Employee - National Project Manager in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Prince's Trust full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The direct work with young people & a fantastic cause. Having spent 12 years with the organisation I have seen the support it has given disadvantaged young people. I have also seen the support and dedication that all staff brings to the to their role.

    Cons

    I write this 6 months after I left to allow some reflection. PT has made some significant missteps in my opinion .... a focus on numbers of young people rather than those most in need (mission creep), internal projects that costs a lot but weren't managed properly and lack of clarity around organisation direction.

    Advice to Management

    I hope senior managers have learnt from the mistakes made last year (some inappropriate messaging). Do be aspirational, but not at the expense of the most vulnerable young people who need the most support from you.

    Prince's Trust2019-09-05
  10. Helpful (4)

    "A once great place to work is nosediving into decline"

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

    I have been working at Prince's Trust full-time

    Pros

    Staff below senior management level will work tirelessly and go above and beyond. They are - in all honesty - the only reason the Trust hasn't completely collapsed.

    Cons

    Senior management and above don't see or won't see the enormous amount of effort their increasingly disenfranchised staff put in to ensure that the strategic aims dreamt up by said - ridiculously distant and, quite frankly, uncaring - management. Progression and promotion are based on how well an individual is liked by management rather than their ability to do the job they are given. Exemplified by the last team... to run the multi-million pound project which run over time, over spent, has caused major technological issue - which those left are having to deal with and fix after aforementioned project team ALL found new jobs. The business is constantly looking for the next big thing or trying to hop on the newest buzz - without addressing the issues caused by its last grand idea. On top of which is placed an absolute disgrace of a restructure. All this has resulted in a toxic environment, where very few are happy in their job (low wages aside), the top brass or not trusted, staff turnover in some areas is quite shocking - with long-term staff who have seen ALOT deciding that now is the time to leave, the head office resembles a ghost town and the staff that do choose to remain are asked/expected to work well beyond their capacity. The last 5-6 years has basically been the iceberg that has all but sunk the ship. Anyone that says different is either afraid to admit the truth, a liar, very new or is senior management.

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    Advice to Management

    We've all giving you all the advice you could ever need. Anything written here will just be ignored as it has been of late.

    Prince's Trust2019-09-09
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