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Prince's Trust Reviews

Updated 24 May 2019

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2.8
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41%
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37%
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Nick Stace
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "got to make a real difference to helping young people get back into employment or education(in 56 reviews)

  • "Great staff with a real passion for helping young people(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Focus now on doing less than ever with young people yet claiming to do more(in 21 reviews)

  • "Senior Management don't seem to care about those working on the front line(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Incredible charity with great opportunities for employees"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities to meet leaders in business, work with a remarkable team of fundraisers and witness first-hand the real impact on young people of the work of this incredible charity.

    Cons

    Can be tough for new starters to get to grips on the multiple different processes and administration. As well as, getting a handle on everything the charity does.

    Prince's Trust2019-05-24
  2. "Maybe getting better?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Helping young people succeed.

    Cons

    Management and lack of structure.

    Prince's Trust2019-05-23
  3. "Prince’s Trust Experience"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Executive - Enterprise in Manchester, England

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

    Pros

    Great team and managers. Really supportive and keen to support with development. Varied position.

    Cons

    Not much room for development. Organisational annoyances.

    Prince's Trust2019-05-11
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Okay-ish"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Prince's Trust full-time

    Pros

    Great for building experience and understanding charity sector Working at the organisation looks great on CV and generates a lot of interest when venturing elsewhere

    Cons

    Corporate charity run like a business Personally found progression in the company difficult, it felt like a only a particular type of person was encouraged to ascend in the organisation which meant diversity was stilted Not a very creative charity, there were little avenues to add input into the structure of programmes

    Prince's Trust2019-04-30
  5. "Chaotic"

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

    I worked at Prince's Trust full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with a great client group. Young people stories are inspiring and keep you going

    Cons

    Chaotic and disorganised. Never deliver on big projects and very little senior management accountability. Lack of strategic vision and appetite to deal with some of the bigger problems.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say you will do, deliver it and get on with building a great charity. The CEO messed up with his approach, time to move on.

    Prince's Trust2019-05-14
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Arrogance at it’s highest level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Prince's Trust full-time

    Pros

    If you’re lucky you’ll be part of a fantastic team of fantastic Execs who will support, guide and take the time to get to know your strengths and weaknesses, great programmes for young people and being a part of their journey.

    Cons

    Management, disrespectful of staff, generic job description so, specialisms mean nothing, no guidance, constant meetings, lack of communication and again management!!!

    Advice to Management

    Please please grow a pair and admit, you got it wrong, totally wrong with this restructure. Supposed to be a shake up, getting rid of turds in a swimming pool and yes the CEO did actually liken his staff to excrement!!! So how come the same people with zero people skills are still Managers. Being a good manager is knowing your staff, what their strengths and weaknesses are and more importantly WANTING to find out. No...

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    Prince's Trust2019-04-08
  7. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Ops Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prince's Trust full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture and a can do attitude. I feel like I am making a real difference to the young people I am working with

    Cons

    As with most charities the pay is lower than the private sector.. I accept we need a certain level of cash flow each but there is more to work than money

    Advice to Management

    We are getting there... :-)

    Prince's Trust2019-04-12
  8. "Attendee"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Prince's Trust part-time

      Pros

      Good if you need help with creation of CV

      Cons

      Can't think of any at the moment

      Prince's Trust2019-04-10
    • "Great charity to work for, but can be disorganised"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
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      I have been working at Prince's Trust full-time

      Pros

      - Fantastic Programmes and involvement with the work - Fast development - UK-wide impact and opportunity for innovation

      Cons

      - Can be disorganised, especially when starting at the organisation

      Advice to Management

      - Formalise Personal Development Process

      Prince's Trust2019-03-27
    • Helpful (1)

      "Lack of investment in and regard for staff"

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

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

      Pros

      - Passionate staff who care about young people - Flexible ways of working - A chance to make a difference to the lives of young people

      Cons

      - Poorly handled restructures - Focused on strategy but unable to deliver - Lack of focus on staff wellbeing, reward and recognition - Low pay - Lack of understanding of the issues and difficulties facing front-line staff - Too much focus on numbers and high profile events than providing quality support to young people - Lack of vision and unable to evolve with the changing world to provide a current service to...

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      Advice to Management

      - Invest in staff - Provide more opportunities for staff to progress e.g. create a Junior/Assistant Manager role for staff to be able to climb the ladder, learn and earn more - Empower staff, especially frontline staff, to make decisions - Put young people ahead of statistics and high profile, celebrity events

      Prince's Trust2019-04-04
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