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  1. « Great mission and workplace but chaotic and unprofessional »

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    • Opportunités de carrière
    • Rémunération et avantages
    • Dirigeants
    Ancien employé - Central Services - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Ancien employé - Central Services - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
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    J'ai travaillé chez The Challenge en Contrat Permanent (Pendant plus de 3 ans)

    Avantages

    Excellent place to stretch your abilities & skills - all roles require a roll up your sleeves approach and you constantly learn and develop beyond your remit
    Amazing collective - some of the most dedicated, resourceful, inspirational people I've worked with
    Fun & laid back atmosphere, some degree of flexibility around hours of work or location (working remotely is generally permitted for majority of roles)
    Mission, vision and culture - truly inspirational and worthwhile
    Opportunity to have a real impact and get noticed through your job regardless of where you sit in the organisation
    Informal recognition embedded in culture

    Inconvénients

    Long hours if you work in programmes - a bit better in central support functions (though not much better)
    Over-reliance on the goodwill of staff to get things running, rather than through robust internal procedures, processes and systems/technology
    Appalling facilities (though I appreciate investment in facilities is not a priority given the tight resources)
    HR and systems provision unable to keep up with and respond to the needs of the the organisation (at its high, nearly 1,000 in headcount during my tenure)
    High performance expected in return of low pay - yes there are great developmental opportunities and this is the charity sector, but there is also a hierarchy of needs and if the hygiene factors are missing (for instance, a healthy pay), eventually staff will move on as the mission itself, worthy though it may be, won't pay your bills
    Lack of professionalism, despite great efforts to implement culture change - for such a dynamic and predominately young workforce, it is startling how much resistance to change there is!
    Directors make efforts to be visible yet they sometimes fail to really act on feedback from the grassroots.
    Again for such a young and non-corporate organisation, the language and tone of voice in most of the communications (and the way some of our directors speak) can be quite elitist, overly formal, disengaging and completely at odds with our brand (then again the brand in itself is an issue and not really consistent)

    Conseils à la direction

    Really listen and act on feedback from grassroots. Better performance management procedures and conversations - and stop tolerating staff mediocrity, particularly at management level. Get better at having difficult conversations (instead of asking overly qualified people to do entry level jobs to address a recurring problem, maybe deal with the shortcomings head on, push out the incompetent people that are perpetuating the issues and implement better strategies and tactics). Stop relying on the goodwill of people and put proper procedures and systems in place. Have more commercially minded people (it's all well and good having a great mission but if you don't have the money to pursue it then it doesn't really matter - it should be achieving the mission through having a commercially sound model).


  2. « Review for The Challenge »

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    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme
    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme
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    J'ai travaillé chez The Challenge à temps partiel

    Avantages

    - friendly and relaxed, very fun and fulfilling

    Inconvénients

    - can be long hours, very physical


  3. « Refreshing- »

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    Ancien employé - DAPM - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Ancien employé - DAPM - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Recommande

    Avantages

    In my short tenure I found the factors below to be a highlight

    -Colleagues

    -Dynamic role

    -Rewarding

    -Autonomy

    -open minded

    Inconvénients

    I was not there long enough

    Conseils à la direction

    Try and find ways of incentivising great people who leave due to limited opportunities


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  5. « Fantastic values driven organisation »

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme
    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme
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    Je travaille chez The Challenge à plein temps

    Avantages

    Supportive, passionate people.
    Mission and values driven.
    Fast-paced and entrepreneurial.

    Inconvénients

    The rate of growth means there is often change.


  6. Utile (1)

    « Appallingly run organisation kept afloat by dedicated staff. »

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    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Ancien employé - Employé anonyme - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
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    J'ai travaillé chez The Challenge en Contrat Permanent (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    I met some of the most dedicated, intelligent and hardworking people at The Challenge. They truly care about the young people they work with.

    Inconvénients

    Despite having been running for seven years they use being a start up as an excuse for the many systemic problems they face. They lack basic essentials such as HR systems and a proper technology support. Under the current CEO 4 million pounds has been lost over the last two years. Financial controls are practically non existent and tax payer’s money is being wasted. The directors are arrogant to the point of stupidity and have displayed behaviour which could get them into serious legal trouble, esp with regards to misogynistic comments.

    Conseils à la direction

    Stop ignoring the serious problems plaguing the organisation and take steps to modernise systems and retain staff. Hire directors with actual experience of running charitable organisations.


  7. « Brilliant place to work »

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Employé actuel - Engagement Coordinator - Manchester, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Employé actuel - Engagement Coordinator - Manchester, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
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    Je travaille chez The Challenge à plein temps (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    Brilliant place to work. At The Challenge you will work with incredible, interesting and friendly people, striving for a really important mission. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Inconvénients

    Can be quite samey after a you've worked a cycle if you work on the NCS programme.


  8. « Lovely place to work »

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Employé actuel - Sales Associate
    Employé actuel - Sales Associate
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    Je travaille chez The Challenge à plein temps (Moins d'un an)

    Avantages

    Friendly, vibrant atmosphere. Everyone is very helpful and there is a range of skills to gain and improve.

    Inconvénients

    Can be very repetitive at times.


  9. « The challenge »

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    Ancien employé - Engagement Coordinator - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Ancien employé - Engagement Coordinator - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)

    J'ai travaillé chez The Challenge en Contrat Permanent (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    Very relaxed environment to work in

    Inconvénients

    Unorganised and all over the place at times

    Conseils à la direction

    More professional


  10. « Do it for the people, not for longevity. »

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    Ancien employé - Sales Team Leader - Leeds, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Ancien employé - Sales Team Leader - Leeds, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
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    J'ai travaillé chez The Challenge en Contrat Permanent (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    The culture, the cause, the staff. You get a ton of experience for an entry-level role - but you pay for that with your mental health.

    Inconvénients

    Very little support from management due to ever increasing demands from senior management, underpaid and over worked, expected to go way above and beyond the job description with very little recognition or appreciation from management.

    We exceeded the Trust's targets for our summer season - yet were not made aware of this due to localised target pressure which lead to a dejected and demoralised team.

    There is now redundancy for many of the key experienced staff due to restructure - of which my position is no longer attainable - which equates to an even higher lack of progression for bottom rung staff.

    Conseils à la direction

    Appreciating your staff goes a long way, paying them a decent wage helps too - particularly when they work minimum10 hour days in peak season. If you ride on the coat-tails of peoples good-will like you keep doing - you will collapse in no time.


  11. Utile (2)

    « Insular company »

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    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Employé actuel - Employé anonyme - Londres, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)
    Ne recommande pas
    Point de vue négatif
    Aucune opinion sur PDG

    Je travaille chez The Challenge à plein temps (Plus d'un an)

    Avantages

    Young, vibrant, sociable company with a great mission.

    Inconvénients

    Senior staff are in their position because of time at company not capability of post. Some are incompetent. I was bought in because of my many years experience together find that my boss then promptly ignored most of what I said and asked me to so things his way, despite having no experience in my field. A project was dumped on my lap die do management oversight and, despite data suggesting thrbtarget was utterly unrealistic and I had nonextra resource to deliver it it's touted as a 'failure'. No one has spoken about my development for a year. No one took me seriously when I raised my concerns about my boss or this project and instead told me I needed to be more 'resilient'or. I feel undervalued and uncles for.

    Conseils à la direction

    The Challenge is absolutely leaking staff - some really talented experienced professionals have left. Stop blocking ideas and help people grow no matter no long they've been at the company. Sort out HR and systems. Sort out the building - we lack basics like door handles (!) and constantly battle blocked sinks and cold/hot offices.


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