Cancer Research UK
Happiness score is 77 out of 100
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About the company

  • CEO
    Michelle Mitchell
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  • Company size
    1,001 to 5,000
  • Industry
    Non-profit & NGO
  • Link
    Cancer Research UK website
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Retail Assistant in Plymouth City Centre, Devon
on 9 May 2022
Retail shop assistant
voluntary only, I achieved a lot at cancer research uk plymouth, however, I felt at times even being there 10 years, not learnt much beyond till management and bacis skills of retail sector.
Shop Assistant and Temporary Management Role in Haslemere
on 21 May 2022
Great Cause Bad Employer
Zero health and safety protocol and so micromanaged that you couldn't do anything without being questioned. Both managers quit at the same time and I had to try and run the shop with no training for a month.
Store Manager in Perth
on 30 April 2022
No work/life balance and lots of free overtime expected.
For the biggest charity in the UK they treat you like dirt. Long, long hours which are mostly unpaid. Awful senior management that dictate rather than lead and no concept of H&S protocols. Working here damaged both my mental and physical health significantly.
Retail Assistant (Volunteer) in Derbyshire
on 27 April 2022
Friendly, fun, never boring
The staff are really friendly and helped me settle in on my first day, I was given a tour of the shop so I know where everything is and all the processes with donations was explained to me very clearly which made the prospect of starting here less scary. Even on quiet days when there's not many customers coming in there's always something to do to keep you occupied. If there's ever a problem or I'm not sure how to do something yet, the staff who have been there for longer are always on hand and willing to help me and show me the right way. If you're looking for some experience I would highly reccomend volunteering for an afternoon or two! I've really grown in confidence during the few weeks I've been here.
Shop Manager in Belfast
on 24 April 2022
Fast Paced
Developed management and customer service skills through training and different courses available. Overall a great cause to work for.

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