The Donkey Sanctuary
Happiness score is 55 out of 100
3.3 out of 5 stars.
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About the company

  • Founded
  • Company size
    501 to 1,000
  • Revenue
    £730k to £4m (GBP)
  • Industry
    Grantmaking & Charitable Foundations
  • Headquarters
    The Donkey Sanctuary Sidm...
  • Link
    The Donkey Sanctuary website
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Agriculture & Forestry

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Rating is calculated based on 28 reviews and is evolving.



Assistant in Manchester, Greater Manchester
on 17 February 2020
fun workplace
I learned a-lot about team work while at the donkey sanctuary which has really help benefit me in life. the most enjoyed part was working with the children when doing rides.
Manager in Sidmouth, Devon
on 26 November 2022
Good employers
One of the better employers I have worked for lovely donkeys too and love the food in the restaurant have met some very pleasant people that I work with
Centre Co-ordinator in Manchester, Greater Manchester
on 19 September 2022
Excellent place to work
I worked here for over 6 years at Manchester starting out as a part time cleaner and progressing to centre co ordinator within that time! Lovely relaxed place to work, a brilliant team who truly care about the Donkeys and people using the service.
Farm Worker in England
on 26 August 2022
Poor management
Management is not there to care about you or any of the other members of staff unless you are high in there ranks constantly made to feel like you are not good enough at your job
Equine Groom in Devon
on 22 July 2022
Toxic, under valued donkey staff, face has to fit company.
The salary is fair for the industry which is a good thing as you'll want to make use of the health shield and pay to continue your counselling sessions. Was a lovely charity when first joined but since new CEO's and creation of even more managers which the charity hasn't needed for 40 years makes life difficult. Too many chief; too many people you have to go through to get a simple answer; no one will hold accountability for actions or simply lie to get themselves out of trouble; questionable behaviours and attitudes from staff formum reps; donkeys are no longer 1st, 2nd and 3rd they are just numbers. Some management are dishonest, the charity is good at sweeping issues under the carpet.If your face fits you'll make it far in the charity, if yours doesn't or your not into dictatorship then this company isn't for you. One good thing I will say is the wellbeing practitioners; but they sure do have their work cut out for them.

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Interview is average
Process takes about a day or two

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There were two tests and a formal interview, no considerations for individuals with learning difficulties. The test was unachievable in the allotted time, the role was completely different from the advert displayed on their website.

Shared on 15 November 2020

No interview was needed

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