Prince's Trust Reviews

Updated 28 Jun 2020

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3.0
54%
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50%
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Prince's Trust Chief Executive Nick Stace (no image)
Nick Stace
51 Ratings
Pros
  • "Passion to make a difference and support young people(in 77 reviews)

  • "We really are helping young people move forward(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Concentration on supporting more young people rather than those that most need the charities support(in 28 reviews)

  • "Quite cororporate and stressful at times for a charity(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Communication Is Miles Off"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Trying to get there, Trying

    Cons

    Kept out of the loop, on a need to know basis

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  2. "Poor management, zero opportunities"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Executive in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company attracts high quality employees and I have had the pleasure of working with some amazing colleagues

    Cons

    Local management is poor, there is lack of direction and a feel that no one really knows what they are doing. A lack of communication and support from senior management contributes to this. Due to the extremely rapid staff turnover teams are rarely filled to capacity which increases the workload and adds to the lack of direction as knowledge is lost as colleagues leave, and managers have not taken the time to understand the roles of their team to train new staff. There are zero opportunities for progression, both in terms of promotion and pay. There is a pay bracket in place but management admit there is no structure to move up this bracket, and colleagues who have been in post for years have seen little pay increase, which is hugely disproportionate to the work they have been doing. Finally I have huge concerns about the priorities of the Princes Trust, there is a huge focus on reporting high numbers of course participants and not on the quality of work being done. I have not enjoyed seeing deceptive marketing materials encouraging participants to this service, selling much more than the Trust has on offer. Employees generally feel over worked and under paid/valued and this explains the turnover in staff

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  3. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Loved Working Here 

    I worked at Prince's Trust full-time

    Pros

    Great annual leave, good people, love the mission

    Cons

    Can be slow to make changes

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

    4.0
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Prince's Trust full-time

    Pros

    Great people, nice offices, good cause

    Cons

    Salary is low, hard to get a raise

  5. "Meh!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with.

    Cons

    The people you work for.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Every day I get to Start Something positive to help more young people"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Partnerships Manager 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

    It's such a positive experience being part of The Prince's Trust community and getting to work here every day! I've worked here for the past 5 years and every day is packed full of projects, initiatives and campaigns to get stuck into and support more young people. Very proud to be part of such a special fundraising team. We are so lucky to work with so many brands and partners who are passionate about supporting young people. Working here and being supported by a great team - means we can turn the power of these partnerships into great results for young people and raise vital funds. Every day is a great experience, full of colleagues and volunteers who are united by our vision to help the next one million young people. Looking forward to many more happy years to come!

    Cons

    I can't see any - Prince's Trust is a very special place to work

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Partnerships Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working alongside other talented and passionate colleagues, agile working, access to programmes and young people so you can really understand what the organisation does and to keep the cause close.

    Cons

    The pay is lower than average for the same role in another charity. Though there has been a pay review carried out recently.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Such a friendly place to work!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partnership Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Potential for progression within fundraising - Fantastic members of staff with great values - Exciting opportunities - Flexible working and agile working - Generous Holiday offer

    Cons

    - Pay is less than position in other charities - Lots of processes which make your job harder - No support for Regional Fundraising

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "National, but still relevant regionally"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head/Senior Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Simply an environment that welcomes everyone and where everyone is willing to help. It's an environment that is forever learning and does not stand still. This may frustrate some people as it can involve restructures or working differently, but the willingness to progress and deliver more for young people is clearly at the heart of every decision. The executive team tell you at induction that you can approach them with any suggestions, questions and comments and they stand by this. In fact, today I was in a meeting where I saw a team member make a suggestion and immediately it was acted on because that team member needed this support. You are not just listened to, but you are heard here and it makes for a valued working environment. The organisation works strategically on a national level, but delivers and engages with Young people and supporters locally. This presents some very local and meaningful conversations that really does have an impact. More of this can mean more impact.

    Cons

    It's a massive organisation and with this comes the complexities of knowing what departments exist and who exists and does what. You really have to be willing to ask questions and get out there and find answers. This can be a great way to get to know the organisation, but it comes with the frustrations of finding out what you need to learn , finding the answer quickly enough and everyone in the organisation having a similar knowledge on the same subject matter. In fact , when you start this can be very challenging and worrying . Alongside this, it is a lean organisation (great as the funding goes to young people first) but a great deal of the systems are very archaic and add to the day to day admin and can take you away from your main focus. So many staff work regionally, but communication is not regionally aligned and it proves difficult to engage Young people and externals without the regional messaging and measurements. There is so much impact happening up and down the country, but it is not articulated, communicated and celebrated locally. This can make the organisation appear like it has nothing to say or offer locally when we are in those communities.

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  10. "The people are amazing"

    5.0
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - People Team 

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

    Pros

    I've been with the Trust about 6 months so far and love it here. Some of the offices are amazing and it's been great to work with people who are so passionate about helping young people - when you look at some of what our young people have achieved and the people who came through the programme, it gives a great sense of purpose. I've found the Trust to be really change focussed and encouraging of new ways of working, which has been great.

    Cons

    There aren't really any cons for me

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