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“Interesting and varied work in a friendly environment but lower than average pay and not much scope for promotion. ”
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Nuffield Hospitals full-time for more than 5 yearsPros
Benefits such as gym membership and medical insurance. Company pension scheme. Offer good training opportunities, offer funding for appropriate courses. Free car parking. Family feel to the hospitals, with close multidisciplinary links due to having all departments under one roof. Nice environment to work in. Varied work, keeps things interesting.Cons
Not much opportunity for promotion, pay scale poor in comparison to NHS with no set increments. Difficult liaising with NHS lead services such as social services, occupational therapy etc as seen as 'private sector', there's a 'us and them' sort of attitude.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Need to make better use of senior staff, give them more responsibilities and more of a set structure to their role. Staff pay needs to all be brought in to line, some new staff earn more than experienced staff which is very poor. Need a set banding system, similar to NHS.RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Nuffield Hospitals.Interview Details
My worst interview experience by far. A mistake from beginning to the end.
To start with, the very role title for the possition I applied for was constantly changed between various stages of job application. Advertised as a 'Linux systems adminsitrator' initially, it somehow got automagically transformed into a 'Systems Technician' position, to end up mutated as Linux/Windows/Vmware/Network admin/support human-orchestra.
During the face-to-face, I was instantly locked up in a 2x2m business phone room for 1h with 100s of randomly printed out questions around Linux, Windows, Cisco, Vmware, storage, security, change management, scripting and what-not. I believe the only question I didn't spot was on how to build a helicopter using just one box of matches. Upon completion, I was literally escorted out of the building. Had to ask my questions on the staircase.
The interviewer was laughingly unprofessional, unprepared and had no soft skills whatsoever. The most detailed answer provided around the role was: "We have some Linux servers and some sort of a opensource SQL databases is in use. I don't know anything more. Sorry"
I had been spoking to different recruiting agencies and mentioned Nuffield around. Always, with a significant amount of laugh, I was told same story. That this position had been open for ages and most likely will remain so. Wonder why..Interview Questions
No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
- A chaotic randomness of different aspects of IT. Most of which completely irrelevant to the position as advertised. Answer Question
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No matter what field of medicine patients are looking for, chances are Nuffield Health (formerly Nuffield Hospitals) has it covered. The system is a private, not-for-profit network of independent, acute-care hospitals located throughout the UK. The company is run as a registered charity, operating outside the National Health Service. Nuffield Health operates some 30 hospitals, dozens of community fitness centers, and health assessment centers. Hospital patients pay for treatment either through insurance policies, through contracts with the NHS, or directly out of pocket...