Allied Healthcare International Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
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  1. Good team Okay company

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    Former Employee - HCA
    Former Employee - HCA

    I worked at Allied Healthcare International part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    gained valuable experience by working in varied settings from Mental health to Care of the elderly it is a shame the new owners are focusing on home care.

    Cons

    Like all health care work the co-coordinators and management will take advantage of your good nature.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clear career paths maybe an increase in millage allowance would be nice

  2. Good company to work with

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    Current Employee - Health
    Current Employee - Health

    I have been working at Allied Healthcare International

    Pros

    Good support from the team, good salary

    Cons

    Do not pay my travelling expenses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing to comment on

    Approves of CEO
  3. Horrendous

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    Former Employee - Home Care Worker, Support Worker, Carer in Carmarthen, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Home Care Worker, Support Worker, Carer in Carmarthen, Wales (UK)

    I worked at Allied Healthcare International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are considering an early death and trying to lower your self esteem and have a heart attack then this is the place to work

    Cons

    Where do I start! Bullying, intimidation, harassment. Being constantly harassed if lucky to have a day off, Not being paid the National Minimum Wage and expected to destroy your own personal vehicle for their benefit. worked for what equated to just over £3 an hour and mileage and nowhere near covers fuel, wear and tear etc on your car. Complaints and client concerns are routinely ignored and if you complain too much or are not in their elite clique then you are punished by withholding shifts but they keep you dangllng just enough to prevent you going somewhere else.
    I am starting a case with an Employment Tribunal. Search online for Allied Healthcare regarding a nurse called ElaineFernandez. Their treatment of her was shocking and the sad fact is that it is commonplace in this company.AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open and honest and follow LEGAL guidelines. Treat your staff and clients better and you will reap the benefits in having happy, experienced staff who are less concerned with trying to survive and actually having the time to care for the clients. I have seen many really good members of staff leave because of bullying and wrongdoings being covered up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Service users were always bottom of the agenda

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    Former Employee - Care Worker in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Care Worker in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Allied Healthcare International full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Made good friends, flexible shifts to fit in with university, lovely service users

    Cons

    Poor management, promised pay rise which never happened!, no mileage, no travelling time, no support or empathy from office staff, not paid for training and lack of communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out all of the cons! If carers say they are unavailable for a shift - THEY ATE UNAVAILABLE. do not use emotional blackmail or harass them. Stop breaking promises regarding pay and mileage and treat staff like human beings rather than something on the bottom of your shoe!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Don't even go there

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    Former Employee - Care Assistant/Staff Nurse in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Care Assistant/Staff Nurse in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Allied Healthcare International

    Pros

    Flexible shifts, but if you don't do what shifts you want they make it hell for you.

    Cons

    Really pretentious and paranoid staff that use 'emotional' blackmail tactics if you refuse shifts, despite me being on my final exams in Nursing, they still took the hump because I wouldn't cover a certain shift ON THE DAY OF MY EXAM!!

    Very poor management, and beware they give thepublic holiday shifts to people who are part of their little 'clique'

    No ongoing support available, and training a lot to be desired.

    Service Users always come FIRST!

    Sending loners in to do jobs that are too dangerous, or just they are not trained to do unsupervised.

    I worked here for 2 years, not once did I see a manager, or any other person from your HQ, or Care Commission.

    No chance to progress if you are not part of their 'little clique'

    Wages often wrong or late, which I have to spend all day to get sorted out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your carers and nurses with a little more contempt, they are the very foundation of your company, and sack everyone in that Glasgow office, they're useless!!

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    carer

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    Current Employee - Carer in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Carer in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Allied Healthcare International part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    None do not work for them, I have been a carer for many years and can say they Allied have led me up the garden path, after one week I was not happy with their lies and if you think the £8.00 something they are paying you is good then think again they take almost a pound of you for when you have holiday and dont get paid till the second week - always a week behind with payment this is to cover that , I was on £7.00 something but no petrol l fees paid for.

    Cons

    They say that you will cover a 5 mile radius but this is untrue, i was told to go somewhere on my first day alone 8 miles away and then to another place 12 miles away from my home. I then had to go back to and fro these two places 5 times I got home at 2 a.m. I left my home at 3.30 p.m. For 10 and a half hours I got paid for five hours work, thats if I get paid! I had worked earlier in the day too to places nearer but this was taking the p... my first day and given such a round unfamiliar to me and way out of my area I got lost was tearful and lost in the dark it was a nightmare and why I said I didnt want to work for them. They didnt give you enough or any time to get to calls and clients would say your late. It was a not as I expected and they dont tell you that most calls are for half an hour only!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you give time for carers to get to homes in time instead of always being late, I was in Tenterden at a certain time but had to be in Woodchurch the same time as left Tenterden. There was no travel time I would need a tardis to get there! Impossible expectactions you will have to put your foot down and put yourself in danger to get there on time and still be late . Also they should tell you places hard to get to i.e. caraven sites and places you cannot drive to, I got lost looking for addresses in the dark in alley-ways you could only walk too. Also we'll let you know if this person is there or not or still in hospital, ha they dont let you know they call you and say where are you and you have to tell them the place is empty? . I would say go and do the job yourself and see how it is is in the real world which is what was said to me when I said I was told you said I would only have to do a 5 mile radius! I was told when compalained we would like to give you what would be suitable but in the real wolrd this is what you have to do...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Care /support worker for 2 years

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    Current Employee - Home Care Worker in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Home Care Worker in Hemel Hempstead, England (UK)

    I have been working at Allied Healthcare International part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I had wonderful working relationships, with both staff and customers.

    Cons

    As an experienced care worker I was horrified at the abuse and neglect I witnessed during my employment with Allied. Abuse and neglect I reported to management and senior management, only to find I was ignored and ridiculed, they simply didn't care or want to address issues raised. Zero hour contracts and their use by way of punishment and reward, blatant abuse of NMW regulations continually paying staff less by not paying for travel time and often no contribution for expenses mean staff turnover is huge. As good staff leave they are often replaced by people with little or no experience just to cope with demand, this is putting people up and down our country at risk of abuse and neglect in their own homes, I know because I have seen it! Allied are part of a huge private equity firm who seem run this country so not much chance of them moving away from care any time soon!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve terms and conditions to attract and retain quality staff. Respect staff and customers, and please do not continue to ignore abuse and neglect. One day you may find yourself requiring care and I am sure the standards currently provided will not be good enough for you and yours!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Office staff

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    Current Employee - Support Worker in Bury St Edmunds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Support Worker in Bury St Edmunds, England (UK)

    I have been working at Allied Healthcare International part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Rewarding job with lovely services users

    Cons

    The office staff really need to pay attention to what clients needs are, if they looked after the carers properly like they promise while training us, we wouldn't leave the company and the clients wouldn't have to deal with new carers all the time, they want to have the same 2 carers all the time, good job but company not so great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to learn how to communicate between office staff and listen to what the carers have to say, after all we are the ones dealing with disatisfidy clients due to office constantly messing up rotas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Not a very nice company to work for treat the carers with no respect at all

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    Former Employee - Care and Support Worker in Abergavenny, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Care and Support Worker in Abergavenny, Wales (UK)

    I worked at Allied Healthcare International full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Meeting new clients everyday and not stuck in one place

    Cons

    A lot of traveling wear and tear on the car long hrs gor very little pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More organisation is needed in the office between staff and employers no communication at all as long as they got the calls covered the dont really care something needs to be done cause more + more employers are leaving

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Horrible horrible company

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    Current Employee - Home Care Worker in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Home Care Worker in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at Allied Healthcare International part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The clients are lovely, and so nice being able to support others with daily tasks that we take for granted.

    Cons

    Management are rude and unsupportive.
    Office staff don't listen, it's like talking to yourself.
    Complaints are ignored, leading to neglect!
    Have to make appointments to talk to office staff?? How is this a good supportive working environment?
    Staff lie to, your not asked to do something your told. Rotas are changed without even asking if it's ok.
    You harassed all the time when not in work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get people who actually care about clients and their carers. Not the rude unhelpful ones you have now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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