Care UK

www.careuk.com

Care UK Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
20 Reviews
3.1
20 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Mike Parish
6 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    My experience at Care UK was good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Appointment Coordinator in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Appointment Coordinator in Southampton, England (UK)

    I worked at Care UK part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The staff were friendly and welcoming, the hours were manageable, the pay was good and the work was straight forward and rewarding

    Cons

    There wasn't an awful lot of training, you were expected to get on with the job, I learnt more from my colleagues than my employer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Opportunities for promotion and progression within the company would not have gone a miss. I was co-ordinating hospital appointments but felt I had a lot more to offer the company than what I was.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    enjoyable,exciting,rewarding,loving,caring,my life,my world,changed my life forever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CARER and SUPPORT WORKER for ELDERLY and DISABLED in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - CARER and SUPPORT WORKER for ELDERLY and DISABLED in Brighton, England (UK)

    I have been working at Care UK part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    its rewarding,the company is kind ,caring,considerate,good rates of pay, good training and updates,alot of support,best company around to work for...very imformative

    Cons

    time off for holidays,long hours,wake nights,emotional, rates of pay and career moves wanting to upgrade to a higher standard,work so hard get no rewards or bonus,s

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more pay,people wont work in a care industry doing the hard work we do when they can get the same wage by sitting at a supermarket check out...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Home Manager in Halstead, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Home Manager in Halstead, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Care UK full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great system, respect for workers, good staffing levels , great quality

    Cons

    no pay rise every year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Working for Care UK has been an amazing and very rewarding experience, I would recommend working here to my friends.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Life Skills Support Worker in Haywards Heath, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Life Skills Support Worker in Haywards Heath, England (UK)

    I have been working at Care UK full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The staff are amazing, friendly and so helpful and mindful of each other.
    If you want to improve a process or activities with residents your opinion and ideas are always considered. You have your own voice.
    Training is regular and encouraged. If you wish to complete a qualification, Care UK will support you.

    Cons

    We are not paid for our breaks and do not have any enticing benefits.
    Sometimes it can take quite a while for new equipment to arrive once we have reported a fault.
    I would like to see more interaction with residents who are not as fortunate as others to have family visit them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see more interaction and activities carried out with residents who are not as fortunate as others to have family visit them regularly if at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Generally pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Care UK part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, training taken very seriously, pay rate is good

    Cons

    Don't always feel supported by management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staffing levels: service users are not just numbers. If a unit has 3 empty beds please don't just veto the use of agency staff to bring the numbers up to quota; the needs of the service users MUST be part of the equations e.g. high dependency, challenging behaviour, need for 15 minute observation etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I was very happy and loved working for Care UK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Exeter, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Exeter, England (UK)

    I worked at Care UK full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good SMT, Mike Parish is very approachable, they like to focus on quality, they would win my vote every time!

    Cons

    To be honest the only challenges I found were because I was so far away from the rest of the branches we didn't get management visits like other branches did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please keep focussing on quality, I was made redundant from Care UK last year sadly. I moved to a new company and hate it so have decided to leave the Care Industry completely.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Difficult job, but rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Worker in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Support Worker in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Care UK full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Perkz employee discounts is a small but appreciated token. The pay is more than decent, and there are plenty of hours available to work.

    Cons

    It is stressful, not a huge support framework to help you in the beginning but rather you have to learn a lot by yourself, and it can be very psychologically demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement the Common Induction Standard. It's there, use it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Ups and Downs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nurse in Ponteland, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Nurse in Ponteland, England (UK)

    I worked at Care UK full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pro-active in staff training for HCAs and to a degree for qualified staff. Qualified pay is reasonable.
    Better overall than many of its competitors.

    Cons

    Qualified staff have to wear pink, which for most male nurses is not really appropriate.
    Very poor at responding to complaints of harassment/bullying by Home Managers towards staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    The staff are great, always helpful and easy to get along with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Care UK part-time

    Pros

    My manager of two years has been one of the best I've worked with. He has been supportive and accomodated new ideas. Most importantly he made staff feel important. I may have been lucky to have a great manager who has influenced me but I generallylike the management.

    Cons

    Some organisational practices can improve, although the company has started to improve practices. Recently, a few strict rules and procedures have been put in place that have made for some less convinientprocedures. However, nothig too alarming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    It was good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Care Assistant in Maidenhead, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Health Care Assistant in Maidenhead, England (UK)

    I worked at Care UK as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Staff and co workers
    Great as a start/introductory job

    Cons

    Deal with all queries
    Expected to know and do everything if you are new
    I was travelling far and they would not help cover my travel expenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For apprenticeshisp -Help with travel expenses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Work at Care UK? Share Your Experiences

Care UK

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.