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Moderate to good, choppy waters at times

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Biomedical Scientist NHS in Leicester, England (UK)
Current Employee - Biomedical Scientist NHS in Leicester, England (UK)
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at National Health Service full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Good social security, good bunch of people in general working for the NHS, the job is satisfying when they let you do it, easy to move job or location; most places are quite flexible re hours, many hospitals provide childcare at work etc

Cons

Understaffing!! You might not be able to get holidays at all, or not anywhere near the time you want to take them, as many departments are so understaffed already. Some useless managers around, just looking out for themselves or fulfill management targets regardless of what falls by the wayside due to this, which often is staff morale. A lot of staff are pretty fed up at the moment, but carry on for the sake of the patients. Usually not enough resources for training, often staff are told they need qualification xyz to do their job, yet the opportunity to complete the training never materialises; incompetent staff are carried and never got rid off, people who put themselves out derive no benefit from it. As long as you can talk the talk you'll get a management role, never mind if you are actually able to do the job!

Advice to Management

You can't keep cutting staff levels and resources without affecting patient care; reward people who go the extra mile, not those who agree with you and a***lick

Other Employee Reviews for National Health Service

  1. Interesting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant In Public Health in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant In Public Health in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National Health Service full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good location, making a difference

    Cons

    NHS Reforms, organisation being dissolved


  2. ostly positive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good terms and conditions, good work life balance and employee representation

    Cons

    No opportunity for bonuses, can be a bit of a disincentive

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff and let them manage, ignore politicans


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