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Creative Freedom, but suffers from Ingrained Bureaucracy

ICT Staff (Current Employee) Middlesbrough, England (UK)

Pros- Comparitively good salary for a public sector company.
- Good staff benefits package.
- Creative freedom to do what we feel is best.
- Friendly co-workers.

Cons- Hands tied by bureacracy.
- Severely outdated computer software/hardware, with seemingly no intention to upgrade.
- Management are too focused on "quick wins", which reduces quality of work output.
- Non-technical management staff for technical teams makes interaction difficult at times.
- Little adherence to established practices and standards.
- Engrained anti-progress culture when it requires adaptation.

Advice to Senior ManagementWorking in ICT would be so much easier if staff weren't tied down in bureaucracy and funding issues. Teams are strangled from improving the quality of their output because managers are unwilling to part with funding in the short term for long term gains.

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Biomedical science

    Senior Biomedical Scientist (Current Employee) Sheffield, England (UK)

    I have been working at UK National Health Service


    Pros: In some cases a feeling of satisfaction when doing the… Cons: The hours, Pay structure for out of core hour work is not good compared to private sector. Being taken for granted by senior management. Decisions made at higher… Advice to Senior Management: fight for a fair budget to enable top quality patient care. The health… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Should I stay or should I go?

    PCT Manager (Current Employee)

    I have been working at UK National Health Service


    Pros: Working with clinicians to make a real difference for patients. The most wonderful feeling in a job in the NHS is when you capture that… Cons: It's getting harder and harder to do this (see above comment). Clinicians are getting more and more tired, not just with the avalanche of new… Advice to Senior Management: If you died tomorrow, what would you like your staff… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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