Health Service Executive

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Health Service Executive Reviews

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
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    HSE Ireland

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SHO in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - SHO in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Health Service Executive as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours - Co operative staff - Light work load

    Cons

    Best for temporary placements only - permanent positions are difficult to get - Regulations are sometimes in gray areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Satisfactory

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Needs to find out what it's really like to work on the frontline.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Home-help in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Home-help in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Health Service Executive part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get paid on time.

    Cons

    Not much support or promotion prospects available, didn't rate my qualificaions. Over qualified but not reflected in my pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time and Management plan needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    HSE support services

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Service Executive

    Pros

    Stable guaranteed continued employment, pension, holiday days.

    Cons

    Unions have paved the way for lazy people to be lazy, and most take full advantage. Employees have set duties and seldom get asked, or dare to be asked to do extra. Bloated management/administration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually be managers and instill discipline/consequences, realistic pay for what the work involves. i.e too generous!

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  5.  

    Stay Clear

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Service Executive full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If all that interests you is a consistent wage and security, you will get that. There is very little you could do to compromise your job security - which is a very big part of the problem, particularly in management.

    Cons

    Mis-managed corrupt organisationn, run by egos. If you have any interest in getting things done, efficiency, being given the opportunity to provide a good service - avoid the HSE. It must be the most frustrating organisation in the world to work for. The level of bullying and abuse is rampant since the economic downturn. THe problem seems to be heavy overloading of incompetent management, which has never been vetted for the role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to remember that the staff on the dround are professionals, not slaves to be bullied and abused.

  6.  

    Abusive, exploitative, disorganised

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nchd in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Nchd in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Health Service Executive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very few good things to say

    Cons

    36 hr shifts regularly for doctors.
    Not paying doctors.
    Treating doctors very very poorly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where do I start?!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    job for life

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    Current Employee - Grade IV in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Grade IV in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Health Service Executive full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    pension if you are old enough

    Cons

    nothing new, very slow to change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Depends on what you're looking for...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clerical Officer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Clerical Officer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Health Service Executive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - It's extremely difficult to get fired.
    - The work is beyond easy.
    - Flexi time, shopping day at Christmas, annual salary increase for merely existing.
    - If you don't care about your career and you just want a secure job that pays the mortgage the HSE is the place for you.

    Cons

    This is not the place to work if you are in any way ambitious or hate bureaucracy. I worked here on and off for years, most of it during the boom times so I wasn't subject to the doom and gloom there is now but I doubt much has changed.
    - It's impossible to advance unless you're willing to play the game of corporate politics and nepotism is rampant (relatives on hiring panels for other relatives, conflict of interest much?).
    - If you try to change anything or do something more efficiently people will stare at you blankly and say "but we've always done it this way".
    - Useless layers of middle managers who do literally nothing.
    - Consultants constantly brought it to run up high bills and make recommendations no one listens to.
    - Lots of turning a blind eye to some very serious infractions that would easily get people fired elsewhere.
    - If someone high up doesn't like you they'll ship you off to a crappy department or location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run it like a private company.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    particularly punitive towards junior doctors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Non Consultant Hospital Doctor in Tallaght, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Non Consultant Hospital Doctor in Tallaght, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Health Service Executive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    other staff who are similarly disillusioned

    Cons

    Still not addressing illegal hours against ewtd. There is a general lack of respect for junior doctors with the mentality of 'importing new doctors' if the current don't toe the line.
    Nil tax reliefs or financial help with exams or medical registration fees or continuous professional competency expenses, all of which are huge expenses.
    Lack of any stable position unlike other countries who have staff grade doctors and may allow people to work part time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    great talent, excellent teaching and learnign opportunities if you chase them, poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registrar in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Registrar in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Health Service Executive full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    large public teaching institutions in ireland are the backbone of the healthcare sector. many of their departments, though underfunded and outdated equipment-wise, have some of the worlds leaders in research and teaching and international guideline development. your experience here is based on pure volume, as well as access to learning that you might have to fight for more aggressively in the us

    Cons

    it is what you make of it. if you don't want to move forward you can easily remain stagnant. you have to fight beaurocracy, horrendous working hours, and increasingly exorbitant examination and course fees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have clinicians on the board. compensate them for staying relevant with examinations by covering those costs or you will end up with a workforce that is purely service and not the innovators you have today. work laterally with the uk and the colleges to prevent the need for multiple examiantions fo rthe same psecialty, multiple registrations for the same colleges in diffierent countries. try to implement the ewtd rather than pressurizing people to cover for the lack of staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    It pays my bills.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Service Executive full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Guaranteed pay check even if the money is crap.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs. Too many people with job titles they dont need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving job titles to people where its not needed. Staff officers do nothing except approve annual leave. Anyone can do that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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