NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde is Trust like any other NHS Trusts in the UK. NHS is a public organisation and is considered to be a good employer.

    Cons

    Opportunities for part-time work are limited as there are ever increasing staff shortages. Staff are getting overworked and are under ever increasing pressure to cope.

    Advice to Management

    Please focus on the front-end staff. Strategies that are made in the management corridors have to executed by front-line staff. Increasing the pressures at work and at the same time reducing the number of people doing the work will certainly not help towards making the strategies successful.


  2. Institutionalised workplace bullying

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde full-time

    Pros

    Interesting clinical work; Great patients; Lovely, supportive admin staff.

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism at all levels; Childish, bullying managers; Zero camaraderie among clinical colleagues; Excessive reliance on inexperienced students to fill staffing gaps; Dishonest, incompetent and uncaring HR staff; Unpleasant surroundings/general working conditions; Lack of support for professional development.

    Advice to Management

    Deal with the bullying. The clinical work was enjoyable enough that I'd have put up with all the other cons if it wasn't for the toxic workplace culture.


  3. Doctors are ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting work. Sense of responsibility

    Cons

    Some of the consultants are a bit on the self righteous side (but then aren't they always)


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  5. A useful place for building IT experience, but severely lacking in career opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Absolute job security, easy interview.

    Cons

    Staff are promoted for political reasons, killing morale for everyone. Personal development is only ever talked about - plans are put in place, and never executed. Difficult to escape.

    Advice to Management

    Do what's best for the NHS, not your own self-interest or for an easy life. Possibly get private sector experience.


  6. Worthwhile career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Nurse in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sense of achievement with patient outcomes

    Cons

    Paperwork that gets in the way.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time with patients and nurses


  7. Average employer.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Average employer, not very progressive, but also not too demanding. This means that there are people who just turn up every day and get paid. Unfortunately, the people who do a good job also just get paid.

    Cons

    No real incentive to do an excellent job. Sometimes a real institutional negative culture. It does grind you down after a while. Not too many dynamic people around.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of what your staff are doing. Reward the achievers, and dump the work shy.


  8. Awful! ..put it all back in the box!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    At best, most people are people focused and care about the NHS, at worst, the internal politics is like wading through treacle and when nurses and GP's should be putting bandages on people, they are all in IT meetings and laying down the law. If only they themselves conformed to the concept of the patient driven service.

    Cons

    Where do you start, a lot of people want to work in the NHS as they are dependent on others and for some reason go off sick and awful lot. The concept of the patient driven service is a myth and the government lets down people very badly with its post code lottery.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the longitude and latitude of your own roles....you do not know anything about computing and and you may be talking with Masters an Phd qualified individuals with 20 years + experience. Specify your requirements and go do your own job. Harsh, but true.


  9. Consultant by name, drone by nature.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability. Stability. Stability. Stability. Stability.

    Cons

    Healthcare based on quantity, not quality.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time shadowing employees so that you actually understand what they do for a living, talk with them, listen to them, heed them.


  10. A Company unable to view full potential of it's employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scrub Nurse
    Former Employee - Scrub Nurse
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Will provide you with extra hours and overtime should you want them - Helps people in the community - Great benefits - Great Team Work Ethic in lower level staff

    Cons

    - No acceptance from Senior managers that Numbers aren't key - Hard and Long Hours - Little and No Support from Senior teams, only from your close workmates

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your strategies and treat patients and staff with respect. Mutual respect could achieve numbers like you obviously want; where your current workings won't.


  11. Typical of the NHS

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - House Officer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - House Officer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good environment to work in, colleagues are wonderful people, very challenging work at times. Steep learning curve, especially in the initial phases.

    Cons

    Complete lack of respect from management and senior staff, lots of unpaid and even worse, unacknowledged overtime. Often a lack of senior support at difficult times, disorganisation at every level.

    Advice to Management

    Showing a degree of respect to clinical staff may go a long way in ameliorating the difficulties faced by the NHS.



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