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Barchester Healthcare Overview

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London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1992
Private Practice / Firm
Health Care
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Barchester Healthcare provides residential and nursing care for more than 10,000 people in over 200 locations. We are the only healthcare provider to ever make the Sunday Times Best Big Companies List, voted for anonymously by our own staff - six times! - and we are also ... Read more

Mission: Since we started, our principles have remained the same: to provide quality environments that nurture our residents and their families, and which also provide rewarding and inspiring workplaces for our staff.

Barchester’s approach &ndash ... Read more

Barchester Healthcare Reviews

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Barchester Healthcare CEO Pete Calveley
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    "Current CEO and senior management couldn't care less"

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    Former Employee - Ops Manager in National City, CA
    Former Employee - Ops Manager in National City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Barchester Healthcare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I struggle to find anything positive to say anymore. Barchester used to employ superb people but they have all had enough and are leaving in droves. They used to have a brilliant reputation, the management structure was flat, everyone felt that they were part of something special. Not any more. It's all about profit now. Nothing else seems to matter to the current CEO.

    Cons

    Barchester used to make the 25 Best Big Companies list every year. But they won't get it again. Staff no longer feel valued. Promises are made to new staff but it's all a con. Attrition rates are shocking. The Business School no longer exists and staff development is a joke as the company has slashed its L&D budget yet Barchester continues to claim that their career training is the best in the business. The current board and senior managers have established a hierarchical dictatorship akin to a 1980's corporation which seeks to treat its middle managers like mushrooms.

    Advice to Management

    Barchester deserves a CEO who's in it for the long haul and cares about the company. Get rid of the so called 'transformation team' and appoint senior managers who care about barchester and its staff. Head Office is full of newly appointed directors with CV's that demonstrate serious job hopping; Barchester is just another notch on their LinkedIn profiles.

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Barchester Healthcare Photos

Barchester Healthcare photo of: Lee Watson, Resourcing Advisor, with Barchester's Sunday Times 'Best Big Companies' Award
Barchester Healthcare photo of: Barchester's stand at the RCN Congress 2014
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Barchester Healthcare Interviews

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    Deputy General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chellaston, England (UK)
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    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Barchester Healthcare (Chellaston, England (UK)) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Interview was informal and more of a chat. They made me very comfortable and were really keen to hear about my previous experience. Most of the questions were related to how I would use my management experience to tackle issues in the care home.

    Interview Questions

    • In your previous experience, how did you manage a employee dispute?   Answer Question
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Barchester Healthcare Awards & Accolades

  • 25 Best Big Companies, Best Companies / UK Sunday Times, 2014
  • Top Employers United Kingdom Certification, Top Employers Institute, 2014

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