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Care UK Colchester Reviews

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Colchester, England (UK)

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Care UK CEO Mike Parish
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Pros
  • Tough but rewarding work, lovely service Users, and lovely fellow colleagues (in 7 reviews)

  • I love my job, great training and opportunities fir advancement (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Many of our senior staff work 12 hour shifts and then spend an extra hour handing over at the end of the day which they are NOT paid for (in 4 reviews)

  • The manager at the outpatient department has no respect for her staff and never rewards people for their hard work (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Recruitment"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Recruitment Advisor in Colchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Clinical Recruitment Advisor in Colchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Care UK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company with strong values and wonderful career opportunities.

    Cons

    None - I have found Care UK to be a brilliant employer.


  2. "No moving up"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Advisor in Colchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Advisor in Colchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, friendly environment, enjoyable work at times to much pressure

    Cons

    No opportunities to progress, High turnover of staff

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poor company"

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    Current Employee - Care Assistant in Colchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Care Assistant in Colchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Care UK provide goo maternity support. The actual work itself is alot of fun, loved working with my residents.

    Cons

    Want blood out of a stone for poor pay, they have very poor training and turn a blind eye to things they should;t

    Advice to Management

    Support people they report things, and increase pay, train staff better


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Never again !!"

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    Former Employee - CARER and SUPPORT WORKER for ELDERLY and DISABLED in Colchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - CARER and SUPPORT WORKER for ELDERLY and DISABLED in Colchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Care UK part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Please do not work for this company, they bully staff, I was told I had mental issues and I was not the only member of staff to be told this after a pi challenged my managers bad practice

    Cons

    You can escape , the poor residents can't

    Advice to Management

    Resign you are a disgrace to the caring professional , all of you .


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Void!! care uk is all about the money not the people"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Colchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Colchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Care UK (More than a year)

    Pros

    Care team is mostly very good but work under pressure of management

    Cons

    Very poor management
    Poor communication with management
    Management will stress you daily and will talk you in a rough not nice manner, I've seen management insult carer in front of professionals and relatives. Management is unreliable, non trustworthy, they care the work to be done and they will leave you with short staff for over 20 dementia residents.
    If somebody call sick and they know the day before they will not cover.
    Simply too much pressure, no appreciation, never been heard, afraid of speak up.
    Simply disgraceful the way management treat staff and residents!
    Cause of short staff , residents who paid so much money don't get the care they deserve.
    I left the place and I can see how happy I am in my new job where There is enough staff, is organised and residents are happy.
    I feel sorry for the staff who still are there and suffer every day.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Care UK (More than a year)

    Pros

    Care UK offers varity, challenges, training and career development.

    Cons

    Lack of parking at head office can be an issue.


  7. "Everyday is different, Perfect place to work!"

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    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst in Colchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst in Colchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I Love working for CareUK Each day is challenging and different. I love the fact the company pushes me to work hard and more efficient.

    Cons

    Im not sure if this is a downside but i feel the IT Department needs more staff. We do struggle on the staff we have.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  8. "I am a support worker, working in a supported living environment for people with learning disabilities."

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    Current Employee - Support Worker in Colchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Support Worker in Colchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Care UK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Care UK is a passionate company, devoted to stamping out abuse. Care UK are lateral thinkers, using creative techniques to promote independent living. Staff are well trained with competency checks. Regular training is given to ensure the best care is given

    Cons

    Care UK give you a lot of responsibility for a very low minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    More interaction with support workers. This could increase career prospect to devoted staff


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