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"Can be a worthwhile job, but you'll learn to hate your evil overlord masters at the Department of Health."

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Current Employee - Information Analyst in Reading, England (UK)
Current Employee - Information Analyst in Reading, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The final year pension scheme, which, I think, no longer exists for new employees. And there probably won't be anything left in the pot by the time you retire anyway after Labor's finished raiding it.

Cons

Everything you do is geared towards chasing paper targets and nonsensical initiatives drafted by some monkey at the Department of Health, what we want to do is help people.

Advice to Management

Private organisations see the NHS as a cash cow they can tap for funds, heads should be rolling for the gross financial negligence exhibited by policymakers.

Other Employee Reviews for NHS

  1. "NHS - Great non-pay benefits, hard to progress, poor communication, but trying to make it work"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Maidstone, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Maidstone, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Because its an organisation accountable to the government, every effort is made for all organisations to have the same benefits including Annual leave and family friendly policies. Being such a large organisation, there is always room to develop and progress in your career, although you may be the one who has to push for it.

    Cons

    Promotion opportunities are there, although it may take you a while for you to progress in your career at the speed you want. In some cases there are gaps in "next step" positions, meaning you either have to make a really big leap to the next stage on the ladder and struggle for a while, or leave to get the right expereince elsewhere. Management communication is mostly poor as new managers are not given the support and skill develeopment they may need to learn how to run a team. Generally people feel they are overworked and underpaid - because its government run, that is generally true.

    Advice to Management

    They need to invest and provide proper structured development programmes to new managers BEFORE they start their new role and get sucked into the manic day to day working of the NHS. Time needs to be given to people,to adjust into new roles, and they need better guidance and induction into the job, making clear expectations of them, and what they should expect in return, as well as regular constructive feeedback. They need to hire more people to get the unrealistic demands of work being set unpon senior management completed. That does not mean more managers.. just more workers to delegate to.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "listen to the people who work in the NHS not the politics"

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    Current Employee - Materials Management Assistant in High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Materials Management Assistant in High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The good relationship that I have with the clinical staff that I work with !

    Cons

    Pay the non clinical workers a living wage, and stop the privtisation of services

    Advice to Management

    Start to treat your staff with the respect that they deserve.

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