Mencap Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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3.6
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Edel Harris
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very good to work with people with a learning disability(in 20 reviews)

  • "They really care about people we support(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Support workers targeted when challenging managers over support for PWS(in 19 reviews)

  • "long hours, emotionally demanding, poor pay(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Personal assistant to Director

      Mar 10, 2014 - Personal Assistant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Gratifying and worthwhile. Felt like part of the team. Was included in all parts of company. Regular reviews helped me develop.

      Cons

      Very rigid regarding hours and time off.

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      Mencap Response

      Head of Resourcing

      Thank you for your comments. Should you wish to provide me with any further feedback it would be gratefully received. Rob Walker FCIPD Head of Resourcing Rob.Walker@Mencap.org.uk

    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Apr 24, 2021 - Support Worker in Sawston, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great supportive team, fair management. Good few career opportunities.People who really care

      Cons

      Might be challenging at times. You need fair amount of patience and experience

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Brilliant!

      Apr 23, 2021 - Youth Worker in Nottingham, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Helpful, supportive, leave you to get on with it.

      Cons

      Some clients can be challenging.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      so so

      May 6, 2021 - Support Worker in Southport, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Lovely clients, some good staff

      Cons

      some very bad staff and management

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      This job will change you

      Mar 21, 2021 - Support Worker 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      People who we support are amazing. Management is helpful and friendly and ready to meet your needs when making a rota. Colleagues are very good people always ready to explain you something which you do not know. No one is lazy and does job with all the heart. You will never be the same person after supporting people with learning disabilities. You become a better person next to them.

      Cons

      The salary is very moderate, however it is always like that in this industry.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Solid employer

      Apr 14, 2021 - Human Resources Business Partner HRBP in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good support and senior leadership

      Cons

      Lots of Senior Leaders with opposing views

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Positive experience, great atmosphere

      Mar 24, 2021 - Secretary 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Management was helpful and supportive in all aspects Great colleagues dedicated to their jobs and the work they do

      Cons

      Moderate salary, not many perks

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Mencap

      Mar 23, 2021 - Support Worker in Peterborough, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      People you support are really nice, day job us great

      Cons

      Your shifts get changed last minute

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Loved it but too short

      Mar 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Sense of shared purpose and aims

      Cons

      Made redundant, which was a shame as i enjoyed it

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great culture, supportive colleagues

      Feb 15, 2021 - Project Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very supportive colleagues, no hierarchy, support to grow in role, access to training and resources, flexibility for role

      Cons

      Limited progression within current team

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