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Updated July 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance and flexi-working are very beneficial (in 20 reviews)

  • Good work ethic and good pension (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours typically 12-13 hour days plus on call (in 35 reviews)

  • Bad for work life balance, due shift patterns (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Biomedical Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pension plan is good. NHS discounts on food, mobile phone plans, and many others merchants

    Cons

    Hours can vary greatly. Shift work is common. Always a shortage of staff and high stress environment


  2. "Waste of time"

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    Former Employee - Outpatient Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Outpatient Therapist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at NHS part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -can make your own hours from 8am-8pm

    Cons

    -fee for service, over half of your clients will cancel,most with zero notice
    -minimum of 10 hours billable time (aka expect to sit in an office for 20 hours prepping,doing service notes,treatment plans,your schedule, missed appointment letters etc and not getting paid for it)
    -no supplies were provided, there's a box of useless things in each office
    -no separate restrooms for employees, awkward walking in and seeing your client or their family in there
    -little support from anyone

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of fee for service. Every therapist I talked to would have gathered a pay cut to be paid every office hour over a higher rate per hour that the client actually shows up to.

  3. "Love to work here"

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    Current Employee - Head of Analysis in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Head of Analysis in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NHS (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A lot of smart people working here

    Cons

    I cannot think of one.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Band 2 nursing assistant"

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    Former Employee - Health Care Support Worker in Truro, VA
    Former Employee - Health Care Support Worker in Truro, VA

    Pros

    For the training and discipline. Because I enjoy learning and helping people enjoy a better quality of life. I also volunteer for Roswyth in Newquay, caring for people with mental health issues.

    Cons

    I applied for band 2 nursing assistant (temporary staffing). I had six weeks of training to do. The training was in Redruth, Bodmin and Truro. I do not have a car and was finding it very difficult to afford to be able to get to these places. I therefore could not complete my training. I would have loved more than anything to have been able to succeed. I also didn't have a computer and was doing alot of the courses at the library. I now have a computer and would welcome any challenges to put myself back on my chosen employment path..caring. Sadly I was employed by NHS but I actually did not start work. My previous employment to this ended in 2012 when I was a flexable support worker in mental health and learning disabilities. I gave up this employment to move to Newquay with a partner of whom I am no longer with.

    Advice to Management

    I promise I shall work hard and keep up to date with all training required for future employment. I am caring, compassionate and empathetic.


  5. "Surgical Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing equipment to sterilize, pats on the back, free cups of tea.

    Cons

    Long hours, slaps in the face, dirty phone calls from the Queen.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the tax payer.


  6. "Clinical Research Fellow in the NHS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of time for research; competitive pay with banding

    Cons

    Non training post no way to increase.


  7. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great work environment and cool people

    Cons

    bad management and leadership values

  8. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work positive experience. I would really recommend anyone that loves a fast pace setting

    Cons

    I can't really think of any

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any


  9. "hospital manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good company ,nice peole,easy to work

    Cons

    nice working enviorment,good managememt,good oppotunity

    Advice to Management

    be organise


  10. "Too frustrating to be completely fulfilling"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NHS full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, work can be inspiring.

    Cons

    Biggest problems in the NHS created by political interference. Fragmented system. Hospital/GP payment structures incentive the behaviour that management is trying to reduce so it feels like an uphill battle.


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