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Updated July 15, 2018
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  • "Long hours/shift work so hard to get a work life balance on work days" (in 63 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance can sometimes be less than ideal" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "NHS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NHS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues keen to make a difference.

    Cons

    Major funding issues and brexit has called into question whether some of the best staff from Europe will have to leave the uk


  2. "Employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NHS part-time

    Pros

    Interesting role, good people, challenge

    Cons

    Low pay, frustrating, pay more get better people

  3. "Occupational Therapist"

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

    I worked at NHS full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits including vacation.

    Cons

    Too few resources to complete job in the short amount of time needed.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of employees needs under such stressed system


  4. "CNA"

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    Current Employee - CNA in Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - CNA in Fayetteville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff is friendly.
    I love knowing that I'm working in an environment that helps other people.
    Medical setting with lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Poor management
    Poor staffing management, meaning more work for unequal compensation at times

    Advice to Management

    Improve


  5. "Keep looking elsewhere not NHS"

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

    I have been working at NHS full-time

    Pros

    Great clients, many dedicated frontline staff

    Cons

    Directors who lack leadership skills and basic business skills. NHS is very large and can appear to only care about external customers as money. Poor physical working environments and not provided with basic supplies needed to do job effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as internal customers and as important.


  6. "Supportive to staff"

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    Former Employee - Nurse in Leicester, MA
    Former Employee - Nurse in Leicester, MA

    I worked at NHS part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ongoing support to staff, very supportive if your needs are known

    Cons

    Shortage of staff , which leads to burnout , staff who works becomes tired

    Advice to Management

    Maybe find ways to retain staff


  7. "Overall good experience"

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    Former Employee - Supported Living Worker
    Former Employee - Supported Living Worker
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with room for growth

    Cons

    Poor communication at times but is to be expected in human services

  8. "Great people, tough place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NHS full-time

    Pros

    People are smart, diligent and hard working committed to a good cause. collective intitiatives keep the lights on and service delivery going

    Cons

    Funding and work schedules are tough. Policy and management make it hard to innovate and improve your service as a professional

    Advice to Management

    let the people delivering care steer you, work with them, don't push them in to doing things, or at least explain clearly and succinctly what you are expecting of them


  9. "managers talk to you like you're dumb, no support, no money"

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    Current Employee - Line Technician in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Line Technician in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at NHS (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You form relationships with your clients

    Cons

    Pay is far less than what the work requires
    Management stay in their offices more than they walk around to help, especially with aggressive clients
    No lunch breaks, have to eat with clients
    Use and abuse you when you're full time
    Very high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Benefits! Both monetary and physically, a coffee machine, donuts sometimes, snacks...


  10. "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.


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