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National Prescribing Service Reviews

Updated November 9, 2017
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  1. "Interesting work, indecisive managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Prescribing Service full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, interesting work, lots of variety

    Cons

    Very top heavy organisation with lack of vision

    Advice to Management

    Reduce management no.


  2. "Good intentions, poor planning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Many nice and educated people to work with - Salary packaging and work/life balance benefits

    Cons

    Despite having less than 300 staff, the organsational structure is quite deep. Some can expect to have 5-6 layers of management on top of them. Divisions, sub-divisions, streams and business units change and get transitioned all the time. Many great people were asked to leave or were not taken care of and were convinced to move on. Noticeable salary increase is unheard of. Even salary freeze is a very likely matter. I don't recommend NPS as the best choice for career growth.

  3. "Poor culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National Prescribing Service full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good location and multiple perks of working for a not for profit. Generally flexible working conditions. Some nice people work there, but it seems like people stay there because of the perks, not because its a great place to work.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and lack of direction, which filters through to staff. Very political environment dominated by a few senior members of the executive - very resistant to new ideas and initiatives coming from outside the inner circle. Very little opportunity for mentorship or career growth. Not a company that is well known or respected, so adds nothing to a CV.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify the vision of the organisation and translate it to measurable objectives for every position. People need to know why they come to work every day, and what success in their position looks like. Take criticism from your employees and customers and use it to improve rather than suppressing it.


  4. "Friendly people but lacks strong leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at National Prescribing Service full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and salary packaging benefits. Increasing superannuation contributions the longer you stay. People are very friendly and generally highly educated

    Cons

    Poor leadership team who lack clear direction. Multiple company restructures in a short space of time have reduced employee morale. There are lack of career development opportunities as it's a fairly flat structure and they don't try hard enough to keep good employees. Rarely any pay increases, only CPI.

    Advice to Management

    Need stronger leadership.
    Employee an executive manager who understands business development and can advise the CEO on business development and marketing strategy. Without this the company will struggle to grow it's commercial arm


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    "Has it's ups and downs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National Prescribing Service (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    + Great environment and people
    + Lots of opportunities to take ownership
    + Not-for-profit tax benefits
    + Excellent health knowledge

    Cons

    - Politics can interfere with progress
    - Constant change, though often not where required

    Advice to Management

    Exec should place more trust in department capabilities, rather than rely on politics to progress projects.