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Royal College of Nursing Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2019

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Royal College of Nursing  CEO Donna Kinnair
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  1. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Accountant in London, England

    I have been working at Royal College of Nursing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working , great holiday entitlement

    Cons

    Career progression within the organisation in some departments can be difficult

    Royal College of Nursing 2019-06-22
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Inappropriate relationships tolerated"

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    Former Employee - HROD 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Royal College of Nursing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Terms and conditions are very good

    Cons

    Inappropriate relationships in HR department. “Jobs for the girls.”

    Advice to Management

    Staff who are having a relationship should not be managed directly by each other. When this becomes known, it should be dealt with straight away - not tolerated.. Outrageous behaviour and cause of embarrassment for department. Affected key decisions, and credibility.

    Royal College of Nursing 2019-07-14
  3. Helpful (1)

    "A modern tragedy"

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    Former Employee - Editorial in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal College of Nursing full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Holiday entitlement Carers’ leave Salary Flexible working Health and fitness allowance Pension

    Cons

    Poor management Lack of strategy, purpose and direction Jobs for the boys Poor performance is not managed Slow to respond to changing trends in publishing Lack of emotional intelligence from leadership

    Advice to Management

    When I joined RCNi, the publishing company owned by RCN, I was impressed and proud to work there. It was owned by nurses and run by nurses with a real sense that the flagship journal Nursing Standard was on nurses’ side. The company had enviable personal subscription figures and healthy advertising revenues. However, times change. The company responded too slowly to digital publishing and the downturn in advertising..., resulting in halfhearted and confused attempts to find alternative revenue streams that other companies had already developed and done well years before us. Some staff are very talented, positive and hardworking and truly want to help promote the excellent work done by nurses in all care settings in the U.K. and internationally. Others, sadly some at director level, have only their own interests to promote and have been allowed to rinse the company dry for years, such that it’s now a shadow of its former self. I left because my morale and self-worth were at rock bottom. It’s difficult to remain positive and committed as an experienced employee of a publishing company where editorial is the least valued department and the message from the top is ‘you’re old, expensive, out of date and we’d like to make things so unpleasant for you that you’ll leave and save us the redundancy payout’. A tragedy.

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    Royal College of Nursing 2019-06-03
  4. "A company that lacks direction and leadership, with too many games being played"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal College of Nursing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Staff have all the power

    Cons

    Management are lacking in autonomy and prevented from managing.

    Advice to Management

    There is no direction and the organisation is rudderless. No strategy, no vision, no leadership. With lots of games being played to fight for your position. it is such a pity as the organisation can be s much more

    Royal College of Nursing 2019-05-05
  5. "Company looked after their staff"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I worked at Royal College of Nursing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Their wellbeing policies and strategy, annual leave,

    Cons

    Politics of some management staff at the time in certain teams

    Royal College of Nursing 2019-04-07
  6. "Officer"

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    I worked at Royal College of Nursing

    Pros

    Supportive, friendly and inclusive work environment

    Cons

    Career progression can be limited

    Royal College of Nursing 2018-09-07
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Royal College of Nursing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The RCN is a genuinely caring employer, and there are opportunities here for those who want to progress.

    Cons

    No major cons, though parking can be tricky.

    Royal College of Nursing 2018-07-16
  8. "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Royal College of Nursing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits. Friendly atmosphere & opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Not a huge amount of cons, but slow moving and slightly bureaucratic at times

    Royal College of Nursing 2018-04-04
  9. "Great colleagues!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Royal College of Nursing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues and workplace benefits

    Cons

    Lacks innovation and too bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent

    Royal College of Nursing 2018-04-12
  10. "Great organisation with lots of staff benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Royal College of Nursing full-time

    Pros

    This is great friendly organisation to work for with lots of staff benefits. Home working opportunities, Flexible working. Good holiday entitlement. Good pay rates, Sick Pay, Pension. Giving something back days to provide some time to work for a charity, etc.

    Cons

    As a Union the organisation is weighted towards staff and it sometimes feels staff have more leeway than managers.

    Royal College of Nursing 2017-12-07
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