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No leadership in upper management
Lead theatre practitioner (Current Employee) –  Kent18 September 2017
Staff are friendly and warm u fortunately the management lets them down. The staff are caring and professional and do not cut corners when it comes to looking after the patients.
Pros
Friendly staff, caring about patients
Cons
No leadership
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Poor leadership lack of direcfion
Nurse (Former Employee) –  Bristol, Bristol28 August 2017
You would think a private hospital would have the latest technology and equipment and attract the best staff, in fact the opposite is true....I found it to be a very disorganised and demotivating workplace, where things haven't moved or improved in years..... the levels of staff sickness are incredible, the lack of leadership astonishing..... hard worker get more work dumped on them while the slackers get away with doing next to nothing.

A very odd place to work, unless you are related to a member of the management team.

The complaints from patients about the admin procedures and reception team have been going on for years but nothing changes.

There are better companies to work for do not work here
Pros
free toast
Cons
lack of leadership poor motivation satff sickness
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Only if you're desperate
Housekeeping Assistant (Former Employee) –  Norwich, Norfolk8 August 2017
Only nice thing will be the work colleagues if you're lucky. Some of the teams only consist of non English people who don't speak very good English & if you're are the only English speaking person it can be unpleasant to say the least. There is no training & you will constantly be told that your work isn't good enough.
If you have a flawless job record don't go there as it will be shafted after they have found a way of messing you over.
The management are basically bullies who will make you wonder how they ever got to that position.
Most enjoyable? Home time.
Pros
... can't think of any
Cons
Long hours, no thanks
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Care Assistant (Former Employee) –  Norwich, Norfolk6 August 2017
Very friendly and welcoming team. Loved working there. It was a smaller hospital than I was used to and worked there during my training to become a nurse. I was in a zero hour contract and the sister of the ward was very flexible and always pleasant when I needed to change shifts around.
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Good place to work
Housekeeper (Former Employee) –  Washington, Tyne and Wear2 August 2017
I was a housekeeper at spire hospital.where I was cleaning in the hospital.also I served food and helped in kitchen.this is a private hospital. Was a good place to work.
Pros
Yearly bonus
Cons
None
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Bad atmosphere
Warehouseman (Former Employee) –  Droitwich, Worcestershire1 August 2017
The place is extremely toxic and everything about it makes you want to leave from the management to the office staff. They go through staff like a conveyor belt
Pros
None
Cons
Everything you can think of
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Receptionist/Administrator (Former Employee) –  Blackpool, Lancashire31 July 2017
Terrible place to work!
Expected to do over time!
No proper training!
You will run yourself to he ground if you work here... be happy and don’t do it.
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poor motivation poor managment
Nurse (Former Employee) –  Bristol, Bristol23 July 2017
The Spire hospital is where NHS staff go to retire or want an easier life.
You wont learn anything new and the systems and practises are out of date...............it has a very unpleasant atmosphere and the levels of sickness are ridiculous..............so many unhappy staff, to be honest its a fancy hotel
Pros
looks like a hotel
Cons
staff sickness poor motivation out of date nursing
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Appaulling company to work for considering the nature of the job/s.
MLA (Former Employee) –  West Midlands23 July 2017
Following working for the company for many years, the latter stage of my employment with them was very unsatisfactory. They had very little compassion for a grievance that i was involved in. Management very much stuck together, right or wrong.
Pros
Free carparking.
Cons
Working with inadequate managers.
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Do not work for spire
Administrator (Former Employee) –  Didsbury, Greater Manchester4 July 2017
I used to work at the Didsbury site, if you were not one of the 'chosen' ones you were invisible & treated badly. if you value your sanity, avoid Spire at all cost.
Pros
free parking
Cons
management are rubbish
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Comment – 11 July 2017

management are nothing but bullies, they don't care about staff being under stress & pressure.

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Family feel workplace
Radiology Administrator (Former Employee) –  Redbridge, Greater London21 June 2017
A typical fay at work was very busy and fast paced as we had an outpatient clinic running along aside radiology.

Learnt a lot about Radiology and different modalities that take place and a lot about patient care.

The management team were fully involved when they were available.

It was a great team to work in, everyone was always very friendly.

Hardest part of the job was it could get overwhelming at times with the variety of tasks that needed to be done.

Enjoyable part of the job was everyday was a different day. Meeting new people,.
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Ok,
Specialist theatre practitioner (Current Employee) –  Yorkshire16 June 2017
Long shifts and uncertaint finish times, wide variety of surgical specialties are untertaken at this hospital. Consists of one ward and three theatres.
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Decent staff and managers but remote Board
Manager (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London14 June 2017
HQ Staff overworked.
Increasingly process driven and too many layers of bureaucracy.
Poor direction from above and consequently waste money on highbrow or cancelled schemes.
Staff worked very hard with ridiculous notice of deadlines as a result of the Execs being pulled all over the place by the Board, and this is then passed down the line.
Despite exceeding expectations, salary increases were pathetic.
Pros
Salary ok and some decent staff and managers who are nice folk to deal with.
Cons
High staff turnover, increasingly difficult Board, confusing politics at high level which means the lower ranks are pulled all over the place.
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Spire Little Aston
Receptionist/Administrator (Former Employee) –  Little Aston, Staffordshire26 May 2017
Not a good place to work especially if you are on "Bank" which is just zero hour contract they get you to work when there busy dropping you in things with no training,then they drop you down to four hours a week over the weekend on shifts that nobody wants.
Very clicky with managements relatives working there hence they get all good shifts.
Pros
Nice Canteen
Cons
Unreliable, low pay, no training
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A slow sinking ship
Despatch Operative (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London2 May 2017
This business needs to be totally restructured from senior management down to the cleaner and they need to start employing the right style of people who knows what their doing.
It is loosing so many good staff. Shame.
Unfortunately, this has had (or will have) an impact on the company.
............................READ THE REVIEWS!........................
Pros
A monthly wage
Cons
Nothing
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Awful
Admin (Former Employee) –  Bristol, Bristol1 May 2017
This place is awful to work for. You have to deal with an enormous workload and when you ask for help they ignore it. You will only get help if you are part of the clique or if your face fits. They have lost a lot of good hardworking people over the years but are not prepared to find out why.
Pros
Lovely Consultants
Cons
Bad management
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Spire Healhcare is a very nice company to work for. High standards
Healthcare Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bristol, UK28 April 2017
Very busy company. Learned about all kind of new operations how to become a better nurse. Deal with different people. Management were very loyal and respectful towards their staff. Enjoy my work every moment of it.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Were long hours
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Nice and friendly
Ward Administrator (Current Employee) –  Warrington, Cheshire19 April 2017
Friendly place to work very welcoming as a new starter, I leant how they file and discharge notes and posting out letters and packs. Management are nice and friendly aswell.
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poor management bully culture
nursing (Former Employee) –  Bristol, Bristol14 April 2017
I have to agree 100% with the all negative comments about working at the Spire, it really is as bad as everyone says, such as shame it could have been great, but there is next to no training, therefore nobody has any idea what they are meant to be doing, a complete lack of ownership, the reception team are rude to customers/patients and other work colleagues.
There is no pay or reward structure, 6 nurses left off the wards in 10 days.....what does that tell you?
The hardest part of this job was either boredom or coping with the negativity and moaning from staff members.
Pros
bully culture no training no support negative teams
Cons
looks nice
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You have to be in the click to work here
Med rec oprative (Former Employee) –  Droitwich, Worcestershire6 April 2017
Not a great company to work for, if your not in the in crowd you will be pushed out. The warehouse managers sons work there and get away with bullying along with there friends
Pros
None
Cons
Treated badly
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