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13 happy years with this great team
Team Leader/Manager (Former Employee) –  Elland, West Yorkshire17 January 2018
I worked at the Elland Hospital for 13 years and enjoyed working there throughout loads of changes. It is busy but the team has time to care which is something the NHS is unable to guarantee as the pressures there are so great.
Everyone there wants to do a great job for the patients and I know it sounds twee, but there is a real family feel to the place with people looking after each other through difficult personal issues.
The hospital is clean, well looked after and best of all, it is small enough that you get to know everyone and everything that is going on really quickly.
Pros
Time and support to do a good job, great food and free parking
Cons
I put on weight!
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Engaging
Radiographer (Former Employee) –  Southampton12 January 2018
Would recommend Spire as a company very supportive, happy to implement change and work with you. Good career prospects, Many sites and job opportunity. Supportive of career advancement and training. Does demand your full attention, a flexible attitude is a must.
Pros
Supportive of career advancement
Cons
Demands flexibility
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great team
Second Chef (Former Employee) –  Southend-On-Sea4 January 2018
i really enjoyed working within this company and with the kitchen team. I would have stayed working there if it wasn't for the fact that I relocated. Great bunch of guys.
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Horrible place
Hotel Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh30 December 2017
Hate the place some staff ok but others are disgusting and mangers pfffff never ever meet someone so under trained to be manger will.never work any of spire again until.they clean house
Pros
None
Cons
None
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Productive and fun workplace
Spire Harpenden Hospital (Former Employee) –  Harpenden25 December 2017
Work starts at 07:30 for theatre staff. People always very helpful and nice since very early in the mortning. Admin and managment staff incredibly understanging and helpful. Work colleagues and senior staff nice and comprehensive.
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Thankless Unhealthy Working Environment
Staff Nurse (Current Employee) –  Wrexham, Wrexham20 December 2017
Totally agree with previous comments, not a great company to work for.
Every shift involves chasing your tail, passable care, excessive paperwork/computer use, pointless paper exercises, lack of support & long hours.
Very stressful, short staffed, high sickness rate, high agency use.
Management led Bullying/Intimidation/Favouritism/Blame culture.
Questionable husband & wife team.
Staff receive poor (secrecy enshrouded) salaried pay, well below NHS rates.
Unachievable yearly Bonus.
Pros
None
Cons
Demanding, Stressful, Unrewarding.
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Do not work here
Nurse (Current Employee) –  Nottingham, Nottinghamshire2 December 2017
A terrible place to work. Work colleagues are brilliant and support each other as best they can, until they cant stand it and leave.

Senior Management are just bullies and blame the staff for there failings. They haven't got a clue what they are doing, they would be better in a circus as clowns.
There are so many great staff and what this place needs is a complete new Senior Management team so we can move this hospital forward.
Pros
Work colleagues
Cons
Senior managment ruining a hospital and opportunity for staff
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Good place initially
Administrator (Former Employee) –  Elland, West Yorkshire27 November 2017
Good place initially but changed for the worse with new manager.
Dictatorship in charge of hospital at Elland, all very poor and dishonest, bullying attitude and people are scared of losing their jobs if they don’t bow down to the manager.
Pros
Nice food
Cons
Low pay, bullying
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Under new Directorship
Medical Secretary (Current Employee) –  Roding11 October 2017
Lots of recent changes at this hospital and a much more positive and progressive place under new Directorship and Senior Management Team at Spire Roding - eg new paediatric wing and lots of refurbishment and upgrading and staff recognition. Day involves lots of staff and patient liaison and general secretarial duties to perform. Have recently joined a patient experience committee; have paediatric and adult life saving training course to attend this month. The culture is becoming more refreshing and inclusive and most enjoyable is dealing with patients and other staff on ground level.
Pros
Leafy Setting, Free Parking, Good local access for commuting
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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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Work
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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Reception/admin
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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