Medical Secretary (Current Employee) – Roding – 11 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.
Leafy Setting, Free Parking, Good local access for commuting
Nurse (Former Employee) – Bristol, Bristol – 28 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
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.
Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Norwich, Norfolk – 6 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.
Nurse (Former Employee) – Bristol, Bristol – 23 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
looks like a hotel
staff sickness poor motivation out of date nursing
Appaulling company to work for considering the nature of the job/s.
MLA (Former Employee) – West Midlands – 23 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.
Manager (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 14 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.
Salary ok and some decent staff and managers who are nice folk to deal with.
High staff turnover, increasingly difficult Board, confusing politics at high level which means the lower ranks are pulled all over the place.
Receptionist/Administrator (Former Employee) – Little Aston, Staffordshire – 26 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.
Despatch Operative (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 2 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!........................
Admin (Former Employee) – Bristol, Bristol – 1 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.
Spire Healhcare is a very nice company to work for. High standards
Healthcare Assistant (Former Employee) – Bristol, UK – 28 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.
nursing (Former Employee) – Bristol, Bristol – 14 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.
bully culture no training no support negative teams