No job security. Seemed to be permanently under consultation. No pay rises for 3 years running. Most issues began when SAGA bought the company. They cherry picked the profitable parts for themselves and sold the loss making parts onto Aurelius. They had no idea how to turn the company around and things just got worse. Branch closure after branch closure trying to balance the books. Current management have no idea. Company is being run into the ground. The only good thing about the company is the staff and colleagues. The worst thing is the clueless management.
Care Worker (Former Employee) – Morden – 22 May 2018
This is a great place to work if you have a family as there are typically long breaks, however, these breaks vary from place to place and during this, you could be asked to run to another call and fill in for someone. Your supervisors are generally lovely people, you'll get along with the team and the workplace. weekends are their busiest times so its extremely hard to get off early. The hardest part was doing a very early to very late shift on weekends. The most enjoyable part is still definitely the team, and pay.
Carer (Former Employee) – Letchworth England and Elgin Scotland – 21 May 2018
Absolutely horrendous company been with them for years as I needed the money I loved my clients but then once Office know you are close to them(as you would be) they take them off your rotas no support at all got pretty much sacked for being in hospital for a week money is atrocious and holidays are impossible don’t even get sick pay or paid holiday and I got a transfer which didn’t happen cause I had to start all over again going from working 60 odd hours a week to 8 terrible company if you are thinking of going with them , DONT !
Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Ormskirk, Lancashire – 15 May 2018
I enjoyed working for allied health care. My employees were caring and friendly and always there to help and re-assure. Caring for allied was suitable for my lifestyle and also very rewarding as I helped assist vulnerable people in there own home to assure they were left happy and cared for.
In my experience, Allied is a great place to work. In two years I have enjoyed more recognition and advancement than in previous positions and work in a fantastic team with some very talented individuals.
Noone is under any illusion about how much work there is to do to get where we want to be, but there is a real appetite from colleagues to continue moving forward in line with our clear strategy.
Great colleagues, Approachable senior managers, Development opportunities, Regular challenges
Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire – 25 April 2018
I worked for the Middlesbrough branch. This was the worst work place I have worked for. The managers are extremley unorganized in regards to giving rotas on time. Addresses or times would be wrong or not on a rota. They would not let you know if a client had cancelled a call.
Would highly reccomend NOT working for the Middlesbrough branch they are awful to work with.
Clients are amazing, lovely, chatty
Not paid enough for travel expenses if they remembered to add travel on.
Community care worker (Former Employee) – Southampton, Hampshire – 17 April 2018
Worked with the Elderly, personal Care, medication, shopping and meals, zero hour contract, pay was low, worked mainly on your on, not much of a social life, can be up early and finish late, the company was good when I needed to look after my dad, I could work around him as he had Parkinsons. Not always had a good rota, not always full when new people started.
Care Assistant (Current Employee) – Aberdeen, Aberdeen City – 6 April 2018
It was great opportunity working in Allied healthcare.I acquired so much experience working with vulnerable people needing care.I initially thought that I am caring and patient enough,but now I am even a better carer than ever.Everyone in the office are very considerate and great listeners.
Since SAGA sold Allied to Aurelius there has been little or no investment into any kind of support structure. Branches and staff are expected to make do but still achieve unrealistic KPI's let alone maintain the level of complinace required by the CQC. I was personaly working in excess of 50 hrs a week with no additional salary or time off to compensate.
Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Romford – 4 April 2018
loved working at allied but it was to many hours for me didn't really get much time off always got given extra shifts.but would recommend to anyone who is determined to make a career in care lovely staff and good company to work for. training given if needed and paired if walker unless you want to walk every where
Dedicated staff let down by incompetent office staff
Carer (Current Employee) – South East – 23 March 2018
The work is great and I look forward every day to helping clients maintain their independence and helping them as much as the generally too short call times allow.
However, the administration side is frighteningly inept. Call times are wrong, calls are missed. The medication paperwork is mostly wrong. Calls are jam packed giving few breaks. The wages are minimum wage at best and you'll be hounded to do additional shifts.
Other than that, it really is a wonderful career as long as you don't mind being bullied or being paid peanuts..
Support Worker (Former Employee) – Lincolnshire – 15 March 2018
After a year of working for them i can no longer afford to carry on as they never paid me correctly and refused to do anything to rectify it. Always told it was a head office issue in the payroll but when i contacted them they said its down to the branch and they even emailed me confirmation of what they had said. The branch payroll refused to speak to me and didn't even respond to my emails after i provided proof they were lying.