It was good, but hard work mentally and physically
Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Leicester, Leicestershire – 15 November 2017
First week of my training, experienced staff were very quick on giving out orders, using me as a spare part. And then there were times when I had to feed 4 people at once and other staff were moaning because I was not quick enough while they were just sitting around watching. Most of them often say in the lounge and watch me until I made a mistake and shout at me in front of everyone.
However, other staff members were more accommodating and accepting of me because I was very new to the caring role and trained me on manual handling etc.
Shifts aren’t too bad, residents are a mixed bunch depending how they were feeling I guess.
It’s a tough job and everyday was different. I enjoyed the clinical side of it all. If you do not enjoy dealing with poo etc then it’s a no go. Requires a strong stomach as well as being thick skinned to take on the abuse of other staff members and residents.
Healthcare Consultant (Former Employee) – Staines – 14 November 2017
Management is terrible, they want to hear your feedback and do nothing with it. I know it is an office but the talking behind backs in horrid, can make you feel extremely uncomfortable at times. They expect you to work 8-8 to hit a target that is worth nothing in the end because if the quality team aren't your friends one month you're over. Shifts are alright if you're okay with working random shifts between 8-8 and the 1 Saturday in 4. Hard to swap shifts and book holiday if too many people are already on holiday. Hardest part is long phone calls with time wasting customers. Salary was different for different groups of new starters, basic salary isn't great for the effort you put in.
Care Assistant for the Elderly (Former Employee) – Bristol – 14 November 2017
the management was not the best. the residents needs wasn't always met. the most challenging part of the job was using the equipment as wasn't always trained correctly. the down side to this job was the hours and there was never enough staff or pads for all the residents
Member Services Advisor (Former Employee) – Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey – 8 November 2017
Professional and fun environment to work with. Aids development as much as possible. Lots of great benefits. Depending on the department you work for, if it’s the contact centre there are many who wish to develop with few places to fill but generally still a great scope to develop.
Auxiliary Nurse (Former Employee) – Glasgow – 3 November 2017
Very long, hard working day. Constantly on your feet until your break time. If you did not smoke you had a rougher ride. Did not learn very much. Did not meet any Management. Just got on with your work. Fitting in due to being an agency worker. Making old people smile
Very disgusting place to work atrocious management no respect for anyone ovoer worked WAY under paid, all they want is paper work done. Management is vile not caring at all Would not recommend at all everrr
Home Healthcare Sister (Former Employee) – Wiltshire – 31 October 2017
Whilst I worked for the Home Healthcare department of Bupa I found the hardest part of the job was the traveling as I was required to travel to different counties regularly. But the clients I worked with made it worth it.
Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Ashford, Kent – 29 October 2017
I didn't enjoy working at bupa I thought it was under staffed and we couldn't give the residents the time and attention they needed, the residents were always clean and well looked after but that ment extra pressure on the health care assistants I enjoyed the working with staff
Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Camberley, Surrey – 28 October 2017
A typical day at work included assisting 25 residents' per floor with their daily needs. Serving and assisting residents' at meal times, as well as washing and dressing them throughout the day,
I learnt more about mental health issues and disabilities whilst working at Bupa and developed more compassion for others. The most enjoyable part of the job was developing strong relationships both within your team and with the residents' as well as their families.
In addition, the management were understanding and very friendly as well as flexible. However, the hardest part of the job were the long hours as well as a very professional workplace culture where you can't talk about anything outside of work.
Work Experience Student (Current Employee) – Milton Keynes – 24 October 2017
With this work placement, you will be helping vulnerable elderly people helping staff make sure that their needs are all being met. You will also be able to form professional relationships and will be given the opportunity to ask what their job roles are like and what is required of you if you have their job.
Every day is very different as it depends on activities and whom you are helping.
Carer (Former Employee) – Glasgow – 20 October 2017
One of the worse places I've ever worked in my life. I thought the bullying stoped when you left school,how wrong was I !!! Certain members of staff allowed to do what the like and go around intimidating people and making their life a misery and getting away with it absolutely disgusting and also yiu only get on and do well in the place if you're face fits and have a brown straw
Made a friend for life
Almost everyone else ie management and heads of departments are absolute bell ends