Care Assistant and kitchen assistant (Former Employee) – Glasgow – 23 January 2018
working at Bupa care home is very satisfying as it help people with need as well as warm environment allow you to express yourself and the salary was really good. sometime can be difficult as it is 12 hours shift
Bupa is currently selling the care Home that I work for so not fair for me to rate the new company yet Bupa had there good points as paid breaks but also bad points like left to work short a lot of the time
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
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
Senior Care Assistant (Current Employee) – Glasgow, Glasgow – 2 October 2017
Bupa is a good place to work if you like a challenge and working long hours. The turn around in home managers is high if you get a good manager you'll love your job. At the minute we don't have a good manager so moral is low and people want to leave.
PSO (Former Employee) – Glasgow, Glasgow – 14 April 2017
Worked as a PSO for Bupa, what a mistake I made. Horrendous hours, no break, routes were a joke. Up at crack of dawn and home circa 13 hours later. Wages awful for the hours, staff not understanding. Pressure is immense. Stear clear. Please.
Care Assistant (Current Employee) – Glasgow, Glasgow – 18 January 2017
Poor staff recruitment and staff turnover, most in management positions couldn't run a bath nevermind a nursing home or shift. Managers having their favourites who get paid when off sick but the majority don't get this luxury. Also some of the meals you wouldn't serve to a dog yet we have to encourage people to eat this stuff.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Glasgow – 12 August 2016
I enjoy working with the staff and residents but unfortunately the whole system is broken. I work in a dementia unit and at times we have been left with 4 members of staff to care for 30 residents with complex behavioural issues. The staff do the best they can but corners are getting cut due to lack of time. Patient care and safety suffer. No time to spend with residents due to staffing levels and staff morale very low. Management don't care about the numbers just want everything done. Don't even get me started on the amount of paperwork. All in all not somewhere I plan to stay
Long hours, poor staffing huge amount of paperwork and management attitude
Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Glasgow – 15 July 2016
Helping assist the elderly , everyone is different , my co-workers were very helpful. The hardest part of the job was going home after my shift knowing that some of the residents , had nobody to talk too ,until I returned for my next shift. The most enjoyable part of the job was when wee put the music on and had a wee dance with the oldies .
Activities Co-ordinator (Current Employee) – Glasgow – 29 June 2016
All staff are welcoming and mostly easy to talk to. Every day is different. Management are ok. Every day new challenges. Hardest part of job is seeking help and being able to motivate residents, this depends on mood and challenging behaviour. Most enjoyable part of the day is being able to witness a resident/s talking or smiling when rarely seen. Being able to make a persons day better, happier more fulfilling. I am always learning about human behaviour and mental health skills.
Free lunch, short travel time, residents.
Out of comfort zone, some staff not willing to help with workload, very poor pay.