Left a permanent position to stay with Clarriots Care
Support worker (Current Employee) – Coventry – 8 March 2018
I currently work for the Coventry branch and at the time of starting in May 2016 when the branch first opened I had a permanent position in a secondary school. I recently left my job at the school to pursue a career with Clarriots Care. I very much enjoy working with like-minded individuals, who strive to provide the best care for our clients, and appreciate being recognised for any good work I do. Work is now more flexible than when I was working in the school and my employers and supervisor are understanding and supportive when I need them.
Care Coordinator (Current Employee) – Coventry, West Midlands – 7 March 2018
Clarriots is an absolutely great place to work. I now have a perfect work/ home life balance than I have ever had before! With the bonus that I now have paid mileage for any calls or visits to clients I undertake! I Have worked for local authority care providers before and Clarriots is by far the best company to work for! There is a close team relationship between the office and care staff and everybody is willing to work. Handling on call is a breeze as carers pull together when the odds are down to ensure all clients receive care and build relationships second to none. The manager at Coventry ensures staff are treated fairly. She has a passion to develop each and every individual within their role. I believe this is an important aspect of the job as it builds not only a positive working environment but also fosters great relationships. There is a real scope for growth at Clarriots Coventry, we are encouraged to enroll on distance learning courses and staff to work towards their NVQ's in care, No two days are ever the same at Clarriots Coventry.
Care Assistant for the Elderly (Former Employee) – Leeds And Bradford – 28 February 2018
This company is a joke. They will have you work all hours and take no consideration for your well being. They are sneaky with with calls, ensuring your rota has been made specifically so you do the absolute most mileage for the least pay. Eg : you don’t get paid for your first and last call, so them two calls will be 40 miles away from where you live but all the calls between them will all be with in a 10 mile radius of each other. They have absolutely no conduct of care often bribing you with extra money to cover shifts when off sick. Often bribing you with “bonus’” that 9/10 times when it came to pay day they had forgotten about it. The new manager has absolutely ruined the place with her lack of care and empathy towards not only staff but also service users, motivated by only money and not providing the best service of care. Honestly a really stressful company to work for wouldn’t recommend to anyone unless you’re going for a management role.
Mobile Carer (Former Employee) – York, North Yorkshire – 29 January 2018
The company is pretty bad to work for. The management are complete amateurs and it really is not run very well. If your going to work for any home care provider then try somewhere else. Been working for them six months still didn't get money they owe me for millage, travel time and holiday. Had to check all my calculation every month cos if I didn't they underpaid me and I was few hundreds short. No training offered whatsoever. They expected me to drive 120 miles daily for free !! Constantly breaching contract and verbal agreements.
Carer (Current Employee) – Ripon, North Yorkshire – 14 December 2017
Started out great, suddenly started to get worse without any real reason. Co-ordinators don't pay any attention to your availability, be prepared to get treated like a murderer for simply calling in sick, don't think you'll get peace on your day off, be prepared to be late all the time due to not enough travel, you'll be promised qualifications but it's a lie.
Want to work in Leeds? Tough, go work in Middleborough and further. And you won't get paid to travel there either. 40 miles and over 60 mins travelling coming out of your own pocket.
Think you'll be paid well for all this? Nope. Not when they're dropping the wages.
Head Office Team (Current Employee) – Louth, Lincolnshire – 8 November 2017
I have never worked for a company that has treated its employees so well, I enjoy going to work, my colleagues are amazing and the atmosphere is so warm and friendly. Management has been nothing but fair and supportive which I think is becoming harder to find. The company feels like it’s going places which is exciting and motivating because it really feels like we are all in this together and our efforts are always appreciated.
Great team atmosphere, supportive management, exciting place to work and a fantastic company.
Home Carer (Current Employee) – Louth, Lincolnshire – 27 September 2017
I'm a fairly new employee of Clarriots and I'm really enjoying my job. I had no experience in care but the induction training was really good. The management team have been really supportive and are approachable and friendly.
Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Manby, Lincolnshire – 2 September 2017
This company is absolutely diabolical to work for. Feed you with false promises, they don't treat you with respect and they treat you unfairly. Would not recommend this company to anyone, considering it's a a care company, they only care about themselves. There's such poor communication at head office and they give no support to us carers. They have no patience and when you say no, they take it out on you personally. Have had quite a few issues with this company and they have still not been resolved.
Work long unsociable hours.Can sometimes start at 6 in the morning and not finish till 10 at night but have a huge gap in the day so your practically at work all day but not getting paid for it.Always ringing you on your day off.Always changing the rota and working hours without notice.
Care Worker (Current Employee) – Leeds – 23 February 2016
at clarriots I would work 15 hours a day sometimes, but only be paid for 6 hours. I would come home sometimes at 10pm and force myself to sleep as I have work in 7 hours. on paper, as it is residential care, we only get paid for the time spent in houses, so the 9 hours of the day we spend driving is our own free unpaid time... would not advise for any university students like me as I fell behind on uni work because of these hours.