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I worked with the GP school admin team
PA (Former Employee) –  UK8 November 2018
The NHS can be a frustrating place to work with lots of rules and tight budgets restricting certain things which may make your work easier. But everyone I worked with was very helpful and there are definitely opportunities to move about and advance within the organisation.
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its a job
STUDENT NURSE (Former Employee) –  Dudley, West Midlands8 November 2018
most staff are unfriendly, the hospital is poorly run, way too much focus on politics and not enough on patient care. it is a stressful environment and there is a lack of support
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Long hours, can be very hectic
HEALTH ADVISOR (Former Employee) –  Dorking, Surrey5 November 2018
Lack of positive managers.
Lack of equality (race & gender)
You have very young, unprofessional , people fast tracked into managerial positions, who go on to fast track their friends into the managerial posotion,
Which is such a shame because the experienced, committed, professionals are over looked, and go on to leave the company.
How can the business grow, or succeed.
The younger staff cannot commit to working weekends, because they want a social life, this means short staffed during hectic periods.
The training is very good and useful, but all that money is wasted if people only last 4-6 months.
Pros
Helping to save lives, learning from people, some great colleagues
Cons
Poor poor management, unappreciated, poor wages.
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A varied working environment
Medical delivery driver (Former Employee) –  South Yorkshire5 November 2018
Majority of my day was spent driving on my own, I was given the freedom to manage my own time and schedule. A very demanding role having to work with many different people each having their own outlook and requirements.
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Good to work for but regulations and budgets reduce improvement
Receptionist - Full Time (Former Employee) –  Bradford, west Yorkshire5 November 2018
The NHS is a good place to work for, staff are friendly, patients are as expected, a mixed group with some being aggressive and others being fine. staff are courteous and you always felt part of a team no matter if you were medical staff or front of house. If you were willing to learn you could advance as positions became available regularly.
Pros
Flexible working hours
Cons
low pay
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productive
Business Pharmacy Assistant (Current Employee) –  Chertsey5 November 2018
hard and challenging place to work but with good job satisfaction. wages are not the best but do have good annual leave and staff benefits and schemes
Pros
good annual leave
Cons
poor wages
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A mixed bag
IT Manager (Former Employee) –  South Wales2 November 2018
Extremely satisfying when successful projects are concluded. Unfortunately there is perennial under-staffing within IT and any money is often spent in the wrong areas.
Every year there was an imposed budget reduction program and the only extra staff came from external budgets.
PC count grew by several hundred % in ten years but the staff supporting them hardly increased during the same period
Pros
Dedicated staff, job security and pension
Cons
Understaffed
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A rewarding and enjoyable place to work.
Medic Driver (Current Employee) –  Newport, Newport1 November 2018
Working for the NHS as a driver has been a largely positive experience. The work itself is rewarding, as helping other people is central to the role. The shifts can be long and unsociable, however, there is always a sense to camaraderie and a team spirit, which has helped to push me through even the most challenging of shifts.
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Rewarding
Domestic Assistant (Former Employee) –  Darlington, Durham30 October 2018
Busy job no matter what position you are in, there can be favouritism on wards, not always the opportunity to progress even if told there is, can be stressful, rewarding knowing that no matter what role you are your job is important and vital to the NHS. You are making a difference no matter how small it may seem. hardest part is everyone is under pressure so staff can be snappy.
Pros
pension scheme, wage, rewarding roles
Cons
long hours, unsociable hours, staff issues.
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Overall needs improvement
Staff Nurse (Current Employee) –  Wythenshawe, Cheshire30 October 2018
Working for the NHS for the last 5 years has been a good and a bad experience. Although I have Learnt a lot, I find that the NHS does not offer it's employees a good reason to stay loyal and should give their employees more, but as it does not do this I feel that it lets it employees down.
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Interesting Experience, Strict Work Conditions
Hotel Services Assistant (Former Employee) –  Gloucester30 October 2018
A typical work day would consist of being around vulnerable and sometimes dangerous adults, I learned how to talk to and interact with people who are mentally challenged, the management are a small team who held very high standards and expectations from their employees, with co-workers you felt a family like vibe around them whilst either in the staff room on lunch breaks or working with them, the hardest aspect of the job was having to mentally deal with the feel to the place and having to adjust to working around the patients, the most enjoyable part of the job was the satisfaction of knowing that the people I serviced were better off with my work and that it actually impacted somebody else's life.
Pros
Vending Machine
Cons
Random Shift Pattern, Potential Danger or Harm Everyday
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Physiotherapy Assistant (Current Employee) –  Scarborough30 October 2018
loved my time working within the NHS, try to disregard things that you see or hear on the news, its not all true, definitely not given enough credit where due
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Good place to work
Advisor (Former Employee) –  Huddersfield30 October 2018
Loved working here, lots of benefits and interesting work to help people improve their health and well being, however there are inequalities that need to be addressed.

Great CEO !!!
Pros
Training opportunities
Cons
Inequalities
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friendly
ISS Catering, Hospitality Assistant (Former Employee) –  Mickleover29 October 2018
working in the Catering Dept
Assisting with the catering duties, helping the Chef in the kitchen
Preparing the food, cutting vegetables and salad
Cleaning, preparing work surfaces for the chef
washing and disinfect areas to the highest standards
Assisting in the Hospitality Dept
Pros
Friendly
Cons
half hour lunch
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good place to work to benefit others
Medical Secretary, Personal Assistant (Current Employee) –  Doncaster, South Yorkshire28 October 2018
good place to work to benefit patients.
can go to work every day and know that you are making a change for the better in patient care and experience.
I have learned a lot about the inner workings of the NHS and the struggles which it faces.
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Blame culture
Appointments Clerk (Current Employee) –  Ashford, Surrey26 October 2018
My colleagues in the appointment centre are marvellous considering the awful management they have to endure, no praise for a job very well done, just criticism from the Outpatient general manager, a petty, power hungry woman!
Pros
Colleagues, job security
Cons
Management
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variety and fun
Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Hertfordshire26 October 2018
variety in queries
great confidence builder
hardest part of the job is management within the company
meet new people
love helping people
learning new systems
work with a good bunch of receptionists
Pros
meeting new people
Cons
bad communication between management
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Tempory position
Temp administrator (Former Employee) –  Manchester26 October 2018
Enjoyed my time there - working with lovely people who welcomed me although I was a temp.

Good team nights out and if you had any problems there was always someone to help.
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low staff moral
Health Care Assistant-Flexi Bank (Current Employee) –  Wirral24 October 2018
more money needs to be spent on front line staff such as doctors, nurses, care support workers. There needs to be stricter policies and systems in place to protect staff from abusive patients.
Pros
free uniform
Cons
stressful
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Demanding but fulfilling
Trustee (Former Employee) –  Liecester24 October 2018
A patient-led charity, giving a voice to patients.
The challenge is to separate the signal from the noise. Patients are experts in their own condition. What the NHS is looking for is direction towards services that meet patient needs, yet recognising that 'one size does not fit all' No one said it is easy!
My function is to listen to patients and distill their experiences into words that statutory services can understand and take action on.
This involves holding 'focus groups' with patients - both in groups and individually. I then analysed the results and presented them, both in oral presentations and in written reports.
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