Health Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 29 November 2017
Good team to work within but obviously this varies from ward to ward hospital to hospital. 12 hour shifts days and nights. Rewarding but challenging job. Anti-social hours is hardest part of the job. Great job if you enjoy always being busy with things to do.
Residential Support Worker (Current Employee) – Chilsworthy – 14 January 2018
It's a great job supporting young people but the shifts a long and it's a hard work life balance. The work is interesting and there is plenty of opportunity to gain qualifications and progress your career.
Support Worker/Carer (Former Employee) – Hertfordshire – 9 January 2018
Care home run like a zoo. Clients treated worse than captive animals and then managers wonder why behaviours are bad. No interaction with clients who get bored and isolated and behave like the pacing and depressed tigers seen in zoos. Anyone who complains is bullied - including clients and their representives with threats of dismissa. Have to complete records etc to give positive outcomes to inspectors etc. So that company can maximise revenues and sell their self proclaimed excellence. Decided to leave as not happy to commit fraud
Greedy company more interested in money than care providing
Care Support Worker (Former Employee) – Hereford, Herefordshire – 3 January 2018
I work 4 years way to long for this company hoping it would get better each manager. 5 different managers in 4 years tells a story. Care staff turnover constant. Was made a senior by one manager. Next manager came along and because i had reportrd a problem about a carers rough moving and handling was told i was disrespectful to the staff. It caused me so much stress i gave senior position back. Lack of staff always agency being called in. Ehole company is just run for the money mot for the care. They dont care full stop.
Great care colleagues. Seperate staff area.
Poor wage. Poor staff turnover. Lack of management
Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Cumbria – 27 December 2017
I have worked for priory for nearly two years it is the worst place I have ever worked, management are a disgrace and nurses blame carers for their incompetence. The only reason for staying are your duties as a carer for the residents and the friendships that you make with them. You are constantly on your feet and come home feeling like you've been at the gym for 12hrs. I don't mind hard work I like hard work but this takes the biscuit for a measly 7.65. Carers should be paid a good wage for the work they do and also working very understaffed most shifts. Nurses do not help carers even when understaffed (disgrace) residents don't get the care they deserve.
Support Worker (Former Employee) – Burntwood, Staffordshire – 30 November 2017
Really good place to work. Lovely residents and staff. Managers and other staff are helpful and supportive. Good shift patterns and decent pay. Lots of opportunities to get a variety of qualifications.
Senior Support Worker (Current Employee) – Middleton St. George – 21 November 2017
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Every other week staff walk and most are desperate to leave.
Poor training & support, 1 female left to work nightshifts without support in the building in a high-risk maximum security facility that service users escape.
If you take a break you will get your stats down scored!! They say its your choice !!! Blackmail comes to mind. Desperate calls from suicidal people that we have no safeguarding training!! People are taking their own lifes on the phone and afterwards .....We have no training to deal with this!! Profit over service users and staff.
Hr ....Listen .....Need to invest at every level,
Training More staff Staff retention not turn over Internal mental health support for stressed staff Callers/ service user safeguarding (suicide) Stop cutting wages and staff immediately Find management who have the experience at this level and be compassionate when required. Dont let females work alone on nightshifts.
Ex worker (Former Employee) – Sussex – 21 November 2017
Managers off-site all.the time No support Staff labelled weak or strong Unsuportive In house targeting of certain staff by yps and staff Glad I'm not there anymore Rebuilt my confidence and life after leaving and my new job is more happier now
Support Worker (Former Employee) – Loughshore – 17 November 2017
Worked at loughshore facility and would not set foot near the place ever again. Management are rude do not care for their staff and tend to bully them into doing more and more. The shifts are atrocious and the rate of pay is absolutely ridiculous, staff back stabbing each other every minute of the day. no training in 6 months as always cancelled due to staff shortages which is common and goes against all health and safety measures.
Nurse (Current Employee) – Cheadle, Cheshire – 8 November 2017
Used to be a good place to work but the business aspect has taken over and at time the care aspect takes a back seat. There is a lot of pressure to get bums on beds rather than focus on whether this is the best place for the patient.
Support Worker (Former Employee) – Hove, East Sussex – 4 November 2017
I worked at a service in hove. The management have no regard for their staff and lack basic people skills and are unkept and scruffy . All they are concerned with is filling beds , And do not take into consideration suitability of the home , safety for other residents and staff.
The staff turnover is very high and moral low . I would not recommend this company to anyone .
Support Worker/Carer (Former Employee) – Uxbridge – 28 October 2017
During my time time here, was managed terribly by the company. Management work and problems were always delegated to the workers, a group of favored were always made apparent through their lack of work, personal number exchange with the manager, management made a hard work environment if you were not apart of the favored group. Manager often pretended took holidays and left all the problems to the work team that they should of dealt with as it is their job role and therefore took the credit for it upon return, whenever problems did occur neither local management nor on call management would ever help including not answering work phone during an emergency.
Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Chesterfield – 10 October 2017
Staff work very hard and 9/10 times short staffed. The housekeepers do an excellent job on a daily basis, its just a shame management are only interested in making money and not the welfare of the staff.
Poor wages for the work that you do.
I highly recommend NOT to work for this company!!!
The job can be hard but also rewarding. But the management are quick to pull you up on thing which haven't been done or aren't done correctly with no acknowledgement of how difficult it has been on the ward. There's a blame culture and the management will not admit when it's wrong! The team is so demoralised from being beaten down that staff are leaving in their droves. It was a nice place to work despite being very poorly paid but not any more
Health Care Assistant (Current Employee) – Middleton St. George – 29 September 2017
Since the priory took over affinity health care the have cut bonus's cut the staff all for profit and put employees in danger due to the staffing ladders , No support from management and I feel it is a very very sexist environment to be in