Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Chesterfield, Derbyshire – 24 August 2018
I love the job and the residents and there are some wonderful staff. The staff absolutely adore the residents without a doubt. They are so loved and so cared for and deserve such love and care. However, I’ve come across some shocking staff at Chesterfields Priory. They antagonise, they do not respect residents or staff and think it’s funny to swear in front of the residents. They do not deserve to work there and it makes me so uncomfortable that anyone can get a job here with no qualifications. It’s constantly short staffed and then you are in trouble for not managing to get anything paperwork wise done properly. The activities for the residents are diabolical. The activities mainly conclude of painting nails and having a singer once a month. You are over worked and underpaid. It’s a sad and sorry truth. The training is very good. All in all, it’s a mixed review. Glad I’ve left but I miss the residents and most of the staff. Staff are sacked then re employed
Lovely residents, lovely staff (most)
Long hours, under paid, management don’t have a clue
Care Assistant nights (Former Employee) – Halifax, West Yorkshire – 18 July 2018
Residents and staff were lovely people However the management wouldn't know mental health if it hit them in the face this place is an EMI unit so mental health you would think they should know about I suffered depression and anxiety the management knew of my illness and my situation but sacked me anyway apparently my dismissal came from head office which I don't believe I would defo work here again but without the management they keep employing
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.
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!!!
Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Belfast – 23 April 2017
This is by far the worst place I have ever worked. The management are uninterested, the staff are gossipy and not open to newcomers. I felt excluded and victimised from the beginning. New hires do all the work while existing staff sit around. Hours are long and the job is difficult when you are pulling the weight of several lazy staff members who prefer to watch tv with residents or take them outside for a smoke and call that their day job! Sometimes I did not get paid for the hours I worked and had to chase it up. It was rectified the next month but when I have a mortgage, bills to pay and family to support it is difficult to cope. Management does not want to listen when an issue arises and simply expect staff to deal with it themselves; and I have no idea why they employ cleaners because care staff seem to do most of it. If you have any self respect of not apply for a job with this company........you might get it!
Care Assistant (Current Employee) – Knottingly, West Yorkshire – 4 April 2017
Knottingly priory treat you like rubbish all staff n nurses if u don't fit in click. Residents lovely but so much wrong with this place and so much neglect and emotioal abuse here is unreal can't wait to leave.
None at all
Long hours min wage bad staff more of a cleaner than carer
Care Assistant (part-time) (Former Employee) – Northern Ireland – 11 January 2017
Good days and bad days as in any job. good days are more than bad days. Residents are what make the job so rewarding. if someone is sick we can always get help from somewhere else in the home. I have a lot of training to do my job. most of it is on the computer and I can do this from home. I used to work in the community and didn't always get my pay and was using my car to do a lot of miles. with this job I work 3 days one week and 4 days the next week, so I have time to myself.
come in do your job and go home
Sometimes young staff can be immature and talk too much