Volunteer (Former Employee) – Roehampton, Greater London – 19 May 2017
I was not given the right support or appreciation for the volunteer role. There was a lot confusion amongst line of management and roles; employees were very unhappy and consequently impacted on their productivity and professionalism!
Support Worker (Current Employee) – Darlington, Durham – 16 May 2017
12 hour shifts, working with patients detained under the mental health act. Hardest part of the job is learning to not take things to serious. The most important and enjoyable is to see patients mental health improve. And hopefully get discharged
Hard working challenging hospital environment but very enjoyable worth while place to work . Most staff work as part of a team and under constant pressure to help the clients through their daily needs . I would like to have grown into a better higher position but unfortunately I am now like all the other staff at aberdare facing redundancy I have enjoyed my employment in the priory.
Support Worker (Former Employee) – New Milton – 1 May 2017
Abuse from the residents and management on a daily basis. No support whatsoever in the event of an incident. Very unhappy staff who are being exploited. Terrible wages for the work. 15 hour shifts. I left the job through stress. Told we were committing financial abuse if we drank the coffee but then management were using residents money to buy pizza. Stay away.
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!
Carer (Former Employee) – Wolverhampton, West Midlands – 23 April 2017
the staff there are as evil two faced as they can be if u don't click with them they will DESTROY YOU yet smile in ur face its the GOSSIP CAPITAL OF ALL CARE HOMES u can trust NO ONE. management is a mess! night staff are treated like rubbish sometimes having to work 12 hours ALONE with a house full of residents which goes against all health and safety rules . overall just a rotten place to work. no one cares.DONT APPLY THERE!!!!!!!
Chef (Former Employee) – chelfham snr school bere alston – 22 April 2017
nice place to work could be pretty stressful at times due to the clientele but good back up from management. shift patterns where good, communication between departments could be better.would like to work there again 5 stars.
Marketing and Web Brand Executive (Former Employee) – Ticehurst – 8 April 2017
There are wonderful medical personal working at the Priory, but due to cost cutting and forced overworking the services suffer. They did things by the book, not treating people as individual people, from staff to employees.
Professional and followed Best Practice. Subsidised staff lunches
management heavy and concetrating on management success
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
Senior Support Worker (Former Employee) – Hereford, Herefordshire – 28 March 2017
Upper management does not support you in this role, There is no scope for development regardless of knowledge. This position requires hard work and commitment and this is not reflected in your pay scale
Management (Current Employee) – Roehampton, Greater London – 14 March 2017
Incompetent management and incapable people people mean there is no room for logic in this place. Everything here is nothing more that a poorly executed and thought out idea and every single member of management is scared to take responsibility and therefore make no decisions (nothing ever gets done).
Support staff (Current Employee) – Redcar – 7 March 2017
Manager operates using bully boy tactics, who has no respect for staff. It's her way or the high way. Employs half of her family one of which reigns like her mother. Refers to staff as minions . Gossip is rife in the managers office, talking about anyone and everyone so all the staff know everyone's business. If you want discretion in your work place , look it up in the dictionary, that's as close as you'll get there. If you go on an outing with a resident , make sure you aren't hungry as £1.50 allowance, doesn't get you much, even in Redcar . Make sure you have your own toilet paper and ppe as it's always in short supply.
I'll get back to you on that next year if anything improves
Support Worker (Former Employee) – Cambridge, Cambridgeshire – 2 March 2017
Service was loverly along with the clients,it has a bulling culture not from management from certain staff who think they run the home,They bully undermined staff or new ideas or anyone who dares to question ,it needs looking into i would never work for the company again,
Residential Support Worker (Former Employee) – Northwold, Norfolk – 24 February 2017
When I was there , there were a few changes to how staff worked , shifts were being swapped about all over the place , pay was ok although it could have been more due to the client group. Shifts were long and at times very stressful