Operational Manager (Former Employee) – Glasgow – 21 March 2018
The work carried out by Quarriers' staff is of a high standard and provides excellent care to those in seek of their assistance. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with them, and will always be grateful to the staff and people supported by them for the experiences I had.
Volunteer Driver (Former Employee) – Ayrshire – 10 January 2018
My role was as a volunteer minibus driver for disabled children during the summer break of 2017 to take them on day trips. Not a position I was looking forward to given the very serious handicaps of the children, but turned out to a fantastic short term position I will happily do again if the opportunity arose and I had no other work commitments.
Administrator (Former Employee) – England – 11 July 2017
The training was poor and the management ineffective. Information I gave higher management about poor care practises in the place I worked were ignored. Health and safety rules were ignored. Staff were demonised for not doing their jobs properly but not given guidance. One nearby home ran by the same company was forced to close until their problems were rectified. There always seemed to be some investigative report going on. In the end, after numerous requests for training I went off sick with stress. During my sick leave my employment was terminated. The company only paid out a weeks notice instead of the month in the contract. High turnover of staff. Absolutely dire experience working for these people and I wish I had never worked there at all.
Support Worker/Carer (Former Employee) – Castlemilk – 23 February 2017
Very challenging job however staff team worked to manage this daily. Great training . Wages do not reflect the amount of hard work staff have to put in. Lots of line working which could be stressful especially working a. Ightshift and going straight into a day shift
New challenges daily
Sometimes tasks required 2 staff however lots of line working
Support Worker (Former Employee) – Swindon – 30 April 2016
Work for swindon branch, previous manager was ok. Then a new managers came in, they are a poor example of management i have ever come across. Staff very dissatisfied, unhappy, always under pressure. Poor place to work.
Support Worker (Current Employee) – Bearsden – 27 September 2015
Greet service users in the morning and proceed to start their day by supporting showering and dressing. Support service users with breakfast. Administer medication. Co-workers hard working and supportive The hardest part of job is the daily commute. I enjoy making a difference to my service users day.
A flexible and challenging place to work, giving opportunity to staff and clients alike on a day-to-day basis. Lots of training offered. Friendly and helpful staff. a good team and excellent team spirit
Work Experience Student (Current Employee) – Kilwinning, SCT – 15 July 2015
As a voluntary organisation you don't get paid. I done this through school as a work experience. It was good as you got to socialise with service users and colleagues. You could help deliver meals and collect/drop off service users as well as preparing meals. A good way to get a reference for younger and a good place for the old as it provides them with something to do instead of sitting around in the house.
Support Worker/Carer Assistant (Former Employee) – North Ayrshire – 23 June 2015
I cannot fully comment on my time with Quarrier's as I was on placement. I took on the same job roles as every one else, but I did not receive any training or much supervision due to employed staff being more entitled to these benefits. I really enjoyed my time within the company, it was a good learning experience and the team leader for my area was more than helpful. They are dedicated to delivering high quality care to there service users and I feel they would be a good company to work for.