Sacro Employee Reviews

Found 13 reviews matching the search See all 15 reviews
Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
id say the best place in aberdeen to work
client (Former Employee) –  Aberdeen, Aberdeen City30 December 2018
the staff here are very approachable they are very professional but can also have a laugh all the staff are brilliant they are a great team and very supportive and helpful toward clients they are always available when clients need someone to talk to management are very helpful and i would definitely recommend working here 5 stars all round
Pros
staff are so caring and patient
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
A soul destroying experience
Mediation worker (Former Employee) –  Tayside Region30 November 2018
Some great people working there on some good projects BUT there are so many negatives... Very little training given, poor quality of management, non-existent supervision by anyone with expertise in your field. After our service was eventually 'binned' due to funding being withdrawn, my redundancy letter was addressed to someone else - they couldn't even get that right.
Pros
None
Cons
Lots of them but it largely came down to abysmal management
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Not good to work for.
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Aberdeen, Aberdeen City11 April 2018
Worked in Aberdeen area. Staff are completely lazy and incompetant. Spend more time sitting on mobile phones - recording each other and residents on snapchat. Witnessed staff talking clients out of going out for the day, they will do anything to get out of doing any work.
Very two-faced atmosphere, staff talking about each other. Certain staff members thinking they are in charge, telling management lies to get other people in trouble. There are however some very good staff members, just a shame they are outweighed by the bad. Management is also a joke and sides with favourites or friends. Id steer well clear.
Pros
None
Cons
Nasty, lazy staff. No support. Lack of care.
Was this review helpful?Yes 10No 6Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive and fun workplace
Support Worker (Current Employee) –  Aberdeen16 May 2018
- Everyday is different and that’s an understatement!
- Great team
- Opportunities there if you want to progress and advancement
- Management / team leader freely available
Was this review helpful?Yes 6NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Flexible, Fun & Rewarding
Youth Justice Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Perth and Kinross22 August 2017
I loved this job.

It is very flexible depending on the needs of the service users whose success is largely depending on how well you can engage with them. Each case is different and can be as interesting and as intense as you make their action plan to be. It is a rewarding job most of the time, but don't expect to much recognition. Like any charity you are expected to meet statistics, but the stats are fair and usually do enhance the quality of service. A lot of time is spent doing computer work in proportion to the time spent with service users.

I didn't feel that significant to Sacro nationally, but each region has close-knit teams and they can be a lot of fun if you're easy to work with and play your part. My team leaders have all been very supportive and trusting of my work. There are a lot of moaners at Sacro, but it really isn’t a bad employer at all.
Pros
Travel expenses, Weekends off, Training
Cons
Paperwork, Promotion, Recognition
Was this review helpful?Yes 5No 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Flexible, organised, loyal
Support Services Assistant (Current Employee) –  Motherwell North, SCT20 March 2015
Management very approachable, co-workers always helpful and willing to go that extra mile if need be. SACRO is very flexible, room for career development.
Pros
flexible, training opportunities
Was this review helpful?Yes 28No 3Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
A fantastic, all round service.
Youth Justice Worker (Current Employee) –  Falkirk29 January 2016
Sacro is a truly incredible charity to work with. I have developed long and trusting relationships with colleagues.

A working day consists of liaising with other professionals in the assistance of providing a strong and robust service for the service user in line with the principles of Getting It Right for Every Child. Sacro's Youth Justice Service is set apart from other youth services as it offers a restorative element in its remit, wherein those responsible for an offence are brought together with those they have harmed so reparation is made through a mutual understanding of both the reason the offence took place and also the impact on the person harmed. The restorative element also offers an apology to reflect a heightened awareness of the consequences for the person responsible.
Pros
Confidence and the reward of knowing you have helped support a vulnerable young person.
Was this review helpful?Yes 12No 6Report
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
No support from management.
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Fife6 April 2017
Your just a name and number. Service in Fife thinks about stats rather than looking after clients. Very bad management don't know what there doing. Anything goes wrong and it's all your fault and you will be left to hang out and dry. Also no confidentiality within the work place. Management quick at telling everyone. Workload is a joke. No structure to this.
Cons
Poor management.
Was this review helpful?Yes 24No 4Report
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Judgemental and discriminate
criminal justice worker (Former Employee) –  Dundee City19 February 2017
Poor management and judgemental staff. They don't follow proper procedures. Staff are overworked and managers are inexperienced and have terrible communication skills.
Was this review helpful?Yes 13No 1Report
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
rewarding
youth justice worker (Current Employee) –  Dumfries, SCT21 January 2015
Non stop and interesting as well as variable. I enjoy helping people to make positive changes to benefit there future. The hardest part of the job is when the above does not work as they are not ready for change.
Pros
every day is different
Cons
paperwork
Was this review helpful?Yes 21NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great company
Criminal justice worker (Current Employee) –  Scotland19 December 2016
Good company to work for, flexible hours
Good staff teams
Go all over the country working
Working with schedule 1 offenders can be difficult
Was this review helpful?Yes 6NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Enjoyable and worthwhile place to work
Support Assistant (Former Employee) –  Aberdeen17 November 2015
The job is position that is full of rewards. Working with colleagues and the public means variety and every day is an education.
Pros
Holidays
Was this review helpful?Yes 13No 1Report

See more Sacro reviews

You may want to try:

Claim this company page

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at Sacro. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

3.5
Based on 15 reviews
56
43
32
20
14

Ratings by category

3.7Work/Life Balance
3.5Salary/Benefits
2.9Job Security/Advancement
3.2Management
3.6Culture

Sacro Reviews by Location