Management is inexplicably atrocious
Staff (Former Employee) – Stockport, Greater Manchester – 13 November 2018
The biggest problem is the management, or the over abundance of people who cannot manage, this is what is truly killing the NHS. These Managers lack serious people skills and any credibility to their lofty positions. The fact that in my time there as a work force we were lied to in the fact that there is no opportunity for progression when a few weeks later the managers as a whole somehow get themselves a pay rise up a band!! These people lack any initiative and constantly using previously failed ways of running a department be it from when they worked at another hospital and to cover their own tracks they are rude and abrupt so it makes you think to yourself what is the point really? I can think of one particular case within the estates department where a "Poacher became game keeper" scenario happened, the fact this person has been elevated into the management role he has is beyond me (real reasons are that said person became friendly with a big wig and sold out on any moral fiber that a decent human should have) and in turn has made it an even more miserable place to work and his presence alone continues to do so. But this is across the entire NHS, people incapable of doing their jobs with poor leadership skills, always ready to take for themselves and never willing to give.
That being said, you will work with some incredible people who do so much for the NHS, the holidays are good and the pension was one of the best up until recent years but is still good none the less.
Holidays, pension and some really decent people
Long hours, understaffed, poorly managed, lacking leadership, underfunded