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Decent; did not stay too long

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Current Employee - Software Developer  in  London, England
Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England

I have been working at UK National Health Service full-time for more than a year

Pros

good place to start off a career as a graduate technologist from mid ranked school. was able to learn the basics of working life before moving on to a more appropriate role.

Cons

bureaucracy, poor quality staff, but no worse than any public sector role, pay was not great either, but you dont work in the NHS for the money, do you?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

not sure they can do any more

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Creative Freedom, but suffers from Ingrained Bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - ICT Staff  in  Middlesbrough, England
    Current Employee - ICT Staff in Middlesbrough, England

    I have been working at UK National Health Service

    Pros

    - Comparitively good salary for a public sector company.
    - Good staff benefits package.
    - Creative freedom to do what we feel is best.
    - Friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    - Hands tied by bureacracy.
    - Severely outdated computer software/hardware, with seemingly no intention to upgrade.
    - Management are too focused on "quick wins", which reduces quality of work output.
    - Non-technical management staff for technical teams makes interaction difficult at times.
    - Little adherence to established practices and standards.
    - Engrained anti-progress culture when it requires adaptation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working in ICT would be so much easier if staff weren't tied down in bureaucracy and funding issues. Teams are strangled from improving the quality of their output because managers are unwilling to part with funding in the short term for long term gains.

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    Biomedical science

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    Current Employee - Senior Biomedical Scientist  in  Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Senior Biomedical Scientist in Sheffield, England

    I have been working at UK National Health Service

    Pros

    In some cases a feeling of satisfaction when doing the job well.
    variety of work if in a large pathology epartment.

    Cons

    The hours,
    Pay structure for out of core hour work is not good compared to private sector.
    Being taken for granted by senior management.
    Decisions made at higher levels by management who have no real idea of what goes on at lower levels.
    Despite what anybody says, the service is driven by budget not patient needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fight for a fair budget to enable top quality patient care. The health service seems to be increasingly budget driven resulting in a poorer quality service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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