I have been working at Royal College of General Practitioners full-time (More than a year)
Super convenient location, gorgeous building/office, happy people, some general appetite for growth and some directors are brilliant.
- they offer 2 types of contracts (depending on roles) and one is crap, nothing better than statutory minimums, making turnover high and moral low
- No career development or promotions
- The organisation has changed management: got rid of CEO and lead by senior stakeholders who are not business people and don't 'get it', and want sign off on everything though never actually sign off.
- As organisation is absolutely opposed to risk and non commercial, despite claims otherwise ... this makes it near impossible to get any plans approved.
Advice to Management
- To many chefs spoil the pot
- Get commercial management in place if you really want to grow/expand
- Take better care of ALL your employees
- Money talks and your employees have bills to pay
- Trust the managers/directors you've put in place to do the right thing
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Royal College of General Practitioners (London, England) in March 2013.
The interview was pretty much the standartised interview with some generic questions and some role-specific questions. It was well planned, happening on time and in organised manner. There were two interviewers - departmental manager and line manager. The questions were asked in a calm and inviting manner, giving plenty of time to think and answer them. I did not feel the interview was hasted and that added extra confidence when replying.
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