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Cambian Group Reviews

Updated 14 Jun 2019

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Cambian Group CEO Saleem Asaria
Saleem Asaria
52 Ratings
Pros
  • "Feel part of a family working at Cambian(in 12 reviews)

  • "It was wonderful working with the young people and some of the staff where nice(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very long hours and extra work given for you to do in your own time(in 7 reviews)

  • "Poor management, inadequate and insufficient training, no ongoing support for employees, low pay and long hours(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Takes a superhero"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cambian Group part-time

    Pros

    Good team, training and progression

    Cons

    Hours are long, but worth it

    Cambian Group2019-02-13

    Cambian Group Response

    May 10, 2019Deputy Director of People

    Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of Cambian. It's great to see that you've scored us 5 stars, that's brilliant. Our employees are indeed superheroes, and it's certainly worth it when we make a difference to the young people we look after. Best, Michael Fletcher ...

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  2. "Depressing"

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    Former Employee - Rcw in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cambian Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - I literally can't think of any pros other than getting paid at the end of the month

    Cons

    - Offered no real support that felt consistent; team leaders all had their own way of working, so if you inexperienced, expect to be undermined and scrutinised because while doing something one way would be acceptable to one team leader, it won't be to another. - Office politics make a hard job that should be focused on providing the children with adequate care unbearable. Backbitting, lies, pettiness and things being...

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    Advice to Management

    Shut it down.

    Cambian Group2019-06-14
  3. "Corrupt from the inside out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cambian Group full-time

    Pros

    The people I worked with, Location

    Cons

    Favouritism, corrupt senior management, disorganised, lack of support, I feel really sorry for the staff on the ground and the kids. (Safeguarding issues are rife!) Senior management shout at staff and promote their favourites including giving them pay rises. No transparency HR is lacking to say the least, They are more focused on making money than taking care of their own staff and the kids in their care. Shame.......

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    Advice to Management

    Too top heavy and people are not held to account. Senior management needs to be replaced period.

    Cambian Group2019-03-19

    Cambian Group Response

    May 10, 2019Deputy Director of People

    Thanks for the review. Although it's concerning, we'd rather hear about what we need to improve than not at all. I would be really interested to hear a bit more about your views so that we can understand them better and to help us put plans in place to address them. Please drop me ...

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  4. "supportive, fun, challenging and a worthwhile job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Great Dunmow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cambian Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I work with a great team in a big region for Cambian, we work together and support each other, through thick and thin. We are a big family and would never be unsupportive or accept anything but the best for each other and those we care for.

    Cons

    Yes the hours can be long, yes sometimes it’s really challenging, yes money could always be better.....but the pros always outweigh the cons.

    Advice to Management

    Saw this quote from Richard Branson and thought it would sit in advice really well. ‘Train people well enough to leave, but treat them well enough so they don’t want to’.

    Cambian Group2019-02-07

    Cambian Group Response

    May 10, 2019Deputy Director of People

    Thank you for taking the time to do a review. It's great to hear all the positive things you experience at work and the areas we need to focus on. Thanks also for the quote from Richard Branson; I used to work for Virgin for 12 years and this particular quote is one which sticks ...

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Learning supporter"

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    Current Employee - Learning Support/Youth Worker in Corbridge, England

    I have been working at Cambian Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Grounds are lovely, free parking

    Cons

    Not dealing with issues No staff support when staff are physically attacked by students Staff are not mental health trained yet have complex students who need this support Desperate for staff, constantly advertising and giving job title different name to attract more people - yet it's the same job Accomodation is dated, unsafe and dirty Environment not suitable for some students and poses big risk as the grounds...

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    Advice to Management

    Provide training and resources for people to do the job. Don't walk away when you see an incident. Don't be greedy taking on students you can't deal with

    Cambian Group2019-02-08

    Cambian Group Response

    May 10, 2019Deputy Director of People

    Thank you for your review. There are a number of points that you raise that concern me, and it's important we address them. If you have raised these with your manager but the issues are still present, can you please contact me at Michael.Fletcher@cambiangroup.com and we will ensure ...

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Corrupt management"

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    Former Employee - Rcw in Preston, North West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cambian Group for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked for cambian for over two years before making the decision to leave i Had amazing relationships with the children and some staff I really loved my job it’s unfortunate I had to leave due to some of the things I was experiencing.

    Cons

    I made the decision to leave after home I worked at got worse short staffed management never helped out expected us to be superheroes and do everything they couldn’t be arsed to do children suffered because of this and incidents then became more likely to happen incidents got more severe management sat upstairs gossiping in the office and going out for lunches and Costa and moaning when things weren’t done instead of...

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    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff be kind be patient this job is not easy and you’ve lost many amazing staff members because of your disregard for other people’s feeling absolutely shameful

    Cambian Group2019-01-28

    Cambian Group Response

    May 10, 2019Deputy Director of People

    I'm sorry to read of your experience with Cambian. I would be interested to learn some more of what went wrong for you and how we can put it right for others in the group and within your area. My email is Michael.Fletcher@cambiangroup.com Kind regards, Michael

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Worst company ever"

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    Former Employee - Rcw in Stansted, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cambian Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Children are fantastic and some of the staff but not all

    Cons

    Bad rates of pay! Treated like dirt by home mangers if you don't lick there behind! Plus support is non existent. Made to feel horrible if you speak up about things you don't agree with. This is by far the worst company and I feel sorry for the kids that have to live in cambian houses. And not I would not like to ring to give you advice and how bad your company is as it should be shut down ASAP

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff like a human and not one of your robots.. you start at 10am and leave at 4pm.. maybe you should work longer hours as well as your staff. Money is your focus and not the kids you support

    Cambian Group2019-01-15

    Cambian Group Response

    May 10, 2019Deputy Director of People

    Thanks for sharing your review. You've raised some concerning points about your time with us and I'd like to understand more about them. If possible, I would be grateful if you could contact meat Michael.Fletcher@cambiangroup.com and we can discuss confidentially the concerns that ...

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Complete lack of safeguarding"

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    Former Employee - Rcw in Loughborough, England
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cambian Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Kids and some great people

    Cons

    Homes are short staffed, lack of management, senior managers rude and deluded, pressure to take kids despite not enough people to manage, incidents happen, staff seriously injured and safeguarding brushed under the carpet

    Advice to Management

    Stop and think about what your doing before you loose all staff, put the ground work in make it safe then look at occupancy

    Cambian Group2018-12-16

    Cambian Group Response

    May 10, 2019Deputy Director of People

    Thank for your sharing your review. I recognise that there are areas that as a group we need to improve on. In order to do that, feedback from our people, present or former, is pivotal to making positive changes going forward. If you would like a confidential chat to share more information ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging but worthwhile"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cambian Group full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic colleagues to work with. Great patients to work with. Valuable experience learned during my time there. Thankful for the opportunities afforded through this role.

    Cons

    Very little progression. Unwillingness by company to invest in career progression. The role is not well understood, nor is it well supported.

    Advice to Management

    Time needs to be taken to understand poor retention of staff. Improvement in career opportunities, compensation and benefits as well as work/life balance will result in improved staff retention.

    Cambian Group2018-11-09

    Cambian Group Response

    November 23, 2018Deputy Director of People

    Hi, Grateful to receive your feedback and pleased that you're gaining valuable experience with us. Thank you for the 'improver' on career progression; we recognise that we could do more in this area. One of our projects at the moment is to look at how we can introduce workforce ...

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  10. "Residential care worker"

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    Current Employee - Residential Care Worker 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Cambian Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The children are best thing really

    Cons

    Management need more training and not make it all about the money

    Advice to Management

    It’s not all about the money

    Cambian Group2018-11-16

    Cambian Group Response

    November 23, 2018Deputy Director of People

    Hi, thanks for the review. We are currently carrying out a number of workshops in the regions to identfy what we do well and how we can improve. Work shops comprise of staff across a number of different roles. While we have ideas about how we can upskill our workforce which we ...

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