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Care UK Nurse Reviews

Updated 12 Jun 2019

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  1. "Care uk"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse in Tamworth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Care UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Managers approachable. Good for training. Negotiable pay.

    Cons

    Some places pay less than others. More holidays!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep offering and providing more and more training. More holidays and entitlements.

    Care UK2018-11-22

    Care UK Response

    January 18, 2019Recruitment Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for your 5 star review. It's great to hear you enjoy working at Care UK and that you see our values in action. We recognise the value of a healthy work life balance – so do offer flexible working hours. We also offer a holiday purchase scheme to employees wanting to ...

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  2. "review new home new team"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Witney, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Care UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    brand new home, luxury for residents. Nice to be in at beginning. fabulous deputy manager, very knowledgable and supportive.

    Cons

    delay in getting residents very depressing staff room, unable to relax in staff room or use phone corperate approach affects flexibility of resident care and staff diversity

    Advice to Management

    review pay. review induction, good to get induction with other team members and updated on everything, standard of delivery was very variable from excellent and informative to inadequate and rude. also 3 weeks was long exhausting , and on uncomfortable chairs and claustrophobic at times in training room. improve staff room need comfortable chair /radio, value good workers regular debrief...

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    Care UK2019-05-21

    Care UK Response

    June 3, 2019Recruitment Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for your review. It’s encouraging to see positive feedback around the quality of our newly built care homes and we are thrilled to hear that you value the support of your deputy manager. It’s concerning reading a reference around an inadequate induction, whilst we continue ...

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  3. "Not the best"

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    Former Employee - Nurse 

    I worked at Care UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Residents and staff, were all great.

    Cons

    Very poor company. All top heavy with management

    Care UK2019-06-13
  4. "Care UK from good to better"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Care UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay rate, increasing every 6-12 months to match with the competition Great time off from work on annual leave holidays Access to plenty of extra shifts Ideal deputy manager and CLN which work close to senior staff Outstanding CQC rated environment Flexible shifts and enough room to develop if interest is present

    Cons

    No sick pay scheme for current level of staff Limited nursing or senior staff contracts to up to 45 hours Employer is forced due to staff shortages to move you on nights or out from nights Unstable environment due to some non-interested newcomers in domain No scheme of increasing salary by % for each year remaining together

    Advice to Management

    Say "Hello" before asking or guiding for a new task Open and listen advices if the target of Outstanding is to be permanent Be tolerant towards your senior staff which support and guide for years Remain stiff and firm in front of new-comers who want to cut corners and have demands (which in balance make the older ones feel put on second spot) Spread the workload even on the same ranked staff as they all get the same pay

    Care UK2019-02-13

    Care UK Response

    February 25, 2019Recruitment Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for your 4 star review. It’s great to hear that you have benefited from flexible shifts, career development and annual leave. We value your positive feedback around management and colleague engagement, and will pass your comments on to the Regional Director. We recognise ...

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  5. "Poor standards of care."

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    Former Employee - Nurse in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Care UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Appears to have good standards of care outside of the facility I worked at. Have employee perks scheme with numerous benefits.

    Cons

    Given a start date at a custodial facility, however when arrived not expected. Not given any induction details or pack. Training consisted of sitting with staff in staff room or clinical room. No actual training. Line manager cancelling shifts of staff members and not informing them. Line manager changing shifts without telling people. Being asked to manually move a bed bound patient without any patient movement...

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    Advice to Management

    Management outside of the facility I worked at seemed approachable and keen to offer opportunities. However at said facility lack of quality management. Dismissive of feedback given.

    Care UK2019-01-24

    Care UK Response

    February 25, 2019Recruitment Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to write to us on Glassdoor. We were really concerned to hear about your experience. We would like to say thank you for your hard work and we wish you all the very best. If you would like to give us further feedback please feel free to email us ...

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  6. Helpful (4)

    "Some things never change..."

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    Former Employee - Nurse in Ware, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Care UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's marginally better than trying to survive on JSA, but only in the way that having chronic diarrhoea is marginally better than having chronic constipation. Home Manager ISNT racist against white people. That's just some Daily Mail nonsense, no doubt from someone who is a bit of a bigot. This person has clearly mistook the managers inability to manage for something else. This person probably also says "I'm not racist...

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    Cons

    It's good to see some things never change. In the same way Nigel Farage is bound to blame immigration for stepping on a plug, this care home manager continues to have her favourites, refuses to staff the home properly, refuses to respect, and nurture her entire team, and is rude to anyone who doesn't fit into her rectum. I have nothing but the utmost sympathy for anyone who has the misfortune to work for her. She is...

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    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for this manager. It's futile. It falls on deaf ears. She doesn't care. She thinks she's the dogs reproductive organs, and nothing will change that. Unfortunately she's isn't the dogs reproductive organs, she does talk it a lot though. My advice to the CEO is to get a new manager, as soon as possible. Just read the reviews. There's something VERY wrong here. If you look at the glassdoor page for this...

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    Care UK2018-06-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nursing staff"

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    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Care UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Middle management superb. Very friendly and extreamly helpfull. Nursing staff all understand pressures of workin in a busy understaffed hospital.

    Cons

    Most senior management don’t care and don’t listen. No pay rises. Long hours. Not open to ideas. Not bothered about staff, just figures

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to the staff. Be more open and honest.

    Care UK2018-06-15
  8. "Care home"

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Care UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is good training for continuous professional development and a thorough induction program.

    Cons

    Less support for night staff. Only one nurse and one health care assistant to a unit of 18 service users at night. If someone goes off sick there's a strong chance that you will work alone. No paid break, however you are expected to stay on your unit for the entire 12 hours. Shift work, no set working days, so very difficult to plan around family needs. Sometimes rota is not published until a couple of...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to the opinions of your staff in regards to better working conditions and take actions to implement changes that will support your staff, especially at night when resources are limited.

    Care UK2017-10-23

    Care UK Response

    November 24, 2017Resourcing Advisor

    We would like to say thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, it is much appreciated and we take all comments seriously. We are sorry we didn’t meet your expectations but we would like to say thank you for hard work and we wish you all the very best. If you would like ...

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Void!! care uk is all about the money not the people"

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      Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Colchester, England

      I worked at Care UK for more than a year

      Pros

      Care team is mostly very good but work under pressure of management

      Cons

      Very poor management Poor communication with management Management will stress you daily and will talk you in a rough not nice manner, I've seen management insult carer in front of professionals and relatives. Management is unreliable, non trustworthy, they care the work to be done and they will leave you with short staff for over 20 dementia residents. If somebody call sick and they know the day before they will...

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      Care UK2016-05-19
    • "Team Work"

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      Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Gillingham, England
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Care UK

      Pros

      Excellent place to work, clean environment, reliable and understanding ward manager and good team work at care UK.. Can not fault the team work and manager encouragement. Fantastic training opportunities.

      Cons

      poor pension scheme. poor sick leave and salary increment is non in existent.

      Advice to Management

      lobby for good pay and sick pay. Two week backwards rolling leaves is not acceptable and poor.

      Care UK2015-07-25
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