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Care UK Reviews

Updated 21 November 2018
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Pros
  • "Service users are great and nice" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Good pay for a non-sales role, rewarding to help others, overtime rates are good" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of support from the management, pay is not great either" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Long hours, low income, hard work, poor management" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Care uk"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse in Tamworth, England
    Current Employee - Nurse in Tamworth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Care UK full-time (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.


  2. "Maintenece"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Care UK part-time

    Pros

    Everyone nice and very helpful

    Cons

    I don't see any downside

    Care UK Response

    6 Dec 2018 – Recruitment Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience working with Care UK.

    We wish you the best for the future.

  3. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive and friendly staff.
    Good training & opportunities
    Nice community
    Good pay

    Cons

    Very long hours for night staff

    Advice to Management

    Shorter hours for night staff/more night staff


  4. "Beautiful homes with staff who go above and beyond"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Marketing Coordinator in Colchester, England
    Current Employee - Recruitment Marketing Coordinator in Colchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Care UK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A friendly supportive environment where homes are happy to support you with your role and always keen to get involved with activities and events. There's lots of potential for career progression and the support to do so is available to all. Incredibly proud to work for a company who help support older people to live more fulfilling lives.

    Cons

    None that I can think of besides a busy car park at times but the job itself is ideal and very exciting.


  5. "Lifestyle lead"

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    Current Employee - Lifestyle Lead in Orpington, England
    Current Employee - Lifestyle Lead in Orpington, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Care UK full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I’m cared for lovely working conditions and the pay is good I love care U.K. because that’s just what they do care.

    Cons

    I really can’t think of any I been at Foxbridge house care U.K. for 5 yrs and I love it .

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Care UK Response

    21 Nov 2018 – Recruitment Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience working with Care UK.

    We wish you the best for the future.


  6. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Business Administrator in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Business Administrator in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Care UK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, nice environment in new build homes

    Cons

    Home managers can be very unsteady in terms of quick turnover. Training is inconsistent and depends on the strength of the home administrator's multi-tasking skills. Administrators often expected to do a lot more than they have time for, and tasks above their pay grade. Salaries vary widely too depending on home budgets.


  7. "care worker"

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    Former Employee - Night Care Worker in London, England
    Former Employee - Night Care Worker in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Care UK part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    okay because you can choose days that you can work

    Cons

    short staffed most time during the night shift

    Advice to Management

    employ more permanent staff for the night shift

  8. "Good flexible work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible work
    Good pay
    Opportunities to train
    Diverse staff

    Cons

    None - it was good for my situation at the time

    Care UK Response

    9 Nov 2018 – Recruitment Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience working with Care UK.

    We wish you the best for the future.


  9. "Great people but let down by board aspirations and greed"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Colchester, England
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Colchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Care UK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great bunch of people who really try to live by Care Uk's values
    Good social events
    Good culture
    Spend on training and image

    Cons

    Aggressive resourcing for care homes - recruiters desperate to fill posts leaving gaps in suitability of care assistants put in post... I liken the skill they pitch at, as a standard lower than your local binman.
    Too much put on home staff for auditing and reporting to Head Office, impacting on actual care given to residents! Death by statistics and meetings.
    Corporate greed gone mad - at the expense of the care and emotion taken to look after our elderly.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be greedy and focus on your values that you sell yourselves by - CARE.

    Care UK Response

    6 Nov 2018 – Recruitment Marketing Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments, we always appreciate relevant feedback to help us identify areas for improvement.

    Our aim is to ensure that residents living in our homes... More


  10. "Care"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Care Assistant in Cobham, Surrey, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Care Assistant in Cobham, Surrey, South East England, England

    I have been working at Care UK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a exellent place to work every one is caring ppl are understandind and home manager has a good sense of humour

    Cons

    There can be long hours

    Advice to Management

    You may need to push yourself but if you show prospect it is better