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Care UK Employee Reviews about "carers"

Updated 13 Jun 2019

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Care UK CEO Mike Parish
Mike Parish
72 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay for a non-sales role, rewarding to help others, overtime rates are good(in 8 reviews)

  • "Service users are great and nice(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Rota allocation changed last minute so you’re not able to fulfil other aspects of your senior role(in 9 reviews)

  • "The cleaners seem to get hot meals and the carers don't so most do have to bring there own food in(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Lack of care"

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

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

    Pros

    Service users are great and nice

    Cons

    Office staff rude to carers

    Advice to Management

    Teach office staff some manners

    Care UK2018-08-22
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Just dont!"

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      Former Employee - Carer in Mildenhall, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Care UK

      Pros

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      Cons

      Worked at mildenhall lodge for 10 months. The day I left I was still waiting for some kind of induction. I was not even shown how to get out in the event of fire. I never saw a care plan, was shown how to use the computer file system or even how to use a bath. The residents where lucky to get a 5 min shower once a week as staff levels were so low proper care was impossible to give. I had 3 different sets of management...

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      Advice to Management

      SEE ABOVE

      Care UK2016-03-22
    • "Care uk work"

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      Current Employee - Care Assistant in Billingham, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Care UK part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      All correct policies and procedures in place for everything, all training needed offered and opportunities to complete nvqs. Plenty of holidays, never seem to have any problems with pay.

      Cons

      Pay is not great and we are expected to start early for handover without getting paid and sometimes have to finish late if night staff handover runs over and don't get paid for that. Carers widely undervalued. Not much opportunity to progress within the company. Too bigger workload for the amount of staff.

      Advice to Management

      I would like to see more interaction from management with care staff. I would like positive feedback when good work has been done.

      Care UK2015-06-21
    • "Care UK has given me great experience with a career that I wish to further into Nursing."

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      Current Employee - Care Worker in North Berwick, Scotland
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      I would consider the pros of working for Care UK being, meeting clients, meeting great other carers. Getting the opportunity to work with other professions such as OT's, Drs, physios. I really enjoy working with the unknown factor in that you don't know how well the client is going to be when you arrive. I feel like I have grown as person since starting this job, I've learn allot about myself.

      Cons

      The cons of working with Care UK I would say primarily is work life balance. Easily have working 3 weeks straight without a day off. Un-organisation of my branch at times due to lack of staff. Unpredictability of shifts, the rostas can change hourly. Clients rarely know who's coming in to see them due to this which they find frustrating as do the carers. It's difficult to plan...

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      Advice to Management

      Need more staff, recruitment needs revamped, majorly. Structured hours, rostas and routes.

      Care UK2014-05-09
    • "Better than some"

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      Current Employee - Senior Care Assistant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
      Recommends

      I have been working at Care UK

      Pros

      Better than most care company's uniforms ok

      Cons

      Senior care do the same work as nurse yet scrap wage only 20p more than carers

      Advice to Management

      Give the seniors who handle medications a pay rise of more than 10p

      Care UK2013-02-01
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