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NHS Blood and Transplant Reviews

Updated 30 January 2019
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  1. "A Great Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Joined the organisation to cover one year maternity leave, and 13 years later, I'm still here!
    A great place to work, where development opportunities are there for anyone who is keen to take them on. I've always felt supported as a working Mum and the flexible working arrangements make working life smoother.
    There is a continued commitment towards making the organisation a Great Place to Work and a positive drive to become more inclusive.

    Cons

    Nothing that comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Change is a constant in any business. My advice would be is to keep an eye on the bigger picture on change.


  2. "Very honest review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible - remote working, doctors appointments etc.
    Great Annual leave & pension package.
    NHS Discounts - 20% off Nandos!
    Excellent cause, the work you do makes a difference.
    Fantastic if you have a family, or are looking for a role to stay in until retirement.

    Cons

    - Everything has to go through 20 people before anything actually get's done - can be very frustrating.
    - In terms of Marketing, it's very specific how and how an audience can be targeted due to the nature of the company. Very little room to be creative.
    - No career development opportunities. No room for promotion. Opportunities to study or shadow companies through the organisation, but no progression per say.
    - Very 'clicky' atmosphere amongst senior management.

  3. "Great team but place is mismanaged"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team. flexibility as long as you're on the good terms with your manager.

    Cons

    Place is mismanaged and lacks direction. Pay not as good as private sector. Lack of progression opportunities. People tend to do the same job for years or till they find something else in another company. Staff turnover is quite high.

    Advice to Management

    Update your out of date policies and allow flexibility such as working from home. So far this place feels like it's stuck in 90's on the operational level.


  4. "Wonderful people, poor support."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to save lives.
    Fantastic, knowledgeable, friendly staff

    Cons

    Management are rarely honest. Pushing nurses to their limits to achieve targets without consideration for well-being. Management only playing lip service to the concept of employee well-being

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on statements professing to have employee well being at heart.


  5. "Tissue donation staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    To save people's lives

    Cons

    Long hours. Alot of driving.


  6. "Blood Transplant Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly staff ready to offer help when ever needed.
    Great benefits packages and pension.
    Lots of training available to update and widen your knowledge.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.


  7. "Healthcare Technical Officer"

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    Current Employee - Healthcare Technical Officer in London, England
    Current Employee - Healthcare Technical Officer in London, England

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good work life balance and friendly team

    Cons

    Not much overtime during weekends

  8. "Nice place to work but basic salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant full-time

    Pros

    team is really nice and helpful

    Cons

    underpaid, lack of progression, repetitive task


  9. "Great Apprenticeship opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Apprenticeship Coordinator in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Apprenticeship Coordinator in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They develop their staff through many different internal courses and also have a large Apprenticeship offering which is open to anyone. My experience on my HR Level 5 Apprenticeship programme has given me lots of opportunities to develop and to gain experience in different areas I would not usually be involved in.

    Cons

    I am thoroughly enjoying my apprenticeship and cannot think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Support their teams to complete an Apprenticeship if they are interested in development. Think about how they can factor in the study time requirement.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Positive with room for improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Blood and Transplant full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Helping to save lives.
    Open management style including at board level.
    Technical innovacy with new IT systems.
    Flexible working.

    Cons

    Many institutionalised 'old timer' staff make new working practises hard to implement due to resistance.
    Mediocre efficiency in many business areas.
    Poor collaboration of teams at times.
    Changes are slow and painful to make.

    Advice to Management

    Make use of skillsets of new staff.
    Empower change - the old ways won't work in 2018.