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NHS Reviews

Updated 22 October 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance and flexi-working are very beneficial (in 25 reviews)

  • Good pension (which I'll never actually receive) (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • I don't believe there are any cons but if you don't like working long hours or people this really is not the job for you (in 42 reviews)

  • No work/life balance and no appreciation for the hard work put in (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Supportive employer, excellent job security"

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    Current Employee - Doctor in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Doctor in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good community, opportunities to develop, security

    Cons

    Pay cuts, rota gaps, over-stretched


  2. "Less time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Some fantastic clients.

    Cons

    Not enough time to work to work with clients.

    Advice to Management

    Employ more people.


  3. "Physician's Assistant Anaesthesia"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NHS full-time

    Pros

    academic centre
    lots of research opportunities
    Anaesthesia Department wonderful people
    good standard of patient care
    CEO emphasis on teaching perfectly aligns with academic hospital

    Cons

    short staffed on wards, chronic NHS problem


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  5. "Work Ethics"

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    Former Employee - Porter/Security Supervisor in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Former Employee - Porter/Security Supervisor in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NHS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great teamwork, and advancement, available.

    Cons

    Shift work. Patterns can be bad

    Advice to Management

    Let your staff do their work !!


  6. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS full-time

    Pros

    friendly envirnoment,good learning place, good learning oppurtunities

    Cons

    strict timings,no flexible working hours

    Advice to Management

    good managment


  7. "Porter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NHS part-time

    Pros

    Good holidays, brakes, and pay , a lot of support,

    Cons

    The shifts were often under staffed


  8. "only respect"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people who do a great and important job.

    Cons

    it is a bit of a monolith and if you are not involved in direct patient care, you can get lost.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! it's a tough job but good managers are needed to keep the whole system functioning.


  9. "Grd Management trainee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Less pay, extra work

    Cons

    great work experience with the industry leaders

    Advice to Management

    be well prepapred as to why you want to get into this scheme


  10. "Paediatric Consultant Gastroenterology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent managment, growing service, well supported both with resources and allied specialists.

    Cons

    NHS bureaucracy is onerous and endless. Hospital infrastructure is developing fast but lags behind many other european centres.


  11. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NHS part-time

    Pros

    Incremental payments for unsociable hours working ( weekends, evening, bank holidays), good amount of annual leave, 6 months full sick pay.

    Cons

    Monotonous job, management don't listen, workplace culture


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