66% would recommend to a friend
(10494 total reviews)
71% approve of CEO
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- "Ability to train on many different areas Progression through the bands Stable and good pension 3 days a week on wards" (in 581 reviews)
- "Even during the pandemic you go home feeling accomplished and the people I work with are great" (in 463 reviews)
- "Colleagues are great and kind" (in 305 reviews)
- "Most staff were friendly and easy to get along with" (in 263 reviews)
- "Stable and good job security." (in 210 reviews)
- "Low pay and expected to do basically everything and learn everything in short period of time" (in 606 reviews)
- "High demand for very few spaces in hospitals and surgeries and sometimes long hours but definitely worth it in the end." (in 531 reviews)
- "Poor management and issues with rosters" (in 319 reviews)
- "Low salary and shift patterns" (in 252 reviews)
- "not enough staff and too many managers" (in 103 reviews)
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Updated 4 Dec 2023
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- 1.023 Oct 2023Admin AssistantCurrent Employee
You gain skills like communication when on the front desk.
No one wants to take the liability in NHS, throwing their responsibility or work onto others. The pay is really bad in NHS, you could be doing 20 different tasks everyday e.g referral, dealing with patient and hospital queries, dealing with prescriptions, scanning, booking patients in, going to meetings, training, long waiting hours for patient due to lack of doctors and then patients getting angry on frontline receptionist because they have been waiting for hours, just to find out the answer to nothing etc no matter how well you do, the pay will never go up. Lack of Nurses and doctors. sorry to say this but NHS has really become more of a business than a health care organisation. Such a shame.
- 1.027 Oct 2023Operations ManagerFormer Employee, less than 1 yearTorquay, England
High levels of bureaucracy and inefficiency can allow lazy or conniving administrative staff with a poor moral compass to create a role for themselves with very little responsibility. Delegating tasks to subordinates whilst appearing on the surface, to be hard at work on long-term projects.
Leadership is poor, resembling a children’s birthday party. As a manager, you will spend your time suffering through pointless meetings listening to how others feel about a topic, often not related to the agenda of the meeting. Rather than being involved with a proactive discussion centred around evaluating possible solutions. I promise this will destroy you if you have come from the private sector. To know you are now contributing to inefficiencies so preposterous, that they would see leadership teams dismissed in limited or public companies. Will infuriate any good manager.
- 3.03 Dec 2023Registered NurseFormer Employee
to be able to give care to those in need.
Too many in need unable to deal with the quantity with the resources and time provided
- 4.03 Dec 2023Team LeaderCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsHuntingdon, England
not good pay band, because other part of the country people on same band earns more
holidays start is 27 days per year plus bank holiday
- 4.03 Dec 2023Administrative ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearManchester, England
Rewarding work, Good Training Available, Good Employee Benefits
High Workload, Cover multiple job roles in addition to your own, Low pay
- 3.04 Dec 2023Staff NurseCurrent EmployeeBasildon, East of England, England
condensed working week, sense of satisfaction helping others
increasing pressures, budget cuts, poor pay in relation to skill set
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NHS has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 11,977 reviews left anonymously by employees. 66% of employees would recommend working at NHS to a friend and 46% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
66% of NHS employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated NHS 3.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.