NHS Scotland Edinburgh Reviews

Updated 1 Dec 2020

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3 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great organisation with perfect work/life balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Scotland full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    33 days annual leave after 10 years service + 8 public holidays 20 days parental leave per child (until they turn 16) NHS Identification gets you discount in many shops and restaurants. Flexible working conditions

    Cons

    Salary may not be as competitive as private sector.

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  2. "Very good and concise information"

    4.0
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Stores Clerk in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NHS Scotland part-time

    Pros

    Clear instructions on how to use system

    Cons

    None that I can see

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  3. "Flexible and Relaxed Working, but Slow to Change"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NHS Scotland for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours and working from home is very useful. The work environment is fairly relaxed and low-pressure. People are on the whole very positive to work with. A yearly increase in salary (while sometimes fairly insignificant) is mandatory. The workforce is diverse and equality is an organisational commitment.

    Cons

    Organisational change and processes are very slow, often to the point where projects can sometimes stretch to 1-2 years past what is reasonable due to being frequently delayed, sometimes seemingly for no real reason. Salaries (especially for lower pay-bands) are on the whole lower than what feels adequate. Commitment to diversity and equality can sometimes feel like lip service where serious issues are not dealt with adequately, especially in regards to homophobia/transphobia/casual racism.

  4. "Interesting to work for"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NHS Scotland full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Pension, flexitime and guaranteed raise every year.

    Cons

    Not alot of job progression, dependent on department.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Happy working environment , lovely people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NHS Scotland part-time

    Pros

    people great. good working environment

    Cons

    the work times are not flexible

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  6. "Good place as a starting position"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Customer Support Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NHS Scotland for less than a year

    Pros

    Great staring position as a lot of support is offered in a friendly working environment

    Cons

    Can be stressful as staffing levels are highly dependent on budget and senior management decisions

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Probationary period review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NHS Scotland full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff (with the odd exception, like everywhere) and good team environment with additional benefits not related to your position, such as money off offers, access to various training schemes etc.

    Cons

    Department I was in was SO busy, there was no time for one to one training,leading to an increasing level of frustration, and no real progress in the role. There were no additional staff to spare for training, nor workspace to do it in,personal issues with a colleague in what was a two person only office went unresolved, and all these factors lead to my reluctant resignation from the position.

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  8. "Project Support Officer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Support Officer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NHS Scotland full-time

    Pros

    When you know you are helping patients at the end of a project it makes the job more rewarding

    Cons

    Projects for the sake of projects.

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  9. "Noble goals, good wages, favourable working conditions"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Publications Designer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NHS Scotland for more than 8 years

    Pros

    financial stability, flexible working time, decent wages for a public sector enterprise, clear employment conditions, benefits the public and improves the overall quality of life within the community and the nation

    Cons

    public sector inertia, wage band limitations, limited career opportunities, bureaucracy

  10. "It is what it is"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at NHS Scotland full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good staff benefits package, Positive to be working for the country

    Cons

    Constant restructuring, lack of professional managers, lack of care for people

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