National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Reviews

Updated 18 Dec 2020

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3.8
64%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Chief Executive Andrew Dillon (no image)
Andrew Dillon
12 Ratings
Pros
  • "I didn't realise until I was offered the post how positive NICE is with regards to flexible working, 80% of the workforce has some form of(in 10 reviews)

  • "Able to flexibly work, able to work from home one day a week(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low career opportunities from mid to senior management - minimal roles between 8a and 8c/d(in 3 reviews)

  • "Compared with other organisations in the NHS this also has a sense of optimism and flexibility(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and culture Great career opportunities

    Cons

    No major downsides to working at NICE. Sometimes there are peaks and troughs in workload, depending on committee meetings. Flexibility is important.

  2. "NICE is ok"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Manchester, England

    I have been working at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence full-time

    Pros

    Good job stability with a decent pension

    Cons

    Variable management. Some are organised others tend to micromanage.


  3. "great place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in Manchester, England

    I have been working at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence full-time

    Pros

    flexible working and interesting and rewarding work

    Cons

    Lots of paper work and processes

  4. "good"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence full-time

    Pros

    wfh, team, flex, benefits, structure

    Cons

    pay, boss, Hr, conditions, perks

  5. "High profile work and supportive environment"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Manchester, England

    I have been working at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence full-time

    Pros

    The organisation is very pro personal and professional development. The work is rewarding and high profile.

    Cons

    No cons it’s a great organisation.

  6. "A family friendly, flexible and innovative organisation"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence part-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary Flexible working Family friendly Good working conditions Progression opportunities Training opportunities

    Cons

    Can be heirarchical and slow to make decisions

  7. "Some excellent staff but a poor working environment beset with in fighting"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Highly intellectual with its own library and good quality equipment and ICT setup.

    Cons

    Poor integration between directorates and politics dominate everything

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  8. "Great leadership - poor culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence full-time

    Pros

    CEO very strategic and personable

    Cons

    Blame culture amongst middle management

  9. "No support"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Able to flexibly work, able to work from home one day a week.

    Cons

    The downsides would be the fact staff are not properly supported within their job roles, it seems as though mental health for example is not taken serious or into consideration and staff end up being treated unfairly. Managers also back pedal on what they say they are going to do, but then do another.

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  10. "Working at NICE"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence full-time

    Pros

    Exciting content and significant policy impact

    Cons

    Too management led, rigid, no prospect for promotion when senior enough...

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