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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Reviews

Updated 3 November 2017
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  1. "NICE Guidelines"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in London, England
    Current Employee - Technical Advisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working as a health economist in the guidelines department is fantastic. Endless series of research projects, good amount of time to build detail models that directly inform NHS policy and better paying, more secure contracts than academia.

    Cons

    Same resource constraints as everywhere in the NHS. Difficult to progress into senior management but progression from analyst to middle management is pretty frequent.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the management would be to stand behind our methods.


  2. "Great Place to work and devlop"

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

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

    Pros

    Learning culture with great emphasis on team work. Working on innovative software for healthcare information.

    Cons

    There are no cons at NICE

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up !!


  3. "Never again"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and free tea and coffee. Great company if you have lots of letters after your name and have your head up you own ****.

    Cons

    If your face doesn't fit you know it!

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip on what is happening on the coal face


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  5. "avoid unless on project manager career path"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits , lovely location

    Cons

    bad work life balance, stress inducing. Horrible management, poor development

    Advice to Management

    look into HR practices.


  6. "Pretty good but typical public sector organisation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester City Centre, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester City Centre, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good staff benefits - carer's leave, NHS pension, cycle to work scheme, flexible working options including working from home

    Cons

    Slow to effect change, constant staff changes and management of change due to Department of Health funding cuts. Very hierarchical staffing structure and some senior managers are a bit power crazy.

    Advice to Management

    Be a bit more flexible about changes to working methods etc.


  7. "it you face doesnt fit dont bother"

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working, nice office, office in good location and easy to get to by public transport.

    Cons

    Slow. Too many directors and AD's who get preferential treatment regarding flexible working i.e. directors work fraction of their hours from home from the opposite side of the country attempting to manage their teams in an office - doesn't work. Demoralised staff. No responsibility for directors and AD - they are not in the real world. If your face doesn't fit you will not get any type of promotion. Not a friendly atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the managers - directors, AD's, programme managers.


  8. "Medical Editor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible working, work from home

    Cons

    Not enough work and often waiting on other people's schedules


  9. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    interesting, central to policy, innovative

    Cons

    hierarchical, slow, bureaucratic, under government cuts

    Advice to Management

    need to change


  10. "Its heart is in the right place, but some parts of NICE are simply clueless"

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    Former Employee - I'd rather not disclose this
    Former Employee - I'd rather not disclose this

    I worked at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Talented, friendly and sociable people.
    * Flexible/remote working and ample holiday entitlement.
    * Bang in the centre of Manchester.

    Cons

    * Too many managers clearly not managing.
    * Resource-wise, there is a real imbalance of people from one team to the next.
    * There is a culture of nepotism within certain teams.
    * Salary doesn't often reflect responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Manage your people. Manage the workload. Delegate properly. Be transparent. Be fair.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "NICE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working with a decent array of tech, and nice people around too. Central office near piccadilly gardens is also convenient.

    Cons

    Political working environment, however, you can remove yourself from this quite easily. Agile ability is smothered by an unagile business.


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