National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

Updated 20 Aug 2020

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3.9
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14 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. Helpful (1)

    "We all need flexibility!!!"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee Engagement Advisor in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence part-time for less than a year

    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 flexible working which is invaluable in the busy world we live in today! Great offices and teams with an ideal location for commuters, I couldn't have asked for a better place to work :-)

    Cons

    Honestly haven't come across any reason to be unhappy to date!

  2. "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


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

    4.0
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    • 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

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Very interesting work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They trust you to get on with things They are very supportive of development needs Flexible working environment Interesting area to work in Feel like you are making a real difference Accepting of challenge

    Cons

    Employees are able to coast and not be performance managed which can be difficult if they are on your team

  5. "People are nice at NICE"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Manchester City Centre, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It is often said that people are nice at NICE and this really is true. Working within an arms length body of the department of health really makes you fell like you are positively contributing to the NHS and wider health and social care sector. The Organisation is committed to employees personal and professional development. Recent improvements have seen a strong increase in employee engagement, with a focus on wellbeing and shared communication. The pay and Benefits package really are very generous for an NHS agenda for change employer. The flexible working culture assists with work-life balance and is open to all.

    Cons

    As with most public sector organisations systems and process can sometimes feel rather cumbersome.

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  6. "nice"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operational Researcher in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good flexible working arrangement. Very friendly environment (at mid and senior levels).

    Cons

    Environment makes it to hard to innovate, teams are silos.

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  7. "Challenging but rewarding workplace"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, working across different disease areas, engagement with multidisciplinary stakeholders and collaborators, clear progression opportunities.

    Cons

    Day-to-day work can be repetitive.

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  8. "Pretty good but typical public sector organisation"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 for 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.

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  9. "it you face doesnt fit dont bother"

    1.0
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    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 for 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.

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  10. "Medical Editor"

    4.0
     

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, work from home

    Cons

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

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