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Royal College of General Practitioners Reviews

Updated 28 May 2019

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  1. "Great place to work in, though little career development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Royal College of General Practitioners part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great Staff Benefits - Amazing building and location to work in - friendly and helpful collegues

    Cons

    - Little to no career development - Recuiting externally rather than prioritising internal employees - Salary way below London average

    Royal College of General Practitioners 2016-10-16
  2. "Nice to work but no progression"

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    Former Employee - Membership Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Royal College of General Practitioners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The social life, the lower tiered staff, nice offices, flexi time, gym on site

    Cons

    Senior management couldn't care less what their team does for them, feel like you're not making a difference doing the work as no credit given

    Advice to Management

    Learn your staff's names, make them feel included and let them know what youre doing.

    Royal College of General Practitioners 2019-05-20
  3. "Soul destroying"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Royal College of General Practitioners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro was flexi time. This is done really well but older members of staff abuse this.

    Cons

    Working here was utterly depressing. Senior members of staff and longstanding members are horrible and resistant to change. You are not allowed to have a voice here. The COO is a vindictive liar and so is the HR team. Staff turnover is very high but only the newer staff, most of them don't even wait to complete probation. Absolutely horrible place to work. Your own manager won't even support you here, they're all so 2...

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    Advice to Management

    Start looking at your managers more closely. They abuse the flexi time system, waste time and resources during the day on personal activities. Also of people make accusations about people, investigate properly or at least use common sense.

    Royal College of General Practitioners 2019-05-29
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Looking to fullfill your professional dreams? Not the right place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Royal College of General Practitioners full-time

    Pros

    Nice work building; some great friends (those who are nice)

    Cons

    If you thrive working in a fast pace, flexible, agile environment and want to innovate and react to emerging thinking you'll soon be identified as a virus against a status quo that still thinks the world is in the 70s.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck staying in touch. Soon you'll find out results are not being delivered and all eyes will be on you. Value your experts or other competitors will.

    Royal College of General Practitioners 2019-02-10
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Useless COO and no direction"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal College of General Practitioners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most staff are lovely people and the building is great. Flexible working and helping doctors do a better job is also nice.

    Cons

    The COO and senior management team haven't got a clue what they are doing. They don't understand what the organisation does and obsess over tiny matters, micromanaging, while ignoring the strategically important stuff. They don't trust the experts they have employed to do a job which is why all the best people are leaving or already gone. One very long standing assistant director is just poison but she's been there so...

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    Advice to Management

    Be strategic and actually lead. Devolve decision making to the experts actually doing the work. Get rid of the rubbish and poisonous staff

    Royal College of General Practitioners 2018-03-17
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocrity - not too shabby, but could be better"

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

    I have been working at Royal College of General Practitioners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Super convenient location, gorgeous building/office, happy people, some general appetite for growth and some directors are brilliant.

    Cons

    - they offer 2 types of contracts (depending on roles) and one is crap, nothing better than statutory minimums, making turnover high and moral low - No career development or promotions - The organisation has changed management: got rid of CEO and lead by senior stakeholders who are not business people and don't 'get it', and want sign off on everything though never actually sign off. - As organisation is absolutely...

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    Advice to Management

    - To many chefs spoil the pot - Get commercial management in place if you really want to grow/expand - Take better care of ALL your employees - Money talks and your employees have bills to pay - Trust the managers/directors you've put in place to do the right thing

    Royal College of General Practitioners 2017-09-19
  7. "Good team and work/life balance make a difference"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal College of General Practitioners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great colleagues, with a generally relaxed and friendly working atmosphere. - The office in London is a really pleasant place to work, and located conveniently. - Have a good amount of responsibility with varied and interesting work. - Good work/life balance - very rarely need to work late, good flexi arrangements. I suspect it varies from role to role but I get a lot of job satisfaction.

    Cons

    - It's a confusing structure, can be hard to navigate the processes and senior management. - Teams rarely work together. Can feel very political. - Some management decisions seem arbitrary and unnecessary. Seems to have been improving more recently, however. - Not a huge amount of career progression for some roles.

    Royal College of General Practitioners 2017-08-05
  8. "RCGP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal College of General Practitioners

    Pros

    Good benefits and community spirit in London Office

    Cons

    Management could work better together

    Royal College of General Practitioners 2017-05-11
  9. Helpful (3)

    "RCGP"

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

    I worked at Royal College of General Practitioners full-time

    Pros

    Really nice colleagues and fleixble working arrangements.

    Cons

    RCGP is a difficult place to work. It has a negtive, very secretive, and very micro-managing culture and the different parts of the organisation struggle to work together.

    Royal College of General Practitioners 2017-05-19
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Promises a lot, delivers little"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Royal College of General Practitioners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a lovely building to work in and many of the staff are friendly. There is a staff network which run regular social activities from quiz nights to charity cake sales

    Cons

    The RCGP has terrible internal communications and all of the departments seem to work in silos. There are too many levels of management. A large number of staff having been working at the RCGP for many years (10+) which creates a level of complacency and difficulty when trying to move to new/more efficient ways of working.

    Royal College of General Practitioners 2017-04-19
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