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Royal College of Nursing Reviews

Updated 3 Jun 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The RCN is a genuinely caring employer, and there are opportunities here for those who want to progress.

    Cons

    No major cons, though parking can be tricky.

    Royal College of Nursing 2018-07-16
  2. "A modern tragedy"

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    Former Employee - Editorial in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal College of Nursing full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Holiday entitlement Carers’ leave Salary Flexible working Health and fitness allowance Pension

    Cons

    Poor management Lack of strategy, purpose and direction Jobs for the boys Poor performance is not managed Slow to respond to changing trends in publishing Lack of emotional intelligence from leadership

    Advice to Management

    When I joined RCNi, the publishing company owned by RCN, I was impressed and proud to work there. It was owned by nurses and run by nurses with a real sense that the flagship journal Nursing Standard was on nurses’ side. The company had enviable personal subscription figures and healthy advertising revenues. However, times change. The company responded too slowly to digital publishing and the downturn in advertising,...

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    Royal College of Nursing 2019-06-03

    Royal College of Nursing Response

    June 7, 2019Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of RCNi on Glassdoor. It’s good to hear you have enjoyed the benefits that RCNi have to offer including our pay, flexible working and generous holiday entitlement. It’s also really great to hear that you felt your RCNi colleagues were ...

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  3. "A company that lacks direction and leadership, with too many games being played"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal College of Nursing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Staff have all the power

    Cons

    Management are lacking in autonomy and prevented from managing.

    Advice to Management

    There is no direction and the organisation is rudderless. No strategy, no vision, no leadership. With lots of games being played to fight for your position. it is such a pity as the organisation can be s much more

    Royal College of Nursing 2019-05-05

    Royal College of Nursing Response

    May 15, 2019Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of the RCN on Glassdoor. We do our very best to ensure the RCN is a great place to work but it seems that is not your experience. We’re not an organisation that likes to stand still and we’re always looking to improve, so these ...

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  4. "Company looked after their staff"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I worked at Royal College of Nursing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Their wellbeing policies and strategy, annual leave,

    Cons

    Politics of some management staff at the time in certain teams

    Royal College of Nursing 2019-04-07

    Royal College of Nursing Response

    May 8, 2019Recruitment Manager

    Thank you so much for your review. It’s great to hear you felt looked after whilst working at the RCN. Our award winning Health and Wellbeing Strategy and Reward packages are fantastic. I am sorry to hear about the politics going on with some management staff in certain teams. ...

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  5. "Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Royal College of Nursing

    Pros

    Supportive, friendly and inclusive work environment

    Cons

    Career progression can be limited

    Royal College of Nursing 2018-09-07

    Royal College of Nursing Response

    September 10, 2018Recruitment Manager

    Hi there, its great to hear you working environment has been supportive, friendly and inclusive - I couldn't agree more . I am sorry to hear you feel career progression can be limited - it means a lot to us that are staff are continuously developed and have the opportunity to ...

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  6. "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Friendly atmosphere & opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Not a huge amount of cons, but slow moving and slightly bureaucratic at times

    Royal College of Nursing 2018-04-04
  7. "Great colleagues!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Royal College of Nursing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues and workplace benefits

    Cons

    Lacks innovation and too bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent

    Royal College of Nursing 2018-04-12

    Royal College of Nursing Response

    July 5, 2018Recruitment Manager

    Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave a review here. Its great to hear you love working with your colleagues and enjoy our workplace benefits. We know our benefits, salary and leave entitlements are something our people value, and allows us to demonstrate how much we value ...

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  8. "Great organisation with lots of staff benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Royal College of Nursing full-time

    Pros

    This is great friendly organisation to work for with lots of staff benefits. Home working opportunities, Flexible working. Good holiday entitlement. Good pay rates, Sick Pay, Pension. Giving something back days to provide some time to work for a charity, etc.

    Cons

    As a Union the organisation is weighted towards staff and it sometimes feels staff have more leeway than managers.

    Royal College of Nursing 2017-12-07
  9. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Pension Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Supportive, energetic, professional, career progression, events

    Cons

    Very little cons regarding the business

    Royal College of Nursing 2017-11-29
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Beware if on a fixed term contract"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Royal College of Nursing part-time

    Pros

    The members are an inspiring bunch and there are some great teams and services

    Cons

    RCN treats permanent staff well but if you are on a fixed term contract some of the practices are not so good

    Advice to Management

    Improve HR policies

    Royal College of Nursing 2017-12-20

    Royal College of Nursing Response

    January 29, 2018Recruitment Manager

    Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are glad to hear that you agree staff on permanent contracts are treated well and it’s unfortunate that you feel that things aren’t the same for our fixed term staff. We strive to make sure that all our staff, ...

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