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Royal College of Nursing Reviews

Updated 12 April 2018
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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Pension Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland
    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


  2. "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

  3. "Great colleagues!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Royal College of Nursing full-time (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 Response

    5 Jul 2018 – Recruitment 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... More


  4. "Great organisation with lots of staff benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Beware if on a fixed term contract"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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 Response

    29 Jan 2018 – Recruitment 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... More


  6. "Good organisation with highly motivated staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Important and fulfilling work, great sense of satisfaction delivering for members

    Cons

    Multiple priorities, can feel like pulling in too many directions at once

    Advice to Management

    Set clear direction, simplify bureaucracy, empower staff to use their skills


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Royal College of Nursing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The RCN is great place to work. Salary and annual leave are over and above and I get to work with some genuinely lovely people every day, and there are some fantastic managers at the RCN.

    Flexible working is really good, and the organisations appears on board with flexible working which makes a real change to my work life balance.

    Cons

    There are some challenging employees that aren't always positive - which can get you down at times.

    Advice to Management

    Manage out the negative, poor performers

    Royal College of Nursing Response

    18 Oct 2017 – Recruitment Manager

    Hi there, thanks so much for your review, its great to hear from you.

    We’re really proud of our terms and conditions – glad to hear you think so too. Our annual leave is generous and smart... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Over paid and under qualified!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal College of Nursing  (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary & leave.

    Cons

    I agree with a lot of the reviews on here about senior management. The previous CEO felt more in touch with issues than the current one.
    A reshuffle at the top has had little impact apart from, unbelievably, placing extra departments under the oppressive HR leadership where the management team is appointed on the basis of close relationships rather than experience and ability.
    Agree also with the points raised with senior management not dealing with serious issues when reported.

    Advice to Management

    Dont do surveys if you are not going to do anything about it.

    Royal College of Nursing Response

    18 Oct 2017 – Recruitment Manager

    Hello. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review here.
    Whilst we’re disappointed to read what you’ve said we’re glad you’ve felt able to share your views because we care about the experience... More


  9. Helpful (4)

    "On the surface an excellent employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal College of Nursing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great for personal development, good leave entitlement and benefits. Working at the RCN has changed my outlook on my career. The office with its original features and design is a beautiful place to work.

    Cons

    Issues at Senior Level. Regarded as a 'difficult' employee if you report serious concerns. (There are a lot of serious concerns). As a union you would expect a lot better.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Stick to the pledge of making things better.

    Royal College of Nursing Response

    13 Sep 2017 – Recruitment Manager

    Hi there, thanks for the review. We’re really proud of our terms and conditions – glad to hear you think so too. Our main office at 20 Cavendish Square is a gorgeous historic building and I agree, it... More


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Very good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Royal College of Nursing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    • Generous annual leave
    • Closed for Christmas
    • 35 hour week
    • Always paid on time
    • Diversity understood
    • Good salaries and grading structure
    • Always in the top 100 non profit organisations to work for
    • Flexable working
    • Good benefits

    Cons

    •Difficult to get a job in another department
    • Exhausting interview process
    •Sometimes the voices of the few are not heard over the voices of many
    • Forever growing workload
    • Lack of recognition
    • Difficult to move to the next pay grade


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