South Western Ambulance Service Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    SWAST

    Jun 9, 2022 - Paramedic 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Patient care and staff welfare

    Cons

    Better incentives for staff, recognition of longer service, 25 yrs, 30 yrs etc

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Close teams but poor management

    May 15, 2022 - Control Room 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Team effort Skills brought up NHS discounts

    Cons

    Poor management Very little support Abuse of good will Lack of communication

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee

    EMD

    Jun 1, 2022 - EMD 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The teams and people you work with

    Cons

    The management are disappointing at best, mismanaged and bullying culture exists and is a large reason for the high turnover

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Past employee

    Apr 4, 2022 - Health and Safety Advisor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good family Secure Friendly colleagues Travel opportunity

    Cons

    Salary Career progression Package Large coverage small team

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Paramedic

    Mar 25, 2022 - Paramedic 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good support Caring people It’s a job that’s decently paid where you drive around the county and help people where possible

    Cons

    Stressful job ++ because the NHS in general is struggling

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Crap Welfare

    Mar 21, 2022 - Emergency Care Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I’m still thinking of some

    Cons

    Lack of welfare, you are just a number

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good NHS Starting Role

    Feb 26, 2022 - Emergency Medical Dispatcher in Bristol, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good team of colleagues to work with.

    Cons

    Night work, emotionally draining, unsocial hours

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Treated badly

    Apr 1, 2022 - Paramedic in Exeter, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Loved patients great co workers in ambulance

    Cons

    Bullying management petty rules biased head office

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Stressful

    Mar 22, 2022 - Paramedic 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Two days never the same

    Cons

    Poor management ,don't listen think they know it all

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    SWAST

    Jan 18, 2022 - Emergency Medical Dispatcher in Exeter, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Additional benefits to pay. Assistance in career progression. Job security.

    Cons

    Management lack in some aspects of the Trust.

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South Western Ambulance Service Reviews FAQs

South Western Ambulance Service has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 52 reviews left anonymously by employees. 58% of employees would recommend working at South Western Ambulance Service to a friend and 26% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, South Western Ambulance Service employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at South Western Ambulance Service. This rating has improved by 27% over the last 12 months.

58% of South Western Ambulance Service employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated South Western Ambulance Service 2.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.0 for career opportunities.

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