St John Ambulance Reviews

Updated Jan 25, 2022

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3.6
53%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
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Martin Houghton-Brown
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free first aid training for all new staff(in 22 reviews)

  • "St John Ambulance has come a long way since it went through a restructure five years ago(in 11 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Internal politics - often there is many volunteers who seem them self above others(in 21 reviews)

  • "St John is a very old organsiation(in 14 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      Jan 21, 2022 - Trainer in Crewe, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Look after staff well and good training

      Cons

      Lot of travel and some venues below par

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      ECA

      Jan 25, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great colleagues and good, kind people. Rewarding job

      Cons

      Poor pay and work life balance, poor management

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Job

      Jan 5, 2022 - First Aider 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great experience and nice people

      Cons

      Sometimes can be disorganised and stressful. The websites you have to use are very poor.

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Bad communication and undervalued staff

      Jan 25, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some flexibility, First aid training. All staff are in the same situation so when we feel down at least someone understands why Organization could be great with the right leadership

      Cons

      Unfair pay. As the employment markets increase new members of staff are being brought on board and those existing playing second fiddle with no sign of achieving a pay increase for doing the same job as someone else. This is a contributing factor to St John loosing so many staff recently. Volunteers are amazing but you get priority if you are a VAX volunteer. St John has no power over volunteers so they do what they want with some occasionally putting the organization at risk and being extremely rude especially to staff. The current CEO gives the impression he feels staff are second class citizens and volunteers can do what they wan. If you questions behaviours do not expect any back up. The CEO he also says he welcomes challenge but he does not mean this. If you do and he finds out its you, you wont last long. Sending out a pin badge (too late) that said thank you for your work during covid especially for those staff that where working 60+ hour weeks and not getting support or down time was an insult. They couldn't even be bothered to put a message in the card so you got a lot of blank paper and a rubbish pin badge that your not allow to wear on your uniform. Yes you got praise on social media about this badge but look who it was from, your normal robots or people involved in the badge design and not at all the real pulse of St John No internal development unless your face fits. They say they will help people develop and progress but this never happens and all jobs go external Unless your on the XO/ELT then you get slotted in to a new better paid role with no consultation. Look at the current leadership dominated by white males.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Salary

      Dec 17, 2021 - Project Manager in Birmingham, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance available

      Cons

      Culture changes depending upon company needs

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Mediocre at best

      Dec 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team, solidarity, friendship, genuinely decent people. Working for a 'good cause'

      Cons

      bit of a mess! No strategy, no internal communication, very poorly managed.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good people

      Dec 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Guildford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      some very passionate people here

      Cons

      Internal structure massively complex and causes blocks to improvement

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Nov 5, 2021 - Paramedic in Swindon, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      All ways imployed and very demanding

      Cons

      Hard job and time consuming

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Culture

      Oct 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic people. Feels like a place where you can make a difference.

      Cons

      Not the highest salaries paid

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Company

      Oct 13, 2021 - First Aider 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company, been there for several years. Everyone is welcoming and they actually stick to the company values Very diverse as well.

      Cons

      Some senior people are a bit old-fashioned and do not like changes

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