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Turning Point Reviews

Updated 26 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Listen to service users and staff to develop services" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Great people, really making a difference to thousands of people's lives" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Awful management of good staff, dreadful outdated equipment and senior management that dont who engage with frontline staff" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Poor management who blame workers for their own mistakes" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "A great organisation to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Manager
    Current Employee - Service Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Turning Point full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - There are opportunities to develop and enhance your career if you go looking for them.
    -Management team have been supportive and there has been a real push on promoting the wellbeing of staff as well as service users
    -Great support from colleagues

    Cons

    -There has been a lot of restructure within the different sectors which has felt a little confusing but this seems to have improved communication from the top-down.

    Advice to Management

    -More recognition/reward schemes for frontline staff who work tirelessly for the people they support


  2. "Turning Point"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turning Point full-time

    Pros

    established charity, supportive managers, lots of opportunities for development

    Cons

    there are cons in all organisations but i can't think of anything in particular for TP experience

    Advice to Management

    not sure what this section means? apply for jobs - its a good organisation

  3. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Turning Point full-time

    Pros

    Some excellent high quality services with committed staff who really do want to make a difference and support people to turn their lives around. Good training and opportunities. People we support are always listened to and their lived experience is valued and shapes how we deliver & develop

    Cons

    We work in challenging times and there is high expectations which can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening and recognising all the great staff we have


  4. "Support Worker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Worker in Trowbridge, England
    Former Employee - Support Worker in Trowbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Turning Point part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Highly focused on clients to achieve results in Drugs and Alcohol Services in getting lives on Track

    Cons

    Tend to be short staffed and do not listen to employees. Not a great organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the sole of your organisation. The employees are everything.


  5. "Bid Writer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Turning Point full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team and often amazing people working on frontline service delivery.

    Cons

    Poor communications with senior managers

    Advice to Management

    Understand the challenges your workforce are experiencing and reward loyalty


  6. "Never enjoyed working there"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Turning Point full-time

    Pros

    Nice staff, fun working with residents

    Cons

    Bad management, poor pay, high turnover


  7. "Unethical sick pay policy and terrible working conditions"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in City of Westminster, England
    Current Employee - Administrative in City of Westminster, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Turning Point full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training good and colleagues are inspiring

    Cons

    They deduct the first two days of any sick period from your wages. This means if you have a long term condition this Health and Wellbeing Charity is not for you. I have anecdotal evidence only of people delaying tumour therapy to avoid being put on a trigger warning for taking time off in addition to the loss of pay. I lost four hundred pounds in one month for having flu and that was one of the first times sick in around 2.5 years. What that means to me is 'look for another job' with a more ethical company which doesn't by its behavior shame the entire public sector.

    Advice to Management

    Be ashamed of your sick pay policy and attitude to staff which makes a mockery of the Rightsteps to Wellbeing package you are currently trying to sell.

  8. "Overall Good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Turning Point full-time

    Pros

    Good organisational structure, not micro managed. Listen to service users and staff to develop services

    Cons

    Have become focused on delivering government programs without challenging the system when it is not working.

    Advice to Management

    Be more assertive with commissioners and government bodies, there is no room for any further cuts to services


  9. "It's good but can improve"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Turning Point full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Personally I have been respected and trusted to do my job. I have been given opportunities to develop and build on the good things that TP has to offer.
    I have faith in my line manager and I feel that's returned.
    Things are better than before. I am able to feel confident about voicing an opinion even if it goes against the grain. I feel listened to
    I have had a good experience working for TP and enjoy the challenge .

    Cons

    Sometimes great ideas and iniatives aren't always executed well.
    As much as I understand why this can't happen in many areas but the pay for front line staff isn't good.
    I don't feel nurture enough talent.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the brilliant work better outside of TP. No one really knows us.....Encourage people to be better than they where before and celebrate it. Staff leave because they feel they are not supported so invest in those managers to be better managers


  10. Helpful (1)

    "recovery worker"

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

    I worked at Turning Point full-time

    Pros

    none - vile place to work

    Cons

    management are bullies this starts at the top from the regional head who has her favorites and being the biggest bully of them all allows her management team to follow it through

    Advice to Management

    sack them all and start again