UK National Health Service

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Current Employee - IT Service Desk Assistant  in  Northampton, England (UK)
Current Employee - IT Service Desk Assistant in Northampton, England (UK)

Pros

I love working here because it's the best pay that I've ever know. It combines my two loves, computers and people. Working here gives me great satisfaction, knowing that I'm helping people everyday and that I could be saving someones life, by making sure that our PC's are up and running correctly. We are in a very close-knit team of about 9 people and I love it. Everyone gets along and is friendly and it is just a great place to be. Im proud to say that I work for the NHS, it's better than saying that I work at McDonalds or somewhere like that. That had to be the most embarrassing point of my life!!! But it's absolutely wicked working here. I would recommend it any day.

Cons

I suppose the only thing about this place that I don't like is I don't really get any feedback about how I'm doing. I asked the other day as I wanted to know. My manager said to me that we only really tell you how you are doing when you are doing something wrong. If you are doing well, then we won't say anything to you. I don't think that's fair, and it's not motivational really.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Tell us how we are doing. Just that really. Oh and more perks for putting up with stressy people would be good. Although the £17k p/a is a perk in itself really.

Recommends
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Other reviews for UK National Health Service

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    UK NHS as an employer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant Surgeon  in  Swansea, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant Surgeon in Swansea, Wales (UK)

    Pros

    Reasonable salary, still has a good pension scheme despite recent increase in contributions and reduction in pension.

    Cons

    No incentives to deliver good service, minimal appraisal, but guaranteed wage- this encourages a rather lazy attitude to working. After all, most people will do the least amount of work that they can get away with!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am in a service delivery role as a surgeon, not a specifically- titled management role. Despite, this, the job needs management skills. I believe that management skills training ought to be encouraged as well as insight into the economics of the NHS in general.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    World Leading healthcare practice.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CRA  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - CRA in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Passionate workforce committed to patient care. The research that I conducted was world leading and examined how to optimise healthcare to patients.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to implement strategy due to funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lobby more against the government health cuts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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