UK National Health Service

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Decent; did not stay too long

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)

I have been working at UK National Health Service full-time (more than an year)

Pros

good place to start off a career as a graduate technologist from mid ranked school. was able to learn the basics of working life before moving on to a more appropriate role.

Cons

bureaucracy, poor quality staff, but no worse than any public sector role, pay was not great either, but you dont work in the NHS for the money, do you?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

not sure they can do any more

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Mixture, as different PCT's provides a different working environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Accountant
    Former Employee - Management Accountant

    I worked at UK National Health Service

    Pros

    Largest organization in UK.
    Steady work with clear progressive advance path.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance to other areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent throughout the divisions.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Creative Freedom, but suffers from Ingrained Bureaucracy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ICT Staff in Middlesbrough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - ICT Staff in Middlesbrough, England (UK)

    I have been working at UK National Health Service

    Pros

    - Comparitively good salary for a public sector company.
    - Good staff benefits package.
    - Creative freedom to do what we feel is best.
    - Friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    - Hands tied by bureacracy.
    - Severely outdated computer software/hardware, with seemingly no intention to upgrade.
    - Management are too focused on "quick wins", which reduces quality of work output.
    - Non-technical management staff for technical teams makes interaction difficult at times.
    - Little adherence to established practices and standards.
    - Engrained anti-progress culture when it requires adaptation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working in ICT would be so much easier if staff weren't tied down in bureaucracy and funding issues. Teams are strangled from improving the quality of their output because managers are unwilling to part with funding in the short term for long term gains.

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