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London, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1992
Company - Private
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

Anchor, Bupa, NHS

Barchester Healthcare provides residential and nursing care for more than 10,000 people in over 200 locations. We are the only healthcare provider to ever make the Sunday Times Best Big Companies List, voted for anonymously by our own staff - six times! - and we are also ... Read more

Mission: Barchester Healthcare provides residential and nursing care for more than 10,000 people in over 200 locations. We are the only healthcare provider to ever make the Sunday Times Best Big Companies List, voted for anonymously by our own staff - six times! - and we are also ... Read more

Barchester Healthcare Reviews

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    "It is a company made only for money! Bathester Ireland"

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    Former Employee - Pre-Reg and Staff Nurse in Trim
    Former Employee - Pre-Reg and Staff Nurse in Trim
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Barchester Healthcare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pros... The pros are the residents! They have been lovely! They made me stay that long. Some of staff were nice too.

    Cons

    Now. Here are a lot.

    1They were bullying me. Yes. I felt bullied and I was lots of time treat like garbage.

    2 I came in december 2015 working as a pre reg nurse. In that time, until I recieved my PIN I was treated like no one there. One day working as a carrer and next day doing nothing as a pre reg. I understant the stupid law that not alows you give meds until you have your PIN, but still. Who the hell need in 2016 a PIN number and a special signature for a stupid Paracetamol?

    3 Management. They just have no ideea about what is the job. They need about a full month to finish a rooster. I have to mention that sometimes we recived the rooster only 2 days before to start. Stupid. Management doesn't give a crap on what you think or what you need. All they care about is what they need.

    4 Lack of staff. The biggest turnover I've ever seen all my life. Over 30 staff leaving and comming in the last 6 months.

    5 Management advised people to talk to "best nurses" when they were complaining. That came from us, not the best nurses when adviced people to think. Management makes huge differences between people there.

    6 Lots of infection possibilities. Sometimes NO gloves. Don't have to mention that during a huge "bug" made the place close for quarantine about 3 weeks. That time the staff didn't have any protection, only the gloves. No masks or any clothes to keep yourself safe.

    7 Salaries, I had 18.50 promised as full time nurse. The contract said that very clear. During my pre reg period I was paid with 12.50 euros. Way to much for what I've been doing. The carrers are paid by 9.88/h. During my pre reg period, I went on anual leave. Before to go, I recived my PIN. Guess what. They told me that my 18.50 is starting when I go back. Not the same as in contract.

    8 The last thing, I gave them my resignation letter, with exactly the notice period of the time they asked. After that they were calling me, begging to do 2 more weeks. I said yes. After first week when I decided to work 3 days, only worked 2, I left. I had some problems and I had to leave. Now, because I had under a full year I still had to pay them back 28 hours. Worked those 2 days. The problem is that I did not recived any payments for them. Just because I did not went there for another week. That was so childish. I was laughing around about that.

    Now, I intent to sue them because of the payment during my A/L and for the bully I was reciving there.

    Advice to Management

    There is nothing you can do. In your place mr, I would be ashamed. It is sad. Just because of those nice residents you have!

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Barchester Healthcare Interviews

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    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Barchester Healthcare (Reading, England (UK)) in December 2019.

    Interview

    Great communication throughout and very friendly approach. The General Manager was informative on the home and the members that they care for, and you could tell there was a passion for the role.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did I choose to be a Nurse.   1 Answer
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Barchester Healthcare Awards & Accolades

  • 25 Best Big Companies, Best Companies / UK Sunday Times, 2014
  • Top Employers United Kingdom Certification, Top Employers Institute, 2014
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