Complex needs/healthcare Assistant in Birmingham
Honest review of a current workerI have worked for Apollo for a good few years now and have a mixed experiance but overall positive. The service users and packages of care are wonderful, don't get me wrong you get a few difficult ones as you would anywhere, but overall my experiance of working with the service users is brilliant, often very complex so it is not a type of care you go into lightly atall, it is very medical/clinical based care (my experiance anyway) so be ready to be busy and have challenging shifts but its worthwhile when seeing our service users happy, healthy and comfortable. The nurses are great! Always quick to pick up the phone or answer an email and show real care and vigilance in what they do! They will hold back competencies, do extra training and have regular conversations with you to make sure you feel ready and comfortable and are very supportive and encouraging to us workers and our service users.You read many reveiws on here from a few years ago about the west Midlands office which at the time hold alot of truth, however, currently the office communication and care taken in supporting the care assistants has massively improved. The consultants are easy to get hold of ,are easy to talk to and pleasant to work with. They will work with you if you need to change your availability and are understanding and supportive with personal issues that could be affecting work. However, I do still know of some of the office staff being untruthful about care assistants to cover their own back when talking to service users and their families. This is unhelpful as it can affect our relationships with the service users and their families. And I do understand the notion of some reviews of sometimes the office having less respect for your time out of work and yes there are definatley some consultants who can be rude. I'm sure they could say the same about the care staff too though with that one. Overall though, a nice and supportive group of people to have as management.Once established on a few package of care it's pretty easy to get regular hours, I have the same hours every week so it has stability, however if shifts are cancelled it can be hard to get allocated somewhere else and you can end up losing out financially. This is most zero hours contracts though, so not directly apollos fault.The training opportunities are pretty good, you can get trained in areas you wouldn't nessecarily in other company's, however, most of the time you have to travel to their office which is very awkward to get to and you are not paid for any training, which in other company's you do. I'm not sure about new starters now but it did take me a about a month to get my first paying shifts as training was abit sporadic. I've never been underpaid or had late payments. It is zero hour contract which can have it's lows but also means you have control over your hours and it can be a great role for someone that needs less rigid hours. Pay is pretty good, but no there is no benefitsOverall, I would recommend to work here, you get to work with some phenomenal people and can get real fulfilment in this job, and much more clinical experiance than you can in other company's.
Personal Assistant / carer in Blackburn, Lancashire
Great work colleagues Lovely clients and fellow colleagues however office consultants are not the most reliable or honest. I feel as though they work to what is solely best for them and then us and then the client.
Recruitment and Compliance Consultant in Albrighton, Shropshire
positive and friendly workplace I started my role at head office around 9 months ago and recently moved over to the West Midlands office. There is a really positive culture throughout both offices, with management being approachable and friendly. The atmosphere is professional, but not at all cold or corporate. I have worked in an office role for another care company and the environment is like night and day. I really enjoy working with like minded individuals with a good work ethic. My role is relatively stress free, which is the reason that I applied for this role. I am aware that other office roles do have related pressure, but they are supported by the team to manage this.
Health Care Assistant in Colchester, Essex
I never even started here When I was offered the job, I found communication to be very poor. I was told I had to attend training (which I was fine with) but without pay and paid mileage? I don't think do. Had an uneasy feel about the company so i decided to join another company which do offer fully paid training and mileage allowance as well as many other benefits.
Recruitment Manager in Codsall, Staffordshire
I thoroughly enjoy my job & working for Apollo Home Healthcare! I have worked at Apollo Home Healthcare for 3+ years. I enjoy each and every day. In my role I manage a large team of recruiters who are very passionate about their role.I feel very lucky to be in a position that I love and at a company where I feel valued.The positions we have available are very critical to our Service Users being able to the life they want to live and achieve all their aspirations along the way. Everyone who works here is very passionate and committed to our service users and Person Centred care is at the heart of everything we do.There is a great team rapport in each of the offices and everyone who works for Apollo Home Healthcare in our offices and with our service users own home are very much appreciated.Working in the Healthcare Sector can have its challenges but who doesn't like a challenge?