CARE HOME
Happiness score is 66 out of 100
3.9 out of 5 stars.
Write a review

CARE HOME Employee Reviews

Review this company
Job Title
All
Location
United Kingdom107 reviews

Ratings by category

3.7Work-life balance

Search reviews

Sort by

HelpfulnessRatingDate
Found 107 reviews matching the searchSee all 139 reviews

Long hours low wages

Indeed featured review

The most useful review selected by Indeed
Not an ideal career environment for a young person . One can only change employers but the end result is the same no career prospects. The care home setting is ideal for older people especially for those who have cared for family members

Pros

Yes

Cons

Long hours
Was this review helpful?

Good team

Excellent management. Nice bunch of girls to work with. Supportive staff who appreciate and look after me. They all pull together when needed. Diverse team. Very hard working. Team work is improving.
Was this review helpful?

Insights into CARE HOME

Based on 20 survey responses
What people like
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Clear sense of purpose
Areas for improvement
  • Support from manager
  • Trust in colleagues

Negative atmosphere

Negative atmosphere, felt more like a cleaner than a support worker. Would feel better knowing that the residents were encouraged to take care of themselves with support as they are able to do so, such as cleaning etc. And a more positive mindset with the staff would be better

Pros

End of shift.

Cons

Long hours and negative atmosphere
Was this review helpful?

great place to work

I love it here the staff are fantastic and go well above and beyond for the residents. The home is bright and cheerful

Pros

great environment

Cons

none
Was this review helpful?

Fun upbeat workplace and have experienced and developed lots of need skills from volunteering here

In a typical day at the care home you just have to expect the unexpected and that’s what I love about volunteering there. It’s so enjoyable all of the carers are so supportive and inspirational . I have Learnt so much from this work volunteering and I have enjoyed it so much to point where I’m sad because I have to leave.The manger of the care home is very flexible with my working hours and this has been such a help to get as much experience and information and knowledge in.I personally don’t find anything hard in the job but I the one thing I do find hard is when a resident is going down hill and you start to build a good relationship with them or the do eventually pass away ; but each time this does occur I get stronger and can cope with it better.

Pros

Free food for lunch and dinner

Cons

PPE due to the pandemic and can’t be hands on with the residents
Was this review helpful?

Rate your recent company

Share your experience to help others

Shocking place

Management and owners treat you like a second class citizen. They expect you to work without a break. They give favourite employees a pay rise, whilst everyone else is on minimum wage. The residents eat the cheapest food possible and the bedding is filthy, stained and torn. Work here at your peril, you won't stay here long.

Pros

Pension

Cons

No breaks, lazy staff and no respect from anybody.
Was this review helpful?

Poor working practises

Working with the elderly & with dementia should be a rewarding job role. Especially as they will be isolated in their own little world. To support, care & interact with them should be priority as well as looking after their intimate care & feeding. I loved working with the elderly & I treated them with dignity & respect at all times. Private care homes work with minimum number of staff on duty 24 hours a day. They are only interested in their profit margins & don’t give a stuff about staff. The government should insist on more care homes investigations & speak to staff about what really happens inside the care home, without reporting back to management who said what in the process.

Pros

You got a job

Cons

Poor pay long hours poor working practises
Was this review helpful?

Care home reception

Culture of blame, tick-boxing and back-covering Very reactive environment with everything being last minute. High level of stress trying to get staff to cover due to constant sickness

Pros

Residents

Cons

Everything is urgent
Was this review helpful?

Management

management really poor .... wages very low ....have to wait 6 weeks for wages and if you leave don,t get payed at all ....always have to work 2 weeks in hand ...from 20 for the month to 20 of the next month you have to work and get payed by the end of the month. ....long time to wait for wages ....

Pros

work from 8 to 4 ...and free parking

Cons

hard to deal with management.....
Was this review helpful?

A very stressful and hard work with very little support.

Very badly run care home by uncaring leadership. The care home is not a safe place for residents or staff. I would not recommend it to anyone to work there or live there.

Pros

Residents

Cons

Never enough staff to work safely and to provide good care to residents.
Was this review helpful?

Good company

Everything is perfect and good paying and support all the people working with them . Helping people Support people Good payment More experience Dealing with people with high respect
Was this review helpful?

Great place to work

The home closed in 2018 the owners retired After opening in 1993 The care of 5 individuals with a severe learning disability the ethos of the home was to take part in all local activiteswithin the village. Also to visit and take part in the nearby towns.
Was this review helpful?

Expectations far too high for the role

If you want a challenge this is definitely the job for you. Over worked and underpaid. Although working in a care home is very rewarding, it's the hardest role I have ever undertaken.
Was this review helpful?

Care home

I used to love going to work in a cafe home. It was great, getting to know all the people there everyday was amazing. I learnt different things. The other workers were brilliant in helping me settle down in the job too.
Was this review helpful?

It's enjoyable

Fast paced working environment that I enjoy. Always a new challenge and everyday is always different. Always interested in doing new courses and learning more about the individuals needs.
Was this review helpful?

too much bullying and exploitation

a typical day at work: lot of gossips What I learned: you learn on your own Workplace culture : lot of liars and manipulations and favouritism Management: in it for the money breaking the rules as it suit them The hardest part of the jobs company adding more to your list changing your contract as it fits them The most enjoyable caring for the vulnerables
Was this review helpful?

Care home

It was nice working for a care home but at the same time not enough money for what colleagues go through I enjoyed making residents happy but, managers could communicate a bit better between staff and employees
Was this review helpful?

Really effective experience

I found this work to be really effective as it helped me to communicate with lots of different individuals and i was able to understand their illness.
Was this review helpful?

great place to work

would recommend to anyone, very happy with all aspects of working here, however, it is time for a new challenge and a change of pace, I look forward to learning new skills
Was this review helpful?

helping

helping with clients and arranging , games , and helping everyone to be happy working in a team workplace culture, happy and relaxed, fun , very enjoyable .
Was this review helpful?

Some times it is fun but if someone important come there the manager asks to be quite cause she think that is the way to be but I think you should in

Never work in a private care home cause you do not get payed extra for weekend o backhoilday and also over a Christmas holiday the pay is rubbish for care worker

Pros

None

Cons

None
Was this review helpful?

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at CARE HOME. Our community is ready to answer.Ask a Question

Overall rating

Based on 139 reviews

Ratings by category

3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.2 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

Compare CARE HOME with

  • Companies
  • CARE HOME
  • Employee reviews
Tell us how to improve this page
What would you add or change?