First Option Healthcare
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Senior Management, Culture, Pay and Benefits, support and education , team work

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I have worked for First Option Healthcare for over 2 years, the senior management team have been very supportive, I am given the opportunity to make a difference to clients in their own homes and meeting families and ensuring that I meet the clients needs when recruiting for HCA's and Nurses. First Options values their staff and clients and go the extra mile to support all clients and staff.


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Excellent Company to work for

I have worked here for over 2 years now and have worked with some excellent colleagues throughout that time. I have found the management team to be supportive and have had excellent training provided in order to perform my role effectively. The Clinical Team work really well together and have an excellent team working relationship. The care that is provided for the clients is excellent and they are all involved in developing their care plans and packages. The office staff are very attentive and they assist all the teams when they can. Overall this has been an excellent company to work for and the people really make it a pleasure to be at work.
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  • Fair pay for job
  • Overall satisfaction
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  • Trust in colleagues
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Feeling of personal appreciation

Inadequate Management and lack of caring

Following on from a previous review - of the 15+ Clinical Lead Nurses and various other staff members who have left the company (voluntarily, pushed out or asked to leave) it’s unlikely that ALL of these staff been lazy? Sadly, following the departure of excellent senior management and directors the current senior management team is completely lacking in knowledge, experience, people skills and ‘caring’. The lovely compassionate ethos of the company which appealed to many at the start of our employment has been destroyed. The management style is now ‘’do as I say, not as I do’ and to question or raise concerns about certain managers is to seal your fate within the company.The company also claims to support and understand mental health issues. Sadly, this was not demonstrated in how they treated their staff. Many felt anxious, overwhelmed, vulnerable and isolated, by how they were treated. As a nurse, if you work to our nmc code, patient safety is paramount , you value your nursing registration and have professional integrity and respect for your colleagues, then this isn’t the company for you.However, if you are a ‘yes’ person, will not challenge increased (pointless) new roles or raise safety concerns, enjoy working in a ‘blame’ culture and taking ‘orders’ from incompetent people, then this is the company for you.


Competitive salary


Poor leadership, unsafe practices, lack of support, long hours and working expectations, blame culture.
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Friendly and inclusive, hardworking organisation

A great working environment, surrounded by a friendly team and good structure. A great mix of clinical and commercial employees makes it a fun place to be each day.Everyone makes the effort to interact and they look out for each other. Lovely office and environment right next to BoxPark and East Croydon station.Easy communication channels with the senior management team. Clear career paths offered and plenty of opportunity for those who are willing to work hard, be adaptable and want to succeed with their careers. The only people who don't do well are those who aren't willing to work hard and don't get involved with the team ethos and environment who are just there to earn a wage. You get out what you put in. If you are willing to work hard it is apparent you will be rewarded with loyalty and fantastic opportunities in your career. The team go out their way to support the field-based care teams and develop relationships with them. An exciting place to work as long as you put the effort in!


People, environment, structure, opportunity, team building days, events
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Confusing Management structure

One of the most weird company I have worked with. No proper structure with management decisions and they keep adding workload and used you to their advantage. No security with your job as they just get rid of you once you do what they need. Currently being managed by one person who dictates everything and not give consideration to empoyees workload.


No proper management instructions and unsafe practices
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Good company

Great team, amazing pay, brilliant management, perfect work life balance. A very sustainable business to work for. I would highly recommend this company to a friend.
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One the worse agency I ever worked

I never felt support and appreciated . They ditch you as you don’t mean nothing . People don’t get back to you when you call . Not a company I would ever work again


Good pay


Lack of support from management and staff
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Not a place I would recommended due management

Please do not work for this agency !! They do not respect you and treat you fairly . They use you whist you are good to them , but when they don’t need you they just take you from the packages without warming and explanation. They don’t get back to you when you call or treat you the way you deserve it . Keep away and don’t recommend it to your friends !! One of the worse place I ever worked for . Some clients are great , but if they don’t like you they just ditch you . The agency do not support you at all .


Lack of support from staff


Some good packages
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They haven't got a clue

Communication is appalling, Office staff haven't got a clue, Staff turn over is ridiculously high, just get used to someone then their gone!only good thing is the clients.
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Based on 16 reviews

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

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