First Option Healthcare
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Inadequate Management and lack of caring

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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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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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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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