Various Positions in Birmingham, West Midlands
Good to kickstart a careerI worked here for a quite a while and progressed through a variety of roles. I left as I didn't feel I could progress further, however my experience here was invaluable for progressing my career elsewhere. I would definitely recommend this job for the short term to gain experience and transferable skills. After a year or so, either go for a promotion as there's always plenty of opportunities to progress, or start to look elsewhere. Whilst I did not agree with a lot of changes that had occurred, especially during COVID and after a change of certain key managers, I do understand that this is a private company with an aim to make profit. You will put in a lot more work than you are paid for, but the skills I gained made up for that and my current situation, albeit elsewhere, is thanks to this job. I am not the only one who faced this and know plenty of people who worked here and have used the vital experience to move on to bigger and better things. Whilst working here, I felt I could be open about personal situations that were effecting my work. Additional support was put in place. My comments/complaints were discussed fairly with managers. I have never worked anywhere where even directors get involved with everyday running of the business and try to interact and get to know all staff. The hours were good for a work/life balance as you are never expected to put in unpaid overtime and people consistently left on time at the end of their shifts (this is for the office based work, I cannot comment on the experience of those based in clinics)To improve, I think the company should realign their expectations of what they expect lower paid workers achieve with the time, resources and motivation provided. I would also ask them to reconsider the cuts in certain incentives and benefits that used to make working here stand out a little more from other similar roles.