Ta in Silsoe, Bedfordshire
Money is not that good for 40 hrs wk
Staff are not very friendly, no time to socialise, work is pressured.
Not enough feedback from management.
Computers and laptops need to be updated, Windows need to be updated.
Pay could be increased.
Residential Childcare worker in Congleton, Cheshire
Over worked under paid
Don’t bother unless your young and can be influenced. Having a mind at this company makes you a threat to some of the managers. No support unless you are friends with management but then they will turn on you to get what they want
Residentisl child practioner in Bedford, Bedfordshire
Liked the job
Love the Oracle dream good place to work hard work great kids but not for the faint hearted need to becresiliant and need to be able to keep on loving in the hard times and there is no glory it's hard graft but yes very rewarding if healing kids is what you want to do
Residential Childcare Practitioner in Bedford, Bedfordshire
Extremely poor management starting from the very top
I’ve worked for Oracle for a period of 2.5 years and during that period I’ve had 9 different managers and very little support from HR. Profit seems to be their only concern and not the young people nor staff. The sleep ins are not sleep ins and you’re not paid for the hours you’re working. Mistakes with your pay slips used to happen way too often and it was guaranteed to happen in December. Often with my colleagues we wondered why! Work life balance is terrible, you often spend your days off trying to recover from your long working hours! If you’re really considering working for Oracle, my advise is, speak with people who have worked there before. And good luck!
Homes Manager in Congleton, Cheshire
A progressive and fantastic company
I worked at this organisation twice within my career both in the care and education sector.
I left Oracle in 2015 to work for a much larger organisation but quickly realised that organisation driven on monetary gain for the lives of young people is not an ethos I wish to be part of.
I had always enjoyed working for Oracle and found my time extremely beneficial to furthering my career, with a progressive management team, strong therapeutic input and great team work approach from all staff.
I have returned to manage and found the new management structure to be so inspiring The current SLT are extremely child-focussed, dedicated, progressive and understanding to both the needs of the children and the staff.
Residential staff are the most well-paid within the area, the salary and working hours are great and there is flexible working to cover all staff's needs.
I would highly encourage commencing your career or changing your role to this amazing organisation.