OutsideClinic
Happiness score is 67 out of 100
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About the company

  • Founded
    1987
  • Company size
    501 to 1,000
  • Revenue
    £4m to £20m (GBP)
  • Industry
    Healthcare
  • Headquarters
    10-14 High Street, Old To...
  • Link
    OutsideClinic website
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Optometrist

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Rating overview

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Reviews

Audiologist in South
on 24 April 2022
Very stressful
Our job is mostly commission based but it’s impossible to reach targets bc they don’t have enough work and even if you have a good month all your commission is taken away bc they have so many returns!!!
Client Relationship Partner in Swindon, Wiltshire
on 27 January 2023
Best Company in UK I have worked for so far
It was a massive win for me to get to work in this company. From recruitment stage, to interview to being promoted into a new role less than 6 months. Great manager, great people to work with and relaxed environment. Fab!
Scheduling Assistant in Swindon, Wiltshire
on 16 December 2022
Interview Process
A friendly atmosphere with my screening (stage 1) and group interview (stage 2). Never felt as though I was under any pressure to answer all their questions, felt very relaxed. Looking forward to starting a new challenge working here at Outside Clinic.
Optometrist in Cornwall
on 30 June 2022
Still new to the role, but very glad I switched
I've only been with the company for 3.5months at time of writing, but will update if my opinions change.Very happy currently, glad I changed jobs, despite being happy in my last standard high street optom job too.I love having full control of everything from the initial tests to the dispense at the end. It gives me the confidence that everything is done the way I would want, and gives the patient the best service, as both you and them know why you're recommending what you're recommending, and that it is best for them.I enjoy the driving as it helps me feel more positive during my day to see some daylight, and gives me time to think between patients.I don't mind the physicality (carrying 3 bags) - they aren't too heavy, and the exercise feels more positive through the day compared with the typical 5m walk to the waiting room to collect the next patient.Equipment is great, and extensive to personal tastes, but it has been an adjustment no longer having a fixed slit lamp/volk.You won't have colleagues you're as particularly close to as we're mostly on our own, but there are always multiple people at the end of the phone if you need anything. Instead, you spend longer with patients (currently 1-2hr for me depending on need although this will decrease as I get faster) so you get to know them instead and any family members with them.I see 4-6 patients a day currently, but the end target is for 6-7. Work days are flexible to what you need (at least at the start), and no weekends.Average patient age is particularly high, as these are typically the more vulnerable or limited patients who need the home visits. This gives me a more fulfilling experience as I feel I am helping the people who perhaps need it most. There is more pathology which is interesting, and you can get second opinions from colleagues where needed.Record keeping software is on a touchscreen tablet, and is very good compared to others I have used.Being able to adapt is key. Most visits (virtually all private properties) are simple/standard enough, but some you'll have very limited floor space, small rooms, px bedbound, completely deaf, sight impaired, or px with dementia, photophobic px or those who decline dilation. They may also have certain requests - e.g. not care about seeing your chart, but want to see their TV at 1.5m. This keeps things fresh for me, as you have to problem solve to give your px the best service, and it can also be extremely fulfilling.Typical visit: Park, ring next px with rough eta, PPE/grab bags, knock/introduce, ideally set up equipment in a room with 3m space for the digital chart (a lenovo tablet), carry out eye test in order that fits me/px best, often involving dilation, dispense if required (good selection of frames), take part/full payment (card/cheque/cash), print out rx/invoice/referral copy. Head off to next px. Visual Fields/fitting appts done separately by different colleagues, and glasses arrive in the post.
Optical Assistant in mobile essex
on 28 June 2022
fantastic place to work
I really enjoy my job I have always enjoyed optics,my work is very enjoyable i love meeting different people from all walks of life, people feel more relaxed in their own homes.I get plenty of support and advice from colleagues and my manager.nothing would tempt me back to store, my role is a lot less stressful,Sometimes locations you go to are quite hard to park, but the benefits far outweigh any issues that may arise.Having a company car is brilliant no fuel costs for work is a real bonus considering fuel costs at the momentOn the whole The Outside Clinic is a really great company to work for

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Insights from 57 Indeed users who have interviewed with OutsideClinic within the last 5 years.

Favourable experience
Interview is average
Process takes about a day or two

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Asked about previous experience. with particular interest in my medical back ground. Also asked about strengths and weakness

Shared on 7 November 2022

Tell me something about yourself What part of the team will you be? How did you corrected a mistake on a previous role?

Shared on 12 June 2022

Very relaxed, the interviewees were very professional, and all of the interviews were via Teams.

Shared on 9 March 2022

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