Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Employee Reviews
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A few colleagues had an autocratic and intimidating communication style. Very fast-paced, but rewarding job satisfaction. Very limited opportunities for training and development Poor physical conditions, health and safety were not what it might have been.
Rewarding satisfying work which I took pride in.
Poorly communicating colleages, job insecurity throught my time with RBH, poor physical working conditions
There are a lot of good things about working at RBH, like career advancement, in-house training, management and leadership. Like any other NHS hospital, all services are overwhelmed and need constant management attention. Turnover of staff is high, but you also find people who have trained there and working there since the start of their career, and they love it. It really depends on which department you work in and on your colleagues, like anywhere else.
All our relationships are based on empathy, respect, integrity and dignity. In every interaction and communication, we treat colleagues, patients and families with care and understanding. We strive to continuously improve, to be the very best that we can be – as individuals and as an organisation. Living within our means. Responding to the challenges of today and tomorrow in effective, efficient, innovative and optimistic ways. We commit to excellence in everything that we do – placing patient safety and quality at our heart. We learn from mistakes and we do what we say we are going to do and hold ourselves and others to account for adhering to our values and the behaviors we expect.
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We work very hard each day, supporting all the operating theaters, wards, A & E and the main office staffs. Everyday is not the same. But but the management are very understanding and nice. The joy of just coming to work and helping all the staff is just wonderful.
Lots of varied jobs available. I enjoyed working within a team. Also working with staff from different cultures. Offered study days. Would still be working there, was made redundant, 2 jobs into 1. I did not apply as I did not wish to work full time.
Local to home.
Car parking sometimes a problem.
I worked in the Maternity and Gynaecology department. I honestly couldn't fault it, they make you feel so welcome and can have a real good laugh, everyday was a real joy working there. With relocating 200 miles for the job they did become like a family to me and I was very sad to leave but there unfortunately wasn't any room for progression.
Good learning skills Patient contact can be challenging but also rewarding Good working relationships with colleagues and clinicians Lots to learn and experience Great opportunity to learn more about support staff Good working atmosphere Working in a great team Days go so fast and there is never a dull moment
I worked as a band 6 in biochemistry but I was most frequently given lots of other extra responsibilities outside of my job remit as I wanted to better develop my skills and improve my career prospects. This led to me acting up as a band 7 in both automated and manual sections with responsibilities in staff and reagent management, looking after quality control, document control and general upkeeping in order for the section to run effectively. During my time at Royal Berkshire, the most enjoyable part of my job was the huge variety of tasks I was involved in which gave me lots of challenges to keep me busy and productive, and I worked and met with some really lovely people who knew that teamwork was fundamental in effective running of the laboratory. I would say the least enjoyable part of the job was working night shifts as I am not a very good night person but saying that I worked night shifts for many years. The workplace culture has always been very good, I worked with many hard working experienced people at all levels. However, staff culture and morale changed a great deal over the last few years due to poor management and the process of pathology consolidation when services between laboratories merged and staff numbers were reduced leading to staff who were left working more shifts and longer hours. This in turn led to very poor staff morale and reduced productivity. I felt management did not fully support the processes that took place and staff felt very worthless and undervalued.
Friendly hardworking staff
The Management at this hospital are incompetent, staff turn over is very high due to the high work loads that are placed upon the lower ranked staff taking up the slack of senior staff who are no longer paid what they used to receive due to grade reorganisation.
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