Care assistant at Advinia

People in this role may also be known as care workers and assistants.

16 workers in this role at Advinia have taken the survey.

How much does Advinia pay care assistants?

Care assistant at Advinia
£8.47–9.40
Typical range
£8.70–11.00

Care assistant employees at Advinia are typically paid £8.47–9.40 an hour, based on data from 16 employees.

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What is management like for care assistant employees at Advinia?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do care assistants think Advinia head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    7% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 14 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

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  • Managers aren’t respectful

    Do care assistants at Advinia feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    36% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 14 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    The residents who we bond with like our own family

    Worst thing

    Being understaffed and stressed and attitude of management to staff makes us feel Inadequate and worthless

    2.0

    Health care assistant, January 2021

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What are the hours like for care assistant employees at Advinia?

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  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Advinia managers change care assistants shifts at short notice?

    Managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    77% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 13 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

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  • Not easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for care assistants to book a holiday at Advinia?

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    36% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 14 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do care assistants at Advinia get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    36% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 14 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do care assistants at Advinia get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    43% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 14 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do care assistants get of their shift pattern at Advinia?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 13% report getting one week notice or less
    • 20% report getting two weeks notice
    • 33% report getting three weeks notice
    • 33% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 15 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

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  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for care assistants to take sick leave at Advinia?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    55% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do care assistants at Advinia do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    33% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Excellent
  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do care assistants at Advinia worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    13% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 15 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Satisfaction

    Worst thing

    Long hours and too many jobs to do

    5.5

    Employee, July 2021

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What is career progression like for care assistants at Advinia?

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  • No career progression

    Are care assistants given support to progress at Advinia?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 27% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 15 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do care assistants get enough training when they start at Advinia?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    75% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 16 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from care assistants at Advinia

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  • Best thing

    I love my residents

    Worst thing

    Not enough time to interact with them

    4.9

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    The staff I work with

    Worst thing

    Not having enough time to time with residents on a one to one basis

    8.1

    Care assistant, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Helping paitents get better

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff, always rushing around

    4.5

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    The residents who we bond with like our own family

    Worst thing

    Being understaffed and stressed and attitude of management to staff makes us feel Inadequate and worthless

    2.0

    Health care assistant, January 2021

  • Best thing

    The people I work witj

    4.0

    Care assistant, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Looking after the residents

    Worst thing

    No respect and lack of staff

    3.1

    Care assistant, October 2020

How Advinia ranks

Advinia ranks joint 91st to work for in care worker or assistant employers

  1. 90 Barchester Healthcare
    4.9
  2. 91= Advinia
    4.8
  3. 91= Bondcare
    4.8