Care assistant at Agincare

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

10 workers in this role at Agincare have taken the survey.

How much does Agincare pay care assistants?

Care assistant at Agincare
£8.98–10.39
Typical range
£8.71–11.00

Care assistant employees at Agincare are typically paid £8.98–10.39 an hour, based on data from 10 employees.

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What is management like for care assistant employees at Agincare?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do care assistants think Agincare 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

    100% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 9 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.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

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

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    75% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 8 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.

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

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  • Not easy to take sick leave

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

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    57% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Agincare managers change care assistants shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    67% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 9 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.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do care assistants at Agincare get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    75% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 8 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 Agincare?

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

    How we know this

    • 60% report getting one week notice or less
    • 10% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 10% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 20% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 10 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.

  • People do unpaid extra work

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

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    70% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 10 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.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

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

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    57% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do care assistants at Agincare worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    70% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 10 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.

Excellent
  • Good choice of shifts

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

    People get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    78% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 9 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Friendly team, no stress.

    Worst thing

    No email respond, 12 hours shifts.

    8.9

    Employee, July 2021

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What is career progression like for care assistants at Agincare?

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  • No career progression

    Are care assistants given support to progress at Agincare?

    People aren’t given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 86% of people report not 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 7 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 Agincare?

    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 8 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 Agincare

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  • Best thing

    Take care of the elderly people listening to there stories

    Worst thing

    Management

    2.8

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Helping people in need. The smiles i get from just showing up and saying hi :)

    Worst thing

    Not being payed for the time i work. Staying to make sure someone is safe is done my own time. They will say yes to paying you but never do it.

    4.0

    Care assistant, October 2020

  • Best thing

    Supporting people to live independently

    Worst thing

    The hours you are actually out of the house

    2.6

    Carer, July 2020

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How Agincare ranks

Agincare ranks joint 73rd to work for in care worker or assistant employers

  1. 69= Sense
    5.2
  2. 73= Agincare
    5.1
  3. 73= Bluebird Care
    5.1