Why does Brothers Of Charity get a rating of 4.2?

5 employees at Brothers Of Charity told us the following about their jobs.

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do people think Brothers Of Charity 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

    20% 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 5 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.

  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Brothers Of Charity?

    People feel stressed here

    How we know this

    80% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • People are not paid enough to live on

    Does Brothers Of Charity pay enough to live on?

    People are not paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    20% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Brothers Of Charity pay market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    0% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do people at Brothers Of Charity get proper breaks?

    People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    0% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • People don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Brothers Of Charity recommend working with their team?

    Very few people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    20% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Uninformed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Brothers Of Charity is doing?

    People don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    20% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

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  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at Brothers Of Charity get paid breaks?

    Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    40% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Unsafe workplace

    Do people think Brothers Of Charity is a safe place to work?

    Most people think their workplace is unsafe

    How we know this

    40% of people report that their workplace is safe

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    No-one should be worried about their safety at work.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Brothers Of Charity?

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

    How we know this

    • 20% report getting one week notice or less
    • 20% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 40% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 20% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 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 workers at Brothers Of Charity do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 5 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
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Brothers Of Charity?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    80% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Brothers Of Charity managers change shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    20% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 5 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.

About

Brothers Of Charity is a non-profit organisation. They provide support services for people with learning disabilities.

brothersofcharity.org.uk/england

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How Brothers Of Charity ranks

Brothers Of Charity ranks joint 142nd to work for in Best care companies to work for in the UK

  1. 137= Crown Care
    4.3
  2. 142= Brothers Of Charity
    4.2
  3. 142= Radis
    4.2

Brothers Of Charity job reviews

  • Best thing

    The people we support

    Worst thing

    Staff is groups can make you feel uncomfortable , unable to report anything in confidence because other staff will know

    2.7

    Employee, June 2021

    • £8.73 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

20% report getting one week notice or less
20% report getting two weeks notice
40% report getting four weeks notice or more
20% report having a fixed rota

Based on 5 employees

How are people paid?

80%
by the hour
20%
an annual salary

Based on 5 employees

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