Why does Cartrefi Cymru get a rating of 4.7?

5 employees at Cartrefi Cymru told us the following about their jobs.

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  • Not easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Cartrefi Cymru?

    People find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    20% 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.

  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do people think Cartrefi Cymru 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.

  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do Cartrefi Cymru workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    People don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    20% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 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 are not paid enough to live on

    Does Cartrefi Cymru pay enough to live on?

    People are not paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    0% 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 Cartrefi Cymru 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 Cartrefi Cymru get proper breaks?

    People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    20% 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Cartrefi Cymru?

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

    How we know this

    • 0% report getting one week notice or less
    • 60% report getting two weeks notice
    • 20% report getting three weeks notice
    • 20% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% 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.

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  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Cartrefi Cymru?

    Most people feel stressed here

    How we know this

    60% 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.

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  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Cartrefi Cymru?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    60% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • People recommend their team

    Do people at Cartrefi Cymru recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    60% 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.

  • People get sick pay

    Does Cartrefi Cymru pay sick pay?

    Usually. Most people get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    60% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

About

Cartrefi Cymru is a not-for-profit learning disability support provider. They operate in Wales.

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How Cartrefi Cymru ranks

Cartrefi Cymru ranks joint 119th to work for in Best care companies to work for in the UK

  1. 119= Allied Healthcare
    4.7
  2. 119= Cartrefi Cymru
    4.7
  3. 119= Helping Hands
    4.7

Cartrefi Cymru job reviews

  • Best thing

    Seeing service users happy

    Worst thing

    Not being listened to

    3.5

    Employee, August 2020

    • £8.87 per hour
    • 25 or older

Jobs by location

  1. 3 job openings

  2. 3 job openings

  3. 2 job openings

  4. 1 job opening

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

60% report getting two weeks notice
20% report getting three weeks notice
20% report getting four weeks notice or more

Based on 5 employees

How are people paid?

80%
by the hour
20%
an annual salary

Based on 5 employees

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