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1056 NHS employees have compared their jobs on Breakroom. Find out what they say about pay, hours, shifts and more.

  • 7.8/10

    Admin officer

    • £9.69 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Not enough training

    Best thing

    variety of work and good colleagues

    Worst thing

    rude customers with unrealistic expectations.

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    August 2020
  • 6.8/10

    Assistant Director of Nursing

    • Manages people
    • £62,500 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Safe workplace
    3. No paid breaks
    Find out more
    August 2020
  • 5.8/10

    Auxiliary nurse

    • £14,000 per year, working a 34 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Not treated with respect

    Best thing

    People I work with

    Worst thing

    Bosses

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    August 2020
  • 7.8/10

    Carer

    • £10.58 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Don’t get proper breaks

    Best thing

    Pay enhancements

    Worst thing

    Seeing people severely ill, dying, their frustrated and upset family members. All of it.

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    August 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Senior systems analyst

    • Manages people
    • £11.90 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Managers change their shifts at short notice
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    August 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Housekeeping assistant

    • £9.22 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    Work on own initiative

    Worst thing

    Non standard work

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    August 2020
  • 7.0/10

    Admin

    • £10.91 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    3. Three weeks notice of their shifts
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    August 2020
  • 7.8/10

    Radiographer

    • Manages people
    • £33,700 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Good for people with caring responsiblities
    3. Hard to take holidays
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    August 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Sister

    • Manages people
    • £37,900 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Don’t get proper breaks
    3. No paid breaks
    Find out more
    August 2020
  • 8.2/10

    Social care assistant

    • £10.53 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    August 2020
  • 8.7/10

    Prescription clerk administrator

    • £12.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Stressed
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    August 2020
  • 6.4/10

    Staff nurse

    • £31,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Stressed
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    August 2020
  • 4.9/10

    Domestic

    • £9.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Stressed
    3. Not treated with respect

    Worst thing

    short staffed

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    August 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Nurse

    • £24,900 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 21–24 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Hard to take holidays
    3. Don’t get proper breaks
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    August 2020
  • 8.4/10

    Optim

    • £31.25 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Don’t get proper breaks
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    August 2020
  • 4.6/10

    Radiographer

    • £31,000 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Managers change their shifts at short notice
    3. Unsafe workplace

    Best thing

    Patient care

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff, ageing unreliable equipment

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    August 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Obstetric ultrasound technician

    • £10.90 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Not working lots of extra hours
    3. No paid breaks
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    August 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Cssd technician

    • £9.51 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    The team

    Worst thing

    Covid 19

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    August 2020
  • 3.4/10

    Nurse

    • £26,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. No paid breaks
    3. Two weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    Shifts

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    August 2020
  • 9.3/10

    Co-ordinator

    • Manages people
    • £24,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Proper sick pay
    2. Enough training
    3. Paid breaks
    Find out more
    August 2020
  • 4.6/10

    Health care assistant

    • £9.88 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Doesn’t recommend their team
    3. Two weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Helping patients

    Worst thing

    Long hours

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    August 2020
  • 3.8/10

    Support worker

    • £15,500 per year, working a 30 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Hard to change shifts
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    Some of my colleagues and a sense of helping some my residents.

    Worst thing

    Management team

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    August 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Senior health care assistant

    • £10.89 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Not enough training

    Best thing

    Department speciality

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    August 2020
  • 7.6/10

    Specialist biomedical scientist

    • £38,500 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    Shifts

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    August 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Dental nurse

    • £10.90 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Not enough training
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    We all get on well

    Worst thing

    Our pay is sometimes wrong

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    August 2020
  • 8.5/10

    Extended skills hca

    • Manages people
    • £11.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Employer understands what’s happening on the ground
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. No paid breaks

    Best thing

    I absolutely love it.

    Worst thing

    Not enough appt time

    Find out more
    August 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Charge nurse

    • Manages people
    • £31,200 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Doing unpaid extra work

    Best thing

    Team

    Worst thing

    Workload

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    August 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Hca

    • £21,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Stressed
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    August 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Admin/reception

    • £8.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Don’t get proper breaks
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    August 2020
  • 1.6/10

    Dialysis assistant

    • £21,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Hard to change shifts
    2. Doing unpaid extra work
    3. Stressed
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    August 2020
  • 3.4/10

    Carer

    • £9.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Don’t get proper breaks
    3. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Care

    Worst thing

    Office

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    August 2020
  • 4.5/10

    Dental nurse

    • £9.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Stressed
    3. One week notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    patients

    Worst thing

    covid danger

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    August 2020
  • 8.6/10

    Nurse

    • £14.00 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. No paid breaks
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    August 2020
  • 3.1/10

    Paramedic

    • £37,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Hard to change shifts
    3. Three weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Saving lives

    Worst thing

    Shift work, underfunding, incompetent management

    Find out more
    August 2020
  • 5.9/10

    Health care assistant

    • £9.62 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Stressed
    3. Not enough training
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    August 2020
  • 7.9/10

    Hca

    • £9.21 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Good for people with caring responsiblities
    3. Working lots of extra hours
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    August 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Healthcare assistant

    • £10,000 per year, working a 23 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for students
    2. Unsafe workplace
    3. Hard to take holidays
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    August 2020
  • 8.6/10

    Domestic

    • £9.20 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Enough training
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    August 2020
  • 5.8/10

    Midwife

    • £20.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Recommends their team
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Working lots of extra hours
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    August 2020
  • 2.1/10

    Employee

    • Manages people
    • £17.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Don’t get proper breaks
    2. Minimum sick pay
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Caring for people really makes a difference to their lives

    Worst thing

    Too much work
    Too little time
    No respect
    0 hours Contract can mean no work tomorrow

    Find out more
    August 2020
  • 4.9/10

    Team manager

    • Manages people
    • £41,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Safe workplace
    2. Doing unpaid extra work
    3. Don’t get proper breaks
    Find out more
    August 2020
  • 6.5/10

    Children’s nutrition advisor

    • £10.15 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Easy to take holidays
    3. Two weeks notice of their shifts

    Best thing

    Flexible

    Worst thing

    No career ladder

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    August 2020
  • 5.5/10

    Secretary

    • £9.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Less than a week’s notice of their shifts
    3. Hard to change shifts
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    August 2020
  • 3.3/10

    Care navigator

    • £10.87 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Stressed
    3. Don’t get proper breaks
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    August 2020
  • 4.0/10

    Sister

    • Manages people
    • £34,000 per year, working a 30 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Hard to change shifts
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team

    Best thing

    Saving lives

    Worst thing

    Dealing with conflict especially aggresive relatives of patients

    Find out more
    August 2020
  • 8.7/10

    Therpeutic radiographer

    • £25,000 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • Less than a year experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. Stressed
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    August 2020
  • 7.0/10

    Imaging porter

    • £19,400 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to change shifts
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Being able to interact with a variety of people form all walks of life.

    Worst thing

    Having poor management of my fellow peers.

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    August 2020
  • 2.8/10

    Registered nurse

    • £28,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Hard to change shifts
    2. Hard to take holidays
    3. Not enough training

    Best thing

    My collegues

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    August 2020
  • 6.7/10

    Practice nurse

    • £19.83 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. No unpaid extra work
    3. Doesn’t recommend their team
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    August 2020
  • 4.4/10

    Shca

    • £10.83 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take holidays
    2. Unsafe workplace
    3. Stressed
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    August 2020