Mowlam Healthcare
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Stressful and lack of management support

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You will gain plenty of experience in this setting but for what HCAs are expected to do the pay is very poor. Management have made some bad decisions which has resulted in staff being under more pressure and residents not always receiving timely attention because we just can’t be everywhere at once.

Pros

Free lunches and fabulous residents

Cons

Poor pay for all of the responsibilities that go with this work.
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Just okay

They helped me start my career journey. But the work culture and environment was toxic. I am glad about the experience i got there. I hope they change
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Stressful

Unnecessary stressful environment would not recommend due to very unreasonable demands, way too much expected out of staff - who often have been recruited with little to no training

Pros

Experience

Cons

Exhaustion, negative environment
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Do not work for Mowlam

Mowlam are literally the worst company to work for when it comes to Staff and Residents care. The Director of Nursing sits in the office all day and even with staff shortages does not come out to help the staff who are stressed and short. They say they are the company that "Supports" staff. They don't, they only care about the paper work being done and have absolutely no Infinity with getting to know residents or families of Residents. They are all about the Buck and bottom line which is unfortunate.

Cons

Bad Management at Local Level
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Worked as a healthcare assistant. Not paid enough money for the job

Worked in a dementia unit, was given no training on how to manage behaviours.Got basic dementia training but that doesn't help you on the ground. For a place that has 2dementia units, which basically adds up to 50 patients....why isn't there training? If I was putting my parent in a "dementia unit" I'd expect that at the very minimum staff would be expert in this area instead of constantly new staff with zero training. Mowlam push people way to far. It's too much for a job when LIDL will pay more for me to sit at a register

Pros

The staff are great and try so hard

Cons

Management say they will ask about additional training, but nothing ever materializes, either management don't ask, or mowlam don't care
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Great Atmosphere

There's a really great atmosphere in the work place. A big team effort and very rewarding job. Residents are really lovely. Great in terms of guaranteed hours.

Pros

Residents are lovely, Management are Supportive, The employee assistance programme offers great support.

Cons

Covid had a big impact on the home
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Very good place to work

Great Experience. Caring for elderly is at the forefront of the homes ethos. There is great support for the residents and good recognition of employees.

Pros

Great environment, Very rewarding work, Great training and development opportunities, Great support from management, Access to an employee assistance programme, Flexible working arrangements

Cons

Work can be tiring at times
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Lovely place to work - reccomend working here.

Rewarding work. Lovely residents and staff. Free meals. Mowlam is the largest provider of nursing homes in Ireland and employs 1600 staff. Lots of opportunity for progression.

Pros

Free Training, Free meals, Access to EAP programme. Great team morale.

Cons

Long hours, COVID was tough.
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They are amazing people working there but sorry to say that there would be a few that wouldn't like to see u fail

I was happy there but have to leave for family reasons but very stressful at times but overall lovely people. You would be funny sad angry all at the same time .

Pros

Yes

Cons

It depends
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Horrific place to work

Complete dive. Management rotten to the core. Admin is two faced. Awful atmosphere with the other staff. Building is old and looks terrible. Staff constantly gossiping with each other

Pros

Some staff are nice

Cons

Management are incompetent
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Good working environment

Management and employees are all friendly and helpful with a professional can do attitude and will go out of their way to help you. A good working environment

Pros

Free lunch
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Always short, poor management

I was working as a staff nurse in one of Mowlam nursing homes. I couldn't complain for the hourly wage - that's the only reason I've stayed there for two years. Always in rush, short of staff for most of the time, management seemed to create unnecessary problems that required unnecessary documentation while at the same time they couldn't solve problems with some of the horrendously rude residents. ADON was toxic and always unhappy. As far as I knew HCA were very low paid. Most of staff was very friendly :) 2/10 in general.

Pros

very good spicy soup for lunch, people, hoists, modern infrastructure

Cons

Short of staff, low pay for most of employees, toxic manager
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Terrible workplace

Wouldn’t recommend anyone working here , should be ashamed of the hourly rate they give staff , and conditions of work are terrible , the management don’t seem to care about the staff and the pay they give them they should come down and see what work is involved as a carer.

Pros

Free lunch, other carers all lovely just pity about the high up management.

Cons

Long hours, understaffed everyday, dreadful hourly rate
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Understaffed, stressed, underpaid

Do Not work here. Underpaid for health care assistances but required a lot. Short staff but received more patients makes the staffs suffered stress all the time, from the patients and the managers, Everyone is boss here. Terrible management in each part of the hospital, managers are rude, no appreciate for you working hard but good at picking your issues. No food allowance but managers have free lunch everyday. Always late for release but need arrived 15 mins earlier for handover. Staffs will left after short stay.Don’t waste your time here.

Pros

Almost nothing

Cons

Long hrs, underpaid, stressful
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Horrible work place

Awful company to work for. Hourly rate for the work is a disgrace. Management and staff not one bit friendly or helpful.. Head honcho where i worked thought she was Al Pacino, a disgrace of a company with clowns running it.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

Long hours. Horrible pay. Horrible staff and over worked
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Overworked and underpaid

A lovely nursing home with lovely residents, but the high staff turnover is bad as is the low pay for carers and domestic staff. It's long hard hours for little money, literally minimum wage. Many residents need one to one care but it is impossible and they won't employ any extra staff. No bonuses, pay increases or any benefits. Definitely avoid if you can get a job elsewhere.

Pros

The lovely residents, free lunch

Cons

Low pay, no perks/ benefits
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Toxic Environment

I would not advise anyone to work with this company. I’m a hard worker and always work to my full potential and I get absolutely no appreciation whatsoever. Bad pay for long and strenuous hours. Management is unapproachable and makes you feel so small. They have a very strong disliking of “carers” and do not want to hear their voices. Honestly it’s not good for your physical or mental health. Overworked every day. Not given enough staff on a shift has lead me to injuries. Overall it’s a toxic environment to have to work in and carers get treated so badly with attitude and poor pay for all the work we do.

Pros

Residents

Cons

Risking physical and mental health. Toxic environment. Overworked. Underpaid. No appreciation
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Great workplace, friendly environment

Great place to work, approachable management, great relationship between all staff and residents. Work is difficult & heavy for the pay but very rewarding in other ways. Thoroughly enjoyed my time working here.

Pros

Friendly staff, pleasant work environment, great management

Cons

Long hours, low pay
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Terrible environment

Mowlam healthcare was my first ever healthcare job I had just finished college and got employed during my experience. Management were bullies and had a terrible attitude towards staff especially “carers”. The building itself is amazing with ceiling hoists etc. The place was unorganised and not well ran. Running out of pads for residents etc was a weekly thing and we were expected to just carry on. Staff not appreciated for the work they do.

Pros

Building

Cons

Bullying unorganised
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Official response from Mowlam Healthcare

5 July 2021
Thank you for your feedback, we would be eager to understand your comments in more detail.We encourage you to email recruitment@mowlamhealthcare.com so that we can discuss with you.Mowlam Healthcare

Don't bother working for this company

The managers don't care, have no respect and don't like it when you stick up for yourself by having a voice. They will blame the carers to protect themselves. The managers are rude and not reluctant to hear your issues.Didn't get a pay rise since I've been working there and been through 4 managers only been there for 9 months.Company isn't flexible for family life and hate part timers

Pros

Residents

Cons

Long hours not flexible with family life.
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Official response from Mowlam Healthcare

5 July 2021
Thank you for your feedback, we would be eager to understand your comments in more detail.We encourage you to email recruitment@mowlamhealthcare.com so that we can discuss with you.Mowlam Healthcare

Awful. Environment was toxic management didn't care

Don't even try work here, huge turnover due to poor management, understaffed, overworked, little training overall I wouldn't even consider this a job. Your mental health is not worth minimum wage

Pros

Free lunch

Cons

Long hours pore staffing
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Official response from Mowlam Healthcare

12 May 2021
Thank you for your feedback, we would be eager to understand your comments in more detail.We encourage you to email recruitment@mowlamhealthcare.com so that we can discuss with you.Mowlam Healthcare

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Based on 58 reviews

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2.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.1 out of 5 stars for Management
2.3 out of 5 stars for Culture
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