NSW Health
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Good training provided and good organizational structure that can support work life balance. Poor management in following code of conduct and performance management systems.

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Training provided

Cons

Lack of integrity
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Team was amazing but management are bullies & dinosaurs

I loved working with the Team at Hunter New England Health & they were an extremely professional, highly skilled & helpful, they created a great working environment that made the lack of staff & bad management bearable. Sadly the same can’t be said for the management team. It was a consensus within the team that management give no support, no loyalty & no care to their workers. While they walk out on time & take their meal breaks, work from home when family members are sick etc, the employees under them suffer the opposite working with unreasonable work demands, minimal if any training, proper meal breaks were an occasional luxury & no career progression prospects. Sadly their management style is very ancient & even work place adjustments was an unheard of concept & not known to the management team I worked with. ‘We treat everyone here like family’ was just lip service & there was never any substance to such comments. As was ‘we don’t expect anyone to do more than they can do in a day’ was always met with ‘well it needs to be done regardless’ the following day. They manipulate their policies & procedures to suit themselves while breaching every single one of them on a daily basis. Wouldn’t recommend.
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Team work place

Nice and easy work place. Very good for employees. It’s Government job, so better than others. Good salary, good management, good rules and policies. Finally it’s wonderful.

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Good salary
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Ethical hard work

Good work place culture. Strict protocols and Intensively constant and rewarding work. There is little scope for flexible hours for personal appts or lunches. Long days with constant workloads.

Pros

Supervision access

Cons

Nil flexibility
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Professional workplace with great structure and culture

Well structured, professional workplace with clear boundaries and expectations. Fast paced, multicultural environment with exceptional processes in place.

Pros

Training, development

Cons

Wages
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Productive and engaging place

NSW Health is a progressive Govt dept with lots of support and learning experience. There are lots of opportunities to grow your career and good management.

Pros

Flexible working hours

Cons

Beaurocratic
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Great work/life balance

I worked for several different departments and locations in SLHD. I found that the overall work was great and I enjoyed the work. I felt like a lot of my colleague has fatigue and burn out, but kept going due to the job security. Management was all over the place, and they kept cutting funding which meant we had less and less support and high turn over on middle management. However, the work/life balance was the best and I would recommend them and I would work there again.
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Great culture

I find the culture of working here is awesome. Being able to share ideas and having them listened to is a refreshing experience. The online education available is varied and relates to so many different areas in life.

Pros

Flexibility & catered A/H shifts

Cons

No access to internal job offers
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Bullies

Bullies Women and Men. No interest from managers in career growth or appraisals. From top to management incompetents and favoritism. And multiple incidents of bullying and harrassment.
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I’m appalled at this environment

Everyone’s overworked and exhausted. The workplace culture by mostly men and some women is get assaulted by your fellow workmate and YOU suffer the consequences for the rest of your time working there, even if you tell the police. You’ll be bullied and harassed and stalked. There will also be rumours spread about you that aren’t true. They will because no one will make them feel accountable. Don’t expect help from the management or any of your bosses, they will put a gag order on you

Pros

Just don’t work there

Cons

Lucky to still be alive
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Bullying and harassment hive

The most horrible experience of my life. No support or moral ethics Bullying and harassment culture workplace wide is encouraged. The lack of respect for individuals is organisation wide. Left the professional as a whole after working here.

Pros

None

Cons

Hours, expectations, work you to the bone
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Educational with on the job learning

I learnt Something new everyday working in the orthopaedic ward with a fantastic team of nurses . I learnt to cannulate plus venepuncture Advanced wound care Insertion of indwelling catheterisation ( female only) plus management ECG monitoring pre and post theatre Removal of drains ,staples /sutures Pain management The hardest part of any nursing day is the declining health of patients The most enjoyable part is the companionship and working together as a team

Pros

Not everyday is the same

Cons

Not able to have your allotted breaks always
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Productive

I think it is really good to work here with the added benefit of a beautiful working culture and an even better working environment. I enjoy working at this place.
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Happy to be in nsw health

I am a Happy emplyoee to work with new health in SESLHD from last 6 years where most of the team are like family .I am and will be working in this organization till I can work.
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Great

Working in casual pool is great. I can pick and choose the shifts that suit me. I recommend it to those that are looking for some flexibility.........
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Productive and fun place to work

It is a good place to learn so many things and experience different cultures from all over the world. The hardest part of the job is always to see from the patient point of view and explaining them in a polite manner.
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All above is correct

My experience at working with NSW has been a very stressful experience. So many strong personalities to deal with and never seeing an end to co-workers working as a team.

Pros

great working hours

Cons

Lack of support from hierarchy. So many policies & Procedures to follow.
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Genuine caring staff.

I enjoyed working in the Health system. The people were just nice down to earth, dedicated to patients care. I worked at the Newcastle, I worked for three of the Hospitals in Newy. Nice clean work place. Good staff support programs. The bosses , as far as I experienced , were very approachable , and came across ss being very professional. I really enjoyed my time there
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Not enjoyable

I feel its a place where promotion goes to not what you know but who you know. You don't feel respected in your role.Work is not shared evenly between all parties including travel and staying overnight.
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Good

Goo working Environment. Lots of ongoing training. Further opportunities available for the right person. I was there as a student nurse, so I might not know much.
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Productive and fun place to work

I would recommend working for NSW Health to others. I have enjoyed my time working there although with all workplace it can be challenging in a public service, however over-all I would recommend working there for anyone who's up to the challenge!
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