Southwark Council

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Southwark Council Reviews

Updated June 22, 2014
Updated June 22, 2014
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    A job for life but poor development opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Housing in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Housing in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Southwark Council full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable salary
    Flexi-time (for some)
    Generous holiday

    Cons

    Poor developmental programme
    Limited opportunity to work across areas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Challenging, both in a positive way, but also a negative - plenty of variety of work but frustratingly slow to change.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Southwark Council

    Pros

    Great location, exciting challenges to address, lots of opportunity to make a difference. Diverse business means that every day is different.

    Cons

    Senior management are too worried about KPIs and not worried enough about innovation and, more importantly, getting rid of silo mentality and working as a whole organisation. This makes working here frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit to a 'one organisation' strategy - get rid of empires (they still exist whatever anyone tells you), and take a hard look at the outcomes being achieved. Limited evaluation of prohjects takes place which means it's almost impossible to know whether things are getting better!

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