Birmingham City Council
3.3 of 5 6 reviews
www.birmingham.gov.uk Birmingham, United Kingdom 150 to 499 Employees

Birmingham City Council Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2014
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Birmingham City Council Lord Mayor Mike Leddy

Mike Leddy


60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work, if you love what you are doing.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosamazing work life balance, can make a difference, felt empowered

    ConsNo cons, i loved my job

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    Leisure Assistant (Current Employee)
    Birmingham, England (UK)

    ProsFlexible Hours, Friendly Staff, Quality Regular Training.

    ConsIrregular Hours, At times Monotonous,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Both exciting and frustrating.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Birmingham, England (UK)

    ProsThere is so much scope for change, government doors open, big companies are prepared to work pro-bono, and the networks are great.

    ConsInertia, political over management, reducing budgets, weak reputation. So much unfulfilled potential. It is shrinking fast and will increasingly be focussing upon care, refuse, and other statutory services. The equal pay bill is adding to the financial strain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet go !

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The experience depends upon the manager!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome very good managers who are not afraid to deal with poor performance.
    Excellent development opportunities.
    Pay and benefits package is brilliant.

    ConsManagement skills vary - some very poorly skilled managers (including at senior level).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Be realistic, enthusiastic and know your politics

    Various Lower/Mid Management (Former Employee)
    Birmingham, England (UK)

    ProsOverall the staff are very friendly as are managers. Managers are under skilled, trained and managed so no they're not the best, especially when you need support, but accept that and you'll stop banging your head against a brick wall.

    Know where to challenge (and how) and where to shut up and get on.

    ConsUncertainty about job security. Ineffective management. Too many layers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake management training consistent, relevant and compulsory.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Blimey what an ordeal

    Strategic Human Resources Advisor (Former Employee)
    Birmingham, England (UK)

    ProsDecent salary
    Excellent final salary pension scheme

    ConsLots of poor performing staff
    Management ineptitude
    Poor working conditions

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour company is rotten. Go back to basics. And get to grip with staffing issues. Don't be afraid of trade unions!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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