Camden Council Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    OVERVIEW ON WORKING LIFE AT CAMDEN

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Camden Council full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good salary; wlb ok nice people when you have a chance to chat; good leave

    Cons

    too many managers who are out of touch and do not take on views of staff. No proper training given; Very much favouritism culture almost to the point of "if your face fits". Very low staff morale and little effort taken to improve this element. Camden have a culture of put up or shut up. No personal growth and very little management encouragement or support

    Advice to Management

    re think of amount and levels of management. Managers should be more front line and shadow staff on their daily journey of interfacing with the public so they appreciate the pressures that present to staff


  2. Helpful (1)

    Legal intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Camden Council as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly people, happy to let me do fairly advanced work considering I was still doing a law degree at the time. Generous lunch allowance. Good hours.

    Cons

    Lack of structure - there were often days when I didn't have anything to do and wasn't given any tasks when I asked for them.


  3. Great Experience, learned a lot

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Camden Council full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, senior management very helpful, the colleagues help you when you requested. Excellent work-life balance with flexible working hours and being able to work from home. Nonetheless, a few colleagues considered a day off.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. To execute a project, demanded a number of departments which didn't help much. The work is not fast paced.


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  5. loved it

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Camden Council full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great fellow workers who care about you.

    Cons

    General public thinking public sector workers "have it easy". NOT true. Unless you are a very senior manager, life is in fact harder than at any private company I ever worked at in my 20 yr career. The satisfaction comes from helping the community you serve and ensuring that you always are available to help out.

    Advice to Management

    I love change in the workplace, it is entirely necessary but please do not change for change's sake. Not all change is positive. You must also realize that you can not make "one size fits all" policies as it does not work in practice and actually hinders your services.


  6. Project Manager Corporate ICT

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Camden Council full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity to learn and develop, can be challenging and exciting place to work as latest technology is often being implemented.

    Cons

    Local government, too slow to make a decision, too poorly paid for expected work output, too focused on getting external resources to deliver what can be easily delivered in house. When in house resources are taped they are expected to work for little resource with out investment in their development.

    Advice to Management

    Stop tinkering with the organisation, change for the sake of change is not going to produce the desired results if your focusing on the next big change without completing the one thats under way, invest in your staff, the level of attrition is getting awful, read between the lines your loosing your best and brightest


  7. ok if your looking for a regular 9-5

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Camden Council

    Pros

    the flexible working arrangements, holidays and training opportunities are really good especially if you have children or other interests. you have the option to work from home and finish at 4.

    Cons

    there is a lot of bureaucracy, career progression can be limited and there are a lot of disgruntled employees who make life a little harder


  8. Varied, depended on line manager, but good overall

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Camden Council

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good company, seen as a leading driver in their field. A lot of good will, staff prepared to go over and above job role to provide high quality services

    Cons

    Some resistance to change and severe financial cut backs led to uncertainty and loss of valued staff and services

    Advice to Management

    Actually taking action with the managers who neglect their people management responsibilities would benefit the organistaion



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