Fife Council Reviews

Updated May 19, 2015
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  1. Team leader benefits and council tax

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Glenrothes, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Glenrothes, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pay good holidays good supportive and flexitime

    Cons

    Too far from home too many "good ideas" which were time consuming and not related to the work. Moved around too much Dunfermline Cupar then glenrothes

    Advice to Management

    Do not believe every good idea sold by a company test it first


  2. it is good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Caretaker/Cleaner in Bowhill, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Caretaker/Cleaner in Bowhill, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fife Council full-time

    Pros

    it is a good place to work

    Cons

    none that i can see


  3. Overall one of the best councils I have worked for.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Work Force Development Officer in Cardenden, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Work Force Development Officer in Cardenden, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work with a good team of staff. Every day is different good development opportunities. Good manager fair degree of autonomy.

    Cons

    The organisation has undergone considerable change due to cuts with things being more centralised in particular the use of admin staff there is danger of losing skilled staff as staff are no longer allocated to particular teams. Also more work is being put onto a smaller number of people.

    Advice to Management

    I think it is important that management keep in mind what motivates staff and that is not all about money but more about being valued as member of a team and given recognition.


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  5. working for fife council

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Refuse Collector in Cupar, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Refuse Collector in Cupar, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The council managers need to take a good hard look at them selfs and think about there employees

    Cons

    to many to write down

    Advice to Management

    listen to your staff


  6. Best job ever!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fife Council full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are an equal opportunities employer who cares for their employees

    Cons

    lack of communication from higher management

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employees like children


  7. love my job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Escort in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Transportation Escort in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    love my office (taxi) love the people i work with and most of all i couldnt have any better than the most understanding line managers and bosses

    Cons

    i cant think of any


  8. No respect shown to loyal employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Officer in Glenrothes, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Officer in Glenrothes, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fife Council full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Loved the job I did. Council paid for my certificate and training to enable me to progress up the ladder.

    Cons

    There was no leadership and people who should have taken responsibility didn't.

    Advice to Management

    Too highly paid for the work they do especially in finance and education departments. They are paid to sit on their backsides and shoffle papers about. Take no responsibility for the things that go wrong.


  9. Was good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Care Assistant in Buckhaven, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Care Assistant in Buckhaven, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fife Council part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    old job was great nice people great bosses totally organized

    Cons

    new job not so great n not so organized

    Advice to Management

    Speak to others the way you wish to be spoken to


  10. Have been a stable employer for many years

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Work Assistant in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Social Work Assistant in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full time and permanent employment - flexible working is good as is homeworking (when the boss allows it). Good premises

    Cons

    Too many people have been given shorter working weeks impacting time off for others. Hard to get time off on a Friday. Home working encouraged but when asked for it is frowned upon. Promotion opportunities only available if you apply for new post - no natural progression. Pay stays the same once you reach the ceiling despite knowledge and experience. Sick system is unfair on those who don't play the system and means you come into work when ill. You are also penalised when going into hospital for an operation as you are not deemed sick at 9am. Have to take leave for this which is demoralising.

    Advice to Management

    Give opportunities to those with long service. Recognition for 25 years service is ridiculous and hardly worth while. To become a manager you need to have experience supervising staff, but there are no opportunities to do this within current positions making it almost impossible to move up the ladder. Work-life balance varies between departments and depending on team leader. No recognition for good work but quick to point out any errors.


  11. reasonable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enquiry Officer in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Enquiry Officer in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    ok if your face fit. interesting job

    Cons

    bullying, and shift work., and lack of communication



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