Fife Council Reviews

Updated July 5, 2014
Updated July 5, 2014
3 Reviews

3.4
3 Reviews

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  1.  

    Have been a stable employer for many years

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    Current Employee - Social Work Assistant  in  Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Social Work Assistant in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Fife Council full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    reasonable

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    Current Employee - Enquiry Officer  in  Kirkcaldy, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Enquiry Officer in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Fife Council full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    ok if your face fit. interesting job

    Cons

    bullying, and shift work., and lack of communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfactory

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Glenrothes, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenrothes, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Fife Council

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and opportunity for work/life balance

    Cons

    Location is bad. Not well paid

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