Greater London Authority Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Good benefits, good social purpose, lots of politics

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greater London Authority full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent work-life balance, strong sense of social purpose and improving things for Londoners

    Cons

    If you can't stand bureaucracy and internal politics, you'll find this job challenging

  2. Fair

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greater London Authority full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and encouraging human resources staff made interview less of a burden, very little administrative tasks where there shouldnt be

    Cons

    A bit isolated at times and not much of a workplace culture if im honest

  3. Lots of chiefs with massive egos! Such a shame!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Greater London Authority full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    I joined thinking it was a great place to be making a difference to the city I love!

    Cons

    In reality - your experience depends on what team you're in and who your line manager is. Some teams promote from within, other don't. Some teams allow for development, others don't. There is a lot of egos due to inflated salaries of middle management who are not worth what they get paid. I have personally witnessed bullying, and victimisation by managers in my time there.

    Advice to Management

    Speak to non-managerial staff, those doing the work that the managers take the credit for, ask your team why they are not promoting staff from within. Think about what the union say - most people with grievances go to them as they don't trust HR. Understand your teams from bottom up not top down. A caring boss that treats his / her whole team with respect will get the most out of people. Address the high turnover of staff.

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  5. Manager at GLA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Olympic Look Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Olympic Look Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Greater London Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good enviroment and opportunities to accomplish things. Good perception of the public sector

    Cons

    Relatively burocracy. Political conditions adding more complexity

  6. Good place to work in, if on a permanent post

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Projects and Policy Officer
    Former Contractor - Projects and Policy Officer

    I worked at Greater London Authority as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment
    Accessible and inclusive venues
    Multicultural workforce
    Internal personal development and mentoring opportunities

    Cons

    Inconsistent messages and patchy communication about organisational change
    Lack of high level support
    Uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    More open and honest communication with employees
    Higher recognition of emloyees' work and efforts
    More training and development opportunities

  7. An interesting place to work but still maturing

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

    I worked at Greater London Authority full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    chances for real influence on you specialist area
    the buzz of being close to politicians, media
    working for London!

    Cons

    the conflicts with local and central governement about turf
    a structure that can be slow and beureaucratic
    not always a sense of "one team"

    Advice to Management

    It should be possible to inspire the team to be more creastive and dynamic - but that requires politicians as well as senior management to want that.

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City Hall, London SE1 (Photo thanks to Geograph user Christine Matthews, Some Rights Reserved)
City Hall (Photo thanks to Geograph user Paul Gillett, Some Rights Reserved)
City Hall, London (Photo thanks to Geograph user Christine Matthews, Some Rights Reserved)

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