Kent County Council

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Kent County Council Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company to work for with great people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kent County Council full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good flexible working hours
    - Pension scheme ranks up there with the best
    - Company culture is nice (nice balance between corporate and service focused)
    - People who work there care about what they do and really focus on the customer
    - People who have worked here for years are very knowledgeable

    Cons

    - Dead mans shoes syndrome- progression is limited at the moment due to cuts. The only way to move up is if someone leaves
    - A bit of a contrast as put this as a pro also but the negative side of having so many long term employees is that there is a lack of fresh ideas at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great, fun and challenging, but lacks promotions and career development options

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kent County Council

    Pros

    Great team, and the ability to learn management skills on the job, great centralised HR teams, meaning advise is always at the end of a phone

    Cons

    Due to budget pressures, jobs aren't being filled, and understudies are being expected to step up and do that job in there current role, meaning that there are not opportunities for promotion within the team, leading to good, engertic and young staff leaving the organisation.

  3.  

    Easy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kent County Council

    Pros

    Easy life. Go to work, have a chat, be as productive or unproductive as you wish, and go home.

    Cons

    No training opportunities, very slow career progression, no thanks. KCC are always looking to save money yet they are very inefficient at delivering services.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Excited and varied each and every day.

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    Current Employee - Senior Administration Assistant in Maidstone, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Administration Assistant in Maidstone, England (UK)

    I have been working at Kent County Council full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Development opportunities, friendly and supportive management, pleasant number of staff benefits.

    Cons

    Social opportunities, and not much else to complain about.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Productive and opportunities for self improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research & Design Manager in Maidstone, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Research & Design Manager in Maidstone, England (UK)

    I have been working at Kent County Council full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for developing new skills that can help meet customer needs

    Cons

    Too risk averse sometimes, could innovate more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    A fair and equitable employer, who prioiritises the needs of staff even though it sometimes has to make hard decisions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidstone, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maidstone, England (UK)

    I worked at Kent County Council

    Pros

    - Committed and hard working colleagues who want the best and to do a good job
    - Opportunities for advancement
    - Learning and development opportunities
    - work / life balance
    - working for an organisation who want to change the local area for the better

    Cons

    - Negative media perceptions around local government
    - Sometimes hierarchical
    - Sometimes too much focus on political "wins" rather than key issues (which may not be so good for PR)
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    Recommends

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County Hall, County Road, Maidstone (Photo thanks to Geograph user David Anstiss, Some Rights Reserved)
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