I worked at London Borough of Barking & Dagenham full-time for more than 8 years
Pros – Flexible working arrangements including ability to work from home, hotdesk in various locations depending on role and need. Generally very understanding management. Interesting role and tasks. Diverse geographical region so many fresh challenges. Forward looking council.
Cons – Transport links were ok but not great, particularly in some areas of Dagenham. Usual local authority issues such as poor performance management of less productive staff members.
Advice to Senior Management – Performance manage better. Develop good staff better, appreciate and value experience, it's extremely important. Reward those who go the extra mile. Get rid of less motivated staff
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2012-06-19 06:42 PDT
I worked at London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
Pros – Good work life balance. Would suit someone with family responsibilities. Also there's quite a lot of training that gets provided (though not all of it is useful).
Cons – Lot of politics. You won't get any respect unless you are a senior manager. No direction or guidance given to employees. Very difficult to move to higher positions unless you know the right contacts and have very high visibility. Nothing works on merit.
Advice to Senior Management – Need to have a vision and make work more meaningful for employees
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2012-09-16 16:46 PDT
I have been working at London Borough of Barking & Dagenham part-time for more than 5 years
Pros – Good salary, holiday and sick pay.
Cons – Not much room to progress
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-06-05 08:56 PDT
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