London Borough of Hounslow
3.2 of 5 6 reviews
www.hounslow.gov.uk Hounslow, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

London Borough of Hounslow Reviews

Updated Nov 28, 2013
London Borough of Hounslow – “Hounslow Civic Centre (Photo thanks to Geograph…”

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London Borough of Hounslow Chief Executive Mary Harpley

Mary Harpley

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good employer with good support

Senior Human Resources Adviser (Current Employee)
Hounslow, England (UK)

I have been working at London Borough of Hounslow part-time for more than 8 years

ProsSensible councils with decent policies

ConsShrinking council sadly but it does its best with resources it has

Advice to Senior ManagementMore benefits needed for employees needed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A progressive career in local government

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at London Borough of Hounslow full-time

Pros- Fantastic staff - genuinely nice people who look out for each other
- Great opportunities in local government - this was a real eye opener to me, the variety of work available and the opportunity to explore other areas; for progression and project work or secondment.
- Flexible working helps with a good work / life balance. Lots of support for cycling, sports and activities and opportunities to get involved with local politics and charitable work.
- Reasonable access to training and development.

Cons- Can be overly bureaucratic and difficult to get things done. The processes take too long
- Quite behind on technology and systems compared to private companies
- There are some "lifers" who are difficult to work with / can be obstructive

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on empowering employees and removing the barriers which slow things down

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Its an ok place

Lawyer (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at London Borough of Hounslow full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgood friendly people to work with

Consthe management seems to have lost the plot

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Fire fighting

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at London Borough of Hounslow

ProsPublic sector experiencing change, lots of opportunities opened to proactive employees, however not always well supported, or matched by any additional benefits.

Conslack of career progression. Staff not valued for their work and efforts.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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In good times it is a great place to work but at the moment life is difficult with all the public sector cuts.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Hounslow, England (UK)

I have been working at London Borough of Hounslow

ProsStaff are friendly and supportive. Frontline people want to do a good job for the community they serve and work really hard for the benefit of all the people who use services. It's satisfying to work for an organisation which is there to help people and improve the community, environment etc..

ConsGoing through a very traumatic period of job cuts, reductions in terms and conditions and increased work pressure. Pay freeze for all staff has now gone on for almost three years. Lack of job security. Senior management focus is about squeezing every last drop of effort out of staff so that they can keep providing services on less money. So at the moment there is intense pressure and a reduction in job satisfaction. Hopefully that will change.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more supportive to staff in difficult times. Give more of a sense that staff are valued and that there is an end in sight to the budget cuts. Be careful not overload staff in critical service areas dealing with vulnerable people.

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mixed

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at London Borough of Hounslow

Prosvery good work life balance particularly if you have kids, good transport links in and out of london and close to heathrow

Consnot a great deal of career growth and it seems to work only for people who can bully their way upward without necessarily the requisite qualifications

Advice to Senior Managementgood place to work but not necessarily great management, lots of communication gaps within the Council, could do better on that area with a much more dynamic and fair leaders

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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