Manchester City Council Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. school cook

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Catering Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Unit Catering Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manchester City Council full-time

    Pros

    they are very compassionate about helping and supporting their employees . they help to support you in your working day and and help develop careers . they allways have a very high standard of work ethics and I have allways enjoyed working for them

    Cons

    none. they are very positve


  2. ground worker

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Ground Worker in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Ground Worker in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Manchester City Council as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    i felt i was putting something back into the community. as a teen i was a tearaway and never understood the concept of community and value.

    Cons

    there wasnt any cons as it was all positive. i guess the short contract was the only con.

    Advice to Management

    non


  3. catering assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Catering Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Catering Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the wages are above the national minimum wage depending on grade

    Cons

    very strict on sick leave


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  5. Good Times working at Manchester

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Manchester City Council full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated colleagues, serving the community, helping others to contribute, and to make Manchester a great place to live and work. Working in partnership the private and voluntary sectors, and the NHS, to serve Manchester's residents and community, and to deliver the best public services possible.

    Cons

    Working with ever shrinking budgets and resources. Working in large business that must adapt painfully and become a small business. Enduring blame culture in all levels of management can make life at work difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hanker for the old days and the old ways. Learn to be grateful for the opportunity to serve your community and to work with what you have to deliver the best services possible.


  6. Adviser

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Manchester City Council part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good team, great environment and good location

    Cons

    Too much stress, overload of work

    Advice to Management

    Refrain from micro managing, learn to place trust


  7. Depending who the line manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Manchester, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good career oportunities for single people, good pay

    Cons

    If line manager bureaucratic and inhuman, then there's no way out

    Advice to Management

    New managers need proper training in human relation and managing with empathy


  8. Principal Technical Officer

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Manchester City Council full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Working/Good Annual Leave/Good Pension

    Cons

    Salaries are not particularly competitive compared to outside Local Government


  9. Awful Management, best thing I did was walk!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manchester City Council full-time

    Pros

    You get weekends off! Salary wasn't bad

    Cons

    Almost everything, Management, lower level Management,

    Advice to Management

    Leave so your job can be taken by decent people


  10. took me on after a 2 week work experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Interpreter in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Interpreter in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Manchester City Council as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    relaxed management and down to earth co-workers

    Cons

    numerous cancellations when attending clients location for verbal interpretation

    Advice to Management

    create a better system of internal control, this would act as cost-cutting measure and will increase effectiveness and efficiency of the business eg update the MS Access to more recent version


  11. Challenging varied work with a sense of purpose

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    Former Employee - Change Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Change Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Manchester City Council full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its a large organisation that is constantly evolving and at the heart of the growth and recognition of Manchester as an increasingly international destination. The work can be very varied and challenging depending on which department you work for. There is so much to tackle and deliver due to local needs and national legislation that there is always a something to get stuck into.

    Cons

    Lack of fluency and co operation at times between departments, makes meeting customer expectations at times difficult, sometimes excellence is not achieved due to a lack of risk taking / belief / culture / cohesion in delivering a vision.

    Advice to Management

    Try and remove some of the governance layers and controls to speed up decision making. Empower and listen to staff more, embrace change worry less about business as usual focus on what customers will need / want now.



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