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Birmingham City Council Reviews

Updated January 26, 2017
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  1. "Too big to fail. But still managed to. Repeatedly"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Adviser in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Adviser in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Birmingham City Council full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    No accountability; all the flexi time you can eat; bosses are ball-less; HR is weak; no one seems to know wtf is going on. Perfect if you want an easy ride.

    Cons

    The waste is unbelievable. A lot of empty talk about "value for money" and "protecting tax payers' money". RUBBISH!! The Council is used a gravy train by the proles and sharks alike.

    Advice to Management

    Stop defrauding England's second city. Perhaps the UK economy could balance out if I wasn't for the greed of thousands of redundant council "managers".


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great employer children's social work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Birmingham City Council full-time

    Pros

    They invest in their social workers , they encourage a lot of training and push for continuous development, you can progress fast if you put the work in in terms of promotion

    Cons

    You need to be able to work hard, this is the largest local authority in Europe, this local authority is under scrutiny from ofsted and the public, observations from managers, principle social workers and ofsted can add to a pressured environment

    Advice to Management

    My manager is great no advice !


  3. "Former tenancy rent arrears assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rent Arrears Assistant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Rent Arrears Assistant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Birmingham City Council full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Be able to meet to meet the customers needs, this my job worthwhile, and the need for me to make a better service within Birmingham City Council Housing.

    Cons

    Customer not comply with arrangements made to clear debt on their rent accounts, unfortunately case is taken into court.

    Advice to Management

    Proof of evidence, court performer complete and submitted to the Manager and to be enter into court.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Care assistant"

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

    I worked at Birmingham City Council full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great hours to work and very flexible around family

    Cons

    Carnt think of any cons

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  6. "Good Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Offer good flexible working arrangements, offer training and specially the career transition training that I attended was very good.
    Good IT and the Lancaster and Woodcock Street premises have good facilities for meeting and conferencing.

    Cons

    Add pay freezes over the last few years.
    Faced with major budget cuts and budgets are stretched.
    People do have to work smarter.

    Advice to Management

    Please value your employees, with the budget cuts and savings being made people do work hard and please appreciate and value them.


  7. "Opportunities to learn and develop"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Birmingham City Council full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A culture that is aspirational and strives for best practice having transformed many of its services. Good working environment, flexible working and competitive reward package. Great variety and opportunities to learn and develop.

    Cons

    The rate of change does not always allow for initiatives to become properly embedded or for lessons to be recognised and learned.

    Advice to Management

    Allow time for a period of consolidation and reflection. Involve a wider range of staff in the process of measuring impact of change and lessons learned before embarking on the next thing.


  8. "Senior Bibliographics Assistant"

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

    I worked at Birmingham City Council full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Had great pension scheme, holidays and depending where you worked great colleagues

    Cons

    Limited in their acknowledgement of achievements

    Advice to Management

    To listen to workers


  9. "Good"

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

    Pros

    Good despite the challenges of the public sector at the momment

    Cons

    Public sector a difficult place to work. Lots of uncertainty, lots of challenge, never-ending reviews. Not BCC's fault - happening everywhere.


  10. "Fantastic Work Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing team spirit. The benefits allow employees to enjoy a wide range of discounts at many high street stores.

    Cons

    To be honest, not that i can think of many. The main Con would be pay, it could improve vastly to reflect inflation and prices today


  11. "Working in the public sector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work Life balance
    Wood working hours

    Cons

    Pay Progression
    No Progression
    Not valued
    no overtime

    Advice to Management

    Take your employees in to consideration



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