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3.3
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53%
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14%
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Nicola Yates
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible working, easy commute, relaxed atmosphere(in 11 reviews)

  • "Friendly staff, everyone willing to work collaboratively, flexible working environment, varied spaces to work in and lovely building(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "No one works full time in there, come 3pm - City Hall and Temple Street is empty(in 3 reviews)

  • "Essential services are being cut without consultation(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Bristol City Council full-time

      Pros

      Flexi time and home working

      Cons

      Underpaid for the knowledge gained

      Bristol City Council2019-04-20
    • "Good employer"

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      Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bristol, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Bristol City Council full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Flexible working, easy commute, relaxed atmosphere

      Cons

      Too much governance, red tape

      Advice to Management

      Overhaul your middle management

      Bristol City Council2019-04-09
    • "It analyst"

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      Current Employee - IT Analyst in Bristol, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Bristol City Council full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good fair working environment Good equalities policy Agile working Good training

      Cons

      Lack of permanent promotion posts, tends to be secondments

      Bristol City Council2019-03-16
    • "Great Workplace"

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      Current Employee - Business Analyst 

      I have been working at Bristol City Council full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Autonomy, allowed to do the job as i see best. Friendly

      Cons

      Bureaucracy, things can take some time to get through red tape

      Bristol City Council2019-03-14
    • "Customer Service Advisor"

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      Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Bristol, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Bristol City Council full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Constantly surrounded by friendly people

      Cons

      Inevitably dealing with the morons of the city as there is online access to most reasons as to why people are calling in Little room for progression (Increased salary)

      Bristol City Council2019-02-04
    • Helpful (1)

      "Bristol City Councik"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Bristol City Council full-time

      Pros

      it was an enjoyable and educational place to work

      Cons

      sometime and overly relaxed atmosphere not conducive to work

      Bristol City Council2018-11-19
    • "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I have been working at Bristol City Council full-time

      Pros

      Friendly work colleagues, nice work environment and culture, great flexible working benefits, generous holiday, fantastic pension.

      Cons

      Had to take a pay cut but the generous benefits more than make up for it.

      Bristol City Council2018-10-26
    • "Fantastic but change often comes at the cost of progress"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Bristol City Council full-time

      Pros

      Friendly staff, everyone willing to work collaboratively, flexible working environment, varied spaces to work in and lovely building. Pay was competitive

      Cons

      Management structure is too fluid- can make maintaining a service particularly frustrating. While initial hiring salaries are high pay rises are few and far between.

      Bristol City Council2018-10-26
    • Helpful (1)

      "Low Morale"

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      Former Employee - Repairs Coordinator in Bristol, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Bristol City Council full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Pay was above the average for this area and free parking was available.

      Cons

      No clear management direction. Often felt main priority was to cover one's own behind

      Advice to Management

      Invest in better trainers

      Bristol City Council2018-09-18
    • Helpful (1)

      "Depressing"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Bristol City Council full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Good pension and flexible working.

      Cons

      Frustrating, fickle depending on politician whims and generally very changeable and unstable.

      Advice to Management

      Be consistent. Be clear. Be supportive.

      Bristol City Council2018-09-01
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