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"Great work-life balance, great training and professional development opportunities"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Data and Information Officer in Worcester, England (UK)
Former Employee - Senior Data and Information Officer in Worcester, England (UK)
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Pros

Open plan, bright office space
Pleasant surroundings for lunch time socialising and walks
Good flexi-time working arrangements
Good annual leave
Positive, collaborative environment. Not very hierarchical.
Clear and transparent pay structure
Great in-house training opportunities if you desire project management, IT skills, etc.
Fairly good job security, even in current climate.

Cons

Pay is lower than comparable positions in private sector.
Jobs are strictly in set pay-bands, so once you get to top of salary band you must leave the job to progress.
Most vacancies are automatically advertised externally irrespective of internal talent or promotion-seeking employees, so you must apply for more senior posts as an external candidate and compete with everyone.
Moving within council is regarded by management as resignation and move to a new external post.
Good job security does nfortunately mean that some less-than-great employees are sort of "unflushable". Incompetence in these employees is known of, and bore by rest of their team.

Advice to Management

Promote "One Council" vision in recruitment and career development processes. If someone wants to move one rung up on the ladder at the moment, there is very little incentive for them to stay within the council even if they want to. Moving directorate usually involves formal resignation, formal acceptance of new offer, completing several payroll and other forms, reapplying for another CRB check (if applicable) and so on.

Other Employee Reviews for Worcestershire County

  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Worcestershire County full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated staff - forward thinking senior management team

    Cons

    Cuts in government funding have impacted on staffing levels - in many departments one person is now doing the job of two/three people

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to staff and local residents


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    "Job security vs room to progress"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, England (UK)
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexi-time, on-site facilities (cafe, shop, cashpoint). Lovely surroundings (lake and woods); generous holiday allowance and job security

    Cons

    Posts cannot be ring-fenced to keep talented staff within the council once they have reached the top of their pay bracket
    Massive disparity in pay between the top brass and the worker bees

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