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Fife Council Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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  1. "Soul destroying"

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    Current Employee - Architect
    Current Employee - Architect
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fife Council full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Paid on time, every four weeks

    Cons

    Kills one's passion. Poor attitudes and work culture.


  2. "Clerical Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerical Assistant in Glenrothes, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Clerical Assistant in Glenrothes, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fife Council full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexi is great. Worked an extra 8 hours? Take a day off. Good pension.

    Cons

    A lot of jobs can come down to who you know instead of what you can do. It's not often you'll be told if you're a valued employee

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive. Let people know there they're making a difference

  3. Helpful (1)

    "apprentice horticultural gardener"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apprentice Horticultural Gardener in Glenrothes, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Apprentice Horticultural Gardener in Glenrothes, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fife Council full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits such as council discounts and good local holidays, great working hours and good overall working environment

    Cons

    I've been put on medical suspension and not allowed to work until council find me a suitable role, unfortunately the council haven't found a job i could do due to the strict health and safety regulations. Ive been on medical suspension a while now and would like to return to work but it doesn't seem likely

    Advice to Management

    keeping in contact with employees to update the current progress/situation instead of the employee having to chase around and phone whenever theres something important needing done/discussed


  4. Helpful (1)

    "cook2"

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    Current Employee - Cook II in Cowdenbeath, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Cook II in Cowdenbeath, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fife Council full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    they have been very helpful and supportive in my time of need they have gone out of there way to help me through my daughters illness and consequent death and are still helping while i get my grandson into full time child care so i can return to work

    Cons

    the only downside is when you work at the schools and all your holiday pay is used in the summer hols and not spread out and you cant pay so much out of your wages to give you equal 52 week pay

    Advice to Management

    think about allowing people to pay so much out of there wages to give them equal 52 weeks pay


  5. "assistant janitor"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Janitor in Blairhall, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Janitor in Blairhall, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fife Council full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    To work here gives me a sense of value and worth as I feel an important part of a team dedicated to the success and well being of each other and the wider community ....love it .

    Cons

    find this a hard question ......cant think of any

    Advice to Management

    keep in touch with your employees


  6. "Good place to work and prosper"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Glenrothes, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Glenrothes, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good development, helping Fife's citizens

    Cons

    Underfunding by Government causing stress and poor services

    Advice to Management

    Make the hard decisions around waste


  7. "My Opinion"

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and pension

    Cons

    Too many staff cuts now leading to immense pressure on remaining staff which is adding pressure and stress which will lead to high sickness levels and compounds the problem!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "An outsider"

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    Current Employee - Retirement Housing Officer in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Retirement Housing Officer in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fife Council full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have a team I meet once a month

    Cons

    Since being tupeed over I don't have the same I.T. Equipment as my colleges this cause me great difficulty I am unable to do my job properly.i am being discriminated against

    Advice to Management

    Get the I.T. Issues fixed for those who have been tupeed over


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent enough job but has its downsides"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Dunfermline, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fife Council part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Has some good perks, certainly a better option than private sector contact centre jobs nearby. Good rate of unsocial hours pay, decent holiday allowance, full sick pay after six months service (although this does encourage a lot of skivers unfortunately), some degree of flexible working. Generally quite a relaxed and friendly office. Some opportunites for promotion/personal development/moving internally within the council, however management can be quite bad for preferential treatment of certain staff.

    Cons

    Management quite often lazy and incompetent. Needless changes often implemented in order to use up budget/keep middle management types in work - quite often these changes are less efficient than the previous way of doing things.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to frontline staff - perhaps even try dealing with the public yourselves now and then!


  10. "Good employer overall."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Fife Council full-time

    Pros

    Pretty good working hours, reasonable salary for the area, a management team which is largely supportive and opportunities to go on courses to improve skills.

    Cons

    Not as dynamic as most private sector companies. Progression can be slower than one would like. The computer network would benefit from being updated to faster machines.

    Advice to Management

    Try to offer faster career paths within the organisation, it would be a good idea to update the technology used and adopt some more dynamic workplace practices.


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