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Fife Council Reviews

Updated February 4, 2017
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  1. "assistant janitor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Good place to work and prosper"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "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!


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  5. "An outsider"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "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!


  7. "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.


  8. "Well.. Not the best but not the worst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fife Council full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free to schedule your own work and no one wasn't breathing down your neck.
    I guess the pension scheme was not bad.

    Cons

    Got screwed and no one did anything. Really poor facilities to do the job you were supposed to.
    The original job description was nothing that they made me do and ended up doing the same job that others did with about 10000 less a year.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to make violations on workers rights and try to cover them up with silence. Everyone knew but nothing was done, even after I asked about the issues.


  9. "Information & Communications Officer"

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    Current Employee - Social Media Community Manager in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Social Media Community Manager in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Working for a cause I care about
    -Flexible working hours
    -Decent holiday and benefit packages
    -High pension contribution

    Cons

    -Ineffective management
    -Often unproductive working environment


  10. "Mediocre employers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fife Council full-time

    Pros

    99% of the time they get it right and put the correct managers in place.

    Cons

    They are definitely a company where "if your face fits". Unfortunately, not everyone agrees with the way some managers treat employees.

    Advice to Management

    Too many chiefs and not enough Indians!


  11. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenrothes, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenrothes, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Fife Council full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Understanding management with good ideas

    Cons

    Difficult colleagues who resent interference

    Advice to Management

    Reign in the idiots



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