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Sefton Council Reviews

Updated December 8, 2016
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  1. "Very good place for work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Advisor in Bootle, Merseyside, North West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Advisor in Bootle, Merseyside, North West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, ongoing training opportunities, good pension scheme, possibility to join trade union, generous holiday pay, child care voucher scheme

    Cons

    Working towards monthly very high targets, sometimes very stressful, but besides that really I can't find any cons and I was working there almost ten years

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great job


  2. "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bootle, Merseyside, North West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Bootle, Merseyside, North West England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible working, good location, good terms and conditions, the buildings are of a good standard

    Cons

    The Directors and Heads of Service are hopeless and terrified of their own shadows

    There is a culture of blame everybody but me, and this is used by Senior Leaders to undermine staff relations

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff


  3. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bootle, Merseyside, North West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bootle, Merseyside, North West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sefton Council full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues were friendly and supportive. Opportunities were wide and varied. Continuous professional development was encouraged. Flex working arrangements were in place.

    Cons

    Quality of office accommodation was poor but to be expected given the nature of financial cuts. Employees had to pay to park.

    Advice to Management

    Managers were generally supportive and accessible. Improvements? Greater awareness of / openmindedness re future opportunities and possibilities for developing and growing the business


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  5. "Unless you work at the main council offices ...........your on your own and they don't think you exist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Bootle, Merseyside, North West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Bootle, Merseyside, North West England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pension scheme and work life balance is good

    Cons

    You feel like you are alone with no help from management.

    Advice to Management

    You have employees who work in schools....... Try to engage with them.


  6. "very good"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Bootle, Merseyside, North West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Bootle, Merseyside, North West England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sefton Council part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    learn something new and we are kept informed

    Cons

    no cons just facts some overtime is given

    Advice to Management

    need to up grade pay does not quilified to the amount of services we do


  7. "Captain Pugwash Meets Titannic"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bootle, Cumbria, North West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bootle, Cumbria, North West England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good flexible working policies, friendly people to work with, excellent management development programme that is in high demand amongst staff, and is in the process of developing a really good coaching and staff management strategy.

    Cons

    Lacks communication at all levels of the organisation, change management is chaotic, systems are non-existent, and it is going through GBP 64+ million that will see several hundreds of redundancies in the coming 2 years. It's PR is based on firefighting rather than being proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Plan your change management, don't just restructure it on the hoof. Project plan the details of the change and then select key people from around the organisation to drive them forward. If you believe in the coaching style of management, and releasing potential, let the more junior managers make the changes that are needed.