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Swindon Borough Council Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  1. "Stereotypical local government - slow to change"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Swindon Borough Council full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Met some nice people, work was OK, location Ok. Not much else to say really as there weren't many positives.

    Cons

    Not enough to do, no sense of urgency, some people have been there too long and are reluctant to change and recognise that there are customers that need to be served - no purpose or drive. Had hoped my expectations about working in local government would be wrong but they weren't.

    Advice to Management

    Change. Invest. Set clear expectations and hold people to account. Remove the blockages.


  2. "My Time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Tender Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Tender Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swindon Borough Council (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No 2 days are the same, and the people are very friendly

    Cons

    A shame that my contract was ended due to budget cuts


  3. "Great staff, bad management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Assistant in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager Assistant in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    close-knit collective and everyone is really friendly. Everyone tries their best and cares about their work.

    Cons

    Budgetary issues impact on our performance. Not enough resources and people end up doing a lot of unpaid overtime ... which in the long term makes them not like the workplace anymore and leave.

    Advice to Management

    accept responsibility when something goes wrong, there is a blaming culture that needs to stop.


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  5. "working for SBC"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere and great working relationships, fair employer, pressured at times, but not overly so. Good hours. Lots of flexibility

    Cons

    Some of the employees who have been there for years, no longer bother to do their jobs properly they are basically waiting to leave and collect their pension. It can be bit frustrating when you are working hard, and see others barely lift a finger all day and still get paid.

    Advice to Management

    Have company reviews with older serving staff, to help set them goals to still feel inspired. There has been a lot of changes to SBC with the income of external help companies and some of the older serving staff, need support to know whats expected of them or give them new and varied duties.


  6. "Constructive feedback on SBC"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swindon Borough Council (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for the town assisting the council to meet plans, working for & with local communities, and working with most staff who many of extremely hard working.

    Cons

    Face fit, can be unprofessional in some if the things that take place & unfair. Redundancies then the next minute they hire for the same roles, if only tax payers new😡

    Advice to Management

    Lots of time, energy & money spent on engagement, to no avail. Mgt still only listen & act on what they want to. Still many managed in the wrong roles.