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The Coal Authority Reviews

Updated October 28, 2018
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Mansfield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Mansfield, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Coal Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Civil Service Pension
    Pay isn't terrible

    Cons

    Hotdesking
    No catering onsite
    Flexible working not actually very flexible
    Pointless meetings, no agenda or minutes expected
    It is normal to be late to meetings
    Bad communication
    Lots of bad information management systems
    Bad management
    Gender pay gap
    Lots of layers of pointless management
    Mansfield is not a great place to live and not easily accessible
    HR useless
    Bad managers are not dealt with
    High staff turnover
    Red tape
    Management and HR think it is a "business" and not part of the Civil Service, even though it is
    No career progression
    Etc.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise this is a public sector organisation, improve gender equality e.g. close gender pay gap, improve flexible working, stop expecting people to hot desk, remove red tape, use one centralised information system, stop expecting employees to account for their time for every 15 minutes, remove layers of management, improve professionalism with regard to meetings, reinstate a canteen.


  2. "Working at the Coal Authority"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Mansfield, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Mansfield, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Coal Authority as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly helpful colleagues who are supportive and try to help you achieve your objectives. Nice site to work on with plenty of parking.

    Cons

    No canteen on site, despite there being over 200 employees plus another office with similar number of employees. Office can get too hot at times.