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Productive
Technical Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Islington25 September 2017
Typical day starts around 8am - 10am.... morning meeting to discuss the outcomes expected that week. Everyday is different, some day starts with off site working and other would start with finishing of reports of currently events.

Providing support your team is a daily occurrence, this is a short part of the culture within Islington council. working as part of team is essential to moving forward and progressing in your post.

The hardest part of the day can sometimes be trying to meet deadlines, if your work load is spread over several projects. Time management is key with projects.

Winning awards and receiving recognition for your, and the team work is a very enjoyable part of doing a role lie this.
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
no overtime
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productive and a fast paced work environment
Translator (Former Employee) –  Islington, Greater London1 September 2017
1- Reads through or listens to material in one language, ascertains understanding of the meaning and context of that material, and converts it into a second language, making sure to preserve the original meaning.
2-Translates online, video, and television media by providing subtitles.
3-Translates a variety of documents including literary, legal, research, technical, educational, and commercial materials.
Pros
good salary
Cons
N/a
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Caretaker/Cleaner (Former Employee) –  Islington, Greater London9 August 2017
Enjoy the daily greeting of tenants at work
I learned to apply my social skills with physical and technical skills
I diverse community of people which is always nice
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Indifferent to employees' achievements and well-being
Full Time ESOL Tutor (Former Employee) –  Adult and Community Learning21 July 2017
Awful management style in the Adult and Community Learning Service, not caring about employees' well-being and not acknowledging the professionalism and outstanding performances of their tutors.
Pros
within walking distance of my home address
Cons
no team spirit, dictatorial management style
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Exciting and rewarding
Scheduler (Former Employee) –  Islington, Greater London2 May 2017
My typical day at work is busy and can vary from day to day. Customer come into the government office for various things, and have query's they need to deal with sometimes if its for them looking for a home.

Each day we have different tasks to do, i.e document receipt queue, parking, or Council or Housing benefit query's.
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Training day
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Caledonian Road Station3 April 2017
Excellent training provided. Answering calls in a councils call centre. Responding to contact centre queries, liaison with residents, team leaders and planners on a daily basis.
Lovely group of people to work with. One team leader was difficult to please
Pros
Supportive collegues
Cons
Small lunch room
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Terrible Employers
oooooo (Former Employee) –  oooooo24 March 2017
Nepotism, Bullying, Favouritism and all round unpleasant place to work. Don't touch the place with a barge pole if you have a conscious and any morals.
Pros
None
Cons
Slightly better than being on the dole
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great place to work
Concierge officer (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London22 February 2017
Fantastic place to work great work and life balance offered. Plenty of training available to all if you want to learn this is the place to be
Pros
work life balance
Cons
none
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decent working environment
Payroll officer (Current Employee) –  Highbury & Islington Station3 February 2017
Depending on the point in the paycycle it can sometimes e very busy and at other times not that busy. We have many different control groups that we service.
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fun workplacce
Trainee Educational Psychologist (Former Employee) –  East London, Greater London29 January 2017
Great place to work in. Very supportive team and working culture. Very accommodating and flexible management team. A diverse range of needs within schools making the role very interesting.
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organised and friendly
waste management (Former Employee) –  North London, Greater London1 January 2017
good hours, rate of pay and friendly staff. great opportunity overall with the chance to learn about other sectors within the department.
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Busy environment and varied experience
Trainee finance assistant (Former Employee) –  London20 November 2016
I learnt so much from my time in the voluntary training opportunity. It was my first experience of working in a large local authority organisation. I was able to use the accounting packages currently used in the local authority.
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No good
Roofer (Former Employee) –  North London10 October 2016
The job title was not what was advertised and hours were cut when they felt like it I had a bad experience with them guys has was a roofer but doing other works not relating my trade.
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Job guarantee
SAP Functional Tester (Former Employee) –  London25 September 2016
Diverse and very inclusive
Staff supervision is good
Job stability is good
Management support
social relationships
pay is encouraging
Pros
Job guarantee
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The worst council in London
to be avoided (Former Employee) –  N725 June 2016
Rather be unemployed and living on the streets then work for Islington Council they are wicked unhappy deceitful and incredibly nasty people . The management is incrediblypoor and therefore the staff react in the manner that they do the apprentices are allegedly the best young people that they have in the BoroughI would challenge that if that's the Best that Islington have to offer .they've let the young people down. Total scum
Pros
There are no pros to working for Islington Council
Cons
to be avoided
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Think twice......
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  London11 June 2016
There are little prospects of advancing especially if you are BME.The work is great but the Management let it down. Not a transparent environment to work iin especially management
Shame, some nice colleagues but it's only as good as its leaders.
Cons
Not equal opportunity employers
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Compliance with Health and safety at work
Diagnostic Surveyor (Current Employee) –  Brewery road. London N77 April 2016
I enjoy working alone and effectively as a team to meet the organisatioanal goals and objective. treating our resident and other stake holders with respect when delivering services daily.

The most enjoyable part of my job is working within Budget and time scale.
Pros
Good team work
Cons
non
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Not challenging work but secure. Bad salaries.
Electrician (Current Employee) –  Islington3 February 2016
Not challenging work. But plenty of work to keep you busy and a very secure job with good pension and other benefits. Good work environment.
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good working environment
environmental services (Former Employee) –  London, ENG15 September 2015
good benefits great working environment you feel part of a team that are there for you day in day out which makes you work harder
Pros
co workers
Cons
long hours
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Work Experience Trainee
Trainee (Former Employee) –  Islington5 August 2015
It was a good experience working there everyone was friendly and polite and got along the ability to work from home gave the place a nice balance there were different roles to suit different skill sets.
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