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Stressful
Every day i interact with customers from beginning to end. When facing difficulties management often take the customers side and are unhelpful. Therefore, i would not recommenced working for Blackpool Council. The most enjoyable part of this job is working with certain colleagues
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An In-depth insight into the disabled community
My time working as a personal assistant was beneficial and eye opening as I learnt how those with visual impairment go about their daily lives. Not only did I enjoy assisting this person but I can genuinely say I formed a bond with someone I would not have encountered without this job opportunity
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Good workplace
For such a large workplace you are made to feel welcome straight away! It is a difficult job but once nailed it’s just second nature. Very fairly paid for a student
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Friendly staff, easy job.
Working as a lifeguard has allowed me to make fast decisions under pressure, maintain concentration, and improve my team working skills. My position as a lifeguard has further developed my communication skills and enables me to be confident in my ability to help people, as well as being approachable and personable. Blackpool Council ensured they follow the law on how long a lifeguard is on poolside, and provided other tasks such as sports hall setup and general cleaning to keep the working day interesting.
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Easy workplace
My job was simple yet very enjoyable, working with customers on the ropes course or doing maintenance. Management was acceptable and people in the work place were easy to get along with.
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Potentially great place to work
Great new state of the art building with air conditioning, lots of room. Location excellent very central for public transport and the town centre.
Good atmosphere, friendly helpful colleagues.

Not easy to take full ownership of the work.
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Friendly place to work
Overall very good.
Customer Facing.

IT systems not the best.

Good Benefits eg pension, annual leave.

Different challenge every day.

Good staff moral.

Interesting as lots to learn.

Many on the job training.
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Stay away till you want to retire
Backward way of working and thinking, lasted 18 months no people development, flexi is great but difficult to get projects completed and fridays no one seems to work even if they are in the office smallest things seem to detract people
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Good Employer
I have worked for Blackpool Council for 3 years now and have found them to be a fair employer. I have been able to use family friendly hours to support my need for child care and I have also undertaken two management course which have enhanced my CPD.
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Fun people
The actual people who you work with are fine although you need to watch out for the people around you, who could affect your performance, also the times that they make you work till is a bit too much.
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3.0
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Productive and fun work place
I have been employed with the Council for the past 10 years and have enjoyed my work and meeting different people each day. The training is good and the management are supportive and opportunities for progression are endless.
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productive workplace
Funding constraints make it harder to provide full quality service to thousands of tax payers. The staff do their utmost despite being squeezed to the limit
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Decent
Blackpool council is a decent place to work. flexi good, holidays good
good staff

I have created excellent working relationships with colleagues, external agencies and the general public. I ensure that I adhere to and follow office policies and procedures scrupulously. I am fully conversant with all Microsoft packages and have excellent computer skills.
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flexi, holidays, breaks
Cons
management staff
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Tutor
Inexperienced managers who do not think of the needs of others. Not a good place to work if you want to progress. High turnover of staff. No staff development. Ego's clashing
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Teaching
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Management
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5.0
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Great Department Gained vast Horticultural Knowledge.
12 years Parks Department. enjoyed every minute only left to gain more Knowledge and travel England/ Ireland.

3years Bristol Ave Recycling Centre Part Time.

used position to Pay for several Carribean cruises.
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Knowledge Gained
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none
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enjoyable
trying to bring down child casualty figures in Blackpool by visiting all schools.
Learnt to manage my own time and manage a small team

Hardest part of the job were some days were long and intense.

Enjoyable part was going in to schools and talking to the childrne
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do listen to you
Cons
some long days
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5.0
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Good place to work
nice place to work people are frendly bossies are good,hours are good,fun place to work you can have alafe and a joke with staff and the publice,you can do things for your self eg make hanging baskets if you want
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3.0
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Not my type of organisation
Typical day - Days are long due to lack of valuable work to be achieved.

What I learnt - Formulaic style and formulaic staff required.


Management - Management is poor in my current location.


Culture - "I'm looking after myself".


Hardest part - looking busy when all your work is up to date and colleagues won't share their work.


Most enjoyable - working on spreadsheets.
Cons
Insufficient work to fill the day, poor management
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5.0
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Fun
Loved it here, could not ask for better training or s better team to work with, fun and laughs had in the office at all times but definitely serious when needed
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Frustrating
Petty politics and frustrating working environments and poor staff moral make working here very dismal and highly disorganised. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians.
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Good
I enjoyed working with different people from learning disabilities to physical disabilities mental health dimentia.Have had all training needed down to admistration of medication.Have worked with helping people that need rehabilitating to go home and live independently after being in hospital have done home visits to make sure home is safe for them to go back to.Unfortunately I was made redundant as service shut down.
Pros
Pension and Holidays
Cons
Sometimes short staffed
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3.8
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