Poll Clerk (Former Employee) – Wolverhampton – 28 May 2018
Election days are long, the polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm and you are required to work for the whole time. Pay is good for a days work and most people already work for the City of Wolverhampton Council in some capacity. You are required to set up, open on time, maintain the secrecy of the vote and keep the ballot numbers aligned. Then you are required to close and clear the room of all signs and rubbish. The most enjoyable part is getting to interact with the public and the other polling staff all day.
Passenger Assistant (Current Employee) – Wolverhampton, West Midlands – 29 April 2018
overall a very good polite and caring staff management could take more notice when carrying out their job role this job role only entails four to maybe five hours a day service users are picked up from their houses and dropped to their desired day centres.
Teacher (Current Employee) – Wolverhampton, West Midlands – 1 March 2018
Please read before you consider applying or taking any position with Wolverhampton City Council or Coppice Performing Arts School. You will be talked down to, receive no support from the Council or School. Carry some of the other staff members, and have to put up with some of the worst management around. If you want to feel valued and happy in your job, walk away from this. I have had to put up with someone first hand who works there and it is horrible. I could say more but I wouldn’t want them getting into trouble. High staff turnover in the school, hardly anyone wants to stay. Steer clear, it is truly terrible.
Casework and Service Support (Former Employee) – Wolverhampton – 26 January 2018
Working in a small team of an extremely busy office meant that I had to deal with all emotions from service users and colleagues! No matter how busy I was I was still expected to answer every call, up to 50 a day with each call being different. Over the years I learned to hear what the caller was saying and ask open questions to determine the nature of their concerns.
One of the hardest parts was having to sit and listen to a parent crying over their child, all I could do was listen and assure them they would get support from us, the best part was when I heard the relief in a parent's voice and them thanking me for my help.
Being able to advise and help
Hearing about bad practices taking place within schools
Analyst (Former Employee) – Wolverhampton, West Midlands – 7 November 2017
I worked for 4 months and the experience is the worst i ever had. Managers only get the titles and they do not support their staff, they also have preferences on specific people. Lack of communication, mamagement does not give opportunities of progression and learning. Except that they do not trust you and they make you feel unwelcome when they have to deal with your requests.
Gym Instructor/Personal Trainer (Former Employee) – Wolverhampton, West Midlands – 5 September 2017
If your going to work here, prepare yourself for your brain turning into mush after a couple of months. No stimulation, no challenges, no team work motivation, management have no idea they would be better off working as the chip fryer at McDonalds.
If you have something about you and are full of life and want more career wise then look elsewhere for £9 an hour.
Health & Safety Advisor (Former Employee) – Wolverhampton, West Midlands – 19 May 2017
Horrible place to work, 4 health and safety advisors have all left recently due to the management, they have not got a clue. Terrible atmosphere, no team integration, micro management, no career prospects. Ideas from the qualified advisors often dismissed, systems introduced by others with no knowledge of health and safety. Complete sham!