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I worked here for 10 years and absolutely loved the majority of the hands on part of my role which was exactly why I entered the profession after 18 years in manufacturing
The pay rate was great initially but has levelled out amongst the private sector now due to cuts .

However constant dependence of relief workers and poor quality training and



career prospects along with shall we say leadership and managerial instability created a very low moral amongst contracted staff .

Sickness absence rates are high as seen in recent press articles and much of this in my humble opinion is a knock on effect of understaffing and increased workloading.

Unfortunately I had to stick it out until my private finances made it possible for me to get out .

Best decision I ever made .

Loved the job and my colleagues but not the system .
Pros
Reasonable pay and good holiday entitlement
Cons
Rota swaps, uncertain future, poor leadership(in my area )and lack of prospects
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Second worst job I have worked in , no proper duty of care , upper management passing down work that is not enough men to finish the work , spending money where it not really needed never listen to the men on the front line putting together men who cannot get on not looking after the mental health of it's men and women properly
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underpaid and overworked, often risking my health and driving license to get all the days jobs done at a reasonable time, no set working hours and expected to do overtime
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Worked here after volunteering for 5 years and been a Carer myself. This is the best job I have ever had the only reason I left was funding cuts and having a mortgage to pay however, this is a charity and is expected. Management are professional, support and friendly. The clients you worked for made the job even better. Such a friendly environment would definitely recommend.
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Work completion is all that mattered, even if wagons stood down due to regular staff shortage, expected to cover more work than your own. Needs a restructure. 1 manager and then 5 supervisors followed by crews. Never really seen anyone after 7.30 departure so why so many supervisors I don't know was only 16 rounds in total
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5.0
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The most satisfying part of my job is when I get outcomes for people who have struggled for years within the system.
City of York Council have always been supportive of my requests via my work, they are an extremely proactive team to work amongst.
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4.0
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The disability team at York City Council is wonderful. The staff are highly professional and come from a diverse set of backgrounds. From nurses to social workers, from teachers to youth workers the eclectic mix creates such a positive safe, educational and enjoyable environment for the children and families.
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Bulling goes on and if they don’t get what they want or you don’t agree you are restructured out of a job.

More work and less money to save money


The louder type of person you are the better you get on
Pros
Able to work from home
Cons
Lot of bullying
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3.0
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it’s not a bad place to work but I’m thinking of relocating to be near my family as i’ve lived in york for nearly all my life and now i think that it’s time for a change
Pros
lots of fresh air
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It is a good place to work was happy in my roll for years it helped me alot. over the last couple of years things changed and staff morale was low.

Unfortunately i had to leave due to childcare that the council couldnt approve it took months for a answer and was a managers decision even tho other staff members do so.


The pension,hoildays and sick pay are geat benifits.

But they expect more work out of you with no thanks or rewards and the office staff get a wage rise for this and big brother is watching you on your travels.


I learnt alot working there and gained some great experience and found that the grass is geener on the other side.
Pros
Pension
Cons
More jobs for no extra pay
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5.0
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Good company to work for just not enough hours I have worked there for four and a half years wanting to change my hours good early starts and finishes but not enough pay
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4.0
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A good employer overall, the role was stressful and very fast paced (literally non stop at times), but employees were well supported and the staff mainly friendly. Not all departments integrated or cooperated with one another as well as they should have done which made work harder for us as first point of contact.
Pros
Well paid for the role, friendly team
Cons
Stressful and frustrating at times
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Great colleagues and management but usual local government issue of trying to achieve too much with too few resources. Very challenging but very rewarding and great learning experience.
Pros
great pension
Cons
too much work-not enough funding
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Really good place to work for if you like traveling and working long hours it’s definatly worth it if you get the hours in.... good bunch of guys to work with
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Good place to work - met some nice people. Learnt many aspects of a business especially around finance. Dealt with customers everyday most difficult and vunerable and as such learnt a lot
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It was a fun place to work with great work colleagues, on day to day i would be in charge of the cleanliness of the centre and the health and safety of the customers and if needed the First Aid to customers along with Accident Report forms
Pros
Plenty of Fitness
Cons
Warm and muggy working conditions
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5.0
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You got a list of things what needed cleaning and usually a set time to do it in so I learned good time management, and to look for minor details of what I was doing, and I had to work around a lot of different people so I learned good customer cervices skills.
Pros
great boss
Cons
can be long hors
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5.0
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The people are friendly, it has a good work life balance and you get to know quite a lot of people who do all sorts of different roles throughout the city.
Pros
Work life balance
Cons
Somewhat restrictive in what you can do as it's public sector
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4.0
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I was made to feel part of the family. They had a professional operation, and a team of committed and knowledgeable teachers and tutors. I think they would have helped me a lot in my professional development.
Pros
Meaningful work
Cons
Minimal hours are available, usually
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3.0
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Working for the City of York was great experience and I was able to learn a number of things whilst there. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting like-minded individuals.
Pros
staff, holidays
Cons
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5.0
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Great support by management during my time on contract, particularly my line manager. Made to feel part of the team.

I learnt some fantastic new skill to further my career will miss working for City of York Council. If the opportunity to work here again i will definitely return to City of York Council.
Pros
Working from home, flexible shifts
Cons
Short term contracts if temping
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