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Administrator (Former Employee) –  Camborne, Cornwall26 April 2018
Nice staff, good working environment, lots of help and support, enjoyed my time there. The most enjoyable part of the job was the Friday afternoon quiz, brought the team together.
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Good support
Trading Standards (Former Employee) –  Truro13 March 2018
Develop new skills with in local government, good training program, workplace environment good and have mobile working program in place. Health and wellbeing support program in place for employees.
Pros
mobile working & family support
Cons
pay structure
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Friendly staff
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Truro, Cornwall13 March 2018
I have enjoy working at Cornwall Council and have met many good people. The benefits are good and there are many offices around the county. Cornwall Council is a large employer.
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Challenging and changing workplace
Lead Auditor (Current Employee) –  Truro7 February 2018
The Council is subject to challenges with the reduction in funding but there are still opportunities providing you are forward looking and flexible.
I would say that there is not a typical day in work and with the pace of change in the Council you need to be prepared to change with it.
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caring employer
Youth Worker (Former Employee) –  Penzance, Cornwall5 February 2018
opportunity to support the community through local authority. principled and moral employer. challenging and rewarding work. friendly and supportive team.
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Brilliant place to work, but lack of progression in terms of salary
Case coordinator (Former Employee) –  Cornwall18 January 2018
Not great opportunities to exceed the entry salary. Do not get told how to get there or what to do.
Difficult to speak to managers

The team are amazing very supportive and good fun to work with, secure job and great family benefits.
Pros
Cafe food is lovely
Cons
Lack of progression in salary
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Day to day it's OK, but needs to rethink its strategy towards staff
Project Manager/Analyst (Current Employee) –  Truro15 January 2018
Day to day, Cornwall Council is a great place to work. There is a good approach to the work/life balance with flexible working around core hours, home working etc all allowed (although this varies depending on the requirements of teams and the approach of individual line managers).

The atmosphere is quite laid-back and not too corporate and there is support for employees that need it around health issues etc.

However - and I realise the Council is very strapped for cash so this is a difficult issue - as an organisation they will struggle to attract and retain the best employees if they don't start paying decent salaries. Their pay offers, compared against similar roles in Health or the charitable sector are laughable and their recruitment strategy seems based entirely on the idea that 'it's Cornwall, and you won't get a better offer anytime soon'

Never mind half-hearted intranet campaigns about supporting mental health. If you want to show your employees that you value and support them, pay them a decent salary and invest in retaining them.
Pros
Flexible working
Cons
Terrible pay
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Good employer despite difficult times
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Truro20 December 2017
Despite challenging economic times leading to job insecurities, the council remains a nice place to work.

Benefits such as flexi time and being able to buy additional leave are a positive, the wages are relatively low though.
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enjoyable
Surveyor, and Highway Safety Inspector (Former Employee) –  Cornwall6 December 2017
i spent 16 years in highways, from surveying to highway safety, geoenvironmental engineering to public rights of way enforcement. I spent time in the labs analyzing asbestos.
Pros
good pension
Cons
promotion was dead man shoes
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Fabulous team to work with.
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) –  Cornwall22 November 2017
A Teaching Assistants work can be very rewarding and certainly varied. You will never stop learning, whether it be from the children themselves, courses or colleagues as there will always be something new to learn from Safeguarding to Polices and Procedures, bullying to the latest way we must speak to the children!
Pros
Working with a good team
Cons
There will be very bad days muddled up with the good ones!
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Great Employer
Business and Administration Apprentice (Current Employee) –  Truro20 November 2017
Cornwall Council is a great employer that looks after it's employees. It offers training and development training along with a lot of employee benefits; you have flexi time which helps you to work around your home life which is great for people who like start early and equally great for people who like to start late, its especially good for those with children as you can work around your family.
Pros
Employee discounts online and in store
Cons
Long hours
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Good Employer
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) –  St. Austell, Cornwall14 November 2017
Full time employment working with children.Job satisfaction from helping children.Good rate of pay .School holidays paid.Many tasks and activities .Pension scheme available
Pros
Varied tasks
Cons
5 day week full time
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Depends on where you work
Trading Standards Enforcement Officer (Current Employee) –  Truro, Cornwall11 September 2017
A typical day in the office is very busy but interesting - no two days are ever really the same. You are constantly learning which is good.
Management are happy for you to run with ideas.
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Secure and fulfilling employment
Quality Assurance Manager (Former Employee) –  Truro, Cornwall2 September 2017
Organisation with opportunities and training. Good benefits including flexi time, family friendly policies etc. Good rates of holiday and other schemes.
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good place to work
Help Desk (Former Employee) –  Camborne, Cornwall30 August 2017
Good staff training available. Good work/ life balance. The restaurants/cafe in head offices are excellent. Secure and Free onsite parking. Good links to rail
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STEPS Support Worker is the most rewarding job I have ever had
STEP Support Worker (Current Employee) –  Camborne, Cornwall25 July 2017
Guaranteed hours and shift pattern. Paid travel time and mileage.

Fantastic training and career progression opportunities.

Supportive management.

I love seeing people improve their confidence and ability everyday so that they can live independently in their homes and achieve their goals.

Equipping people with the skills and techniques required to increase their independence gives me the best job satisfaction.

I am proud to put on my uniform everyday as I know I am going to make a difference to people lives.
Pros
Making a difference to peoples lives
Cons
None
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Good Employer
Technical Support Officer (Current Employee) –  Threemilestone, UK18 July 2017
Good employer, great diversity of people, flexible working hours, good rate of pay, opportunity for promotion, opportunity for a multitude of training programmes and qualifications.
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Poor management
Access Assessor (Current Employee) –  St. Austell, Cornwall4 June 2017
NO job satisfaction,very poor management,. Fodcus on employing high paid consultants for invented job titles without investing in grass routes and getting the service customer need.
Pros
Well paid considering area
Cons
Poor management, no recognition or understanding of mental wellbeing.
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Good employer
Finance Administrator (Former Employee) –  St. Austell, Cornwall31 May 2017
I worked within Family Services based in St Austell as a Finance administrator for the local Children Centers. I also covered reception duties for the Children's Centers in St Austell, Newquay and St Columb as and when required for sickness/holiday cover.
Pros
Close to home
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Constantly being restructured - very unsettling.
Case Co (Former Employee) –  SW Cornwall15 May 2017
Constantly being restructured - very unsettling. Management support hit & miss, can be very good or very poor. Colleagues are very supportive and a strong culture of mutual support amongst workers exists.
Pros
reasonable salary
Cons
stressful work load and job pressure.
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