Service Desk Analyst (Current Employee) – Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh – 26 January 2018
The Forestry Commission as it currently exists is a great company to work for. Everyone is friendly and helpful, it's like being part of a group of friends working on something together.
However due to the Country split, the Forestry Commission as it stands will cease to exist soon, and I think the new company will become like many others and will be a sterile and non-personal one to work for.
Voluntary Worker (Former Employee) – Forest of Dean – 9 January 2018
I enjoyed working with my associate who taught me everything. I liked being outside in the forest. I enjoyed cutting down trees with different saws. we made a bench in the woodhouse. it was a great experience
Even though it was only work experience/volunteering, I ensured that I gave my all because it was my duty to do so. It was difficult work in hot, sunny weather, but due to hard work and determination, I was able to complete what was required of me.
Area Civil Engineer (Current Employee) – East of England. Norfolk, south coast and Oxford – 11 July 2017
No two days the same. From programming works, to inspecting dams and bridges. Designing, preparing contract documents and tendering. RE on a tree top walk way. Constructing car parks, roads trails, mountain bike trails, installing and designing service, sewage, water, electric, tele comms cctv. Providing professional advice on civil engineering and providing SHE advice as well as part of the country HS Wellbeing safety group. The worst part of the job is not being a specialist, but an all round jack of all trades, but that means there is always something new! The culture in the Forestry Commission is a can do attitude.
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) – Stirling, Scotland, UK – 26 May 2017
Government organization taking care of all forestry locations throughout the UK. All departments and locations worked well together. Management was extremely approachable and there was good opportunities for advancement.
Repetitive, mundane tasks, no opportunity for advancement.
Forest Craftsperson (Former Employee) – North East – 1 February 2017
Too many meetings about when the next meeting is going to be. Micro managers setting bad examples to their staff re Health & Safety e.g.. Do as I say, not as I do. No support from badly trained managers; just get on with mundane job and don't complain or they make life difficult for you. Don't have your own ideas on how to do things as you won't be listened to. Don't complain as you'll be threatened with disciplinary action. No recognition for a job well done.
Seasonal ranger (Former Employee) – Worcestershire – 3 January 2017
I loved working for the forestry commission. The staff made everything fun, even with the repetitive daily tasks. I learnt how to deal with the general public and how to love the place that you work in at the same time!
Good place to work for money each month with little effort
Not disclosed. (Former Employee) – UK – 4 June 2016
Typical government organisation, Managers relying on their title rather than knowledge. Good incentives and opportunities to develop, however this is not reflected in promotion and opportunities to rise up the corporate ladder. More opportunities based on 'face fit' rather than knowledge known. No pay rise, or advancement available within payband due to Gov. cuts. Staff morale at an all time low due to impeding changes, and very little communication by senior management.