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Poor culture and career advancement

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28 November 2019
Great colleagues, ok salary and job security. I love my job however I'm tired of the way it is managed.

Management culture is very negative with constant scrutiny and humiliation of staff. People are always picked up on silly little things but never recognised for the great work that they do. Line management blames their managers and so on all to justify why they do what they do.


There's little to no career advancement for unqualified staff and if so it's a face fits attitude. There is very little opportunities in getting further training or qualifications even if there is a distinct lack of social workers.


Management care very little about the people they manage hence a high staff turnover and even then they can't seem to recognise that their actions are the cause of this.


Office and IT equipment is basic and dated, in need of a deep clean.
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Great work colleagues. Free lunches at training conventions.
Cons
Bad management. Often projects had to be started in a hurry; lack of fore thought.
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