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Better than some places
Administrative Officer (Current Employee) –  Hampshire20 March 2018
Good range of staff benefits, however local management discretion used a lot to not provide these to staff. Staff don't feel trusted. Flexible working hours however and very good staff.
Pros
Flexible working hours
Cons
Too much unjustified restriction by certain managers, just because they can.
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Would not recommend working here
Catering assitant (Former Employee) –  Mountbatten school9 March 2018
Although on paper this seems like a good company to work for in practise this is not the case. Management and senior management 'stick together'. Very poor staff morale, bullying and staff are expected to cover up food being reused or reheated etc. There is a them and us attitude between staff. Discrepancies are not dealt with and you are expected to work above and beyond whilst getting treated like you don't matter. Skin spot checks not done. Certain training not given. Some staff are allowed very poor hyigene. Food is drop on the floor and picked up and sold. Frozen food wrapped to be sold. Food held for too long. It really beats you down. The "chef manager" is awful.
Pros
Term time
Cons
Poor staff morale, high staff turnover, moody manager, doing things you shouldnt because this is expected
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Deputy Headteacher (Current Employee) –  Gosport, Hampshire3 March 2018
A typical day for me begins at 7 a.m., completing the briefing board for staff. The school day begins at 0845 but before this I am sorting out supply if needed, preparation for teaching, picking up emails and some admin. During the morning I am teaching a group of year 6 students. Afternoons are spent on management tasks, monitoring, delivering assemblies, analysing data, Every day is different - never quite sure what the day will bring and I have learned to be flexible as a result of this. I have also learned that to be proactive is far better than being reactive and try to pre-empt situations that may arise. The workplace culture is one of no excuses and hard work; however it is also one of good humour and collaboration. The hardest part of the job is probably juggling the many varied aspects of the day - you just don't stop - and meeting the needs of so many different people. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping people become achieve and become successful - children in their learning and staff progressing in developing their craft and progressing in their careers.
Pros
Holidays, CPD opportunities
Cons
Long hours
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Supportive, Interesting workplace
PA (Current Employee) –  Hampshire27 February 2018
Role that allows progression in various areas. Each day is challenging and different. Experience in line management, minute taking, working with a variety of service users
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Good Employer
Archives and Local Studies Certificate Assistant (Current Employee) –  Winchester27 February 2018
A good employer, flexible and good progression opportunities. A busy environment with excellent support from managers. Salary is in line with national averages.
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Every day is different
SENIOR LUNCHTIME SUPERVISORARY ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  FAREAM6 February 2018
Everyday is different, each child is different
the management work well with each other
working with children can be rewarding and sometimes disappointing
Pros
children are rewarding
Cons
children sometimes disappointing
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good work collegues.
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Hampshire17 January 2018
the office is a fun place to work with plenty of laughs. all staff members are very welcoming to new members of staff. very flexible working hours. the work can become repetitive.
Pros
short days, plenty of overtime, flexi working
Cons
no direction from management, no real career advancement
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Goop place to work
Social Worker (Current Employee) –  Farnborough, Hampshire4 January 2018
If you are looking for job flexibility and the facility to work form home sometimes this is he place. They provide you with a tablet and mobile device to work from anywhere securely.
Pros
Working ethic is good, good Management in general.
Cons
Salaries are not competitive
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Excellent company to provide employment
senior clerk of works (Former Employee) –  various throughout Hampshire2 January 2018
Excellent job satisfaction, working conditions and colleague's to work with. My appointment as senior CoW gave me the opportunity to provide HCC with loyalty and the benefits of my professional knowledge.
Pros
good working conditions
Cons
all external site workv
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Not a very good place to work
Steward (Former Employee) –  Gosport, Hampshire20 December 2017
Sitting down all day got quite boring
Money wasn't very good
They was no breaks at all
Have to ask to use the toilet
Management was very lazy just sitting down in the office all day doing nothing
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Sitting down all day doing nothing and mot very good money
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Great work place
Home Carer (Former Employee) –  Aldershot, Hampshire5 December 2017
Worked at Hampshire as a home carer for 3 years great working atmosphere and staff.
They prvoided me with my level 2 NVQ training and was always up to date on any courses that needed to be taken.
Holidays and pay was responsible and included overtime.
Pros
Overtime if required
Cons
They changed there hours to non flexible
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Hampshire county council
Adult Services Case Worker (Former Employee) –  Hampshire2 December 2017
the company is a good company to work for but there is little opportunity for progression and the salary is good for the work and responsibilities you have.
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Best to avoid
Social Worker (Former Employee) –  Hampshire7 November 2017
What a ruthless organisation. Words can not describe how they operate. Far to top heavy with no regard to employees careers or wellbeing. Never seen so many people leave an organisation. The pay may be good but there are NO other beniefts! Discrimination and bullying are an everyday featurein this place! AVOID!!!
Pros
Pay is okay
Cons
No flexibility, discrimination, bullying and stress
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Ideal for a mum
Self employed child minder (Former Employee) –  Fareham1 November 2017
This was a great way for me to work from home with my first child. I also understood about book keeping and thought it was a great way for my child to become sociable and learn from any older children i minded. I really enjoyed this job but being self employed was difficult financially.
Pros
Being at home with my child
Cons
self employed
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Poor workplace
Senior Project Officer (Current Employee) –  Winchester, Hampshire31 October 2017
Poor salary/benefits unless you reach grade G or higher (these opportunities are like gold dust). Job opportunities and progression is given to staff that are liked and not necessarily good at their job.

Managers are poor and cannot manage people, they do not care about their staff.

There is no job security, every two years there are job cuts and most contracts are only offered on a fixed term basis until the next round of savings.

No work life balance, no flexi within certain departments and we have to use annual leave for interviews, hospital appointments etc.
Pros
None
Cons
Too many to list
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Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Winchester, Hampshire6 October 2017
Ok place to work as a first job, just leaving school/college. Would not recommend anyone to stay longer than a couple of years. Management is intense and you are monitored from the second you walk into the building.
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Great place to work but can be stressful
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Havant, Hampshire2 October 2017
Working as a teacher is a tough job. I wanted to step away from it due to a lack of work life balance. This was the hardest part of the job, the stress caused problems both at home and with health.

The work place is amazing, I loved it. The children were amazing and teachers even better. A real team atmosphere.
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Lovely place to work with great management.
Senior Library Assistant (Former Employee) –  Gosport30 September 2017
This was a very nice place to work, staff morale was good. Not much option for advancement and at times could be quite quiet. The management and work flexibility here was very good.
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Worked with a good team
Retired team leader Blue Badge (Former Employee) –  Winchester, Hampshire20 September 2017
Now retired so largely irrelevant as the rate of change at HCC is so rapid.
I enjoyed my time working in Winchester with the Blue Badge team
Not so happy when team transferred to Hantsdirect in Fareham.
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Would really recommend
Volunteer at Manor Farm (Former Employee) –  Botley16 September 2017
The people were all very friendly and welcoming, no matter who you are you'd fit in. Everyone helped everyone and all staff got along really well, even with volunteers who were only able to do one day a week.
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