HGV Driver (Former Employee) - Caledonian Road Station - 11 June 2020
Ungrateful.sacked at the drop of a hat.working with the lowest intelligence of workers.disabled physically and mentally.you are expected to work insanely with these people.dangerous but looks good on numbers for a labour council.2 sacked years no accidents scratched lorry
Good middle staff
Sacked in a heartbeat by someone who has been there longer than you
Loved working there and had a really supportive team. I helped mentor the new starters which was great, I also got to travel to our London office to take part in staff forums which gave a real sense of inclusion.
working at Islington council can be quite fast paced, but you do get days where it is more relaxed. it can be pressuring but not too much. The management are very understanding and it is very flexible.
The ability to witness and appreciate the beauties of wildlife and nature whilst working brought piece to the mind. To be of help to individuals visiting for major events or even a day out was extremely rewarding. Especially with tourists who came to experience life in London.
At Islington Council, I dealt with Housing Benefit, Council Tax, Parking and Recovery to name a few areas. I used my product knowledge on legislations and procedures when giving advice. This could be for parking appeals to recovery of council tax to overpayments in Housing Benefit.
Horrible (Lib Dem) politicians and dishonest senior managers ruined the experience for staff and residents alike. Hard work and little support. That was a while ago so hopefully things are better now. Very glad to be out of there. Residents deserved better.
Not to bad but had issues with one of my old managers she was very impatient especially being a young apprentice i wasn't getting the support needed.
But thankfully i spoke to HR and they've moved me to the finance department which was very helpful and i've learnt a lot in the 1 year contract.
I started at 6am & would then work till 10.30am and STOP for tea until 11am & work up untill I finished my beat at 12.30pm start making my way back to the depot.
I enjoy starting early & finishing off early, I like feeling I've made a difference and keeping the public & residents in good humour & pleased with the council's performance.
There's a good work ethic on the council & team players who get things done when push comes to shove. A lot of the time I was working alone & left to do my job without any pressure or problems.
Early start, job satisfaction & good managment
Sometimes there are some rude members of the public & dog owners not cleaning up after they foul
Happy to work there. No office politics, approachable management on all levels. A caring local authority for residents and staff alike.
A flexible, friendly and inclusive working environment. Transparent local authority, constantly keeping staff in the loop with future plans
If your manager dislikes you, your life is made a living he.ll. I have been subjected to bullying, victimisation, harassment and discrimination on the grounds of my disability. A group of managers, including the HR business partner have tried to actively push me out of my job. It’s he.ll on earth, I would not recommend this employer to anyone! I’m currently taking them to an employment tribunal.
They say their an equal opportunity employer but their not!