i have worked for them since 2009 they have good points and bad points and feel they need to train the management on people skills a bit more and they would do well if they provide a new manager in a setting with a manager that is trianed in the role to the correct level and not just someone to fill the space.
would not recommend working for KCC as their management interpretation of procedures is not as they are written. Low morale amongst team members and not easy to approach management over important issues.
Management is poor with a strong lack of planning. Whilst understanding of work/life balance is afforded to all employees and the ability to work from home is provided, the support in work activities is severely lacking and management consistently get team structures wrong.
I worked at KCC in what l thought was the public sector, but after being touped over to another company it smore like the private sector. The work is more or less the same if your face fits, or if you can perhaps sleep with your boss. Best to just leave and go look for a better job
Officer (Former Employee) - Kent - 8 February 2020
Suck up to managers and you’ll get to be one yourself. Flirt with elderly male Council Members (if you’re female) - and you’ll do just fine. A Commissioning Manager proudly announced to staff that she wears short skirts and high heels to meet Members ‘because they expect it’.
An unsupportive, bullying environment with no care or concern about the high staff turnover at officer level. Getting out was the best career move I ever made!
Although the management and processing within departments are truly well planned
There are many factors of the team that seem to be catty towards each other, in regards to the females which affect the work rate and emotions of those within the radius, as a male I was a victim of this in a sense.
Supportive management with the same policies across all departments. Training opportunities and 360 degree reviews.
Limited parking provided but friendly offices, usually within easy public transport links.
Management detached and looking after their own job security due to the continual project management to find ways to reduce costs, but lost sight of the service users experiences. Initially good directorship vision for positive change, however, overall the management is resistant to meaningful or creative change and are just reinventing the wheel.
The Authority provide good investment in people and are keen to support the development of their staff. Sometimes the local government challenges can provide a level of frustration but overall it is a great place to work
I have been within the sector for 11 plus years, some of the work can be rewarding despite always being knocked back by the system and the company focusing on what you havnt done and being audited constantly.
Very stressful job with not enough hours and WAY TOO MANY families to work with its unsafe. We cannot provide a service and cannot go home without it playing on your mind.
You can deal with the grief you get from some families but I have found that some management can be the worst, in KCC unfortunately MOST managers bring their personal hang ups to work and are KCC robots and jobs worths which make it difficult for workers like us to enjoy our work.
Can be rewarding, good money and flexible
More people going off in KCC with emotoinal well being than any other company
Work in Highways and Transportation and although the job was good the management is very poor.
No consideration for staff wellbeing.
Management were happy to allow bullying of staff members within the department despite numerous claims and sufficient evidence of incidents from a number of staff members.
No chance of progression unless 'your face fits' with management.
Money was good but as with most Local Government work, this has become average now due to lack of suitable pay rises. Also not helped by staff fudging Annual reviews as they couldn't be bothered to carry them out regularly.