fantastic variety of landscaping jobs, terrible job security
Landscaper (Former Employee) – Leicester – 12 March 2018
I really enjoyed this job. We dealt with all manners of landscaping accross the whole city. Management and colleagues were great. Unfortunately all agency staff were laid off with only one days notice.
payable assistant (Former Employee) – Leicester City Centre, Leicestershire – 6 March 2018
I have learned a lot about clerical works and how to converse with clients. the most enjoyable part was to learn the new accounting system. typical day at work was very flexible since I am on internship and I had to work for 4 hours only.
Domestic Assistant (Former Employee) – Leicester – 11 February 2018
A typical day at work would involve cleaning a number of council offices whilst adhering to Health and Safety regulations. I learned a lot about time-keeping and prioritising tasks. Management were friendly and understanding. The workplace culture was a very relaxed environment. The hardest part of the job was completing tasks to a high standard in the limited time available. The job in itself was enjoyable and stress-free.
Administrative Asst (Current Employee) – Depot – 1 February 2018
LCC has little time for those who work on the lower rungs of the ladder or do not conform to the corporate employee model. Proper training or development is non-existent on this level and it's difficult to move around unless you are on a defined career path and/or work full time. Workplace culture varies with departments but generally friendly and welcoming with little gender/race/disability discrimination. The most enjoyable part is leaving work at the end of the week.
Web Editor / Content Manager (Former Employee) – Leicester – 28 January 2018
It's a really fun place to work. Everyone loves each other. There is a culture of donuts. indeed.co.uk is making me write this and I really can't be bothered. Work there... you'll love it. It's a way of life.
Procurement Officer (Former Employee) – Leicester – 9 January 2018
Was on the graduate scheme back in 2016 and was working in procurement services. After a month I was given a manager who was only in 3 days a week and had a busy schedule themselves. I felt that I was not given long enough to understand the role and how procurement worked at the council. At my probation my manager just let me go saying that I had only made 'minor improvements' and my performance was not satisfactory even though I felt that I had to been given full support or formal training in how to do my job properly. Was a shame as the people in the office were very nice.
Street mason (Former Employee) – Leicester – 26 October 2017
Working for lcc was very good working in the public sector I used to Lay kerbs Slabs Edgings Block paving Drainage gully work Concrete chambers Reson for leaving Moved from Leicester Now living in thanet
Business Support Manager (Former Employee) – Leicester, Leicestershire – 19 October 2017
Stimulating work with opportunities to progress. Slow decision making Team working and individual responsibilities Good work / life balance. Friendly colleagues and workplace Good pay and benefits Good values and ethics
Library Assistant (Former Employee) – Leicester – 28 September 2017
Working for the council is great on the whole - getting involved with community projects, meeting really caring teams across the city, and an overall belief in the work of the council.
However, let's be honest, the pay doesn't reflect this. Unfortunately there isn't much that can be done about this. But if you want to work in an organisation that provides more real value than almost any other career then great. But if you want to earn big bucks and can sell out, then this isn't for you at all.
When the going gets tough management may decide to play rough!
Housing Division ex-employee (Former Employee) – Various – 11 September 2017
The first 14 years at the council were very enjoyable and rewarding however the last 4 years bcame extremely difficult after raising valid health and safety concerns at work. I was sadly forced to take voluntary redundancy in order to protect my mental and physical well-being!
Friendly and supportive colleagues across the divisions
Administrator (Former Employee) – Leicester – 3 September 2017
Over the years this job went from a rewarding enjoyable experience to one of being made to feel undervalued, excluded and in fact bullied by those who should have been managing an equal and fair environment. Managers had been in the same post for many years and seemed to believe they could continue in their behaviours to those who did not fit in to their 'favourites' category. This resulted in many good and caring workers resigning and leaving the establishment in a most unhappy place to work.