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Great interview lots of questions asked but main thing is enthusiasm and positive attitude. Presentation is a must and use of STAR techniques to answer questions
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Work life balance
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Lots of rules
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Hello GOOD afternoon
I'm happy if i get london borough of hounslow any causal job ..I'm good hard worker ..I know the cleaner and kichen potter job to do tidy staff..

I just write down I'm happy this job ..

Kind regard

Carolina D'costa
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Professional
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Opinion
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Dealing with upto 1500 visitors/clients on a daily basis.
Monitoring cctv

Barrier and traffic control

Health and safety precautions

Managing fire alarms
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The payroll, HR and Finance departments were outsourced so lost quite a few benefits when under LBH ie had to take annual days leave for days between Christmas and New Year
Pros
Flexible hours and only work 36 hours
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-Fast paced work place
-Good team members

-Supportive management

-Working with most vulnerable families

-Hours can be long

-Competing demands

-No parking
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Learned a lot about admin support within a team and working with the management team. Eye opening experience and a joyful time with learners and tutors. The teams are amazing
Pros
close to home
Cons
no comment
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Management are very unprofessional. There is a bullying culture there as everyone is in fear of losing their jobs. This created a toxic working environment and had to leave for my mental healths sake.
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My current job is fast paced and requires me to be flexible and adaptable to ever changing priorities. Daily I am required to balance conflicting demands whilst maintaining high customer service standards.

I enjoy leading my team to achieve short and long term targets. Training and supervision are an important part of what I do, and I ensure I allocate appropriate time and attention to setting strong foundations and establishing shared values across my team and with those we collaborate with.
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5.0
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really enjoyed my time working at hounslow council, a great time and amazing work atmosphere. The management were very helpful in times when my personal life collided with work and I always knew I could go to my management for anything.
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Too much politics and everyone not been carried along. No much training and jobs not well structured. Authoritative leadership and stress staff. Good place to live and highly diversify residents.
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Sometimes a fun place to be, others not.

Some staff are allowed to get away with a lot compared to others.


Staff do not feel valued enough given the amount of work that they do.
Pros
Flexible working hours, Ability to work from home
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Working as a market trader, my role consisted of setting up the stall and making the stock presentable. I also had to be efficient in closing deals and had to have knowledge of all the stock I had to sell. Luring customers and being vocal was key to making sales. Adhering my manager allowed me to develop various skills such as building rapport with customers, providing exceptional service in order to acquire loyal customers.
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Working in a team everyday is different, you will be on phone duty morning or afternoon, every morning you need to print out the site inspections.The management look after the staff.The hardest part is when someone rings and the building surveyor is out on inspections and will hopefully ring the customer back when he returns from his inspections. The enjoyable part working at this job is that you have been given a laptop and you can work from home once and week. The place is nice and friendly and you can make friends easily
Pros
The company has a canteen and Wednesday is fish day, Friday is fish & chips day, the canteen also has a library attached to it, Transport bus and tube are five minutes away and the high street is a 10 minute walk
Cons
You have to be disciplined to do your normal hours or you can stay over your time.
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Enjoyed working as a CP. Acquired lots of knowledge & experience. Was part of a great team with supportive management. Good partnership working. Good reflection in/on action. Key yo best outcome for service user.
Pros
Able to grow by moving jobs and departments
Cons
Can't think of anything.
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5.0
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An early start, middle of the day free and a short afternoon shift.
The management were all friendly and helpful. The hardest part of the job was the responsibility for several young adults, often in wheelchairs but that was also the most enjoyable part of the job
Pros
Much of the day free
Cons
0 hours contract
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5.0
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An excellent company providing staff with excellent rates of pay and many opportunities to grow and expand on your knowledge and career. Very friendly and supportive team.
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Working for London Borough of Hounslow was an enjoyable time as my career progressed at an upward trend. I learned many skills and gained extensive experience of working in the public sector. The best part was the training and development programme that was afforded to all to build on and improve the skills in the work place. I also enjoyed working closely with colleagues in the neighbouring as well as inner london boroughs and developed good working relationships with staff in those authorities. The workplace culture was excellent as there was always encouragement to grow and improve one's skills and knowledge. The hardest part of the job was when we had to be TUPE transferred to a private contractor and therefore lost out on the Council's flexible working policy. I enjoyed the variety of the workload and the challenges it brought to my role.
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The civic centre is a great place to work at. I have been working here since 2015 and have enjoyed all the time spent at work.

The workplace is well managed and all employees are well taken care of.
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Flexible working arrangements are really good, some communication issues and knowledge gap issues arising from restructuring and difficulty in recruiting to posts in some areas
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Great place to start career as well as obvious effects of feeling of helping the community. You understand the work that Local Authorities do for residents.
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Start at 8 30.
Children come into school. Find out about their previous night to make sure that they are not carrying any thing in their minds that will make their day in school not work.

Hardest part of the job was having to restrain children.

Most enjoyable was seeing them progress and if suitable return to a main stream environment.

Management some were ok others not so nice.

I learnt an awful lot working with the children and some of the other members of staff. To be able to read body language quicker. To see if an incident is going to happen and to try and stop it or if it has started stop it from getting too involved
Pros
Free lunch on lunch duty days
Cons
Not always being listened to by management
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