New Forest District Council Employee Reviews
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People that worked at the leisure centres were kind and professional place’s we’re very clean and tidy and it was a good environment.its been a few years since I see them all but would definitely like to see how they or doing and wish them well. Hope this helps .
I enjoyed my employment at NFDC greatly, some very professional and experienced colleagues, a nice feeling of being part of a whole, the ability to present alternative ideas and collaborate across teams. I wouldn't hesitate in going back there.
I really enjoyed working in the Council Tax department, management were great. Work/life balance was good, did find I maybe was not paid enough but you do always get increments. Only left due to moving home. Team really friendly, customers not amazing but expect 'shouty' people when you're dealing with Council Tax. I cannot comment on other departments but this one was lovely to work for.
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I have worked as a receptionist for NFDC for around 2 years and have rarely had a 'bad' experience. Other staff are great to work with, good rate of pay and communication is good.
Salary, co-workers, working environment
Employees views aren't always listened to
NFDC took a chance on me and out me through an apprenticeship which i really struggled to get, due to being a woman!! I had fantastic management team whom I would work for again. There's a general staff unhappiness but I think it's just moaning for mornings sake. Its a reliable and constant role, not much opportunity to push career ahead but for me it helped me no end.
local government spending cuts have led to restructures, management changes and staff redeployment, this is set to continue for at least the remainder of the current parliament. The council are likely to redeploy rather than give involuntary redundancy because there are a number of different roles you can do. Flexi-time is great, there is lots of parking on site. The council can be difficult to work for if you have worked in the private sector previously because the council enjoy doing pointless tasks over and over again like collecting documentation from tenants across several different departments. Policies are subjective and different members of staff can interpret them differently which can lead to problems. Management not always supportive of staff, join Unison if you work for them
instability caused by austerity
NFDC used to be an excellent Local Authority to work for however recent major structural reviews have caused major upset for staff. Efficiency Savings have seen the loss of many experienced members of staff and services have been amalgamated. It is now a very different organisation to what it was. The people made NFDC an excellent place to work. IT systems are poor compared to other organisations. Remote working is hampered by the lack of IT tools to enable this to work effectively. The most enjoyable part of the job is the people and the hardest part of the job is the distance between Senior Management and front line Officers.
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