South Kesteven District Council Employee Reviews

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Worked in housing via an agency
Temp Housing Officer (Former Employee) –  Stamford, Lincolnshire23 April 2019
I worked for a short time in housing as a housing officer via agency. I ended my contract early as very poor department.
They expect you out and doing visits as constantly emailed by managers telling you to hit your PI's.
Yet at the same time they are emailing you asking you to sit in the office on phone duty and basically wait for the phone to ring. Which the concept in its self is out dated like the management.
They cannot see that to focus on tenants you need time to be out, my past management experience saw this place was run poorly on day one. Simply to fix, following housing association concept, get office staff to answer phones and allow staff to be field based. In the end I left, very in the past housing council service.
Pros
Nothing comes to mind.
Cons
Stuck in the past council with managers that lack experience and vision.
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Poor management
Housing Officer (Former Employee) –  South Kesteven District3 April 2019
Worked in Housing as an Housing Officer, place is change shy. New working methods brought in of flex working but managers soon get this changed back. Job should be field based but poor management styles sooner have staff sat in an office than be tenant facing out and about. Lots of stress, poor staff well being.
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None
Cons
None flexible hours, poor management
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Good place to work
Street care operative (Current Employee) –  Grantham16 February 2019
Good holiday entitlement good pension scheme suitable hours good sick pay depending on department you work in waste and recycling is easy work once stuck in
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Good job, flexible hours
Driver (Former Employee) –  Lincolnshire13 September 2018
flexible hours which helped working around family life. some very friendly collegues who helped brighten your day. unfortunately a visible divide between office staff and other workers.
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Laid back job
Waste Operative (Former Employee) –  Grantham19 October 2017
Work rate differed depending on where you was located in the area, however the work itself stayed the same. The management was always fair. However with so many employees guaranteed holidays wasn't always there.
Pros
Short days
Cons
No advancement
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Avoid this place at all costs
Waste and recycling operative (Former Employee) –  Grantham, Lincolnshire24 November 2016
One of the lowest payed councils in the country, But one of the richest. Full of false promises, if you work in the waste and recycling section there is no chance of carrer progression. As with a lot of companies if your face fits Avoid at all costs
Pros
Early finish
Cons
Low pay, false promises
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Great people to work with
Health and Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Grantham29 August 2016
Fantastic team. Responsive with a good sense of humour and some creative thinking. Resources are always an issue in local authority so prioritising work is the key.

Hardest part was leaving the team at the depot.
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Fun workplace
Waste and recycle operative (Former Employee) –  Grantham20 August 2015
It was a good job, I enjoyed meeting new people and talking with the public, the people you work with are always happy and joking and the company as a whole was good to work for.
Pros
Early finish
Cons
Injurys/ illness
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Process driven and impersonal
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Grantham, ENG10 June 2014
Has lost sight of service delivery to customers. Focus on initiatives that don't amount to anything - soundbites and tick-boxing. Top heavy with management.
Pros
Decent salary
Cons
Treated as a number, not a person, staff morale very low
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Nice place to work
Recycling Operative (Current Employee) –  Grantham, ENG26 May 2014
You need to be fit and able to work in all weathers.
Flexible and a team player.
Pros
Short hours
Cons
Short pay
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Local Authority
Interim Accountant (Current Employee) –  ENG12 May 2014
Friendly collegues and staff
Balanced working conditions
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Productive and fun workplace
Human Resource & Organisational Development Admin (Former Employee) –  Grantham, ENG6 May 2014
A typical workday would involve providing administrational support to the HR business partners and manager. Tasks would involve document drafting, answering the telephone, dealing with queries and filing paperwork. I learned what it is like to work in a HR department, disciplinary and grievance procedures and how to analyse and write reports. Management and co-workers were absolutely fantastic. My whole time at the council was a wonderful experience.
Pros
Staff
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Had a good relationship with the management
Car park attendant (Former Employee) –  SouthKesteven district18 January 2013
Force to quit the post as the parking enforcement operation, including on-street parking enforcement iscontracting out to a privately run company.
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