South Lakeland District Council Employee Reviews

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Professional local authority
Housing Options Manager (Current Employee) –  Kendal, Cumbria19 August 2018
Professional local authority. Given its locality it is a place that a lot of people like to work in. there is some opportunity for advancement and training opportunities are also good.
Pros
Locality
Cons
None
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2.0
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very poor senior management
Principal Officer (Former Employee) –  Kendal, Cumbria5 September 2017
Typical backward-thinking Local Government environment with extremely poor senior management team that continually hinders forward progress.

Great to work for if you just want to dot the 'I's and cross the 'T's but a nightmare if you are forward thinking, ambitious, confident enough to speak out and challenge decisions.
Pros
none
Cons
most things
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great job and hours - let down by incompetent, arrogant management
LGV 2 Driver (Former Employee) –  kendal15 January 2017
good crack with the lads at work but let down by management incompetance , arrogance and beligerance who seem to make and break rules and procedure to suit the days agenda including health and safety. rubbishwages Thank god I left- never again
Pros
hours
Cons
run by idiots, poor wages
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3.0
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Great place if you don't mind being used
LGV Driver (Former Employee) –  Kendal26 September 2016
Can't fault my ex co workers, great group of guys. Lots of banter and humour helps the day go quickly. However, the supervisors (except one) and management within the depot are complete idiots. Given that they've all done the job it's surprising. No chance of advancement unless you're prepared to suck up to management.
Pros
Good hours, pension and colleagues
Cons
Below average salary, idiot management
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4.0
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Challenging and rewarding
Hostel Support Officer (Current Employee) –  Kendal12 September 2016
Great company to work for. Working closely as part of a small and dynamic team. Excellent training opportunities. The chance to make a positive impact on an individuals life. Can be very demanding at times, especially emotionally, due to the nature of the work and the clientele that we work with.
Pros
Good pay, good pension.
Cons
Shift work
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4.0
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Busy day loading bins
LGV C+E Driver (Current Employee) –  Kendal14 July 2016
Driving loading bins on back of lorry,foreman is ex bin man Lak of management skills ,good set of lads ,trying to complete the round in the day ,meeting the public
Pros
Good pension
Cons
Trying to get your job done in busy traffic and around parked cars
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5.0
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A great employer, fair salary, physically demanding
Heavy Goods Driver (Current Employee) –  Ulverston16 September 2014
SLDC is an excellent employer. The hours of work are excellent as is the salary, but we could all do with more money and the pay increases over the past 4 years have been minimal. My co workers are great and the job is very satisfying but as I get older the physical demands placed on my work leave me exhausted at times. Hence a delve into the unknown.
Pros
Hours of work, work/life balance excellent.
Cons
Physically demanding at my age.
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