Fulfilling job as support worker for adults with disabilities
Community Support Worker (Former Employee) – Warwickshire – 20 September 2018
Warwickshire County Council were initially good employers. The job was rewarding. Unfortunately, WCC became more and more bureaucratical as time went on, especially related to government cutbacks, which impacted on existing services for customers.
Administrator (Former Employee) – Bedworth – 12 September 2018
A typical day at work involves meetings with managers - who constantly are pushing for invoices to get paid with minimal staff and a high turnover. I have learned basic admin skills, the most support being from social workers as apposed to admin staff or managers. Management is appalling, they do not want to be there and constantly complain about their own manager. Work place culture is very negative, not interested in retaining staff and easily replaced. Most enjoyable part of the job is becoming knowledgeable within the different areas such as physical disability, learning disability and older people and what each area supports.
HGV Mechanic (Former Employee) – Warwickshire – 17 August 2018
Nice 4.5 day week, job satisfaction poor, management poor, job security poor. Ideal for apprentice or someone looking to pass time/semi retired. The boss was grumpy. The average age of the people working there was in the 50s and this is a HGV workshop!
Administrator (Former Employee) – Stratford-upon-Avon – 24 July 2018
This position (Community Mental Health Team Administrator) was paid for by WCC (Social Services) but it was effectively an NHS job. WCC could not care less about my well-being - they were arms length. I had to be prescribed anti-depressants to cope with job-related stress. There were no job-progression prospects and in any case austerity cuts meant that the team was decimated.
Trainer (Former Employee) – Warwick – 27 March 2018
Typical day would involved working with telephone/email/live chat enquiries from the residents of Warwickshire. Learnt the make up of local government and how and what services are delivered to the customer. Improved working within the team with a diverse work force. Workplace culture is not always productive and can be stuck in we have always done it this way. However working for Warwickshire County Council has been great with fair pay for the roles that have been completed and would recommend them as an employer.
A proffessional, inspiring and passionate place to work
Warks (Current Employee) – Warks – 21 February 2018
I have worked here for 9 years and enjoyed every minute. I have gained a wealth of experiences and made some long term friendships. The school provided a wealth of ecperience and support throughout my time spent. I gained various qualifications where i then used in my working life on a daily basis.
Social Worker (Former Employee) – Nuneaton, Warwickshire – 10 January 2018
I was one of 3 new people within the business and they left me nothing to do just sit there whilst they gave the other apprentice all the work. Made me feel very unwelcome and i regret applying for here. No matter who id ask for work they wouldn't give me anything to do. I resigned without gaining my qualification. Also felt unprofessional as people round the office wear joggers, leggings and jeans.
Claim back expenses. Wore whatever clothes.
Poor management, poor work ethic, talking about service users in a bad way within the office.
School Dinner Lady (Former Employee) – Nuneaton – 2 January 2018
Make the childrens lunch in the morning ,serve the lunches,prep and tidy up for the next day. learned to make sure food was safely cooked and portion control followed.Management where very fair and a good environment. Hardest part of the job was making sure everything was out and on time.It was great seeing the childrens faces enjoying there lunch .
Administration Officer (Current Employee) – Warwickshire – 9 November 2017
productive and good environment which allows me to experience a working environment and enables me to acquire many useful skills such as working as a team and liaising with others such Social Workers and Solicitors
Gardener (Former Employee) – LeamingtonSpa – 23 October 2017
General maintenance of gardens to a very high standard, team work meant all pulling in the right direction, excellent manager all ways willing to help, great group of staff, trying to get all the work in done time, looking at the finished work and praise from the public.
I am a dedicated, conscientious and efficient worker with a flexible outgoing manner. Hard working, reliable and able to communicate at all levels. I also have the ability to work as part of a team or individually. I am adaptable and willing to take on new challenges to succeed in my career.