Assistant Care Manager (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 16 January 2018
Dealing with telephone calls from service users and members of the public. I learned how to deal with people from different backgrounds ages and needs. Very friendly environment. The hardest part was attending meetings. The most enjoyable part of the job was going on home visits.
Team Leader/Supervisor (Former Employee) – London – 12 April 2018
I started at 06.00in the morning driving all sorts of heavy goods lorries belonging to the council. I leaned that it was heavy work & to work as a team. I had a good Manager who had worked his way up the ladder. It was a really great place to work. The most enjoyable part of the job was it was weekly pay Friday.
Data entry (Former Employee) – London – 28 September 2017
Every morning there was a 9am meeting to set out goals throughout the day and to keep each other up to date on their current projects. First time experiencing office based work where everyone worked independently.
Business Administration Apprentice (Former Employee) – Victoria, Greater London – 25 September 2017
There are many training opportunities within this organisation which is commendable and they are very efficient with the concept of a paperless office and using technology. The workplace has a culture of bullying that is not addressed properly when reported and runs through all the departments. This seems to only come from the managements slightly lower down the chain such as PA's and office managers. The Directors and the Chief Executive are hard working, respectful and contentious. They don't seem to be aware of how people are treated further down in the organisation. The staff surveys that they send out are not 100% accurate as many people over the years have given up reporting problems as many have expressed that there is 'no point as nothing gets done.'
The most enjoyable part of the job is working with others within your team who are all dedicated on producing the finest work. and most of the time having great technology to do your job with. As mentioned before, they also have many training courses which helps employees with their professional development.
The hardest part is trying to have a good work life balance and dealing with office bulying. There are no options for part time work and in some departments there is no room for flexible working hours.
discounts at some local food places & free gym memberships to local gyms centres
Assistant Business Support Officer (Former Employee) – London – 20 July 2017
I enjoyed the work/life balance and the job culture. Management is great and there is scope for improvement on job security and progession. Salary and benefits are fine and I rate the council ALL Star.
Procurement Apprentice (Former Employee) – Westminster City Hall – 10 May 2016
Every person I encountered was friendly. When I started I was given plenty of assistance and help. In my time there I had made many acquiatances and the work was done efficiently but slowly due to the nature of the sector and increasing amount of regulatioons.
Senior Business Analysis and Development Officer (Current Employee) – London – 11 January 2016
This is a great place to work, good people but there are some old habits which haven't gone yet and need to go. No perks in terms of career advancement, you have to move on for that. On the plus side this is a safe secure job, the look after you in terms of annual leave and a decent salary. Flexible working depends on job/manager.
Westminster Warden - Street Management (Former Employee) – Irving Street Central London – 6 June 2015
My typical day would be me going out on foot patrol to combat Illegal Street Trading, Abandon Waste, Illegal Advertising, to enforce against the relevant acts and to report on any street defects to keep the city a cleaner, safer place to work, live or visit
Performance Analyst (Former Employee) – London, ENG – 27 April 2015
Work focus taken seriously. Excellent management with open door policy Continuous development and training. Excellent professionalism throughout organisation. No part of job was hard so long as you are competent. Friendly and conducive environment to work in. Recreational activities subsidised
Finance and Data Officer (Former Employee) – Victoria Street, London SW – 23 February 2015
Payment of invoices claimed upon the Authority by other Local Authorities for the education of pupils with Special Needs. Issuing invoices to outside suppliers for services provided by the Education Authority. Update of databases with information relating to pupils' education within and outside the Authority.
Setting up databases and spreadsheets to collate data and information
Organisation of data archival - both paper- and information-based.
Management operated a 'hands off' approach, allowing staff to undertake their tasks as required
Very pleasant co-workers, who would always be open to new ideas
The hardest part of the job was obtaining information from cross-departmental sources
The most enjoyable part of the job was finalising a project on time and complete. Balancing accounts based on information from intra-departmental sources was always very satisfying
Commercial and value for money focussed local authority
Head of Financial Management & Control (Former Employee) – London – 10 February 2015
A very commercial, value for money focussed local authority with significant focus on achieving savings agenda (£100M over 3 years). My role was one of supporting this as well as ensuring statutory compliance and best practice financial controls.