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I have worked at various leisure centres within wiltshire council and hated every second of it.
Lifeguard/Leisure Assistant (Former Employee) –  Five Rivers6 June 2018
Working for the leisure centres within wiltshire have been nothing but hard work with no rewards. The management are awful and they do not care about their staff or about they're wellbeing. I was signed off with stress and depression and they still forced me to work. Don't work there!
Pros
cheap membership
Cons
everything else!
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ok to work for
Waste Management Operative (Current Employee) –  Salisbury25 January 2018
worked at better, but not every department is the same as I have worked with various managers and they all work differently to each other, but overall it ok
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Dull and very 'clicky'
Neighbourhood Assistant (Former Employee) –  Salisbury, Wiltshire5 January 2018
Previously worked for Wiltshire Council. the job was OK, but many of the staff were not genuine. They were discriminative against customers, and were also very clicky within the office environment.
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Overall a good place to work
Technical Specialist (Former Employee) –  Trowbridge, Wiltshire14 November 2017
Generally a good place to work, if the post is suitable much of the time you can work from home with fairly painless IT access. A good culture of teamwork, however recent cuts to public spending now making the delivery of some services extremely difficult.
Pros
Working from home where appropriate
Cons
Spending cuts means increasing reduction of posts
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Social and fun work place.
Recreate (Current Employee) –  Five Rivers Salisbury14 September 2017
A typical day at work consists of cleaning, making sure the pools are set up correctly, ensuring that people are safe and behaving appropriately whilst also having a positive experience.
Pros
Pension.
Cons
Long shifts in exhausting heat.
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Horrible
Personal Assistant (Former Employee) –  Trowbridge, Wiltshire7 September 2017
It wasn't a very nice atmosphere to work in and seems I worked in children's services with a child myself they are not very understanding at all......
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Family man job
Loading operative (Former Employee) –  Salisbury, Wiltshire9 August 2017
Working for Wiltshire council has many benefits it's good working hours from 7-3 so you can pick your kids up from school and the supervisors are flexible with that. The only Down side is you have to start through agency before you get a contract and some agency have been working there and have not received a contract in 3 years
Pros
Early finishing
Cons
Poor wage
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Great place to work
Receptionist Business Administrator (Former Employee) –  Melksham, Wiltshire, UK30 May 2017
Excellent place to work - Friendly small team who supported each other. A very supportive management to work closely with a good workplace culture.
Very busy reception - switchboard.
the most enjoyable part of the job was providing excellent admin support to team leaders. Providing grants to families of disabled children.
Pros
Good management no micro-managing employees
Cons
Limited parking
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Good Organisation to work for
Traveller Liaison Officer (Former Employee) –  Wilton, Wiltshire18 April 2017
A good organisation to work for. They look after you and care about their staff.
The public sector is getting more and more stretched and this is passed on to the employee's, but they are there for you if it get's too much.
Pros
Lot's of paid holiday
Cons
Amount of work
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Good working environment
Admin Assistant (Former Employee) –  Salisbury, Wiltshire1 March 2017
Gained more experience in a relaxed environment.

Unfortunately, my fixed term contract is not being extended due to there being no ongoing funding for the post.
Pros
Rewards scheme.
Cons
Open plan office.
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Volunteer Work
Event Steward (Former Employee) –  Chippenham, Wiltshire27 January 2017
i worked for this organisation as a volunteer at town events as one offs, and worked as a small team with people I didn't know, marshaling the public at the event.
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Good place
Accounting technician (Former Employee) –  Trowbridge, Wiltshire12 December 2016
Great progression, nice staff, good pay, good facilities. Enjoyable work - lower grades well supported. Structures work well. Parking available - staff benefits
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Good to gain experience in this sector
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Wiltshire3 December 2016
Very poor management
Nothing was confidential
zero support
Unsatisfactory care plans in place
More cleaning going on than care
Pros
good pay
Cons
unsociable job
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Fun place to work.
Manager of the Pest Control and Dog Warden Service (Former Employee) –  Wiltshire3 December 2016
• Responsible for accounting and management of all Pest control including finances, equipment including stock rotation, asset tracking, receipts/issues, management checks and audits. Ensuring the correct equipment is in the right place at the right time.
Pros
Meeting new people on a daily basis
Cons
Angry customers wanting something for nothing
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Variable
Facilities Operations Officer (Former Employee) –  Trowbridge14 November 2016
Dependent on the personality and ethics of immediate management.
At Trowbridge this was generally very good, at Chippenham much less satisfactory in my view.
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A progressive local authority
Various Positions (Current Employee) –  Wiltshire wide24 October 2016
Having worked for Wiltshire Council almost 8 years I have progressed through a number of different positions with effective training, support and guidance from management.

Wiltshire Council is a forward thinking and progressive local authority who offer a wide range of varied and exciting career paths.

Wiltshire Council places a lot of it's focus on community led models and encouraging people to do more for themselves

Local government isn't what it might have been 10 years ago in terms of a "job for life" although there are still ample opportunities to forge a career and progress with the right attitude and behaviours.

I enjoy my work with Wiltshire Council and intend to stay for the long haul.
Pros
Flexible working, fantastic facilities, generous leave entitlement
Cons
Regular restructuring of staff and services
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Job with extras
Passenger Assistant (Current Employee) –  Trowbridge15 October 2016
Big employer with a lot of possibilities and opportunities. Advantages e.g. discount for a membership in a gym, free parking on named car parks.
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it was a job
Temporary Accommodations Officer (Former Employee) –  Salisbury9 May 2016
Phones rang none stop
Under-staffed, (two members of staff covered the whole of Wiltshire, which should have had four members in the same job position.
Learned the truth about Council work
Lost faith in the management
Co-workers were picture perfect in their sufferings
hardest part - not being ale to house people failed by the system
Most enjoyable part - Putting a roof over vulnerable people's heads, and turning over property cost effectively and ahead of expected time
Pros
None...
Cons
Racial Abuse, and Stereotypical harassment
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Plenty of training opportunities
Community Resource Worker (Current Employee) –  Trowbridge8 April 2016
I have gained experience working with adults with disabilities. I have been able to attend plenty of training sessions. I
Cons
Difficult parking
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Supportive management
Operational Support Manager (Former Employee) –  Devizes6 March 2016
Supportive management, work life balance with customer the main focus. Countywide team looking towards the best interest in adult customers with learning disabilities.
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