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Bristol City Council Reviews

Updated 6 Mar 2020

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3.8
86%
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Bristol City Council City Director Nicola Yates  (no image)
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  1. "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Care Worker in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bristol City Council full-time

    Pros

    professional, career opportunities, fun, friendly, good experience

    Cons

    management changes, redundancy, organisation, low income

    Bristol City Council2020-02-19
  2. "Good colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Early Years Practitioner in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bristol City Council full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Inclusive environment, team working, understanding

    Cons

    Reliance on goodwill,not enough money,not enough time

    Bristol City Council2020-03-07
  3. "Tough Job"

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    Former Employee - Headteacher in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bristol City Council full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice people Nice environment Lovely children

    Cons

    Not enough support Too much work

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    Bristol City Council2020-02-15
  4. "Relaxed and flexible, but hard to progress"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bristol City Council full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Relaxed and flexible working environment

    Cons

    Difficulty to progress through organisation

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    Bristol City Council2020-01-28
  5. "Good organisation"

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    Current Employee - Compressor Service Technician 

    I have been working at Bristol City Council full-time

    Pros

    Fair salary, good hr support

    Cons

    There are no real cons

    Bristol City Council2020-01-26
  6. "Not the best place for IT and cyber"

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    Current Employee - Ou Delivery Operations Specialist 

    I have been working at Bristol City Council full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good agile environment and flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Zero knowledge and care about protecting data

    Bristol City Council2020-02-04
  7. "Bureaucratic"

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    Former Employee - Office in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bristol City Council full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Front line staff very committed

    Cons

    Decision making slow & bureaucratic

    Bristol City Council2020-01-29
  8. "Stable but under graded"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Sales 

    I have been working at Bristol City Council full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements Opportunity for progression Supportive management

    Cons

    Years of pay restraint mean salary not competitive in an expensive city Job under graded and under appreciated for level of skill and autonomy Can occasionally feel slow and bureaucratic

    Bristol City Council2020-01-13
  9. "Treated well but a bit disorganised"

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    Current Employee - Senior Customer Advisor 

    I have been working at Bristol City Council full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You're treated well, people respect each other

    Cons

    Communication between departments can be bad, the whole place is disorganised

    Bristol City Council2020-01-07
  10. "Good work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Support Worker in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bristol City Council full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    So many people work for BCC that you can make plenty of friends and find a role that you enjoy. The main offices are modern and centrally located. Easy to travel to. Good atmosphere and generally nice friendly people getting on with their work. Mental health awareness is good and my personal experience is if you have any personal difficulties the managers are very supportive. If you like the job you first get with BCC that's great but if not or you want a change then there always vacancies available. You do have to of course apply and got through the interview process just like anyone else - there seems to be a myth that if you already work for the council other jobs get given to you on a plate - not so! Flexi time is in place for most roles which really is a huge perk and also in some roles working from home a day a week is permitted, again this is a huge benefit.

    Cons

    The agile working policy. Which means you don't have a set work space it's 1st come 1st served. In offices where there are more staff than desks this is a huge problem. Also the main offices don't have windows which open so you have weird recycled air to breathe. It's open plan office too so it can be too hot and noisy for some people.

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    Bristol City Council2020-01-02
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