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3.6
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66%
Recommend to a Friend
8%
Approve of CEO
Gavin Jones
3 Ratings
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  • "Currently approaching the third consecutive cycle of budget cuts(in 4 reviews)

  • "Invisible cowardly senior managers who care only about their empires and not the public good or even their own staff(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Very enjoyable and rewarding experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Essex County Council part-time

    Pros

    Benefits are reasonable and good.

    Cons

    Not always made aware of the different benefit available to employees

    Essex County Council2019-02-06
  2. "Good Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Essex County Council full-time

    Pros

    Great Working hours, flexibility etc

    Cons

    No real prospect of career progression

    Essex County Council2019-04-16
  3. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Business Support Administrator in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essex County Council full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed and the people are helpful, very flexible with flexi-time

    Cons

    Not much opportunistic of progression

    Essex County Council2019-04-12
  4. "A Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Essex County Council full-time

    Pros

    - Professional Development is good - No pay problems - Good team to work with - Good work/life balance

    Cons

    I found no negatives to this position/

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Essex County Council2019-04-02
  5. "Rubbish at supporting progression"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Essex County Council full-time

    Pros

    Great flexible working policy Friendly staff

    Cons

    Bad at managing change Bad at encouraging staff development

    Essex County Council2019-03-20
  6. "Excellent employer"

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    Current Employee - Reintegration Specialist in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Essex County Council full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Caring, compassionate, organised, nice environment, good team work, good equipment. Excellent management, car, laptop, own initiative and team work

    Cons

    lone working at times, problems parking

    Essex County Council2019-01-04
  7. "."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Essex County Council part-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible working, good colleagues

    Cons

    Pay, workload, staff shortages, scarce resources

    Advice to Management

    Make sure staff are appreciated and don't expect staff to work so hard that they stop caring

    Essex County Council2018-11-25
  8. "ECC Chelmsford"

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    Current Employee - X in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essex County Council full-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Flexible working Good Pension Employee benefits Supportive

    Cons

    Very corporate which is not for everyone

    Advice to Management

    None

    Essex County Council2018-11-11
  9. "Progressive environment with a genuine willingness to embrace new ideas!"

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    Former Employee - Policy Advisor in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Essex County Council full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great informal atmosphere compared to lots of other local government offices.The policy team is proactive and there’s a good culture of innovation. Team members generally have a chance to work on big projects from day one and there’s lots of flexibility in terms of working practices.

    Cons

    The division of ECC into specific teams with access to different funding can lead to diciplinary silos sometimes. Several projects I’ve worked on could’ve been delivered more effectively with more integrated approaches from different teams.

    Essex County Council2018-11-05
  10. "Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Environment Officer in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Essex County Council full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good environment and flexible work opportunities

    Cons

    Slow salary progression and slow processes overall

    Advice to Management

    Review salary progression

    Essex County Council2018-10-17
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