Essex County Council Reviews

Updated 20 Feb 2021

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Gavin Jones
12 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good leadership, good progression, training opportunities, flexible working, management trust you(in 20 reviews)

  • "Relaxed and the people are helpful, very flexible with flexi-time(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "A lot of restructure so risk of redundancy or having a heavy workload(in 6 reviews)

  • "Senior managers and leadership team out of touch with workforce views(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Officer in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good leadership, good progression, training opportunities, flexible working, management trust you

    Cons

    Some under performers aren’t always noticed

  2. "Adult social care"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Team Manager in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working Good CPD Great colleagues

    Cons

    Large open planned offices Office equipment


  3. "Good flexible benefits"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Essex County Council part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Delays in decisions makes progress slow

    Cons

    Promotes flexible working so great for part time working

  4. "upper pay scale salary"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in London, England

    I have been working at Essex County Council full-time

    Pros

    Lovely school; great teams to be part of

    Cons

    High workload. Long hours required

  5. COVID-19

    "Good workplace"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good during the lockdown, good and varied placements

    Cons

    It’s a big organisation and sometimes inflexible

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  6. "Good employer"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative in Chelmsford, England

    I worked at Essex County Council full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good investment in training and good opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Some computer systems could be better.

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  7. "Poor Salaries"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Essex County Council full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good holiday allowance and pension scheme

    Cons

    Hard to progress. Very much a case of it’s not “what you know” but “who you know”. It’s made very clear if your face doesn’t fit.

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  8. "Ok"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Essex County Council full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work Lots of opportunity to diversify Flexible working Good holidays / pension

    Cons

    Bureaucratic Always restructuring Politics is challenging

  9. "Good place to work but archaic systems and processes in place"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ODP 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Essex County Council full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team, flexible working, good office location, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Too many middle managers or new managers that lacked experience or confidence, resulted in not a lot getting done. Archaic processes in place.

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  10. "Good Employer - Not Great Salary"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good job satisfaction and a job that makes a difference.

    Cons

    Salary is very poor indeed.

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