Essex County Council Reviews

Updated 23 Jun 2020

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3.4
52%
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53%
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Essex County Council Chief Executive Gavin Jones (no image)
Gavin Jones
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Culture of flexible working 'work is a thing you do not a place that you go'(in 15 reviews)

  • "Relaxed and the people are helpful, very flexible with flexi-time(in 6 reviews)

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

  • "The division of ECC into specific teams with access to different funding can lead to diciplinary silos sometimes(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Essex County Council full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding, loved working for the essex schools trust

    Cons

    No negatives, enjoyed working for the essex schools trust

  2. "Antiquated"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Support Assistant in Colchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nothing, other than centrally based.

    Cons

    No flexible working Rigid processes Demotivating

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  3. "Excellent employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Essex County Council full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very flexible & offer great training opportunities.

    Cons

    None that I found when I worked for them.

  4. "Great overall"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Chelmsford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Varied, Supportive, Great CPD opportunities

    Cons

    Local Authority restrictions and red tape!

  5. "A constant opportunity to challenge yourself and learn while making a difference to the community of Essex"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at Essex County Council

    Pros

    Change Growth Community Challenge Fun fun fun

    Cons

    Financial pressure Large service offer Uncontrollable demand pressures

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  6. "Great Firm"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - C E O 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Not enough parking mid morning

  7. "Local Authority Legal Services"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Work life balance Pay is good for region

    Cons

    Slow processes and decision making

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Restructure"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Services Assistant in Hutton, East of England, England

    I have been working at Essex County Council full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Colleagues , customers, area, environment, equipment

    Cons

    Lack of support, overwhelmed with work when staff members left

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Flexibility/Pension vs. Salary/Development"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Management Officer in Chelmsford, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Essex County Council full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible; flexi-time, work from home. Employee discounts. Friendly atmosphere. Accommodating working hours e.g. for part-time, maternity etc. Good pension.

    Cons

    Salary; no/limited pay rises. Development; no training or development - unless it's free.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "No flexibilty"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Worker in Colchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Essex County Council full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, car lease scheme

    Cons

    No flexibility, changes made without consulting staff, staff are not looked after

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