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Essex County Council Reviews

Updated 20 Nov 2019

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3.4
48%
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49%
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Essex County Council CEO Gavin Jones (no image)
Gavin Jones
5 Ratings
Pros
  • "Culture of flexible working 'work is a thing you do not a place that you go'(in 15 reviews)

  • "Flexible; flexi-time, work from home(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 Firm"

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    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

    Essex County Council2019-10-24
  2. "A constant opportunity to challenge yourself and learn while making a difference to the community of Essex"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to reduce red tape and create a culture of autonomy

    Essex County Council2019-11-20
  3. "Local Authority Legal Services"

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    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

    Essex County Council2019-10-28
  4. "Restructure"

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    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

    Essex County Council2019-09-30
  5. "Flexibility/Pension vs. Salary/Development"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Put your employees first! After years of accumulated knowledge, experience, and skills, there was no recognition, financial rewards, or professional development opportunities.

    Essex County Council2019-10-11
  6. "No flexibilty"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Look after your staff better

    Essex County Council2019-09-02
  7. "Specialise with children with additional needs"

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    Current Employee - Residential Care Worker in Chelmsford, England

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

    Pros

    Good holiday pension and good work ethics

    Cons

    Closing down all children's homes

    Essex County Council2019-07-28
  8. "Teaching"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Chelmsford, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Teaching children and seeing them make progress. Instilling confidence. Opening minds - wonderful!

    Cons

    Internal politics awful. Many teachers bullied and treated worse than children Zero adult management skills and motivation. Senior leaders - little say as Head often rules!

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage adult staff, they are not children and cannot be treated as such. A happy staff means a happy child.

    Essex County Council2019-06-30
  9. "Based at ACL WItham"

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    Current Employee - Academic Services Assistant in Witham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Essex County Council full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, very helpful team

    Cons

    You need to be quiet and get on with your work

    Essex County Council2019-06-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Working there"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Operations Assistant in Chelmsford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities apprenticeships and for career advancement

    Cons

    Salary is not always consistent with skills/responsibilities

    Essex County Council2019-05-21
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