Essex County Council Reviews

Updated Jan 24, 2022

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3.9
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Essex County Council Chief Executive Gavin Jones (no image)
Gavin Jones
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly people, flexible working, great place to work(in 25 reviews)

  • "Work from home every day in my role(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Red tape over absolutely everything(in 4 reviews)

  • "No negatives, enjoyed working for the essex schools trust(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      afb

      Jan 24, 2022 - Head of Geography in London, England
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      Pros

      Very well managed and organised

      Cons

      The Salary could be higher

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      ECC great organisation to work for

      Jan 14, 2022 - SEND Consultant in Colchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High focus on wellbeing and flexibility.

      Cons

      Stretched resources leads to very high demands.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      Jan 24, 2022 - Clerk in Hornchurch, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Enjoyable, co-workers very helpful and knowledgeable

      Cons

      There weren't any, I was part-time

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Ok

      Jan 21, 2022 - Project Manager in Chelmsford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Varied opportunities. Good talent in organisation

      Cons

      Large and impersonal Lack of collaboration between service areas

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Best job ever

      Dec 17, 2021 - Family Worker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary, supportive team and brilliant management. They enjoy looking after their staff and offer well being support. Highly recommend

      Cons

      I don’t think there is any

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not bad

      Dec 9, 2021 - Senior Commissioning Officer in Chelmsford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working, manage own workload, very adult culture

      Cons

      Very big, lots of miscommunication, hard to keep everyone happy

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      Dec 12, 2021 - Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It was an enjoyable experience

      Cons

      The paperwork was soul destroying

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Worst company I’ve worked for

      Dec 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working from home, paid travel expenses

      Cons

      Everything. In my 7 months there I was sent to 3 different teams, with very little training or support from any of these teams. During a “loan” spell in which I was told I was doing the team a favour by moving, I was told that the job I had been loaned from no longer existed. I was on a fixed term-contact, and had gone from being promised a permanent position, to having to interview for any position. Management had no integrity whatsoever, within a week I went from being told that they would love to have me permanently, to being told by a different manager that they had said they no longer wanted me on their team whatsoever. They didn’t for one second consider how my mental health may be affected by all of this, whilst I was working hard to support troubled families during lockdown. This also meant that the families I was working with had no continuity in there support.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good

      Nov 7, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People, time management, workload, location

      Cons

      Nothing bad of note really

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Fun place to work

      Nov 2, 2021 - Library Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Variety of roles to do

      Cons

      Don’t have any cons really

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