Hertfordshire County Council Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Aug 6, 2020

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Hertfordshire County Council Chief Executive Owen Mapley (no image)
Owen Mapley
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work/life balance, flexible working opportunities, etc(in 14 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is perfect for working parents as well as those pursuing Personal development by way of study and qualifications(in 11 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "low pay in comparison to other employers(in 6 reviews)

  • "HCC changed their way of working(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent Local Authority employer

      Aug 12, 2019 -  
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      Pros

      Great employee benefits with Smart and Flexible Working. Work life balance is perfect for working parents as well as those pursuing Personal development by way of study and qualifications.

      Cons

      I genuinely don’t have any challenges with working for Hertfordshire Country Council.

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      Hertfordshire County Council Response

      Digital Media Assistant

      Thank you for leaving Hertfordshire County Council a positive review. We're glad to hear that you are enjoying your rewarding permanent role. If you wish to discuss anything please contact hr.recruitmentorders@hertfordshire.gov.uk

    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Could work faster, but generally good culture!

      Aug 6, 2020 - Business Improvement Manager in Hertford, England
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      Pros

      Make a difference to people. Good work/life balance, flexible working opportunities, etc.

      Cons

      Sometimes the Councillors are a challenge or a block to progress. Culture can be a little slow and not very "can-do".

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      Hertfordshire County Council Response

      Digital Media Assistant

      Thank you for leaving us a review. We are glad you felt your time at Hertfordshire County Council within your role you felt it made a difference to people and that you had a good work life balance. We are sorry to hear that you felt you were challenged or/and blocked to progress. We would encourage to discuss further please contact hr.recruitmentorders@hertfordshire.gov.uk .

    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good work life balance

      Jul 27, 2020 - Insurance Officer in Hertford, England
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      Pros

      Good work life balance with flexi-time. Nice people to work with.

      Cons

      Lack of challenge, boring work.

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      Hertfordshire County Council Response

      Digital Media Assistant

      Thank you for leaving us a review. We are glad you felt your time at Hertfordshire County Council within your role you a good work life balance and good collegues to work with. We are sorry to hear that you felt you weren't challenged with the work required within your role at the time and would encourage to discuss further please contact hr.recruitmentorders@hertfordshire.gov.uk .

    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Friendly employer and environment

      Feb 24, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great colleagues and generally very supportive management, great work-life balance

      Cons

      Sometimes inertia when trying to make changes happen

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      Thank you for leaving us a review! If you'd like to discuss further please contact hr.recruitmentorders@hertfordshire.gov.uk

    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good job

      Jun 21, 2019 - Assistant Contract Manager 
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      Pros

      Work life balance is good

      Cons

      Pay, and speed of admin

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      Hertfordshire County Council Response

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      Thank you for leaving us a review! If you'd like to discuss further please contact hr.recruitmentorders@hertfordshire.gov.uk

    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      SociAl worker

      Oct 16, 2017 - Social Worker in Stevenage, England
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      Pros

      Good management Good working environment Good structure Experienced workers Very few agency workers Good ethics Good work life balance Good workers

      Cons

      Well. Low salary compared to other councils

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      Hertfordshire County Council Response

      Digital Media Assistant

      Thank you for your positive feedback in regards to working for HCC. If you would like to discuss further about the cons you have stated in your review please contact hr.recruitmentorders@hertfordshire.gov.uk

    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Local company to work for

      Apr 23, 2017 - Business Support Officer in Hemel Hempstead, England
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      Pros

      Work Life Balance, many different options for employment, a good county council to work for. Benefits are good and excellent staff support.

      Cons

      Very management heavy and always having restructures.

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      Hertfordshire County Council Response

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      Thank you very much for your feedback. We take your feedback on board and if you wish to discuss further please contact hr.recruitmentorders@hertfordshire.gov.uk

    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Mixed bag for Londoner new to public sector on a fixed term contract

      Mar 13, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Hertford, England
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      Pros

      Good work life balance. Pleasant environment around main sites. Some areas of innovation and rapid decision making. Commute easy by car or train from London. Not ageist.

      Cons

      Some staff and teams struggle with diversity. Many cross county business journeys can only be realistically be done by car on increasingly congested roads. Face to face meeting culture despite flexible and remote working rhetoric. Car parking difficult but free of charge and only going to get worse with major land and building disposals. IT only just emerging from dark ages. Constructive public criticism in internal social media will soon mean you get a word from your manager.

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      Hertfordshire County Council Response

      Digital Media Assistant

      Hi, thank you very much for your feedback. We are happy you feel HCC has a good work life balance! We will take on board your constructive feedback and if you wish to discuss further please contact hr.recruitmentorders@hertfordshire.gov.uk

    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Reactive not proactive

      May 26, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Fantastic flexibility for work life balance Great location L and D good

      Cons

      Reactive not proactive Hierarchical Slow to respond to new technology

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      Hertfordshire County Council Response

      Digital Media Assistant

      Thank you very much for your feedback. If you wish to discuss further please contact hr.recruitmentorders@hertfordshire.gov.uk

    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Business Support Officer

      Mar 3, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      - You can maintain a good work/life balance. Depending on the team, they are generally quite flexible with leave - The people are really nice

      Cons

      - Their values and behaviours are not actioned. They say they are all for doing their best etc, but there is so much politics involved. It's very much a lazy atmosphere - Pay is poor in comparison to the private sector - A lot of different jobs available, but progression is poor if you want to stay in the same field

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      Hertfordshire County Council Response

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      Thank you for your review. We take all feedback on board and if you wish to discuss further please contact hr.recruitmentorders@hertfordshire.gov.uk

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