Islington Council Reviews

Updated Nov 16, 2021

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Islington Council Chief Executive Linzi Roberts-Egan
Linzi Roberts-Egan
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very flexible working arrangements, lots of opportunities for development, good hours, friendly staff(in 10 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance, great team, good leadership with intelligent people and great opportunity to grow(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "micro management style of senior management(in 4 reviews)

  • "decision making(in 2 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Lawyer

      Nov 16, 2021 - Lawyer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment and team collaboration

      Cons

      Not applicable because there were no negative aspects

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Nov 11, 2021 - Transport Planner in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Professional Respect, opportunities for progression, flexible, excellent work life balance, great management and team work.

      Cons

      Local government sometimes allows for little creative thinking or out of the box solutions. Work can sometimes be a bit repetitive.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great

      Oct 12, 2021 - Communications Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great colleagues, great pay and hours

      Cons

      Very officious, some people are promoted above their station

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good Place to Work

      Sep 27, 2021 - Library Assistant in Islington, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great Perks ( holiday, salary...)

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Work

      Sep 30, 2021 - Local Government Officer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility, Training, Pension, Diversity, Ceremonies

      Cons

      Lack of opportunity, no fluidity

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Working at Islington

      Sep 23, 2021 - Repairs Co Coordinator in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay good, diverse get all sorts of people you work with,good experiences and opportunities from the council in general

      Cons

      Ways of working, a few managment don't work well, don't advertise enough jobs in the areas where it's needing staff and or jobs in the departments you want to work in

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Experience

      Sep 14, 2021 - Teacher in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of CPD Good salary with progression

      Cons

      Extra, unpaid work hours Pressure from management

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good

      Sep 9, 2021 - Recruitment Advisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible, worklife balance, good benefits,

      Cons

      none to note really. company is great

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best employer I’ve had

      Aug 14, 2021 - Social Worker in Islington, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - really pleasant corporate culture - friendly place to work - good pay and benefits - seems to put its values into practice - high quality social work practice - stable management in social services - low numbers of agency staff

      Cons

      - progression harder because people like to stay - still relatively high turnover in child protection teams

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Project Manager

      Jul 20, 2021 - Parks Project Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Progression opportunities, work flexibility especially related to covid, interesting projects and high level of autonomy

      Cons

      Salary did not reflect the level of responsibility

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