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Islington Council Reviews

Updated 2 December 2018
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  1. "company review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Islington Council full-time

    Pros

    great place to work. love working with staff and enjoy the flexibility towards working hours and fair environment. learn alot in short period of time.

    Cons

    I cant think of any cons. it was excellent experience


  2. "Was great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Islington Council full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, diversity, equality, location, food nearby.

    Cons

    Budget cuts/people leaving the service.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck with the next round of cuts.

  3. "Second Line support manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Islington Council full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Training and staff conditions

    Cons

    Constant funding cuts meant priorities often changed or future plans were scrapped.

    Advice to Management

    Aim for communication, consistency and clarity of direction


  4. "Employee satisfaction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Islington Council full-time

    Pros

    Career progression is readily available

    Cons

    Job security is constantly under threat as a local authority employer

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve staff morale


  5. "Good caring employer"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in London, England
    Former Employee - Administrative in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Islington Council full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and terms conditions

    Cons

    Sometimes too much pressure to meet deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support the work force


  6. "Supportive Management"

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    Former Employee - Social Worker in London, England
    Former Employee - Social Worker in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Islington Council full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pleasant team atmosphere. Realistic management, but as with most Social Work teams there is a push for performance indicators such as Visits and PEPs being on time. Caseloads,although hectic seem to be better than most Local Authorities. Goood training and good holidays.

    Cons

    Systems for working out of the office could perhaps be improved. Also there could be more opportunities to have interaction throughout the different teams, as they;'re all working to achieve the same goals


  7. Helpful (1)

    "9 long years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islington, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Islington Council (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    diverse and attempt to promote equal opportunity

    Cons

    there was lots of uncertainty surrounding staff positions and senior managers are only after securing their position

    Advice to Management

    Because you do lots of pen pushing, does not mean there is equal availability. Talented employees have left or are leaving because of lack of opportunity

  8. "A good environment"

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    Former Employee - Transformation Officer in Islington, England
    Former Employee - Transformation Officer in Islington, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Islington Council full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are lots of good people, and the environment i worked in was generally open, positive, supportive and with reasonable freedom to act.

    Cons

    Obviously councils are subject to extreme budge pressure these days, so be prepared to work with that as a constant backdrop.


  9. "A way to go"

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    Former Employee - Public Health Department
    Former Employee - Public Health Department
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Islington Council full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Forward thinking and innovative
    celebrate a culture of excellence

    Cons

    Very cliquey and has a high staff turnover because they are poor at listening to employees.
    Some departments also tend to be quite cold.

    Advice to Management

    Listen!
    You need to champion diversity


  10. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Systems in London, England
    Former Employee - Systems in London, England

    I worked at Islington Council full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    OK, supportive, regular supervision, flexible hours

    Cons

    Boring, no fun, old offices, lots of red tape

    Advice to Management

    None