London Borough of Camden Reviews

Updated 30 Jul 2020

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London Borough of Camden CEO Jenny Rowlands
Jenny Rowlands
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent Flexible working, encouraged from the top/down(in 16 reviews)

  • "Agile working gives me the chance to collect my kids and spend time with them(in 6 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Camden Council"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Saint Pancras, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at London Borough of Camden full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunities to develop

    Cons

    Teams are very big and management find hard to manage

  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Good but could be great"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at London Borough of Camden full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoy working at Camden. The location is excellent, my manager supports me and my team are a lovely bunch - you can really tell that people care about delivering social value to residents. Theres also really diverse workforce and their approach to flexible working which shows they care about staff. Everyone is pulling together post COVID

    Cons

    Can be a frustrating place to work at times as pace can be slow due to process and some local government lifers with wrong attitude. There has been a push to talk more about D&I which is really positive. However senior leadership doesn't really have BAME leaders. It’s something that been talked about for a while but we still havent seen much done about it.

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  3. "Flexible and Relaxed"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Support Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at London Borough of Camden full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Flexibility - My line managers were always approachable and supportive - Decent employee benefits - Relaxed working atmosphere

    Cons

    - Within my particular role there was little opportunity for progression or promotion

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  4. "Fine"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Primary Teacher in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I worked at London Borough of Camden full-time

    Pros

    They paid me on time

    Cons

    Can be a struggle getting hold of payroll

  5. "Great Reputation and Friendly Colleagues"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waste Prevention Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at London Borough of Camden full-time

    Pros

    Friendly team and supportive environment

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy and inefficient use of resources and time

  6. "Employment"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at London Borough of Camden full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexibility for staff Agile working

    Cons

    Constantly under review Not stable

  7. "Property manger"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Property Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at London Borough of Camden full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team and help from them

    Cons

    Coffee, probabation period no parking

  8. "Not for the faint hearted!"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Family Support Worker in Camden Town, England

    I have been working at London Borough of Camden full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Colleague support & pay & positive outcomes for families

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, administration, episodes, safety & timeframes

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  9. "New starter"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Transport Planner in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at London Borough of Camden full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good new starter process and induction

    Cons

    Not yet had one come up

    London Borough of Camden Response

    November 11, 2019Resourcing Adviser

    Thank you for your feedback. Feedback at all stages is welcome and its always good to hear our inductions for new Camden employees is so positive. Welcome to Camden and good luck in your new role!

  10. "Great School"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at London Borough of Camden full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A supportive community of teachers and great kids

    Cons

    Hard to progress as low staff turnover

    London Borough of Camden Response

    November 7, 2019Resourcing Adviser

    Thank you for your feedback.. its great to hear we have such a positive community of teachers and kids at our schools! It's frustrating when there is little manoeuvre for progression, if you haven't already,it might be worth speaking with your Line Manager to see if opportunities can be created for you rather than having to wait for someone to leave. On the positive side.. low turnover of staff is always a good sign of a happy workforce!

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