London Borough of Hackney Reviews

Updated 15 Feb 2021

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3.9
80%
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London Borough of Hackney CEO Tim Shields
Tim Shields
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible Working is great advantage(in 11 reviews)

  • "I have spent 3 years at Hackney Council working in different departments(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "You won't be offered progression opportunities unless the council opens a relevant job and you get to apply for it(in 6 reviews)

  • "Not enough opportunities to progress(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Teacher in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great team, great support, good location.

    Cons

    I cant think of any

  2. "Use ideas and feedback from employees more"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Services Agent in Hackney, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at London Borough of Hackney full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a diverse place to work. Good salary

    Cons

    Everything has to go through managers, can't make any change from lower level positions. Can be a stressful job

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  3. "Nice place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Admissions Officer in London, England

    I worked at London Borough of Hackney full-time

    Pros

    Nice location, good food in the area. London waiting.

    Cons

    Working with the general public can sometimes be stressful

  4. "A great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Housing Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at London Borough of Hackney full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible, multicultural, open, intersting and fun

    Cons

    None, everything is very nice

  5. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England

    I worked at London Borough of Hackney full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment and good team

    Cons

    Lack of investment and training opportunities

  6. "GOOD PLACE TO WORK"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Support (CBS) in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work Balance - Great Working Hours

    Cons

    Repetitive - That's all to be honest

  7. "Management leaves a lot to be desired"

    2.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enforcement Officer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is decent. Some of my colleagues are great.

    Cons

    I'd just like to say that the following comments are my opinion only, based on my experiences working at Hackney Council. Some of the managers are considered by myself and other members of staff as a joke. I consider a number of them to be rude, dismissive and dangerously incompetent. There is an air of complacency and ineffectiveness in dealing with staff who basically take the mick and are never at work, or who fail to do their jobs properly. Those of us who do actually work hard aren't rewarded for it and are just constantly critisised and in my opinion also bullied. The job itself is very stressful and as such we should expect support from managers, but the unnecessary stress they cause the staff is worse then the job itself. No wonder they have such a high turnover of staff. I'm in the process of looking for another job and as soon as the opportunity arises I'm leaving. It's a shame because a lot of my colleagues are really great (some the opposite- I won't go into detail about that, suffice to say I will be glad to see the back of some of them). Also the life work balance isn't good due to the shift times.

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  8. "Average place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Finance Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at London Borough of Hackney full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They encourage flexible working and the salary is competitive

    Cons

    There is no real strength in the value of diversity and inclusion

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  9. "Great opportunities"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health Practitioner 

    I worked at London Borough of Hackney full-time

    Pros

    Great in house pportunities flexible working for many and great ension scheme

    Cons

    team I was in not used to being restructured to accommodate savings

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  10. "good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good pay good culture salary sacrifice good team building management

    Cons

    micro management senior management no development plans

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