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London Borough of Hackney Reviews

Updated 13 August 2018
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  1. "Wonderful Working Envionment & Great Life Balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Youth Worker in Hackney, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Youth Worker in Hackney, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at London Borough of Hackney part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great work environment,
    - Very rewarding line of work
    - Everyday is different

    Cons

    - Sometimes a lack of overtime available
    - Progression opportunities can be difficult to come upon with so many people fulfilling the same role as yourself, and so few vacant roles above you
    - Pay rises are very rare in this role

    Advice to Management

    Continue to prioritise the young people above all else!


  2. "IT Procurement Specialist"

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    Current Employee - IT Procurement Specialist in Beckenham, England
    Current Employee - IT Procurement Specialist in Beckenham, England

    I have been working at London Borough of Hackney full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training and support in job roles

    Cons

    Commute can be difficult on the East London overground line

    Advice to Management

    From my experience, working for the council is a lot different from direct Public sector and global private companies.

  3. "PSA"

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    Current Employee - Project Support Administrator in Hackney, England
    Current Employee - Project Support Administrator in Hackney, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at London Borough of Hackney full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The team i work with is hardworking and push me to be better

    Cons

    No room to progress into a high level in your department

    Advice to Management

    Push for development in existing staff


  4. "Good place to work."

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

    I worked at London Borough of Hackney full-time

    Pros

    Lovely colleagues, room for career progression, training opportunities, good work-life balance and really flexible work patterns.

    Cons

    Really need to sort IT issues out.


  5. "At a turning point?"

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

    I worked at London Borough of Hackney full-time

    Pros

    Lively Council, with staff who want to make things better for the people of Hackney

    Cons

    Can't think of any that I would want to put here.

    Advice to Management

    Can't really say.


  6. "Great for graduates"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for graduates, good salary, work/family balance

    Cons

    Only really see real growth/opportunities if employed as a young graduate. Its frustrating to see no opportunities for long term loyal staff members.

    Advice to Management

    You work force could be even better if you gave existing employees the opportunity to progress with mentoring as you do the graduates. Many existing employees are over qualified for their roles however are never given the opportunity to showcase their skills.


  7. "Unfulfilled potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary is good for the field, autonomy, flexibility, friendly team, and skilled advisors

    Cons

    Lack of guidance and genuine interest from management, poor development opportunities, a very confusing management and hierarchy structure, and a manufactured division between teams.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to analyse the depth of the workforce. Display leadership by example and make decisions based on informed liaison across the teams.

  8. "Unprofessional staff. Contempt for colleagues runs through the organisation"

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    Current Employee - Housing Officer
    Current Employee - Housing Officer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at London Borough of Hackney full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good location, good buildings.
    Still some dedicated people left here.

    Cons

    - Colleagues speak to one another with barely concealed rage.
    - Constant restructuring.
    - Ridiculous staff turnover (have been to like 25 leaving do's in about 18 months)
    - Having to reapply for my current role for the 3rd time in 2 years!!
    - No staff retention policies
    - Too many sideways promotions

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying external consultants and 'transformation teams' to sell you a load of nonsense. Go back to basics and use common sense.


  9. "Reasonable Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at London Borough of Hackney full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours; Strong Corporate Management

    Cons

    Departmental Management strength is variable


  10. "T.A. at Skinners Academy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at London Borough of Hackney full-time

    Pros

    Great students, great behavioural team

    Cons

    Awful management. Very political. Cannot relate with students who are predominantly black and of minority ethnics


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