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Wiltshire Council Reviews

Updated 17 November 2017
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  1. "Great Organisation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trowbridge, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trowbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiltshire Council full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong leadership
    Clear direction
    Invest in employees

    Cons

    Parking can be an issue

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing

    Wiltshire Council Response

    10 Nov 2017 – Strategic HR Manager

    Thanks so much for your positive review of working here and to hear that you're feeling and experiencing the great culture within the council.

    Parking is always a contentious issue for an... More


  2. "Mediocre at best."

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    Former Employee - Fitness Consultant in Salisbury, England
    Former Employee - Fitness Consultant in Salisbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and 10% additional unsociable hours bonus for Sunday’s and after 8pm. Also good benefits scheme through Wiltshire Rewards.

    Cons

    Everyone is dispensable and employees are not valued. Regardless of length of service or ability to do your job. Not good for morale!

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and reward them for doing their jobs well.


  3. "Flexible, friendly, progressive council"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trowbridge, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trowbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiltshire Council part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love the amount of autonomy I enjoy in my role. I have a great manager and feel supported in my development. My team is great and flexible working practices allow me to balance my work/home life well.

    Cons

    Whilst the council is open to change, things can still sometimes take a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Wherever possible, try to get to know individuals and listen to their ideas for improvements.

    Wiltshire Council Response

    24 Oct 2017 – Resource Advisor

    I'm glad to hear you really enjoy your role! Thank you for your review and advice on listening to individuals ideas, this is something we absolutely agree with. Did you know that in September we... More


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  5. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiltshire Council full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for learning and development. Flexible working is a big plus, being able to start and finish at different times, love it. Supportive managers who are there to provide guidance and support, frequent 1-2-1s also track progress. The trust that managers have for their staff is great, from my first day I felt apart of the team. County Hall itself is a nice building to work in, being a lover of food, the atrium offers quite the selection.

    Cons

    Cuts to the budget, although not really Wiltshire Council's fault here.

    Hot desks at times can be a little bit annoying.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Wiltshire Council Response

    15 Sep 2017 – Strategic HR Manager

    Thanks very much for a really positive review! Great to hear that you have such a good experience of some of the key employee benefits we have to offer, And really important to hear that you feel... More


  6. "Good employer but progression is limited"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Planner in Trowbridge, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Planner in Trowbridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Good Benefits
    Good working Hours

    Cons

    Lack of progression
    Internal Politics
    Hot Desk system

    Advice to Management

    Spot potential in people who work hard and reward them with career progression

    Wiltshire Council Response

    21 Aug 2017 – Resource Advisor

    Thank you for writing a review of your experience at Wiltshire Council, it's great to hear that you enjoyed the salary, benefits and working hours. We have a number of initiatives in place to help... More


  7. "Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trowbridge, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trowbridge, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiltshire Council part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My manager really understand the level of balance needed between home and work and has helped me to settle back into work with complete ease.

    Cons

    not any at the moment

    Wiltshire Council Response

    27 Jul 2017 – Strategic HR Manager

    Hi - thanks for taking the time to write a review. It's great to hear that you've had a good experience and excellent support from your manager to help you come back to work. Our flexible working... More


  8. "Current Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wiltshire Council full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Council is very good with it's flexible working packages and allows you to work from home if needed. The staff generally strive to do their best as a lot of them are Wiltshire residents themselves and so see an effect of their work.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the Council does tend to underpay its staff in relation to similar jobs outside of the organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to understand how things are going to change in the future and try to plan for any changes to society/the way people work that may be on the horizon. Especially keep looking at the technological side of things.


  9. "Modern and flexible"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Trowbridge, England
    Current Employee - Project Lead in Trowbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wiltshire Council full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Modern, comfortable, open offices. Flexible working arrangements make for good work-life balance. Good rail links to both County Hall and Monkton Park.

    Cons

    Continuously falling budgets can make life hard, but most are square to the challenge.

    Wiltshire Council Response

    21 Jul 2017 – Resource Advisor

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and thank you for work you've done so far at Wiltshire Council. The falling budgets are hard, but it's great to be part of teams working hard to build... More


  10. "Fast paced and fun"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Trowbridge, England
    Current Employee - Marketing in Trowbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiltshire Council full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wiltshire council is really innovative, extremely fast paced and give you plenty of opportunity to put yourself forward to get involved with new initiatives. The work life balance is fantastic, I work from home for a couple of days a week (depending on my diary), which is great when I’m working on projects and want to avoid the open plan office. The best thing for me is getting to work with talented and motivated people in a great working environment.

    Cons

    Funding cuts for local Government don’t make things easy, but if you’re up for a challenge it can still be rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on being innovative and keep empowering people to do their best.

    Wiltshire Council Response

    21 Jul 2017 – Resource Advisor

    I'm glad you enjoy working at Wiltshire Council so much, and thank you for taking the time to let us know the pros and cons!


  11. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trowbridge, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trowbridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good office space and location

    Cons

    Trowbridge is not the best town.

    Wiltshire Council Response

    12 May 2017 – Resource Advisor

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, it's great to hear you enjoyed the office space and location. In defence of the lovely market town of Trowbridge, situated on the (aptly... More


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