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Wiltshire Council Reviews

Updated 11 February 2018
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Pros
  • Able to work from home fairly regularly, without which I wouldn't be able to work so far from home (in 11 reviews)

  • Also, they really embrace flexible working (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Service restructures seem sadly to be necessary in times of austerity, but do impact on staff morale and job security (in 4 reviews)

  • Necessary but difficult austerity measures (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Brilliant place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Council Officer
    Current Employee - Council Officer

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

    Pros

    Innovative culture, modern open plan offices. Clear vision from leadership. Lots of opportunities for career management

    Cons

    Government cuts means constant need to find ways to save money

    Wiltshire Council Response

    12 Jan 2018 – Resource Advisor

    The financial challenges for local government experience can be a challenge, and it's great to hear you enjoy working at Wiltshire Council, the culture and the environment, thank you for your review!... More


  2. "Lack of Team"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trowbridge, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trowbridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working at home or local hubs.
    Ability to negotiate part-time hours to suit personal circumstances.
    Allowed to get on with jobs without being micro-managed

    Cons

    Reorganisations
    Less specialists, more generalists
    Under staffed
    Lack of incentives
    Lack of pay rises
    No team feeling
    Hot desking
    Lack of training and support after restructuring

    Advice to Management

    Develop a team spirit.

    Wiltshire Council Response

    21 Mar 2018 – Resource Advisor

    Thank you for your review, and I'm glad you're enjoying the flexible working and what sounds like an effective manager who supports you to 'get on with things'. Many of the Cons you've mentioned are... More

  3. "Lifeguard"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Salisbury, England
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Salisbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work
    Friendly working environment
    Relaxed management
    Good salary

    Cons

    Poor recruitment decisions
    Rude customers
    High staff turnover

    Advice to Management

    Be more careful when recruiting.

    Wiltshire Council Response

    21 Mar 2018 – Resource Advisor

    Thank you for your review, I'm glad to hear it sounds like you're enjoying your role generally, even though it sounds like it has some challenges too, I'll pass on your comments to the recruitment... More


  4. "A truly modern, flexible, and rewarding working environment."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trowbridge, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Trowbridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to work from home fairly regularly, without which I wouldn't be able to work so far from home. The provided technology makes this quite easy, you can easily include someone working from home in a meeting being held at County Hall.

    There is enough movement in the workforce to make progression possible with lots of internal opportunities available. There's a lot of work being done to try to get staff involved with making it a better place to work. Anyone with ideas can easily raise them through an intranet-based, visible portal.

    Most importantly, I got to work with a huge variety of people all of whom were absolutely committed to making a positive difference to peoples lives despite this being made harder and harder to do every year. Some people's determination is quite inspiring and this made staying motivated quite easy.

    Cons

    Falling budgets make things quite tense as the financial year is coming to a close, but most carry on as normal - keep calm and carry on and all that jazz...

    Wiltshire Council Response

    21 Mar 2018 – Resource Advisor

    I really enjoyed reading your review, and really identified with it, thank you for taking the time to post it!


  5. "Great Organisation"

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    • 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


  6. "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.

    Wiltshire Council Response

    20 Nov 2017 – Resource Advisor

    Thank you for writing your review, I'm glad you benefited from things like Wiltshire Rewards, and am sorry to hear you feel people are not valued enough, we are currently working with our employee... More


  7. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  8. "Good employer but progression is limited"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Current Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Flexible"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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