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4.3
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Wiltshire Council CEO Jane Scott
Jane Scott
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Offers good flexible working conditions(in 19 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "(in 5 reviews)

  • "Restructures happened every 2-3 years(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Licensing Officer in Trowbridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wiltshire Council full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and locations. great management,

    Cons

    Due to having to legislate the pay could be higher

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work!

    Wiltshire Council2018-10-14

    Wiltshire Council Response

    February 26, 2019Resource Advisor

    Thank you for your review, and I'm glad you enjoy the flexible working!

  2. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wiltshire Council full-time

    Pros

    Offers good flexible working conditions.

    Cons

    Restructures happened every 2-3 years.

    Wiltshire Council2018-10-09

    Wiltshire Council Response

    February 26, 2019Resource Advisor

    Thank you for your review!

  3. "Love working at Wiltshire"

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

    I have been working at Wiltshire Council full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Flexible working, career progression for those who seek it and qualification courses to help you move up.

    Cons

    Parking, but flexible working around the county helps alot.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, but a pat on the back goes along way, especially those wroking away from the main sites.

    Wiltshire Council2018-08-16

    Wiltshire Council Response

    February 26, 2019Resource Advisor

    Thank you for your review!

  4. "Lack of Team"

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    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 for more than 4 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 Council2018-02-11

    Wiltshire Council Response

    March 21, 2018Resource 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 unfortunately the result of needing to focus on delivering services in an environment ...

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  5. "Brilliant place to work"

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    Current Employee - Council Officer 

    I have been working at Wiltshire Council full-time for more than 6 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 Council2018-01-10

    Wiltshire Council Response

    January 12, 2018Resource 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!

  6. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Salisbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wiltshire Council part-time for more than 4 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 Council2018-01-24

    Wiltshire Council Response

    March 21, 2018Resource 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 team, but if you have any additional info on the recruitment decisions, please feel ...

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

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

    I worked at Wiltshire Council full-time for more than 4 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...

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    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 Council2017-12-28

    Wiltshire Council Response

    March 21, 2018Resource Advisor

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

  8. "Great Organisation"

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

    I have been working at Wiltshire Council full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Strong leadership Clear direction Invest in employees

    Cons

    Parking can be an issue

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing

    Wiltshire Council2017-11-09

    Wiltshire Council Response

    November 10, 2017Strategic 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 organisation of our size but we're working hard to find solutions and alternatives, including ...

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  9. "Mediocre at best."

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

    I worked at Wiltshire Council full-time for more than 6 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 Council2017-11-17

    Wiltshire Council Response

    November 20, 2017Resource 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 engagement group to improve employee recognition, if you'd be kind enough to share any ...

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  10. "Excellent place to work"

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    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...

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    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 Council2017-08-28

    Wiltshire Council Response

    September 15, 2017Strategic 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 supported and empowered here #EPIC!

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