Wiltshire Council Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

Updated 16 Nov 2020

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  1. "Flexible"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Wiltshire Council full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Large focus on flexible working

    Cons

    Hard to progress as positions rarely open up

  2. "It's worth getting out of bed for..."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Manager in Trowbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wiltshire Council full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I absolutley love working for Wiltshire Council not only is everyone really friendly and approachable (even senior management!) I am encouraged by my manager to continuously look at ways I can development and further myself. The council encourages you to develop transferable skills allowing you to apply for roles beyond the particular service you work for and reach your full potential. There are many qualifications and in-house courses you can take on/attend. I also love the fact that all the services we provide are for the public and although not everyone may agree we really do have the community at the heart of everything we do! Flexible working, having every bank holiday and 30 days holiday a year are all also huge benefits!

    Cons

    Sometimes parking can be an issue and whilst the council have provided frontline staff with guaranteed priority parking, it would be great to see how the issue will be overcome as it will only get worse.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Delivery Officer in Trowbridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wiltshire Council full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    development opportunities, flexible working, supportive to employees, great colleagues, secondments and personally I have had some great managers

    Cons

    nothing stands out as a con

    Wiltshire Council Response

    August 29, 2019Resource Advisor

    Thank you for your review!

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Council Officer 

    I have been working at Wiltshire Council full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As an organisation what we achieve, often in difficult circumstances is really impressive. I'm lucky to work with really talented people and most people seem to really enjoy what they do. Benefits like the holiday package, pension and flexible working are massive plusses too.

    Cons

    Funding reductions do not make things easy.

    Wiltshire Council Response

    August 29, 2019Resource Advisor

    Thank you for your review.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Apprentice in Trowbridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wiltshire Council full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Employee recognition & voice system EPIC means improvements are frequently being made to improve engagement. -The ability to work from home, and flexible working means a better work-life balance -Wiltshire Rewards -Supportive managers, and team

    Cons

    -Hot desking can be difficult as there isn't always desks available to dock -The relationship between the 3 different hubs isn't always positive as most activity occurs at Trowbridge

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    Wiltshire Council Response

    August 29, 2019Resource Advisor

    Thank you for your review, great idea about the team activities!

  6. "As good as the manager you have"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wiltshire Council full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working and treated like adults

    Cons

    Lack of promotion/ reward opportunities

  7. "Locum SW"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Wiltshire Council for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive team, approachable managers, flexible working

    Cons

    Pay is not great if working in a perm job

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and locations. great management,

    Cons

    Due to having to legislate the pay could be higher

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    Wiltshire Council Response

    February 26, 2019Resource Advisor

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

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Council Response

    February 26, 2019Resource Advisor

    Thank you for your review!

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Love working at Wiltshire"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 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.

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    Wiltshire Council Response

    February 26, 2019Resource Advisor

    Thank you for your review!

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