BRENT COUNCIL Employee Reviews
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With the recent change in management and new Payroll staff , the work environment improved to more friendly, team spirited, fun and relax place to work with staff respecting each other. The hardest part was too many deadlines and system not efficient and maintained to the changes made by the organisation
I have worked for Brent Council in the past as a concierge and I enjoyed the working atmosphere very much. I will not hesitate yo work with them again in the future. I hope to be employed again by them if my application is successful.
Working in the council is a great opportunity. Because of the multi-cultural environment you have the opportunity to widen your learning capacity as you understand the differences
Beautiful resturants, lovely food
fast paced day your expected to dive straight in which I didn't mind. spent most of my time grafting. Lots of really good people there who try there best for the community's they serve, the lower management are generally good but there is some bully's who throw there weight about.
Dealing with over 800 staff on a monthly basis, ensuring that all staff were paid correctly and on time. ensuring staff receive the relavant bonuses and incentives that were due to them in regards to the retention payments. Deputing for the payroll manager in her absence, running monthly reports, Bacs payments, cost reports. Learned another new payroll system called Oracle, doing testing to ensure that the new system paid employees correct. Workplace was good, as we just moved into the Brent Civic Centre. The most enjoyable part was when staff, praised me for being so good at my job.
If you are young and smart and looking to climb the career ladder quickly, this is not the place for you. No matter how hard you work, no matter how much extra work you do or ingenuity you show in solving problems, you will NOT be rewarded here. The council works on strict pay scales, and you will not get paid more than what scale you are on for your entire life! So if you start on 30k, expect to be on £30k in 60 years time. I would describe it as a dead end job with no scope for progression. So if you are just happy to doddle along on an okay salary being bored by the monotony of day to day existence doing the same thing, day in and day out, apply here. If you would like to keep doing different things, like to be challenged, and are keen to move up the career ladder/get a higher salary quicker, this is not the place for you.
2 days working from home
Dead end job, low salary, some boring people
The management in Brent Council is appalling I have never witnessed such poor management. They sabotage their staff to move forward within the council. The training is ridiculously poor and they do not know how to take care of their staff. Brent Council take pride in condoning such behaviour and it is very disappointing to know they support such behaviour. The staff turn over in housing benefit is exceedingly high due the poor management and the lack of training and the pay rate is stupidly low for an adult. They offer you a pay rate and go back on their weird because Brent on a whole is struggling financially and they will make cuts at any means necessary even if it means you work for pittance. It doesn't matter how well you perform in your job do not expect any recognition for it. In fact they will turn around and tell you that you can do better and you are not doing enough!