Carmarthenshire County Council Employee Reviews
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Very good place to work if you want to advance your training and skills. Management very accommodating and supportive. Always felt listened to and knew who to go to if there was an issue. Fast paced and can be long hours but such is the nature of the job.
Good pay and supportive management
Can be long hours and a lot of driving
Hours are few and far between. Due to being lower down the careers level, there’s no respect. Due to the job in its self, the higher end staff treat you with very little respect and watch you constantly. No furlough giving with the council, even tho it was said verbally, it was not received. They didn’t even phone you to confirm that you will not be given the furlough scheme. They employ more members of staff even thou there are no hours.
No further for development
Working for Carmarthenshire County Council was a great first job as it gave me regular, good working hours accompanied by a good hourly rate. The working environment is great as my work colleagues were very supportive and helpful, everyone worked well as a team and looked out for one another. The work was hard but due to having good colleagues and managers, was always made fun. A typical work day included a number of activities besides being a lifeguard such as cleaning and setting up activities so I was always on my feet. The work improved my self confidence and ability to take control of situations and believe in myself. The hardest part of the job was being a swimming instructor as it can be a stressful job when under staffed, however, all of the teachers and lifeguards would work together to overcome any problems. The best part of the job was the connections and friendships I formed, also the job helped me throughout my final school years and supplied me with the money I needed to get my drivers licence and a car.
The council are notoriously slow in everything they do, this remains an issue when working for them. Depending whether you’re lucky you could attend training for your role immediately or like many, wait months - then waiting to start is another story. You will not be provided with uniform (which the employer is responsible fo supplying) for a good while. Management are all lovely, I have not met a single home manager that has a bad managerial attitude, they are all great (from what I’ve seen). You could work a ton of shifts one week and next to nothing the next.
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Overall my job was to supervise children on their lunchtimes, making sure they were all safe and accounted for. Most days I would volunteer in a year 1 class which was fun! I helped the children with their work and with day to day activities.
When you have helped a child learn something new
Management was hands off and did not show great leadership, however the line manager and other staff were great at helping where needed. Varied tasks, fun environment, but emphasis on work. Poor culture outside of work, limited interactions. Budgetary concerns limited advancement within organization, however opportunities for transference to other departments was available and encouraged.
Good atmosphere, job security, good pension, long breaks
Poor work-life balance, low culture, little management, budgetary concerns limited advancement and security
Pay received by tutor relies on attendance of pupil and tutor. It is an interesting job and the hourly rate is good. However, you have to pay for everything yourself, eg, petrol, photocopying and wear and tear of car. After paying for all of this, the hourly rate does not seem that good. Also, it is casual work - ie, no contract. Pupils can be located anywhere in the county of Carmarthenshire which is geographically big.
Unreliable regaring pay.
I work with people from varied backgrounds and a variety of skills. My job requires me to have patience empathy knowledge and good humour. I work as a team member and as an individual. The council has many good courses to attend therefore improving my skills.
Varied meet new people
Pay could be better.