Cheshire West and Chester Council Employee Reviews
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Worked for Cheshire West for over 10 years. Mixed reviews about working here colleagues helpful and supportive. Most management unsupportive and found the work distressing and beyond pay grade. Unless you are very resilient, wouldn’t recommend
Poor employee support
I think CWAC is a great place to work at. Plenty of training, well equipped staff and ability to work from home. Main issue is that people who worked for years for CWAC do not appreciate how well looked after they are. I have worked for other authorities and can definitely confirm that CWAC is very caring and also wealthy authority.
Do not bother, no support, no help, no work life balance, senior management happy to ignore bullying despite the best that HR could chuck at it. Very large work load, working environment toxic, whole department moved offices 4 time within the same year in the same building.
Have worked for CWAC for many years, lots of changes & cuts more recently. No career progression opportunities, office facilities are run down, management is not consistent and some don’t appear to have much experience or training
Contractual benefits, flexible working
Lack of career progression opportunities
Great place to be if you are happy to work in an office with little progression available. There is limited scope for any professionals development compared to other authorities I have worked in.
lack of progression
Great team and friendly members of staff. Great place to work and very professional. I have learned that I need to prioritise tasks. The management team are great under pressure, great at handling issues in the work place and great to talk to. The most enjoyable part of the job is working as team and learning things.
The emphasis on multi agency response to need was good, with some very positive results for families. Staff within the service received appropriate training to support their roles, and there were good policies and procedures in place. The staff within the service were extremely dedicated and focused on positive outcomes for staff. The culture was one of mutual respect and support.
Excellent training provided to staff, and a supportive management structure.
Too many targets to meet that impacted at times on priorities.
The best part of the job was meeting new customers. The managers were too busy and always changing the rules. The offices were run down and the computers were slow and out of date. The hours were flexible and pay average.
Terrible old fashioned and run down office accommodation and old computers
In a typical day I would complete home visits, complete assessments and direct work with children. Love working with children and their families in their homes or schools. I worked in a very busy child in need team with amazing members of staff. Work life balance was challenge and sometimes the pressure and expectations put on newly qualified staff was unrealistic and unfair.
Working with children and families.
Management attitudes towards newly qualified staff.