Derbyshire County Council
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The management were very good and though i did not take to the job (my fault) they were very supportive and though the job of working with people with dementia was difficult and demanding i did feel it was very rewarding. My big problem was racism by one woman and was witnessed by another member of staff . I did report it to the management but i left soon after that and i did feel i was the one coursing trouble and they never got back to me and felt that it was swept under the carpet,with this i was very disappointed with the management and lost faith in them.
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Nice staff(most) Better pay than most care places
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Rasism with certain staff
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Poor support from managers, too many managers doing the same job, unorganised, poor resources offered for students , uncaring HR, lack of technology in classrooms.
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Pay
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Poorly organised/lack of care/support in workplace
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The management at this place are poor and totally incompetent, one of the biggest issues is the dead wood staff that have been carried by the establishment all of the careers.
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Management aren't bright enough to monitor you.
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Management aren't bright enough to monitor you
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Good pay for the job with enhancements for hours after 7pm. 3 shift system was horrendous, wanted to change 1 shift every 6 weeks and was denied. Really poor work/home life balance as you can be doing days, nights and afters in 1 week. Constantly given extra shifts that when not asked, mainly at weekends. Works on a 6 week rota so it's very rare you get a weekend off. Staff where lovely but senior carers didnt actually do any care just meds and office work. Building very dated with no ensuites so commode used.
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Good pay, lovely staff
Cons
3 shift system makes home life difficult
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Great team, various areas to progress in, money isn’t amazing but enough, team work ethic and support. Regular training programmes, team dynamics. Lunch breaks, annual leave entitlement, flexi and TOIL.
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Great team, support, mainly all management is friendly.
Cons
Building/car park
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Worked for them for 11 years covered shifts for them helped in office and other centres too but ,,,,, hurt my back at work Mc they couldn’t wait to get rid of me not the first one that it’s happened to either ,,, would answer the phone to me at all when I was off rude arrogant no equal opportunity’s in this council treated me like dirt never again
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Like all big organisations it has its problems, but I found the staff to be friendly, caring and generally helpful. Encouraging HR to get my references was my biggest problem.
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Staff
Cons
Procedures at times
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I've worked with Derbyshire county council as a catering assistant for 3 year a and it's hard work a very physical job but seeing the children enjoy there meals is rewarding to see.
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there is no need to work every other weekend, keeping it to 1 in 4 was ample. You will lose good, reliable, staff for making them give up their personal time with their families.
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HR department very busy but office team are excellent and fun to work with. Ever changing environmental structure due to fiscal times Workplace culture depends on where you work
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I have enjoyed working at Derbyshire County Council. Most people I have dealt with are genuine and want to provide excellent service. Recommended employer
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My job include mopping cleaning toilets dusting and hoovering offices emptying bins keeping it to high standards my line manager was good any problems they was resolved quickly nothing really hard about.my job just remembering the cleaning solutions dosage I really enjoyed my job the people where great
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Stressful job. No support given only criticism. I hate my job but I desperately need the money. I would not recommend working for this company. I hope to leave shortly
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I love working for Derbyshire county council brilliant company good pay full sick pay good pensions brilliant holidays feel secure and good school where I work love working for Derbyshire county council
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Good...job security, wage, job satisfaction, students are more or less brilliant Bad...no work/life balance, no breaks, too much paperwork and testing, it ends up taking over your life.
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I work in residential care for the elderly, it has been a pleasure working with the management and staff. The residents are amazing people who we learn from everyday. The hardest part of the job can be when there are staff shortages, this can cause stress as the dedicated care team try to meet all the social and care needs on an individual basis.
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Enjoy my job but my care home might be shutting so that's a negative so has forced me to look for another job unfortunately but being optimistic But love the staff and residents who I work with
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If you apply for a job and you are successful for interview make sure you ask about “Vertas and Concertus because Derbyshire county council IS joining a venture with the above companies and you could be transferred over to them in which your pay, terms and conditions, Holiday, sick pay could all change, management don’t tell you anything about this and your left in the dark and the meetings you have are a waste of time as nothing is answered, I have now left because of this uncertainty of your job,
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Very nice group, chatty friendly, trusting and everyone just mucks in and gets work done. All work sent to phone and highways hub always available to assist. Shame Im only on a 6 month contract.
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I’ve worked for them for many years and have no concerns or issues They follow teacher pay scales and have no company benefits Generous pension benefits
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A most interesting and varied experience with friendly, professional people helping each other in striving to support the communities of Derbyshire. Good
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