Derbyshire County Council
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What is the best part of working at the company?The structure and friendliness of the employees What is the most stressful part about working at the company?If I had to choose anything it would be lowered resources as you would expect in the public sector.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Really fun environment to work in.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Structured and organised. Decisions can take a while.
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Driver / Handyman @Transport workshops .

Enjoyable job most of the time sometimes you maybe under pressure due to work loadMost of the time left to get on with your day with no issues management where good never had any problems with them.


Left alone no issues as long as the jobs got done


Wages are not the best.
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Based on 106 survey responses
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Clear sense of purpose
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  • General feeling of work happiness

It’s ok

Shift patterns aren’t family friendly at all. Everyone is placed on a 3 week rolling rota of mornings 7-3 , lates 2-10 and nights 10pm- 7am. No give at all on this from management- Not ideal. Can be very physically demanding, with little to no support sometimes. Not much thanks from any senior management either- also no real career progression.
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Good setting for work experience

Brilliant co-workers at my work experience whom allowed me to reach my potential. I was able to use the library dewey decimal system and it was interesting seeing how a library runs internally.
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We were sold out to outside contractors and became numbers not people.

What is the best part of working at the company?Friendly staff, good company benefits, I worked for the council for 11 years and received exelent training. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Time schedule for getting daily jobs done. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Can be a little itchy depending where you work but generally good. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Productive and fun if you have good work team.
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No career prospects

What is the best part of working at the company?Flexible work zero contract work not permanent all year work.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Zero hour contracts not reliable work. Good for learning new skills but not good longer term.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Short term zero hour contracts which can end at short notice. Ger rid of zero hour contracts.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Students enjoyable to work with.
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Flexible attitude, supportive and friendly

Respectful and caring attitude, supportive work environment and friendly people. Inclusive and treat everyone the same. Welcomed onto the team, really enjoying it.
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Great colleagues, supportive management

Great varied job role, superb training opportunities. Colleagues great working in a challenging job. Work every other weekend, early shift or late shift.


Training oppurtunities


Odd shifts
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Hard work but good development opportunities

The job is really hard but the people are good and derbyshire is a better LA than neighbouring ones for development and support so cannot complain at that. Reasonable pay
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G8 place to work

One of the best jobs you could ever have nice people to work with from the top to the cleaners if I hadn't retired I would definitely still be there you could not wish for a better place to work excellent on site training with excellent teachers


Good clean place of work excellent


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Friendly workplace

I worked as an advanced practitioner in Derbyshire County Council as a new recruit to work on a brand new project which requires collaboration with different colleagues. Most colleagues were friendly and supportive. The office locates in Matlock which is a lovely market town in the Peak District. The only down side I could think of is the unclear organisation structure sometimes you cannot reach out for someone you need because there is no clear directory of the other staff members' position, title and duty.
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Supportive management

Social work is a challenging and stressful job. When I was in the team in Derbyshire I always felt I had complete backing from my manager. Having worked elsewhere since and not had that experience I cannot stress how important it is. It’s for this reason I’ve chosen to return to Derbyshire. The camaraderie from colleagues is also essential and something else that Derbyshire has to offer !
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Excellent leadership

Worked here on a temporary contract during the summer of Covid. Excellent leadership from the managers. A really calm and relaxed environment without diminishing the importance of what we were doing.
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Great team

Good support from head office and my local team, good benefits like pension and annual leave (as you would expect from a council,) chance for progression internally
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Working for DCC and being employed by a school are two different things. It’s hard to rate DCC directly against your role as a teacher as many of the ratings questions relate to the school itself and of course, every school is different.


Holidays, training, every day is different


Workload, stress, pressure
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Case Assessor- fixed term :(

This department needs some involvement. No proper set standards. Alot made up as they go along. No growth in the department unless you want to be a Team Leader. Fixed term contracts, no job security. Very little support if service users verbally abuse you .The department is just too busy. Its a production line .Constantly micro managed - making sure you were hitting so many applications per day .Alot of unnecessary nit picking over small things . Very hierarchy feel.Very large staff turnover...someone would walk out ..then A temp in their place within days .Just a number - not valued .Left before my fixed term contract due to depression. Other staff members doing same job lovely . I'm glad they were supportive.


Wfh but even that grew grim


Lack of hands on management. Soulless office . Grim
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Stable job security. Great pension. Wages are well below the average for the job roles. Good sick pay and benefits. Good HR team. A lot of jobs expect extra work outside of your duties and working hours.
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Poor workplace, No respect to staff, poor money, short hours

No respect to staff, poor money, not enough hours for people, they cut the hours without asks us, they cuts the hours every single year before the summer holidays to pay us about an one hundredth £ less each.
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Great place to work

Friendly professional environment. Supportive management and a good career prospect if a job suits your career aspirations. Fair pay and annual leave allocation.
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Derbyshire County Council

Excellent company to work for , lots of opportunities within the company to progress excellent training provided . Good work life balance care about their employees . All colleagues and Management are very supportive Fun and can be very challenging at times but very rewarding .


Lots of opportunities, friendly, work life balance .


Can be long hours
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Staff are great

Most of the Staff are great odd few are clicky. Most of the time you don’t feel valued by the management. pay is good, pension is good but not much work life balance.
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Based on 246 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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