Dundee City Council
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To keep it short, Dundee City Council are a fair employer. The schools are dedicated to teaching and value their teachers, but inevitably there are behavioural difficulties in a minority of the pupils. This causes problems which are not effectively handled by upper management and can lead to a lot of stress.
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Professional environment

Worked for 25 years for Dundee City Council it has been a great journey, highly recommend working for DCC. If you require support for any reason the management are there to provide you with the support you require. I am so grateful for the past 25 years and glad to have been part of Dundee City Council workforce.

Pros

Supportive culture

Cons

None
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  • Fair pay for job
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  • Ability to learn new things

Oh no, another day

Used to be a great place to work,going downhill rapidly. Internal issues with management not listening and burying their heads in the sand. Not the job it once was sadly
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One of the best Jobs I've ever had

Everyone was really friendly and helpful when I first started. I always know what I had to do and my work colleagues where always there to lend a hand which I appreciated. Overall a really great work environment with great people and flexible hours which is a plus

Pros

Works on Flexi time
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I really enjoyed my time there. Staff and clients were so nice.

I done various shifts there from earlies, lates, nightshift and many sleepovers. Good rates of pay at that time. Extra shifts when needed. Fun place to work

Pros

Was free lunches for a while

Cons

Can be non stop and so busy
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Overall good company to work for

Good company to work for, job is quite fulfilling especially as I know I’m helping people to deal with a global pandemic. Friendly and energetic environment

Pros

Knowing I’m doing essential work

Cons

Pay rate
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Good employer

Loved my job only down side was I was employed on supply/temporary basis for 3yrs. Various schools and chances to broaden experience of working with children and young people
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hard work but enjoyable

good place to work good benefits great people took claims for housing benefit . made decisions if customers were entitled to apply for bedroom tax input information on to computer
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Stressful job, but relatively well paid.

Well paid but could be stressful. I worked three shifts on and two off. There was plenty of time off with five weeks holiday and ten lieu days each year.
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productive

Very difficult for a driver to get their holidays. Decent environment to work. Can be very clique and don't get involved with said clique. You can be moved between the Marchbanks and Baldovie depots. Hours are very good.
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Your just a number

Dundee city council is well paid and has lots of advantages to offer its staff but its hard on the staff no one is important your just a number you get in trouble for the slightest thing even outside work when off duty as you have to represent the company in the care sector its only sscos that mattert they get away with a lot like speeking to residents like rubbish scos don't matter in any way only to take the blame when the sscos have messed up which has ruined a lot of people's careers and some life's I wouldn't even recommend putting a relative in one of the care homes as its not as safe as you think
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Flexible working friendly

I feel Dundee City Council is very good for flexible working. I have now worked for them for 20 years therefore that must tell its own story. Every department is different.
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Would rather not comment

Would rather not comment as my views may not be of any relevance. Each department is different however I feel that working for the council can lead to a lot of opportunities
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Caring environment

Everyone working Dundee city council are very supportive and always make sure to look after everyone I am very happy to be able to work with them. They make sure every employee is having their needs met as well

Pros

Flexible hours

Cons

Not enough posts for everyone
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Productive, fun and entertaining

This line of work is amazing I feel so confident when I am working with the kids every day I get to hear stories I get to play games do arts and crafts and so much more the children and young people are so easy to get along with.

Pros

Amazing experience
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Fair

Dundee City Council was a good working environment and I had many good times there and made some lifelong friends. it has also allowed me to make a living from becoming a joiner.
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Good workplace

Great team! Thourouhly enjoyed it. The Managers at the cafe were always calm, nice to talk to and understanding. Working at the cafe has given me great confidence and a passion for working in retail.

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

Long hours
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Engaging and Informative

I was given the opportunity to have a work experience placement with the council during high school (reason being of the low salary mark since it was just a placement and was not paid for experience) and I can definitely say that it was worthwhile. All the members of staff were kind and hard-working. A typical day for me was meeting up with the members of staff in the morning, have a specific task to complete for the morning, lunch, another task in a different sector and give feedback to my mentor. I was able to learn what work actually goes into setting up the city's plans and how exactly they have to be undertaken, along with understanding why certain procedures have to be done in a certain way. The management was very kind to me and helped me to understand the specifics of the council. The hardest part of the job would probably be moving sectors with every other task with some only requiring me to move to a new office while others were on the other end of town. It could sometimes feel a bit disorienting. I enjoyed being able to see the intricate workings of he public council and essentially help out with upcoming projects.

Pros

Good experience for my university course

Cons

N/a
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reliable employer

They provided me with constant support and training whilst I was in employment with them. Well paying with a good pension scheme Growth opportunity internally

Cons

0 hour contracts
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Good workplace but problematic

Very difficult to balance your life when working for the council as some of their services are 24 hours. Management care only about your performance and not about you. However the staff you work with are helpful compassionate and down to earth.
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no 2 days are the same

Always organised. Teaching up to 50 children every day in a large team within nursery environment. Supporting children in all aspects of their learning and also supporting parents. Rewards- satisfaction of seeing children happy and progressing.

Pros

School holidays
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Based on 61 reviews

Ratings by category

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

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