GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL
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3.9 out of 5 stars.
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I worked in 2 different schools and the experience in each was very different. You were pretty much left to do as you wanted as management for technicians was in another school.
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Unfair and repetitive workplace

There is no pleasure or praise. they will pick on the quiet and those who don’t fit in. the work load is unfair to some and others get away with doing nothing
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Another run of the mill place to work

Constantly being asked by Management to cover absent staff was demoralising. No pay rise for over 10 year's, we had to take industrial action to be awarded money which they owed us and we are still owed pension money which they are trying to pay as little as possible across the board. The kind of place where you must be known or suck up to a Manager for promotion.

Pros

None worth mentioning

Cons

Management incompetency and dishonesty
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Friendly nice people enjoyed school cleaning job

I worked in primary school as day cleaner . Through small medical problem I had to leave now I am ok I would very much like to go back into school cleaning position

Pros

Hours were suitable and school was near me

Cons

None
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No leadership

Poor management. However, competitive salary and good work life balance. Lack of opportunities to progress and will discriminate and promote friends.

Pros

Salary

Cons

Lack of progression Aggressive management style
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Poor wages Terrible chifts. Absolutely no work life balance in their

Would never work for Glasgow city council again they treat you as if you are duirt on their boot And I would tell anybody else that is thinking of getting a job stay on the social

Pros

None

Cons

Absolutely poor wages and absolutely terrible conditions
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It is a good work environment & the hours of work suit me.Holidays are also good if its term time.

Glasgow city council provide various jobs.The term time holidays are great.The management staff are helpful and usually there is overtime if you want extra hours/money.The only problems i have had is with H.R. messing up my contract & wages on occasions.Overall a good place to work with friendly staff.

Pros

School holidays.
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Nice employees fun place at xmas

I have enjoyed 28 years working within different departments, area teams, headquarters always a friendly place to work. Excellent training and support from administrators.
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Glasgow council

Utter hole of a place to work. management don’t have a clue how to do job . People with little experience paid more than ppl with years of experience ! Thousands of £s wasted every year on material

Pros

None

Cons

Rotten pay and management
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Avoid avoid avoid

Place was very stressful and management did not take into consideration your mental health. Did not get any gratification for doing extra things for management. It’s all about call handling and feels like you’re in a concentration camp because you get monitored if you go over your break or how long you’re at the toilet for

Pros

Meet some nice people

Cons

As above
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Great for work and home life balance

Great place too work. Always extra hours if needed.Opens up too other opportunities and jobs within the council. Management are understanding and if help is needed you will receive it.

Pros

Job security, always help when needed

Cons

No equal pay for women
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Lecturer

You have dufferent tasks every day. Hreay variation from day to day. Many different challenges. Indoors and out many types of student. Engineers police cadets bricklayers plumbers school certificate business studies

Pros

Self employed

Cons

Commute
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Very good place to work

Very friendly employees just get on with the job in hand. And the management are great too. Cheerful atmosphere Al in all can't speak highly enough of my time in the council.

Pros

Friendly coleuges

Cons

Non
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Management

There is 3 managers for 12 people. Two are excellent at their job and the other argues with you and makes rumours about you. Also if you are doing work for others she tells you to drop it because her stuff is more important and it turns out that she only wants you to create a poster for a bake sale that she is organising. Also takes your own hard work for her own. Other colleagues are excellent love working there apart from that one manager.

Pros

Hard working, time efficient, Good works place

Cons

Poor management, too many managers
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Immensely rewarding

No two days the same. Excellent opportunity to develop practice. I learned the skills required to be an effective special needs teacher. Very supportive management. Hardest part of the job was leaving it due to relocation. Not once did I not want to go work. Would have done it for free!

Pros

Excellent colleagues.

Cons

Worrying about the welfare of the pupils outside of school
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Enjoyable

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Gcc was given task completed that then pulled into other areas where my skills could assist just unfortunately budget constraints led to contract ending

Pros

People

Cons

Building not suited to disabled people
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It can be busy

It depends upon who you work with.The work is not that hard as Iam experience catering assistant for years, it gets hard when we are short of staff or other staff doesnt turn up. To me it is very handt no matter what the weather is like because I just stay 2 minutes away from work.The pay is ok, but not really a living wage as everything now,prices wise goes up and the tax man is greedy.

Pros

Develop good friends

Cons

SHort staff all the time
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Working in govenhill that is a experience itself

Hard job working in govenhill for over 20 years need change in bins street cleaning house clearance and cleaing bulk from back of house, s and on streets
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Feeling rewarding while helping children achieve their goals

I have worked in this field of work for many years and enjoy it however I'm ready for a change to further my experience and skills. I feel I can adapt and bring more to any work place
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Overall Positive Experience

I worked in three different schools in Glasgow as an Italian Language Assistant. The experience varied from school to school, but I enjoyed working in that environment. Staff was usually very kind and supportive.
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Productive and fun workplace

Fabulous group of people. Great workplace and all public holidays given. A lot of roles 9-5 Mon-Fri so a great work/life balance. Highly recommend working for the council
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Based on 156 reviews

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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 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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