Hertfordshire County Council
Happiness score is 52 out of 100
3.8 out of 5 stars.
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About the company

  • CEO
    Owen Mapley
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    £366m to £730m (GBP)
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration
  • Headquarters
    County Hall Pegs Lane H...
  • Link
    Hertfordshire County Council website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 184 reviews and is evolving.



Head Teacher in Hertfordshire
on 15 January 2023
Education team too small.
Okay place to work but ultimately too few people so don’t really know schools. Then knee jerk reactions and snap decisions that are unnecessary. Need to trust staff more.
Family safeguarding team in Hertfordshire
on 9 January 2023
Terrible toxic place , bullied, and prejudiced , no value for staff management so bad
V. poor decision making on staff health, management utterly incompetent doing looking after staff doing their jobs .High turnover of staff due to toxic culture. Corruption, bullying. Health guidelines not respected. HR only supported management and the service so the service needs are met first . I could go on and on .Making a difference to families is nice . I would not recommend working for this council at all.
Admin Assistant in Hertfordshire
on 4 January 2023
doesn't quite meet our quality guidelines.
No leadership. No chain of command. I felt isolated, not enough work, lack of management. Corruption. Covid guidelines not respected. Complete disregard in terms of communication to staff.
Analyst Programmer in Hertford
on 13 December 2022
Typical local authority
It should have been a brilliant job, my colleagues were friendly and inspiring but the managers thought that your salary was your purchase price. There was a lot of harassment and intimidation and HR could be relied on to protect the business
Class Teacher in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
on 26 November 2022
Stressful, no breaks, high accountability
I have been teaching in Hertfordshire schools for many years. The training opportunities have decreased and the salary is low because schools have no money, yet the workload continues to increase. We do not get our breaks and are even asked to clean after teaching all day. Even when sick we have to upload lesson plans and mark work when better. There is no support and lots of criticism from school leadership. I would not recommend this employer.

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Average experience
Interview is average
Process takes about a day or two

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They asked 10 questions so I can't remember all of them. Asked when did I have to explain something complex in simple terms, when I had to learn something complex in a short period of time etc.

Shared on 1 December 2022

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This is dependent on the hiring manager. Review the person specification on the job outline.

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