Hull City Council
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I work night shift so don't really see or deal with management but the people I do work with are great. Ive not had any issues just come to work and go home no stress at all really excellent rate of pay for we do on night's can't really complain. I can't comment for day work never work days for them..
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Good place to work

Been at the council since 2019 enjoy my job on the grounds maintenance team. Been given training and an opportunity to gain skills. Would definitely recommend.
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Based on 39 survey responses
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  • Time and location flexibility
Areas for improvement
  • Support from manager
  • Energising work tasks
  • Supportive environment

Very toxic employer

Not a nice place to work, massive pressure put on the workforce by supervisors and management, workforce made to feel worthless and the pay scale is low for professional drivers




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Good work life balance good management and time off flexible in working no two days are the same, computer systems are outdated but colleagues are friendly
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High pressure but making a difference in a difficult climate

High pressure environment. If your not a social worker you are under valued. Specific people seem to rise quickly through the ranks when their face fits. Immediate colleagues are very supportive and caring but there is a sense of everyone been weathered now. Having said that working directly with people to improve their lives is highly rewarding and we really do 'make a difference- the best part of the job is when someone thanks you
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Great staff and manager

Relaxed enjoyable working environment. Building was terrible and needed much improvements, salary wasn’t good at all for someone coming from outside hull.
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Friendly and productive workplace

Spent two years in Waste Management in a role which provided great skills for public sector working e.g project management, customer service, complaint resolution etc. Friendly team and managers who supported a great work / life balance. There was no micromanaging of staff but senior colleagues were always knowledgable and approachable if help was needed. Varied office and field based work made the role interesting. Would recommend this employer, particularly this service area.


Flexible working, good working hours, good management
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Out dated management

Poor management structures in place which often leads to overworked, stressed staff at the bottom of the scale. Long term staff often complacent and reluctant to change. Coming from the private sector I struggled to adapt to inflexible, outdated systems and a very rigid tier system. Other departments may be different but both I experienced were difficult and pressurised roles with poor pay structure


Job security and pension


Outdated management attitude
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No Rewards for hard work

A lot of Favouritism,The Workers that do the job not rewarded & no better thought of than the Shirkers & Skivers that try avoid doing the job,Some staff not punctual ,some come & go when they want & some staff take a lot more breaks & longer breaks than others & Come in late & go early avoiding cleaning & change overs.I got fed up of carrying people so I left after some staff taking the Mick.


Loved being a Life guard training excellent


No Rewards or Bonuses for hard work
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Not equal opportunity

Well almost all English works in Hull City Council After that they will saying they are not racist and equal so how you explain that almost staff getting the job because they are from Hull or English or by familiar as they need job What about how they called them other white??? Also they have survey but you never heard who won the survey and get the £100 voucher
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Good place to work

Hul City Council , like all large public sector organisations, has it's issues but it is a great place to work. Good people. Lot's of different stuff going on.
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As an apprentice, It is all good

I like this place. I get a good flow of work and a sense of satisfaction helping out the community. I like my management and the flexible working opportunities.


good progression and management


Hard interviews
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Challenging & Rewarding work

Opportunities to be creative within roles, committed and engaging colleagues working within a challenging environment, a supportive environment. I would work for HCC again in the future.


Some free parking


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Great Department

Great Department to work for. Not a lot of options if on a Fixed Term Contract though. Do not agree on point scoring at interviews should go on skills and abilty and not just how you perform at interview has some people are better at showing there skills and not just answering question


Great Department
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Good if you like being in a team

Good work life ballance nice people to work with until big management get involved great team managers that lead us they not paid enough I was one then stepped down after 9years not worth stress
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Colleagues are mutually supportive

With so many years experience there are inevitably highs and lows. Working for the Local Authority not a role that is taken on in isolation and therefore the effect of cuts on agencies with whom we need to work cannot be ignored. The cuts are however also leading to difficult decisions being taken within the authority. Unfortunately the are often ultimately counter-productive. I feel it is difficult to maintain the high standards to which I would like to work due to the amount of my time being spent taking on work that could be streamlined or undertaken by staff in other supportive roles.
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Great to work for. Reasonable salary. Good communication. Opportunities to gain qualifications and progress. Great guidance and understanding, supportive employer.
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it was stressful but rewarding wen the public would tell u your doin a gud job keeping the town centre clean plus shops are closing down so they less rubbish on the streets now
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Really enjoyed working for the council

The council were my first proper employers as i was in an apprenticeship. Although it is coming to an end and i really wish i could stay working with them. Staff are so supportive and i would highly recommend the council to anybody
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Very interesting position.

One of if not best employed position I have worked at and would certainly pass that impression to other people. Everyboby in Museums and Culture and Leisure look after each either qether it be colleuges or managment.
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Area of work interesting and varied. Fast paced, specialised legal work, stressful, lack of structured initial on the job training. Learn as you go attitude, poor staff welfare both physical and mental and office morale low.
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Based on 139 reviews

Ratings by category

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

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