Ipswich Borough Council Employee Reviews
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Typical day would be to manage a team of Team Leader to achieve and monitor targets. i most enjoyed team/ team leader/ management meetings. Enjoyed the job, but constant changing goals and target due to reducing budgets and changing regulations.
This was a government job, so the scene was very serious, nevertheless I learnt the basic office skills a required for my career path.I learnt to fax photocopy and file, they even showed me how to type, they also gave me a free computer to practice on.I studied an modern apprenticeship in business and administration, the experience was very educational.We used to deal with building and planning control we served the public well those who wanted to build on a property.
Being an apprentice
Hard days work but rewarding keeping you fit. Management is just out of school and struggling! The hardest part of the job is the physical demands on the body, the most enjoyable being able to go home on a task and finish basis
Constant reviews of services create poor job security and low morale. Pointless meetings almost everyday, many simply to tick boxes to say you have had the meeting. Didn't come across any managers at my level who have a shred of confidence in the council's senor management. Seems to be an unwritten policy to get rid of long serving staff, so if you are looking for job security and good senior management, don't apply here! That said, the actual staff are great, the work/life balance is good, and generally the pay is quite good.Best to work at the outstations rather than Grafton House to avoid constant interference from senior management.
Flexible working, friendly staff
Management is exceptionally bad, especially at the top!
Working at Ipswich Borough Council tended to be monotonous, mundane, and didn't seem to give much of a career progression path, however that may have been because my role was a new one yet to be fully defined. Local government jobs seem very inhibited by "red tape" and almost everything required sign-off from one person or another. This tended to be the hardest part of the job.
a typical day was going to different site around Ipswich and completing tasks like watering town hall flowers and trimming hedges. I learned about life in a work place for the first time, which was hard work and tea breaks. management was kind and friendly towards me and gave me a tour around charity park. the culture of the workplace is mixed in my opinion as others were either happy or bored of there jobs. the hardest part of the job was the hedge trimming as I had to cut endless hedges throughout my time there. the best part of the job was that they took me to a last day breakfast at Sainsbury's.
having to help cut endless hedges