London Borough of Barnet
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Productive and developed my skills

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Well resourced LA and lots of training and emotional support during Covid. Management were very supportive and approachable. There was lots of bite size training around Liquid Logic and systems services were always available for additional support when need be.
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Good Workplace but Disappointing Relocation

When starting, there was a good team with good workplace culture. Management was open and supportive of new social workers for the most part. There was generous and flexible work arrangements as well. The real downside though, was the relocation package was really lacking with support to transition to living and working and London. There were many logistical issues and things were very slow to get up and running, so it was very disappointing to experience this especially from moving to London from overseas. HR basically ghosted me upon arrival with their support.


Great colleagues.


Disappointing relocation package.
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Until capita came is was great!!!!

Worked there for almost 11 years, including some time under the dreadful capita plc. If it wasn’t for them I would still be there now as they completely lied about training, benefits, what they would change, etc. When with Barnet directly was excellent in our dept. Great boss, great team, everyone helped each other, great atmosphere


Team was excellent


Capita plc came in and ruined it
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interesting and varied work

The teamwork really helped. coordination between different teams was good. mixture of full time staff and contractors. I would recommend working there.
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I liked working at Barnet in its new building in Colindale. I was working in an open office environment were the staff friendly and caring. I was always notifed of training courses.
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Fun place to work.

Typical day of excitement and friendly atmosphere which supported staff to achieve great productivity. i learned customer service and team work. Management was great and encouraging through team building. work place culture of diversity and rewarding. The hardest part of the job was customers looking for a school and the most enjoyable part was celebration at the end of the year.


Friendly environment


parking sometimes difficult.
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Inclusive and socially directly relevant workplace

Barnet is generally a good place to work, with some wonderful and committed staff. Obviously, it can be a difficult environment to work in, owing to lack of funding & resources (both financial and staffing numbers). In all my varied roles there, I was involved in many different work scenarios, dealing directly with the public, suppliers, external companies, Government departments, charities etc. Difficult to specify a typical day, as I held many different roles there, but generally I would spend my day at meetings, advising management of new technologies, helping to devise policy, communications with staff and service users, maintaining and upgrading systems, ensuring correct use of funding etc. Accordingly, I learned a very wide skill-set; particularly staff management, task co-ordination and prioritisation, decision making, and communication skills (both written and verbal) technical IT systems experience etc. Management were generally good, and open to flexible working, and the general workplace culture is inclusive and good. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to directly help both internal staff and external customers. The hardest part of the job was not always being able to help all customers, owing to funding restrictions or compliance with standards all ready in place.


Flexi-time and good leave


Can be a tough environment to work in
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Fun place to work.

Work is interesting and varied and you feel like you are part of the team. Managers are great and everyone is appreciated. Training is very important and you are encouraged to go on courses.


Good work ethic


No perks
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Excellent opportunities

Hard-working organisation focusing on the right areas to make a difference to their communities. Friendly senior management. Good opportunities to get involved in a range of areas.
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A really wonderful place to work for.

A typical day for me is extremely interesting to me not only because I like to work with my favourite media, which are books dvds and other media. But in this role I get to know more about the media and communicate my love to this amongst my colleagues and customers. I learn more about the stock this way and more about the people's interests in them. And more about my own. My management have always been second to none, so helpful and professional to all staff. The hardest part of the job is learning about all these things, but I have to say this is also the most enjoyable as you never stop learning. It's just the job security here is not at it's best, because of the threat of reduncancy hanging over us all right now. Karen Joannou.
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I am proud to be Barnet employee

Productive and fun working environment. Barnet council is a place where you meet helpful, kind, people who encourages, supporting hard working career focused minded individuals. Staff are helpful fun and loving people.
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Love working here. gread atmosphere

My day to day role is to carry out Land searches on properties and time to time I help out with the admin. We work in a very positive and friendly environment. My manager is a lovely person and my collegues and I work great together as a team and support one another. I have made good work relationships with other collegeues from different departments as I myself am very approachable. The hardest part of my role is when carrying out a difficult search and its part of a huge site or a new development, then I need to make sure I have all updated information and double check all my data. I love meeting new people and interacting with people here at the council whether they work for the council or clients who have come in for certain reasons.


Team outtings and parties


less holidays for annual leave
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Working for community and job satisfaction

07:00 till 15:00 in and out of buildings cars all day learn more about the general public and their needs Management is a slight let down the do not like change and there for slow in progress co-workers are wonderful and you can make life long friendships hardest part of the job with better management would be the end of day most enjoyable part of the day again with better management every morning I love my job


every aspect
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Fun and very welcoming environment.

Typical day starts at 8 or 9'o clock in the morning,I learned that you have to be ready and well equipped for the varying types of challenges and demands that each day would bring,Management were often very helpful and understanding ,my co-workers are great ,hardest part of the job is not having up to date IT support or latest software and the most enjoyable parts of the job are the recognition given to staff when they went above or beyond their job specifications.


flexible working


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

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