NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL
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Great for single parents getting back into work.

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Most of the time you will be cleaning, serving and setting up.Easy job to learn but lots to remember and alot of physical activity such as lifting heavy tins and tables etc.

Pros

Brilliant for single parents needing part time work, that fits around school time. Uniform provided.

Cons

My experience was a stressful, unorganised work space that was badly managed but over all I'd work for the company again.
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Worked directly with nice people mamaent and higher arche not good

Good squad to work with not higher arche. Working out fide fresh air and freezing coldi really can't believe I have to put so many carecters in me answer me answer is me anwer and that's it

Pros

No free. Lunch

Cons

Cold
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Worst place I have ever worked

I worked for newcastlw Council for just under 1 year. My managers were very 8 supportive although I got excellent feedback from other staff and members of the community for my work as I went above and beyond. I am disabled and could not carry out an element of my job due to this disability which was declared at the interview and also onmy application form because of this towards the end of my probation period I was told I had failed my probation when my union produced evidence I had done all other aspects of the job brilliantly I was told my probation would be extended for 1 month to which they still failed my probation and alternately I was let go from the company. My union asked them to relocate me to another position or just take the aspect of the job I could not do away from my duties this was refused by management although occupational health had also reccomended this and stayed I was capable of the other aspects of the job.I was given a referral to access to work where I was told I needed special equipment to do my job to its fullest. I received this equipment which just sat in a box was never set up and was there until the day I was let go.If you want any support from managers I reccomend you look at a different company as this offers no support whatsoever. Also the wage was disgraceful.

Pros

I worked with anorher lovely girl who I have remained friends with, and there were other departments that seemed to really look after their staff

Cons

My managers were awful and grouped together like a covern of witches
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Easy job but management destroy any kind of morale

Management at Newcastle city council especially in parking services department are totall inept and are void of any compassion. They have great workers who are being let down on a huge scale

Pros

4 day week

Cons

Work a lot of weekends
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Nepotism

It’s like a family run business, run by bullies, management structure is so poor. Mostly nepotism applies . It was once a good place to work but for the past 10 years it’s been run by bullies.

Pros

None

Cons

Corruption
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Great job with fine management

Fabulous to work for, good management and support to enhance skills and knowledge however due to redundancy lost my job otherwise would still be there.
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fun and work place

enjoyed meeting new people and being self employed great being able to work hours to suit hardest part was working long 14hr shifts typical day was sitting about in long taxi queues awaiting a fare
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Productive

There was never a moment to relax you were always on the go doing something it was a very fast working environment where everything had a timeline and had to be done on time.
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not a bad place to work its fun and serious times

it is all go from start to finish mangers are very good and do help you out if you are stuck lads are good to work with yes not bad at all it a ok company to work for ill work there again they look after you till its your time to go
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Stressful but enjoyable and rewarding. The teachers' job deserves much higher payment.

For nearly 20 years of work in the same college, I felt secure in my teaching job. However, I would rate work/life balance as 80% to 20%. Accessible but domineering management puts a lot of pressure on teachers especially with regard to time-consuming admin paperwork. On the positive side, there was a lot of CPD training which added to my IT and admin paperwork skills. I have also gained invaluable experience in teaching diverse and multicultural groups and awareness of the asylum and migrant system. The most notable and rewarding part of the job was teaching and my students' achievements.
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Productive

Working as part of a team and responsible for various cleaning duties to ensure the cleanliness of the building. Complying with all proper safety policies and procedures when using cleaning chemicals. Making sure that COSHH regulations are adhered to on the use of chemicals, protective clothing and equipment
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Clean streets of flytipping items. Litter picking. Brushing streets. Call outs to flytipping incidents. Fab place to work. Great bunch of people to work with
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Fast paced environment

I love working in my kitchen. We are like a small family. Kitchens are very busy, and there is often over time available. And another plus is that you get all the school holidays off
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productive and fun place to work

brilliant experience and helps better people skills. All employees are relaxed and welcoming but very committed to the area of work, overall a spot on place to work
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Brilliant company to work for

I enjoyed my job at Newcastle social cervices I was treated with respect and looked after as a valued member of staff we had a fantastic senior team and our managers were very understanding to all of us.
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Terrible

Backstabbing at its finest.management hang you out to dry.they tell you what to do then deny it.wage isnt bad but its more who you know not what you know.if you have family working there then you are looked after
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Great

Great Good communication and a supportive team. Flexible shifts and an excellent competitive rate of pay. Excellent pension scheme available for those who wish to join
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Contract Surveyor

A typical day at work involves working in a fast paced environmentin a multi-disciplined team. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting new people and getting new challenges.
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Be prepared to work hard, listen well and work across other schools.

Great kitchen colleagues. We all helped each other. This job is ideal if you have kids at school as hours and holidays suit. I spent my 4 years at this job very happy. If you have any problems, the management are willing to do what they can to help. I only had one problem at another school kitchen but it was quickly resolved. Hard, fast work but worth it.
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Excellent company to work for.

Great experience learnt lots and gained lots of valuable skills/qualifications I was an apprentice and loved every minute of it. Great management great colleagues great job. Wish I could go back.

Pros

Everything

Cons

None
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Standard Local Government office

Lots of good hard working people there, however, also lots of people in posts earning 40k plus who seem to spend most of their time in meetings and offer very little productivity.

Pros

Flexi

Cons

Constant job cuts - No promotion opportunities
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4.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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