Newham Council
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I was a contractor so they needed someone to help with a crisis matter for a short time to enable them to continue with their work load. Systems are good, management are very supportive and work flow was quite managable.


systems, management, staff and salary


on personal biases, its the distance from where I live
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Good job / really nice pay

I really enjoy working here . The pay is good and they’re very understanding with employees. The training is also really helpful. I really recommend working here it’s good experience


Good pay


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Poor company,

Poor company to work for, management is shocking, pay is poor and the contractors are a joke. People talk behind your back and too many managers pets
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Be under no illusion you are only ever a number!

After 36 years with this borough council I can assure anyone who wishes to be valued as a worker who can contribute will be disappointed. The only reason I stayed for so long is that your work hours are not long 37 per week on average and the pension is not bad (not great but not bad) If your the type of person who can switch their brain off and not worry about seeing people of questionable intellect get management positions because they know the right people, then Newham council maybe the place for you.


Union and Pension


Nobody cares (least of all the residents of Newham)
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Not a nice place to work

Bad management did nothing to help staff only help you got was if the face fits. Lots of back handers. No confidence in what you you done all management only looked after number 1 would never go back or recommend them to anyone




They just use you
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No good

No good job no good people. One week, never again hated it and was so glad to leave. The agency did not pay me so I did not go to work the manager wanted me to work without pay so that was the end of that.
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Not helping

there is no help available make every day difficult no taring available don't get support when you needs keep changing management work on weekends and week days


no free lunch


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Nice Place

The team worked well with each other and everyone shared ideas equally. The management was very nice and friendly. There was a nice atmosphere at work.
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Poor place to work

The union is running the company by bullying tactics used on people that don’t agree with there wants. The union Stuart's only care about what they want not what is right for Newham tenants. The Council need to toughen up and Say NO to the Unions weekly requests for a easy life and tell them to move forward with the rest of the industry
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Great place to work - management very understanding relaxed environment and stress free work load varies - and learn new things everyday within the role
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the work there was overloading and although sometimes the events were manageable. it was fun woking for music events but the mmnangemnet is difficult.
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Delivery driver

Worked for a sub company for newham council as a delivery driver part time with a regular route and routine I was on time for all delivery. No problem then a colleague resigned and without notice I was given his round with the same start and finish time for no extra money I was obviously late for some delivery and got blened for being late by the clients so I resigned
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Worse council to work in

Worse place to work Would rather be unemployed then work there Manager is horrible Don’t train you and disgustingly threat Would never work here even if they pay me double
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A typical day at work

I love doing this job this is because when I work I’m always energetic and always one hundred percent to work I always try my best at work and get along with the other workers and help each other as a team
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Lacks absolute professionalism

You cannot trust anyone in this council as they do not recognise or reward those that deserve it instead it is who they know gets up the ladder and it is all about favouritism. Not a single staff is happy working for this council
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Fun work place

There would be a meeting every morning and we were put into small groups. This helped me become punctual and meet deadlines as efficiently as possible, as well as this it also helped me work in small teams and large teams where we would have to communicate constantly to solve problems of different levels.
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An Excellent employer

A Productive and excellent employer. Have lots of benefits on site canteen lots of areas to sit and have meetings or chat. Beautiful building with friendly people.


Smart working


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Not sure what im supposed to write in this box

Newham Council was a great place to work before the redundancies started. I'm not sure how it is now but it was a great place to work. As I was working with a number of schools in the Borough most of my time was spent out of the office delivering training sessions and attending meetings.
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Very good job

I work a newham council for about 5 years now they took me on as an agency first of all then after 3 years I was taken on at full time the management team the senior management team very good work with and always there to help
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Fun workplace

Every child can achieve their highest potential with the help of tutors who are doing their best to deliver excellent tuition to them. With a little bit more help the company could be well organised. Maybe they should provide more opportunities for admin workers to help tutors out. Communication between tutors and office can be improved. Excellent opportunity both for children and tutors to become wonderful musicians.
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Good learning place and room for improvement

This was a work experience. We went to the street of Newham to promote Diabetes awareness as it was diabetes awareness month. We also visited different centre, including GP surgery to speak to the patients about diabetes awareness and how to manage it
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Based on 67 reviews

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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 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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