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About the company

  • Company size
    51 to 200
  • Revenue
    £1m to £5m
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration


Salary estimated from 637 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 40 reviews and is evolving.


Management Accountant in Central Oxford
on 11 July 2020
Interesting role but chaotic and disorganised management
First experience of public sector for a while and role was interesting and challenging. My line manager had a very aggressive in your face style of management which I found very intimidating at times and reduced my enjoyment of the role.
Reconciliation Manager (Consultant) in Location using park and ride can lenghten your
on 15 February 2020
Great team to work with.
The offices have been updated with meeting rooms on every level. There are also staff kitchens on every floor. It is a hot desk environment and each station is set up the same with adjustable chair and screen. There is a supply on anti-bacterial wipes to clean station before setting up. Working arrangement is flexible with 4 days in the office and one working from home. The staff are great to work with.
Temporary Accommodation and Sustainment Officer in Oxford
on 21 January 2020
Great place to work. Management and team members were very supportive. I enjoyed the department and on the job training was great for me to go off on my own after a week.
Street scene operative/driver in Marsh depot
on 12 December 2019
Everybody in the Streetscene department are either dealing drugs or on drugs while on shift. If you get drug tested and fail you get sent home for a few days and then come back again instead of being fired like you should. Racism and sexism is rife. Management are bullies. Workers turn up, do the bare minimum then go home while others work hard for no reward whatsoever. Workers sent out with no clue what to do just given a list. No team ethos it’s each man for himself.
Community Response Enforcement Officer in Oxford City Centre, Oxfordshire
on 6 December 2019
It pays the bills and people are friendly
The people make working at the council pleasant enough but you get your shirkers like you do in any job. Some teams are treated better than others and there is favouritism. In my experience Management is poor, there are no innovative ideas for change or improvement. No team aims or objectives so new ideas are never spoken about so nothing changes and so no mprovement to the service is ever made. Individuals who go above and beyond make management look good. The atmosphere is fairly relaxed and low key but workload is heavy and if staff are off they dont replace with temporary staff and leavers are slow to be replaced. Staff turnover is high in this team. This is never addressed. Advancement,training and progession is limited despite what the adverts tell you. Few people get the opportunity to get ahead. If your face fits then you may get lucky. Holiday allowance is generous but you need it as the pace can be tiring and monotonous. Flex time varies between teams there is inconsistency as service needs and differing contracts mean not all staff are treated equally.

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