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Good place to work wish their was more room for progression and personal development or when actually trained in things it was untilised within the setting.
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Good company to work for

Salford city council provide many benefits such as full pay when sick (in moderation).Care days if you have children and recognise unions well.I enjoyed my time working for the company.


Good work life balance, pay when absent, stable job of permanent


Teaching assistants pay isn’t great
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Based on 12 survey responses
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  • Fair pay for job
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Time and location flexibility
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  • Ability to learn new things
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Energising work tasks


Good place to work and good benefits and salary. Easy to spend to HR if ever needed. Salary increase each year. Friendly colleagues and good start/finish times.
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No support

Zero support from line management. Zero guidance on policies & procedures. Always compared to previous person in the role without offering any assistance in developing workplace experience.
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easy place to get to by transport and happy place to work with good lads,some been there many years

healthy outdoors work,meet all kinds of people,work around different parts of salford,good bunch of lads to work with and the bosses are not bad either


working outside in the summer


working in the rain and the cold in winter months
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Good supportive place to work.

Good LA. Supportive, delegative . Good support systems. Administration support is outstanding. Clear aims and objectives and vision. Regular appraisals


Good cafe on site


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Secure job for 40 years

I had many happy years working for Salford City Council. As an employer they provided a good home/life balance whilst I raised my family. I received promotions through the years and attended University to obtain a Diplomer of Education whiifvTraibibgbIfficer I have now been fortunate in being allowed to retire on voluntary early retirement.
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Customer orientated

Enjoyable fast paced workplace, striving to achieve change to benefit customer needs and expectations. Innovative solutions to complex problems. Encouraged to succeed
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Good organisation to work for. Good on the job training. Encourages flexible working and teamwork. Lack of encouragement and opportunities for ethnic

Good organisation to work for. Good on the job training. Encourages flexible working and teamwork. Lack of encouragement and opportunities for ethnic minorities.
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Good expeince

Good place to work employees treated well great health and safety and support well played and fellow employees good to work with shame so many jobs lost with government cutbacks
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Good staff, poorly funded

Poor work life balance as a school teacher, poorly funded schools and ever shrinking budgets. Staff do not have the resources to teach the children effectively. Low number of TA's providing extra necessary support.
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Being run like a sweatshop in culture. Dictatorial management structure.

Unfortunately SCC has employed new Heads of Services who believe in a dictatorial style of management. Previously staff were engaged and consulted, that is no longer the case. Customers are being forced down the digital route however not all customers are digitally savvy. Job satisfaction is now extremely low and work life balance is very low down the list. The culture for development is very old council in that if you are a yes person you’ll progress, however if not, your role will be questioned in the organisation. It’s who you know not what you know.


Healthy annual leave amounts


Workforce unhappiness.
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Good company

I have worked with the council for 3 years moving around different schools providing healthy meals daily within a great team at each school. Would recommend
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Generally a good place to work

The new structure within the Customer Service division is being run a shoestring with lots of unhappy customers complaining about debt, timescales and unhelpfulness. The new management team are out of touch with customer needs and staff anxieties.




Bad management
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Friendly, supportive work environment.

During my time at this job, I felt very much a part of the work team and the environment was friendly all while keeping a professional manner. The job was straight forward and even though it was fairly easy to grasp, I was coached by my supervisor and my peers. I was never forced to stay for overtime or to do extra shifts if I couldn't fill the positions. The management is very good. They are willing to answer any questions you have about whether it be the job, wages etc. All in all, a very good place of work.


Free food!


Fairly tiring work.
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Great people to work with

Went here for a work placement to build confidence and get a reference. Colleagues excellent and open, even did an extra week with them past my alotted time when asked due to some staff leaing the council.
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The cause of the job was great as I worked for children who are in foster care etc but the place it’s self was morbid and everyone seemed very depressed. There was huge ques for the scanner even though we had limited time to get important documents back.


Helping children in bad situations


Miserable work colleagues
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active and hands on

very hard working day there was always something to do and there was never a dull I learned a lot about how to work on vehicles of all different sizes
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salford council

great company to work for great job benifits great hours and a company with good organisation based on eccles new road so easy to get to with tram stops motorway nearby
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Proactive , rewarding

Love this job . This is a rewarding but can be tiring job always wanting to give 100% into making lessons fun and enjoyable as well as easy to understand the children’s objectives to the lesson is met . Providing a safe and happy place for the children to learn in .


Lots of holidays


Not enough hours to suit my needs
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I would never work for the council ever again! Especially council tax, corrupt is an understatement and I do not wish to be part of that! I am all for the community not for the bent government!! Nothing was enjoyable about this job!!
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Based on 59 reviews

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


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