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Administrative Assistant2 reviews
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Ive enjoyed working with Spurgeons in Wiltshire. Disappointing to read the recent review in December by a previous admin assistant. Lunch breaks are always encouraged. This is a busy varied job. It is a charity and commissioned by the Local Authority so their will always be daily changes and goalposts moved in any such role. Management locally are so supportive and Spurgeons as a whole has a great ethos. Salary is average to good. Locally found them to be very flexible around childcare and attending appts etc. Overtime not paid but TOIL is good. Staff are encouraged to keep work in work hours. A healthy place to work if you like a diverse busy job that's different every day. The charity is doing a great job of keeping centre services high quality with so much less money from local government. Main focus is support for families and children followed by support for staff. Best place ive worker. Local management will do all they can to help. Staff team cohesive and support each other in busy/challenging roles.

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Flexible

Cons

Very challenging role
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Management knew their stuff but had absolutely no idea about managing people Unrealistic workload, manangement changed 'goalposts' all the time, you would work away on some idea they had, that they wanted compleated yesterday, only to find that it was never used or taken up, a lot of emphasis on 'meetings' that did not ever seem to achieve anything, management would listen to other ideas but then just do what they wanted, irrespective of whether or not it worked You were frowned upon for taking a lunch break, were you expected to work extra hours to get the impossible work load dealt with, payment for overtime not really encouraged, you were expected to take time off in lieu, great, but having time off when you wanted it was a joke.....had to be when convenient to them, so you give up a Saturday working on some project no one attends but time off is a few hours on various afternoons....not Friday!! What really annoyed me was the fact that. this was a charity, but money was wasted by the bucketload and not necessarily on families and children Salary not that good and premises second rate....v cold in winter

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To be honest there are none

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Bad management
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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 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
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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