UK Government - Forestry Commission Employee Reviews
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The people and the Forestry Commission make the organisation. Lovely people to work with, however the job itself is not really what I am about. Admin work is part of my daily tasks, however I do miss interacting with the public and customer service.
The company is resaerch drivern in teh reaserch and training division, therefore generally, the division is often looking for new developments in all the units. Free lunches and transport into teh Central Business District are provided. Renumeration is generally below standard, often half salary may be deposisted for months on end.
Free lunches, Reseaach driven
Left their employment due to family health issues. Passionate about trees and the environment, this was my ideal job. This was a job where you felt you could make a difference to people’s lives and the general environment.
The Forestry Commission as it currently exists is a great company to work for. Everyone is friendly and helpful, it's like being part of a group of friends working on something together. However due to the Country split, the Forestry Commission as it stands will cease to exist soon, and I think the new company will become like many others and will be a sterile and non-personal one to work for.
Morale currently low due to division.
I enjoyed working with my associate who taught me everything. I liked being outside in the forest. I enjoyed cutting down trees with different saws. we made a bench in the woodhouse. it was a great experience
we had lunch provided
Even though it was only work experience/volunteering, I ensured that I gave my all because it was my duty to do so. It was difficult work in hot, sunny weather, but due to hard work and determination, I was able to complete what was required of me.
Long hours, early starting time
The position has enabled me to expand my Engineering experience and development my skills. Enable me to network with my peers across the country share ideas. The only downside is many managers are not "managers" as with most government bodies have been internally promoted but given the key skills to manage staff.
Good work life balance, outside enviroment in the woods
Forestry commision was boring due to doing it with friends from school and teachers, me as an individual don't like to be doing work with friends because i am easily distracted by them if im on my own then im always on task.
The days dragged.
Good people to work for They are very informative, proactive, hardworking, passionate Enjoyed working with them Very welcoming and supportive They do deserve a lot more in looking after the environment as well as dealing with customers, excellent customer service.
No two days the same. From programming works, to inspecting dams and bridges. Designing, preparing contract documents and tendering. RE on a tree top walk way. Constructing car parks, roads trails, mountain bike trails, installing and designing service, sewage, water, electric, tele comms cctv. Providing professional advice on civil engineering and providing SHE advice as well as part of the country HS Wellbeing safety group. The worst part of the job is not being a specialist, but an all round jack of all trades, but that means there is always something new! The culture in the Forestry Commission is a can do attitude.
Working in the Forest. Varied job.
Lots of travel, low pay
Too many meetings about when the next meeting is going to be. Micro managers setting bad examples to their staff re Health & Safety e.g.. Do as I say, not as I do. No support from badly trained managers; just get on with mundane job and don't complain or they make life difficult for you. Don't have your own ideas on how to do things as you won't be listened to. Don't complain as you'll be threatened with disciplinary action. No recognition for a job well done.