Westminster City Council Employee Reviews
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WCC offered plenty of training and opportunities to progress with your career. A typical day would include managing the HRA account and Term Partnering Contractor to ensure our customers were receiving value for money. The job also involved managing the repairs portal and overseeing the Building Surveyors to ensure we were delivering a first class service.
I enjoyed my work in caring for the elderly with excellent end result.The end of my 12 years service was brutal as given no choice for redundancy options also was very sad to say goodbye to all residents and staff
Every day was different
Treatment at the end
Westminster is all about the promotion of sound sound manners, use of fluent spoken English language to encourage tourism and boost the image of the R
I enjoyed the experience of working at the City of Westminster. Working with them has encouraged me to do my best to support the government plan for the safety and security of all citizens and tourists.
Don't wor for their housing department as its managed by a private company who have a 0 star ratng on google. Residental management group. They're thieves and do not follow the company policy and procedure. Westminster have allowed a bunch of thug to manage their housig stock.
I led a successful department at WAES and certainly enjoyed my time working for one of London's most vibrant of councils ( Westminster). With the adult education landscape consistently changing it was a high paced role with opportunities for career advancement, the most enjoyable element was being responsible for directly changing lives through the development of appropriate innovative strategies for widening participation and engagement community.
working for a very busy fast pace department Culture is changing to be more focused on developing staff Great people to work with Staff are engaged with and listened to On going changes to improve services
staff development and improving services for customers
too many changes at one time
I was at Westminster Council as part of my school work experience for one week. I spent the time with various departments including environmental health, premises licensing and the communications team. The management structure was friendly but formal due to some of the health and safety reasons when working with the environmental health. The workplace culture was friendly and people were willing to impart advice on the various roles I fulfilled during my time there. The hardest part of the job was being in an unfamiliar environment compared to school. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting all the new people and gaining experience in a office environment, especially the trust put on me when I carried out research for the communications team on neurodiversity, something I had no previous knowledge on but was able to gather information and present it to the team. I received very positive feedback for this from the communications officers.
experience in a local government environment/office
The rush hour travelling compared to walking to school at the time.
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I spent nearly 3 years here on a temp contract. I liked the job - it was low stress, but I was annoyed I was never offered a permanent position, despite temping for many years. The way the country is going it's moving towards only offering temporary contracting and letting people go with 1 weeks notice. I suffered 3 years of not knowing whether I would be in a job in a weeks time - that's no way to live! The staff were on the whole friendly and there was good rapport with the other teams. Also it was casual dress code which made it bearable.
good rapport with staff, no bullies, friendly staff, easy work, working from home allowed
long commute, no job security
I learnt a lot in Westminster, as it was my first full-time job. I learnt how the planning department runs, and how the planning applications are proccessed. I worked with a great team, who trained me, and gave me that experience in learning. I had the experience in going on site visits and learning the borough.
I did a year as a street helper making sure the homeless knew where to go for help. Told them of their rights as well as their animals rights. Many would not be rehoused because pets were not allowed but were not told that housing had a right to consider their pets too. I was hired as I was not racially fuelled as many of the workers were and managed to get hardened rough sleepers the home and jobs they craved for and not loose their pets or have their children taken from them. I learned that part of the problem lay in racial discrimination within the workforce as well as other rough sleepers. So the problem was massive. We managed to persuade that the police needed to be retrained in helping rather than incriminating them so our jobs as streets helpers were no longer needed. It was dangerous any way often walking alone in the dead of the night when the rough sleepers could be found. Management were often racial fuelled also. The workplace culture was mixed so what was needed was people like myself with larger than life empathy. The hardest part of the job was dealing with these racial issues and a need to keep on reassuring the rough sleepers not to trust these individuals. The most enjoyable part of the job was reporting these people who kept these poor people rough sleeping and seeing the hardened rough sleepers no longer on the street but in safe homes.
knowing the evils that actually kept the problem long term
I started at 06.00in the morning driving all sorts of heavy goods lorries belonging to the council. I leaned that it was heavy work & to work as a team. I had a good Manager who had worked his way up the ladder. It was a really great place to work. The most enjoyable part of the job was it was weekly pay Friday.
Responsible for Inspecting and checking invoices Calculating VAT payments Filing all statements and invoices Liaising with employees of all levels within the organisation. Maintaining a high level of phone etiquette when dealing with clients and all departments of the council. I worked in a team which consisted of all ages, I at the time was quite young and thoroughly enjoyed the banter.
Variety in job role
Dealing with telephone calls from service users and members of the public. I learned how to deal with people from different backgrounds ages and needs. Very friendly environment. The hardest part was attending meetings. The most enjoyable part of the job was going on home visits.
Training courses to improve skills.