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Hertfordshire County Council Employee Reviews

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A busy happy bus...
Driver/Attendant (Current Employee), Watford.September 14, 2014
Pros: making a differance to someones life.
Cons: getting stuck in traffic and chasing your tail..
Upon arriving at my job I pick up my paper work and folder , check the work sheet up for the day.I then proceed to my bus where I do a vehicle check. I start with an overall check. I will then check the tyre pressure, oil and so on. Many of the service users are regular so you no what days certain users require the service. when I arrive at any destination – more... and don't get any answer I contact my manager and make them aware of the situation. I will then contact my co-worker as they maybe the nominated driver picking the service user up and inform them of the situation. I will drop my passenger of to there destination take them in as in some cases they can be going to a club or a day centre.. The hardest part of the job is Traffic.. The most enjoyable is the service user and knowing you are providing a service to people who other wise would not get out. – less
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interesting
Test-Purchase shopper (Former Employee), ENGJuly 5, 2014
taken to various shops and asked to purchase products then give feedback
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Nice place to work
Midday Supervisor (Current Employee), HatfieldMarch 17, 2014
Pros: nice people
Cons: need more hours
I work for a primary school in Hatfield. I am a midday lunch assistant. I work mainly in the school hall. I have learned a lot from working with children but I would like to get back into the office environment.
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Atmosphere not always good
Administration (Current Employee), Hitchin, ENGMarch 3, 2014
Pros: local
Cons: cannot live on wages
Meeting and Greeting, registers and dinner money on SIMS typing, emails, sch comms, photocopying, looking after children who have hurt themselves. All sorts school office jobs.

Management not that good

Get on with co-workers well
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Good job, friendly environment
Customer service advisor (Former Employee), Serco, StevenageFebruary 26, 2014
At Serco I was part of the customer service team. My daily duties involved answering calls regarding council related queries. It was my responsibility to provide a good service to customers, and ensure that they received the answers that they required. It was important that I was attentive, responded quickly to any queries and conveyed the information – more... clearly to customers. I also took part in administrative duties; including typing and filing. Good IT skills and the use of Microsoft word and excel were also essential for this job role. – less
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good solid place to work
Head Cook (Current Employee), Bishops StortfordFebruary 17, 2014
Pros: nice team
Cons: not much progresstion
a well run and solid operation. Funs and enjoyable place to work
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Administrator (Current Employee), HertfordshireDecember 15, 2013
Pros: discounted shopping
Hertfordshire County Council has supported me well as a workplace. I got on well with everyone in the office however now I am relocating so have to move on and find something new.

The most enjoyable part of the job was planning events round the county for families.

My day would change now and again from 100% data input to normal admin jobs such s – more... filing, arhiving, drafting/printing letters. – less
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Character shaping
In Year Admissions and Transport Officer (Current Employee), Hertford, HertfordshireNovember 25, 2013
Pros: flexible working hours
Cons: annual salary
Working at Hertfordshire County Council has given me an insight into the strategic work undertaken within public sector jobs.

I gained experience and knowledge within a political working environment along with understanding the importance of formal and informal communication and report writing.

Working for Local Government has been challenging and – more... very rewarding with regards to my CV but the annual salary for the workload required of those in the Admissions Team is not of an equal nature. – less
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fun workplace
Accounts Assistant (Former Employee), hertfordNovember 19, 2013
A lovely environment with kind people.

Dealt with schools daily and there capital expenditure.
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No job security, but fun to help people
Business Support Officer (Former Employee), Apsley, HertfordshireNovember 10, 2013
Pros: excellent work/life balance
Cons: high staff turnover; lack of job security.
I enjoyed working at Hertfordshire County Council, but due to the budget cuts in government and the constantly changing government leadership, there was little continuity and no room for advancement. The best part of my job was working with customers and helping them resolve their problems and concerns.
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great place to work
Frontline Child Protection Social Worker (Former Employee), Hemel Hempstead, ENGOctober 30, 2013
Great place to work. management very supportive. 6 weeks holiday a year was great.
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Fulfilling and Worthwhile Job
Supported Lodgings Carer (Current Employee), Hertford, ENGSeptember 30, 2013
Pros: being able to contribute positively in a young persons life
Cons: not alwasy getting the support from outside agencies eg/educational systems
I have learnt the the benefits of having a stable life whilst working with vulnerable children and have appreciated the upbringing I ahve had coonpared to the young people I ave encountered.
I enjoy being able to amke a difference in their life and to help them achieve their ambitions however small they are.
It can be heart breaking hearing abotu their – more... upbringing but fulfilling when you know the trust is there that they are able to tell you asbout their life.
It is diffciult being objective and trying to understand their feelings towards the person who has done them harm.
The Socail work team cannot be faulted and give both me ad the young person I work with a great deal of support and this support is not 9-5 as my caring role is not 9-5. – less
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Interesting but slow paced
Commissioning Manager, Accommodation Solutions (Current Employee), StevenageSeptember 23, 2013
Pros: work/life balance is extremely good
Cons: unhappy workplace
Managing multiple accommodation based projects.
Extremely slow paced due to the number of departments that have to approve processes with political restrictions.
I manage three staff and report directly to the Head of Department.
Co-workers have all been there for a number of years.
Hardest part of the job is staying motivated when my colleagues morale – more... is low.
Most enjoyable part of the job is the freedom to manage projects as I see fit to do so. – less
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Was a very good place to work in
Assistant Manager in care (Current Employee), Letchworth, ENGAugust 20, 2013
A typical day was not typical.
I learnt a lot of the skills i know about working with children with learning difficulties in my last job. Management was good. I enjoyed working with all my co-workers. Dealing with dishonest people. I enjoyed working with the children and seeing them thrive and move on to adult care.
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30 years at Francis Combe School. A most worthy and rewarding experience, and this was followed by 6 years at Longdean School - again a worthy and mos
Teacher (retired) (Former Employee), Francis Combe and Longdean Sept1974 to July 2010.June 12, 2013
Pros: being given the opportunity to binge a positive part of the lives of both the children and the staff
Cons: time wasted
A typical working day as that of a teacher - except for when promotion was gained into the area of pastoral work. Working with teachers, agencies, children, parents and administration teams. I learned very early on that in order to gain the most out of my career I needed to apply myself fully, gain the respect of all and ensure a balanced sense of well – more... being. I also leaned the absolute need to find good and potential in every child I was responsible for. My co workers were, almost to the full, excellent professionals whose dedication was inspiring. The hardest part is always that which requires hard decisions in the knowledge that you are going to have, potentially, a life long effect on the students. The most enjoyable part of the job really stemmed around seeing those I taught and worked with achieve enjoyment and success , no matter how large or small that was. – less
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happy, fun and a loving work place
Teachers assistant (Former Employee), ENGJune 11, 2013
Pros: paid holidays, free lunches
Cons: work team
I had to leave my job as a teachers assistand due to personal difficulties that where occuring in my life. I loved the job that i done, im a very caring person and elderly and children are what tend to make me feel like im achiving great things in my life. The management i had was great and i had a brilliant relationship with a good few. If i had an – more... issue i wouldnt hessitate to talk about it with my manager as she was very inviting and friendly. The other staff members i worked with made it very difficult for me as i was the youngest member of the team and felt like i was looked down on.I didnt have the knowledge or exsperiance but i was to learn, and become like the rest. the hardest part of my job was the paper work and the nvq i was in the process of completing, im much more of a hands on person. it was also very hard dealing with children that had severve behaviour problems but at the same also very rewarding. I was given a massive oppertunity as i started with nothing, i then went on to leave with a load of exsperiance, first aid, nvq and many other course based certificates. – less
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Welcoming workplace, supportive company
Finance Assistant (Current Employee), StevenageMay 28, 2013
Pros: benefits packages for all areas of your life. personal and professional growth encouraged.
Working for Hertfordshire County Council is an enjoyable place to work where you are supported throughout your career.

Personal and professional development is encouraged.

There are always opportunities to progress in your career including projects and secondments where you are able to experience different areas of the company for between 6 - 12 months.

Interaction – more... between all levels is encouraged and all senior managers are inviting and encouraging. Colleagues are helpful and polite. – less
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Supportive, hrd working, kind and managed well
Fostering Recruitment Team, Support Officer (Current Employee), StevenageMay 12, 2013
Pros: supportive
I currently work for Hertfordshire Children's Services The department I work in, is run in a caring, supportive and all way' to a high standard.

My time and experience so far working for the council has been proactive and interesting. I have enjoyed my role and the team.
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A great place to work
Supprt Officer/Deputy Registration Officer (Current Employee), HatfieldDecember 17, 2012
Pros: great place, marvellous people, interesting, fascininating, job.
Cons: the nil hours contract.
The job I currently do is interesting, and I frequently - daily - lose track of time, although I complete all the required days work. I hardly ever leave at the time I am supposed to leave, as I might be preparing for the following day, or replacing registers in the archive, or writing the days post into the book, or searching for an entry online. So, – more... why am I looking to leave? I, like many of my colleagues, have a "nil hours" contract, and I do not get as many days wokk as I really need. If I had a guaranteed minimum of four days, then you would not now be reading this. – less
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Feel good factor
Support Officer (Current Employee), Welwyn Garden CityNovember 30, 2012
Pros: bring and share lunches
Cons: meeting last minute deadlines
To provide essential admin support to teachers.

Attend meetings.

Management were on hand in case any problems arised.

Co-workers were also on hand as we worked well as part of a dedicated team.

Hardest part of job was if certain equipment was not available for disabled children.

Team morale/support and able to attend training courses to keep up – more... to date with variable changes of the database. – less

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