5.6

Bridgend County Borough Council

What it’s like working at Bridgend County Borough Council

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  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Bridgend County Borough Council?

    People feel stressed here

    How we know this

    100% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

Not great
  • Not easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Bridgend County Borough Council?

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    67% of people report it’s hard to book holidays

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at Bridgend County Borough Council get paid breaks?

    Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    67% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do people at Bridgend County Borough Council get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    67% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

Good
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Bridgend County Borough Council?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    67% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Bridgend County Borough Council?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 50% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • People recommend their team

    Do people at Bridgend County Borough Council recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    67% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Bridgend County Borough Council?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    100% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    Does Bridgend County Borough Council pay enough to live on?

    People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    100% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People are paid market rates

    Does Bridgend County Borough Council pay market rates?

    People are paid market rates

    How we know this

    80% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • People get sick pay

    Does Bridgend County Borough Council pay sick pay?

    Yes. People get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    100% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do people at Bridgend County Borough Council feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    80% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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How Bridgend County Borough Council ranks

Bridgend County Borough Council ranks joint 179th to work for in public sector

  1. 174= NHS England
    5.7
  2. 179= Bridgend County Borough Council
    5.6
  3. 179= Stockport Council
    5.6

Bridgend County Borough Council job reviews

  • Best thing

    The clients we care for, the team of ladies i work with

    Worst thing

    Too many to mention.

    4.0

    Employee, February 2021

About

Bridgend County Borough Council is a Welsh local authority. They oversee local services.

bridgend.gov.uk

Handy to know

How are people paid?

33%
by the hour
67%
an annual salary

Based on 6 employees

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