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Buckinghamshire County Council

What it’s like working at Buckinghamshire County Council

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do people think Buckinghamshire County Council head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    100% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Buckinghamshire County Council?

    People feel stressed here

    How we know this

    83% 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.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Buckinghamshire County Council pay market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    83% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 6 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.

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  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Buckinghamshire County 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

  • People recommend their team

    Do people at Buckinghamshire County Council recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    50% 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.

  • Managers are respectful

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

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    67% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 6 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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  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Buckinghamshire County 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 Buckinghamshire County Council pay enough to live on?

    People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    83% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 6 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 get proper breaks

    Do people at Buckinghamshire County Council get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    83% of people report that they 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.

  • People get sick pay

    Does Buckinghamshire County 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 5 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.

  • Well informed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Buckinghamshire County Council is doing?

    People feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    80% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

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Buckinghamshire County Council job reviews

  • Best thing

    Friendly environment

    Worst thing

    Long hours
    No slt support

    5.5

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Children, colleagues, every day is different

    Worst thing

    Admin, pressures for attainment & data, taking work home too much

    8.5

    Employee, February 2021

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How are people paid?

An annual salary 100% of people report they get paid an annual salary

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