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Why does Portsmouth City Council get a rating of 6.9?

9 Portsmouth City Council employees told us the following about their jobs.

Bad
  • People feel stressed

    How we know this

    78% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Do you feel stressed at work?

    Yes No

    Why this matters

    Work isnโ€™t always easy, but if youโ€™re frequently feel stressed, thatโ€™s not good.

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

Not great
  • Head office doesnโ€™t understand the frontline

    How we know this

    43% of people think that this employerโ€™s head office or owners have a good understanding of whatโ€™s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Do you think head office understands whatโ€™s really happening where you work?

    Yes No

    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 companyโ€™s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of whatโ€™s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Not good for parents

    How we know this

    40% of people who care for a child or other relative report this is a good place to work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Whether itโ€™s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

  • People donโ€™t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    33% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldnโ€™t get pulled off it.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How we know this

    71% of people report itโ€™s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldnโ€™t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • People recommend their team

    How we know this

    56% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 9 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 youโ€™d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that somethingโ€™s going right.

  • Managers are respectful

    How we know this

    67% of people say theyโ€™re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldnโ€™t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Excellent
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    78% of people report that itโ€™s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

  • Enough training

    How we know this

    78% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 9 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 youโ€™ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

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

  • Breaks are paid

    How we know this

    88% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Do you get paid for your breaks?

    Yes No

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether youโ€™re on a break or not.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    78% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 9 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 ยฃ9.50 per hour, and ยฃ10.85 per hour in London.

  • People are paid market rates

    How we know this

    86% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    How we know this

    In the last year, 75% 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 8 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 youโ€™ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • People get sick pay

    How we know this

    89% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    If you were scheduled to work, but had to call in sick, would you still get paid?

    Yes No

    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 youโ€™re scheduled to work but canโ€™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

    How we know this

    88% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 8 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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About

Portsmouth City Council is a local authority. They oversee local services.

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How Portsmouth City Council ranks

Portsmouth City Council ranks joint 45th to work for in public sector

  1. 45= Police
    6.9
  2. 45= Portsmouth City Council
    6.9
  3. 45= Royal Navy
    6.9

Portsmouth City Council job reviews

  • Best thing

    Success with pupils

    Worst thing

    Exhaustion and constant multitasking. Never completing any thing. Constant new initiatives.

    4.0

    Teacher, April 2021

    • ยฃ32,000 per year, working a 36 hour week
    • 45โ€“54 years old
  • Best thing

    The service users

    Worst thing

    Death or illness of service user

    9.3

    Support worker, January 2021

    • ยฃ21,800 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older

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Handy to know

How are people paid?

An annual salary 89% of people report they get paid an annual salary

Based on 9 employees

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