4.8

Powys County Council

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do people think Powys 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

    80% 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 5 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 Powys County Council?

    People feel stressed here

    How we know this

    80% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 5 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 Powys County Council?

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    60% of people report it’s hard to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • No career progression

    Are people given support to progress at Powys County Council?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 60% of people report not 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 5 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 don’t recommend their team

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

    Only some people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 5 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.

Good
  • Enough training

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

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    60% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • Managers are respectful

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

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    60% 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to take sick leave

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

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    80% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

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How Powys County Council ranks

Powys County Council ranks 201st to work for in public sector

  1. 199= Dumfries And Galloway Council
    5.0
  2. 199= GEOAmey
    5.0
  3. 201 Powys County Council
    4.8

Powys County Council job reviews

  • Best thing

    The pupils who all have special needs

    Worst thing

    Cliques of people not sharing important information

    4.5

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Brilliant team to work with

    Worst thing

    As I work on my own I don't get to see the other support workers very much

    9.5

    Employee, August 2020

About

Powys County Council is a Welsh local authority. They oversee local services.

powys.gov.uk

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How are people paid?

20%
by the hour
80%
an annual salary

Based on 5 employees

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