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Warrington Borough Council is a local authority. They oversee local services.

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Based on responses from 12 employees at Warrington Borough Council.

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Warrington Borough Council pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

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

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2020 and June 2022.

    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. It is currently £9.90 per hour, and £11.05 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people get sick pay

    Do Warrington Borough Council pay sick pay?

    Yes. Most people get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    83% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2020 and June 2022.

    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.

Hours and flexibility

    Good
  • Most people find it easy to take sick leave

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

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    91% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2020 and June 2022.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people get enough training

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

    Most people got enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    90% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2020 and June 2022.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Head office only partly understands what’s happening

    Do people think Warrington Borough Council head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Some people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    60% 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 data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2020 and June 2022.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Warrington Borough Council?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    50% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2020 and June 2022.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Warrington Borough 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 data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2020 and June 2022.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Warrington Borough Council recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    50% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2020 and June 2022.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Warrington Borough Council is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    40% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2020 and June 2022.

    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.

How Warrington Borough Council ranks

Warrington Borough Council ranks joint 5th to work for out of public sector bodies.

  1. 4 Newcastle City Council
    8.6
  2. 5= Warrington Borough Council
    8.5
  3. 5= Midlothian Council
    8.5

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 5 July 2022.

Warrington Borough Council job reviews

  • Best thing

    The people I work with, working with children, job satisfaction, holidays.

    Worst thing

    The pay. TA’s work with some of the most vulnerable children in the school and will often get asked to cover classes without additional pay. Pay teaching assistants more - schools would crumble without us.

    8.0

    Warrington Borough Council Employee, June 2022

  • Best thing

    Wonderful families and colleagues

    Worst thing

    Too much to do in too little time. Too many unpaid hours

    8.0

    Warrington Borough Council Teacher, October 2020

Handy to know

How are people paid?

33%
by the hour
67%
an annual salary

Based on 12 Warrington Borough Council employees