Working at Lancashire County Council: company overview and reviews

Lancashire County Council
Lancashire County Council
3.9
236 reviews
Lancashire County Council ratings
3.9
Average rating of 236 reviews on Indeed
3.9Work-life balance
3.8Pay & benefits
3.4Job security & advancement
3.4Management
3.7Culture
Headquarters
Preston
Employees
10,000+
Revenue
$1B to $5B (USD)
Industry
Government

Popular jobs at Lancashire County Council

 Average salarySalary range
Care Assistant
3 salaries reported
£9.53
per hour
£6.65-£14.30
Catering Assistant
3 salaries reported
£9.30
per hour
£6.65-£14.00
Social Worker
2 salaries reported
£33,317
per year
£16,000-£50,000
Support Worker
2 salaries reported
£9.49
per hour
£6.65-£14.25
Cleaner
7 salaries reported
£9.33
per hour
£6.65-£14.00
Salary satisfaction
69%
of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 367 reviews

Lancashire County Council reviews

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Overall reviews at Lancashire County Council

1.0
Receptionist | Skelmersdale | 6 Jul 2020
Job overall
Stressful, highly competitive, unfriendly, military style, reclusive, upsetting, pressured, abuse from visitors, no team work, colleagues untrustworthy, lying, prying, jealousy from staff, staff so stressed they cry in toilets, So military run, it's like a click, if they accept you you may eat at their feet, if they do not, well, you become lunch. Demanding, contradictory, unfair advantages advantages,
ProsHours
ConsStress
4.0
Support Staff | Colne | 28 Jul 2013
Busy and Challenging Day
On most days during my work on the Initial Assessment and Recruitment Team, i have planned meetings and home visits in my diary. However, We have recently become one team along with the Child Protection Team and have been renamed as CAST. Therefore, i undertake Child Protection Enquires once a week whilst on Duty. I have a busy schedule more or less everyday, which often relates to working overtime on most days in the week due to the high case load and work management. I have learnt on how to deal with stressful and challenging work days. This is where i need to think on the spot during a crisis situation and safeguard children immediately. I have the ability to work under stress and pressure and can maintain and manage my diary at work. My manager supervises me on a regular basis and i have undertaken many supervision sessions with my manager. My manager has guided me effectively and thoroughly on how to manage crisis situations and how to manage my high caseloads effectively. My co - worker often support me on announced and unannounced home visits. We work closely on our team and share our issues and concerns during weekly team meetings. The hardest part of the job, is removing children from birth from parents with regards to child safeguarding concerns and issues. Section 47 inquires. The most enjoyable part of the job is that everyone is friendly and are able to provide you with advice during crisis situations and general day to day case management.
ProsFriendly team, enjoyable at times, good management and very fulfilling as long as you are willing to put in work 7 days a week.
ConsLong hours, low pay, stressful, high caseload, no lunch breaks
3.0
Apprentice | Preston | 15 Jun 2018
Office Administrator
I was working with a certificate team where they produce birth, death and marriage certificates. It was a good place to work and gain some experience in dealing with customers who come to order certificates for themselves or family history. It was a year apprenticeship for an NVQ Level 2 in Administration
5.0
Bank Officer | Preston | 8 May 2018
Great place to work
Pre-austerity Council working was relaxed and the offices had a pleasant atmosphere. Nevertheless the work was achieved on time and efficiently. I worked on payment despatch before becoming the Bank Liaison Clerk, which involved liaising with banks and creditors to ensure payments were made in a realistic time frame. I left here to start a family.
5.0
Contract Manager | Whalley | 4 Sep 2018
Professionall Organisation
I joined the Organisation and Financially the contract was in the Red each year. After Two years I showed a Profit and The workforce increased by 12 extra staff in summer. During My Time with LCES they helped me attain A Post Graduate Certificate In Management.
ProsSalary
ConsCouncil Cuts Forced Early Retirement.
5.0
Support Worker | Blackpool | 6 Dec 2016
Enjoyed working here but the position was temporary
Worked for a Senior Manager for various teams. Updating databases from information obtained from the teams, attending meetings. Using organisational and prioritising skills.
ProsEnjoyed organising and working with people of various disciplines
ConsWas a temporary position
1.0
Finance Assistant | Preston | 23 Mar 2020
Not fun
I did not enjoy my time at the council very frowned upon being so young, they do not look after their staff and do not accommodate to individuals, would not recommend
4.0
Technical Support | Preston | 30 Oct 2018
Good place to work and occasional meals and drinks in good company.
For most of the time it was possible to choose the hours that suited me best hence a good work-life balance and flexibility to allow for events outside of work. The work was interesting and nearly everyone I worked with was very nice. There was a professional approach to the work but generally a laid-back atmosphere.
ProsInteresting work, flexitime, people
3.0
Customer Service Representative | Accrington | 17 Sep 2018
Don't work there if you are a smoker
Job was ok. I was dealing with many different departments including Libraries and Blue Badge applications to Social Care. The colleagues were good and it seemed to be going well until I applied to go full time. I was misadvised and went into the interview saying all the wrong things. I had no interest in wanting to work in social care full time and was instantly overlooked for saying this at the interview. Eyes were constantly on you especially when trying to sneak out for a ciggy. It's the Council for God sake theres more departments than just social care that I could've fit into and I am a very warm and friendly advisor. Tut tut
ProsVariety of work
ConsToo strict
4.0
Human Resources Assistant | Preston | 27 Jan 2018
Enjoyable work experience
I enjoyed having contact with members of the public, providing advice in relation to general HR matters as well as information and updates relating to job applications and the recruitment process. I enjoyed working to tight timescales alongside other team members in order to get the job done.

Questions and answers about Lancashire County Council

What is the interview process like at Lancashire County Council?
Asked 26 Sep 2017
Recent changes to recruitment process should mean a more consistent, fair process.
Answered 24 May 2019
Very relaxed. She kept going out to take phone calls whilst trying to interview me.
Answered 29 Sep 2018
How does someone get hired at Lancashire County Council? What are the steps along the way?
Asked 26 Sep 2017
Go to the website, read the person specification and consider brief examples on how you meet each of the criteria.
Answered 30 Oct 2018
The application stage is very important, it is very difficult to get through this process, detail all your experiences and explain how you your experiences will support the role you are applying for.
Answered 20 Aug 2018
What is the Lancashire County Council employee discount?
Asked 16 May 2017
Plenty of discounts available. You just show your LCC Badge in store.
Answered 11 May 2018
Don't know, it was a long time ago, .can't remember.
Answered 28 Sep 2017
How are the working hours at Lancashire County Council?
Asked 11 Jan 2018
Love the working ours. Can start work early and finish early, very flexible!
Answered 1 Mar 2021
Good. Sometimes had to fit business need but still flexibility around train times.
Answered 30 Oct 2018
What should you wear to an interview at Lancashire County Council?
Asked 26 Jul 2017
Smart attire
Answered 27 Aug 2019
Smart, trousers or skirt and smart shirt or top. It is not necessary to wear a suit.
Answered 16 Aug 2017