Dunedin City Council Employee Reviews

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toxic, stressful, exhausting
Administrator (Current Employee) –  Dunedin, Otago10 January 2019
The DCC is a place where some managers are able to yell and swear at staff, and bully people. Some of the managers are never there. When you try and raise a concern you just get told your concern isn't relevant. I am trying to find a new job now because it's so horrible coming to work each day.
Pros
pay is good
Cons
the behaviour from managers.
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If you want to be bullied, DCC is the place to go
Administration (Current Employee) –  Dunedin New Zealand2 October 2018
If you want to be the bully, DCC is also the place to go as noone will stop you. They do have a whistle blower policy, but who is brave enough to use it.
Cons
Inappropriate behaviour from the top down.
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Soul destroying - dysfunctional and bully culture
a worker (Former Employee) –  Dunedin, Otago22 July 2018
The negatives outweigh the positives I'm afraid. The leadership is dysfunctional. Some of the senior managers threaten and intimidate to get their way. Unprofessional leaders. The money is good but career progression isn't really available - flat structures and people don't leave (team and profession dependent). If you want to be surrounded by bullies and lazy colleagues and pick up their slack with no reward or recognition then the dunedin city council is the place to go.
Pros
salary is good, cushy job if you want it to be
Cons
bullying, dysfunctional, incompetence.
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Bullying, toxic culture and dysfunctional leadership
manager (Former Employee) –  Dunedin, Otago17 July 2018
There is so much bullying and a lot of it starts with the managers and senior leaders. There is a lack of transparency and recruitment to positions is on a 'who you know' basis. Depending on who you are, there might not even be a recruitment process!! I have witnessed bullying from very senior people but people are too scared to say anything and if they do they 'disappear'. Lazy people get celebrated and incompetence doesnt seem to matter either.
Pros
varied work, interesting work
Cons
bullying, dysfunctional leadership, toxic bullying culture, stressful
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Fun filled day
Dustman / Driver (Former Employee) –  Dunedin City, Otago8 December 2017
Fantastic job, working outdoors, got exceptionally fit. Lots of fun working with great people. Plenty of variety, Good salary. Finished early. Miss it
Pros
finish work when completed run
Cons
cold in the winter
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Bureaucratic intransigent unprofessional full of gossip and lack of respect
Manager (Former Employee) –  Dunedin, Otago16 July 2017
Chaotic and unsupported
Learned not to trust anyone in organisation.
Top down micro management, poor leadership skills
Lazy employees, supported non performers and didn't support leaders and innovators. Not interested in new work methods.
Pros
None
Cons
Incompetent leadership, highly political distrustful
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