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All equipment, All trailer, All tracks, All lifters, All dampars, carpintar, purchasing, woshing, transportation, oprestion, maintenance, repairing, machines, plumber, electric, carpintar and all works responsibly etc Lubers, vendors and all staff handling etc And more professional experience knowledge etc
Mobile phone and petrol free
Saturday is off
Staff get fired so easily they have a high staff turn over and the working environment is toxic and sick. Worked there for 6 months and nearly landed in a hospital. Its a very racist environment the company is not diverse and black people are meant to feel as though they are stupid and incapable of making decisions.
racism, poor line management, no training provided to staff
The website will tell you all you need to know. A fast changing global environment ensures an exciting career with the FCO. Plenty of opportunities to travel and work overseas. A change in role every two or three years keeps things interesting.
The management team was great and the people i worked with it was fun they made sure i was comfortable always. My payment was very little with no incentives it was tough but I pulled through and everytime i got payed went to checkers to see what i can get with that money.
supporting conferences with excellent hospitality service serving dishes to customers at the table able to make different kinds of coffee's ensure timely delivery of all food and beverage item to customers understanding menu content and keeping up to date with any menu changes
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Management is not organise, however, training is giving each six months. We have good teamwork. Meeting high foreign diplomas The hardest part of the job is having people trespass a loud and angry person and avoiding complacency
A very hierarchical organization. Most colleagues are there to do the least amount of work they can. Poor work culture, highly political. The work can be exciting and interesting. Generally, poor managers but there can be exceptions. Pay for junior staff is poor, even in high-cost locations. Very dangerous set-up with the IRS that can severely damage U.S. individuals, the Brits won't defend your interests. Foreign Office diplomats can be very interesting but self-serving. Not good business people or business analysts. Fairly secure job security rating, but most don't stay very long.
International trade & relations. Ability to meet people.
Poor management, driven by volatile political demands. Low pay, tax/IRS liability.
I was so proud of my work as interpreter for the 'FCO' office back in Iraq following the 2003 war. It gave me great favour to rehabilitate my life and find my goals. It was really the one I can clearly say taught me thousands of life lessons.
Working with other government departments; working in the diplomatic and international arena; working with a dedicated and focused team, punching far above our limits. Able to utilise language skills. Great to experience a completely different culture.
Great way to begin the transition from Military to Civilian life.
Long hours and lack of work/life balance.
I received a lot of in-house training, used a lot of new applications. Met lovely people from all backgrounds, assisted management with various internet banking projects and implemented it. It was a big success. We worked real hard and did take time to celebrate the completion too...
good team to work with
I have responsiblity for the delivery of Hard and Soft services for the FCO within APAC and Europe. Management of stakeholder relationships and budget responsibility. Development and review of KPI's and SLA's. Audit management and completion, man management, contractor management of TFM contract. Working in a good environment with good co-workers. The hardest part of my job is delivering messages to stakeholders which are not welcomed. The most enjoyable part is stakeholder relationships and variety of work.
Luncheon Vouchers, Bonus, Medical Cover and Pension
Lack of progression
I taught Lithuanian to British diplomats at the Diplomatic Service Language Centre of the FCO. The job was interesting and rewarding. I was providing language training to ambassadors, political secretaries and other diplomats. I had to introduce Lithuanian culture, relevant political issues, e.g. integration into EU, NATO, economics, social aspects. I was also involved with cultural seminars and linguistic training sessions. The management was great, we had to regularly be upraised and had to write reports ourselves. The line managers were always very helpful and friendly. My work colleagues were tutors from different countries of the world, it was a pleasure to work and socialise with them. The hardest part of the job was saying good-bye to my students. The most enjoyable and rewarding part was seeing the results.