doing duties as required. attending to the public and collegues queries. Handling the diary for boardroom bookings. checking the boardrooms before the meeting starts. ordring of stationery for the section.
it was great, the staff is friendly and professional. I've learnt filing, contracts, capturing using different systems. their culture was great because they greet one each other. the management was to good because they were accessible and share information to their staff well. the hardest part was to come early if you want to leave early and you need to be fast on learning their system. in Durban KwazuluNatal
Exciting work environment. The challenge of managing journalists and politicians trying to influence investigations was enjoyable.
There was no typical day at work. What was enjoyable was that you might walk into the office and discover that a presentation had been scheduled and the individual scheduled for that presentation is sick or had been allocated to another project and you have to step up to the plate. or a trap had to be set and senior management had decided that you are the best person to set up and implement that trap and it is going down in less than an hour.
The challenging part was to lead evidence that has an adverse effect on the management of a position you had just applied for.
Mr (Former Employee) – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – 11 January 2018
My stay at Ethekwini Municipality was very fruitful and I enjoyed the benefits. Staff was friendly and co operative. As we reached the end of a period where many staff members had to retire and was replaced with new staff that placed us as administrators under tremendous pressure as these young staff did not come with the cultures and background that was desired in team building sprirt of the Ethekwini Region.
Accident Coder (Current Employee) – KwaZulu-Natal – 8 January 2018
i always look forward to a brand new day at work, as i start my work 07H15, i prepare the work for the day as we work on targets, after preparing my work for the day, i make myself a cup of coffee then get on [with my work, which can be challenging but the environment i work under makes my job rather fun and easy, because we alsway assist each other, and our management is always assisting.
Clerk (Former Employee) – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – 6 January 2018
Provide a highest standard working equipment. Monitor performance of every one. Provides excellent training. Give promotional chances. They give you professional staff while they train you. As a mentor you get an excellent knowledge and assess you whether you understand the whole job process.
Graduate trainee (Geographic Information (Former Employee) – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – 4 December 2017
the company is very empowering as it employs all kinds of people in all walks of life. from the least qualified to the most qualified. it is able to join these unique people for a common goal, which is to provide public services.
Comfortable job, good benefits and very secure. However, the red tap is overwhelming, making processes slow. The management structures are poor and the organisation cannot fluidly adapt to current situations. Furthermore, the structure is rigid and the opportunity for advancement is limited.
The vision of eThekwini Municipality is to be the most caring and liveable City. Management and employees are driven by this vision on daily basis, trying to lead towards the attainment of this strategic goal. eThekwini Municipality is the economic hub of KwaZulu-Natal Province and contributes a significant ratio in the National Gross Domestic Product, hence I have learned that I need to be ahead in almost everything I do because any form of complacency might not only have negative spin -offs for me alone but for almost the whole nation. The hardest part of the job is to respond positively to the rapidly changing political dynamics of the organisation. The most enjoyable part is when the organisation achieves a clean audit and achieve awards through our collective efforts including myself.
Better salaries and benefits by comparison standards.
Absence of lean organisational structures, thereby impacting on the speedy delivery of services due to bureaucratic red tape.
Business Development Facilitator (Former Employee) – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – 21 November 2017
The work is scheduled and pre-planned for each week, including business consultations/meeting; business advisory services and research to identify access to market platforms. One learns extensive stakeholder management, be it local or international. Management is well versed in Economic and Community development as most of the programs are aimed at driving economic activities. The workplace culture predominantly promotes services to the general EThekwini Municipality community as well as improving business activities within the municipality. The hardest part of the job is striking a balance between economic vs political viability of the projects that are meant to benefit the various communities with the municipality. The most fulfilling part of the job is seeing the implementation of projects exceeding expectations by the targeted communities and witnessing self sustainability in the various projects.
Special Projects Senior Draftsman (Former Employee) – Durban, South Africa – 14 November 2017
My manager always took a personal interest in her staff and still keeps in contact with me after almost 13 years after I left to immigrate to Australia. When I relocated to Australia in 2006, I recruited three of my old colleagues to come and join me. That is how closely we worked together and how much we enjoyed the working environment.
I am a young lady who is humble and willing to learn. I can work as team or individual and I have a good approach when it comes to other people. I'm humble and easily approached. My company taught me a lot. I have learned to respect other people. The only hardest part of my job is that I work six weekends before i get the long weekend.
Management style is highly autocratic. Leaving a lot of workers in a vulnerable position. The hardest part of the job is having to execute highly professional work at last minute. I enjoyed having a lot of freedom to do things the way I see them, and see them through to the end, having all the resources needed to ensure the work is well accomplished. I enjoyed working through their efficient systems, although they are sometimes slower than I need them to be.