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A decent place to get experience in the energy sector

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Former Employee - Regulatory & Energy Economist  in  London, England
Former Employee - Regulatory & Energy Economist in London, England

I worked at Ofgem

Pros

Great training, decent compensation package for Public Sector, great post-Ofgem career prospects, flexi-time, holidays and amazing pension

Cons

People were really boring! The work can be quite boring too and there is way too much buceaucracy. People get boxed into doing boring tasks and there is little or no feedback loop on how well a task was performed

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give people more autonomy to work as they see fit..

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    UK regulator for gas and electricity

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Ofgem

    Pros

    Great life-work balance, with the flexitime scheme being an important feature. Good place to start a career in Renewables or price regulation.

    Cons

    Heavy beaurocracy; uncertainty about where the organisation is going in light of government change, and subsequent review of the organisation, which is a 'quango' in effect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be stringent about your 'open door' policy, and make it a reality not a story you tell to candidates! Review your incentives in light of pay + recruitment freeze.

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    Great people plus challenging and interesting work

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    Current Employee - Senior Economist  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Economist in London, England

    I have been working at Ofgem full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stimulating GB and EU driven project based work with exposure to a diverse range of stakeholders. Operating in an increasingly high profile political environment adds an interesting dimension. Colleagues are friendly, sociable, knowledgable and motivated.

    Cons

    Ofgem seems to be in perpetual state of reorganisation and reprioritisation. Management structure has too many layers and this hierarchy leads to bottlenecks. IT resources are poor and show no noticeable signs of improvement.

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    Greater focus on staff retention, organisational priorities and better dissemination of information to staff.

    Recommends
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