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Updated Jun 05, 2014

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4.0 9 reviews

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Ofgem Chief Executive Dermot Nolan

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88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great people plus challenging and interesting work

    Senior Economist (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsStimulating 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.

    ConsOfgem 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.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreater focus on staff retention, organisational priorities and better dissemination of information to staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was full on with loads of meetings

    Project Support Officer (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsLovely working environment to work in

    ConsTakes time to understand acronym used in the organisation .

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat people, flexible working hours

    Consslow, bureaucratic, takes time for things to progress

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

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    Positive experience and good employer overall. Good stepping stone for getting into the energy industry

    Senior Economist (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGet good responsibility and opens many doors. Very young staff also. Good experience to engage both with private and public sectors - and if you are in the public sector looking to move to the private, this is potentially a good stepping stone option.

    ConsHigh turnover of staff but partly because of opportunities and age of staff. There are also some quite dry roles - but even in these there will be some good opportunities if you demonstrate potential.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage staff rotation and better co-ordination between markets and the regulated parts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI was lucky to have an excellent manager that promoted development and progress within the organisation.
    Good work life balance

    ConsHigh staff turnover
    knowledge drain due to turnover
    difficult to get training supported and signed off

    Advice to Senior ManagementBigger training budget required
    More focus on cross company project work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to start a career

    Economist (Current Employee) London, England

    Prosnice work environment, good atmosphere, interesting and relevant issues to work on, you learn a lot about the energy market, great work-life balance

    ConsPay ok but could be better, very bureaucratic

    Advice to Senior Managementdecentralise decision making

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place Great people wish the money was better

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) London, England

    Prosonce you are in you are in ...

    Consthe money isnt that good

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A decent place to get experience in the energy sector

    Regulatory & Energy Economist (Former Employee) London, England

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

    ConsPeople 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 Senior ManagementGive people more autonomy to work as they see fit..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    UK regulator for gas and electricity

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) London, England

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

    ConsHeavy 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 Senior ManagementTry 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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