Compare Home Office vs Defra BETA

See how working at Home Office vs. Defra compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Home Office vs. Defra. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Home Office

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Defra

Employee Ratings

  • Defra scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 215 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 62 reviews)
Defra employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Home Office employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.8
Defra employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Home Office employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Work-life balance
4.6
Defra employees rated their Work-life balance 1.0 higher than Home Office employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.8
Senior Management
3.4
Defra employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Home Office employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
4.2
Defra employees rated their Culture & Values 0.9 higher than Home Office employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Home Office Ceo Mark Sedwill
80%
80%Mark Sedwill
CEO Approval
Defra Ceo Tamara Finkelstein
100%
100%Tamara Finkelstein
Defra employees rated their CEO Approval 20% higher than Home Office employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
75%
% Recommend to a friend
83%
Defra employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 8% higher than Home Office employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Positive Business Outlook
64%
Defra employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 7% higher than Home Office employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Home Office salaries averaged £9,074 higher than Defra.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Policy Advisor6 Salaries
£37,151/yr
Executive Officer15 Salaries
£27,403/yr
Administrative Officer11 Salaries
£21,904/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Policy Advisor13 Salaries
£32,207/yr
Executive Officer3 Salaries
£27,013/yr
Administrative1 Salaries
£16/hr

What Employees Say

  • Home Office had 19 more reviews than Defra that mentioned "Flexible working" as a Pro.
  • Home Office had 8 more reviews than Defra that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • Home Office had 3 more reviews than Defra that mentioned "Civil service" as a Con.
  • Home Office had 3 more reviews than Defra that mentioned "Senior management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible working"(in 37 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 20 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible working"(in 18 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 12 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Civil service"(in 7 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 7 reviews)
Cons
"Civil service"(in 4 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 4 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

I have been working at Home Office for more than a year

Pros

Good benefits and progression opportunities

Cons

High living costs as it’s so central

Current Employee - Senior Scientist

I have been working at Defra full-time for less than a year

Pros

Supportive environment, interesting work, opportunities, work life balance

Cons

Lower pay than private sector

Job Postings

Home Office has 35 more recently posted open jobs than Defra.