Compare Home Office vs Government Legal Department BETA

See how Government Legal Department vs. Home Office compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 179 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 45 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.0
Work-life balance
4.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.8
Senior Management
3.4
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.5
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Home Office Ceo Mark Sedwill
77%
77%Mark Sedwill
CEO Approval
Government Legal Department placeholder CEO image
N/A0 Ratings
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
68%
% Recommend to a friend
78%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
42%
Positive Business Outlook
65%

Salaries

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£20,019/yr
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£49,847/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Flexible working"(in 30 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 15 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible working"(in 10 reviews)
"Interesting work"(in 8 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Civil service"(in 6 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
"Lawyers"(in 4 reviews)
"Career progression"(in 3 reviews)
Featured Review
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Current Employee - Administrative Officer

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

Pros

Brilliant place to work *

Cons

There are no downsides to this job

Current Employee - Lawyer

I have been working at Government Legal Department full-time for more than a year

Pros

The opportunity to be involved in advising Government on a range of legal matters that make news headlines, particularly Brexit-related work – you simply don’t get to work on these areas of law in... the private sector. There are also a range of family-friendly policies that support a positive work/life balance for all colleagues, along with generous leave allowance. Staff and line managers are really supportive, creating an inclusive and collaborative working environment. Professional development and progression within the organisation is actively encouraged – several recruitment exercises are held on an annual basis providing both promotion and development opportunities.

Cons

Although the public sector may not be able to rival the pay of City law firms, other benefits (including significant employer pension contributions) do alleviate this somewhat.

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