Compare Met Office vs Sponge BETA

See how working at Met Office vs. Sponge 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 Met Office vs. Sponge. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Met Office

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Sponge

Employee Ratings

  • Sponge 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)
3.7
(based on 64 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 33 reviews)
Sponge employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Met Office employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
4.1
Sponge employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.8 higher than Met Office employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Sponge employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than Met Office employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
4.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
4.0
Sponge employees rated their Senior Management 0.9 higher than Met Office employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.5
Sponge employees rated their Culture & Values 0.6 higher than Met Office employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Met Office Ceo Penny Endersby
89%
89%Penny Endersby
CEO Approval
Sponge Ceo Louise Pasterfield
100%
100%Louise Pasterfield
Sponge employees rated their CEO Approval 11% higher than Met Office employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
78%
% Recommend to a friend
82%
Sponge employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 4% higher than Met Office employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
59%
Positive Business Outlook
73%
Sponge employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 14% higher than Met Office employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Met Office has 936 more total submitted salaries than Sponge.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Forecaster57 Salaries
£32,077/yr
Senior IT Practitioner39 Salaries
£31,958/yr
Audit Practitioner12 Salaries
£40,118/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Graduate1 Salaries
£19,131/yr
Consulting Engineer.1 Salaries
£24,310/yr
Financial Controller1 Salaries
£53,823/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible working" was the most mentioned Pro at Met Office.
  • "Civil service" was the most mentioned Con at Met Office.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible working"(in 14 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 7 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Civil service"(in 7 reviews)
"Shift work"(in 3 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Contractor - Senior Linux Systems Administrator

I worked at Met Office for more than 3 years

Pros

Fantastic collaboration between teams and colleagues, highly supportive The HQ site is unique IT change management that works and enables things to happen Opportunities to move around teams to... gain experience of other disciplines Huge variety of work, each day is different Decent corporate communications Inclusive

Cons

Very few. The rate of pay for permanent employees in Technology is noticeably below par compared to the rest of the industry, including other government organisations.

Advice to Management

Make more effort to recognise people carrying out the excellent work on infrastructure implementation and support. These people are naturally reticent at "blowing their own trumpets" and seem to... miss out versus the 'headline acts' when it comes to corporate recognition.

Current Employee - Learning Experience Designer

I have been working at Sponge full-time

Pros

Remote working, Flexible working hours, Great development opportunities, Abundance of support, Collaborative working, Great onboarding process, Great company ethos

Cons

Nothing so far - loved every minute!

Job Postings

Met Office has 7 more recently posted open jobs than Sponge.