Compare Ministry of Justice UK vs Government Legal Department BETA

See how Government Legal Department vs. Ministry of Justice UK compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 142 reviews)
3.9
(based on 43 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.1
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
2.8
Work-life balance
3.6
4.6
Senior Management
2.8
3.3
Culture & Values
3.2
4.1
CEO Approval
Ministry of Justice UK Ceo Michael Gove
17%Michael Gove
Government Legal Department placeholder CEO image
N/A0 Ratings
% Recommend to a friend
55%
74%
Positive Business Outlook
36%
69%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Performance Adviser15 Salaries
£42,435/yr
Administrator16 Salaries
£19,423/yr
Board Member6 Salaries
£13,972/yr
Legal Officer5 Salaries
£43,239/yr
Administrative Officer1 Salaries
£20,037/yr
Executive Officer3 Salaries
£25,935/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Work life balance"(in 23 reviews)
"Flexible working"(in 23 reviews)
"Flexible working"(in 9 reviews)
"Interesting work"(in 8 reviews)
Cons
"Senior managers"(in 8 reviews)
"Civil service"(in 8 reviews)
"Lawyers"(in 4 reviews)
"Career progression"(in 3 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Contractor - Project Manager

I worked at Ministry of Justice UK for more than a year

Pros

Good career progression and flexibility

Cons

None immediately come to mind

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.

Job Postings