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London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
National Agencies
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
We support the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, and ensure the effective running of government. We are also the corporate headquarters for government, in partnership with HM Treasury, and we take the lead in certain critical policy areas.
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Cabinet Office Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
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  • "Great place to work - smart, talented, motivated people"

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    I worked at Cabinet Office full-time


    People really care about working to make the world/UK a better place. They are motivated and inspired by their work, talented, and overall, nice with minimal ego. It's a great place to work. You're at the centre of the issues shaping the UK's trajectory and have lots of responsibility and access to work on really interesting issues. Good work life balance especially for parents.


    Poor salary. Lots of good people have left since Brexit. John Manzoni is nowhere near as visionary or strong a leader as Richard Heaton.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people - too much talk from the current head about the failings of the civil service. civil servants are talents, motivated people - who are taking a huge pay cut compared to what they could get elsewhere - in order to be able to work on issues that matter.

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    Strategic Communications Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cabinet Office (London, England) in April 2018.


    Was told 24 hours in advance there would be a case study component. Not told who I was meeting with, it turned out to be a panel of three people. Competency based questions and a short case study exercise.

    The interviewers were very professional, clear and made me feel comfortable. The case study took about 5 minutes - they left the room, I wrote down my thoughts and presented it back to them when they returned. Then competency-based questions for the rest of the interview.

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