Cabinet Office UK Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

Updated 22 Jul 2020

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  1. "Forward thinking and supportive"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cabinet Office UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Technology Flexible working Supportive leadership Progression opportunities

    Cons

    Salaries lower than other government departments

  2. "Interesting, varied topics, but culture needs some work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Lead in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting work that has direct relevance to UK society. Unique position allows you to see how the centre of Government works. Sense of involvement in the big issues of the day. Importance of work-life balance clearly acknowledged, and flexible working easy to arrange (although see cons below). Sense of job security allows you to not worry about always having a backup. Variety of work also helps to keep the job interesting - no two days are the same.

    Cons

    Relentless pace is exciting but can also be very stressful. Further work needed to improve diversity. A good work-life balance possible in theory, but in practice during busy periods people still work long hours and at weekends, particularly at more senior levels. Lack of structure and senior bandwidth can be frustrating.


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    "It was ok-ish"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HEO in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cabinet Office UK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - good pay - flexible working - some nice people

    Cons

    - a lot of presenteeism - a lot of meetings

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  4. "Assistant Solicitor"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Assistant Solicitor in London, England

    I have been working at Cabinet Office UK for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working, positive working environment

    Cons

    Lower pay, less room for promotion

  5. "PA to DD"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cabinet Office UK full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and flexible working

    Cons

    Lack of development opportunities and difficult to move up ladder.

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    "Senior Economist"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Economist in London, England

    I worked at Cabinet Office UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Interesting and rewarding work with a lot of variety at the centre of Government - Good career development opportunities through training, general exposure to senior stakeholders, and relatively higher levels of responsibility - Flexible working, potential for job-share and part-time

    Cons

    - Varies significantly between teams, but quite a lot of pressure and fast pace. - Pay is low relative to other governmental departments. Particularly so given that this is the central government department. - Lots of staff churn as a result of poor relative pay.

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    "Senior leadership need to get it together"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working Reputation Nice laptop Nice Parliament Street office with canteens

    Cons

    Diversity is lacking Short notice deadlines (less than 2 hours at times) Poor management (some managers have poor interpersonal skills and are not 'born to lead') Poor communication between teams across Cabinet Office Lack of transparency about how things are done and who people are (you could be talking to a senior and you wouldn't even know because some people avoid using their email signature) A lot of work for relatively low pay

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  8. "Important work, decent pay, good people"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cabinet Office UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice to work on big and important problems. Great people and no jobsworths. Very little people have egos. Pay and benefits are good along with flexible working.

    Cons

    Pay is tied directly to career progression with little opportunity for raises. Once you join on a Salary, you are practically locked at that figure. Leaving and coming back is the only way to increase the figure you're on.

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  9. "Centre of Government"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cabinet Office UK

    Pros

    Lots of really important and significant work. Very good at flexible working

    Cons

    Cabinet Office is not really a single organisation - it is, rather, a federation of groups with very different cultures

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    "Interesting place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Policy Adviser in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cabinet Office UK for less than a year

    Pros

    management are making a concerted effort to improve employee satisfaction and address current issues, this will take time but it's good that it's happening nice colleagues, some very talented people, some less so easy to apply for and change into new roles after a little while flexible working arrangements nice hours (9-5 is norm)

    Cons

    not enough challenge in my role VERY hierarchical takes ages for things to process through average pay (could be considered low in London) high employee turnover compared to other departments, which can cause problems with continuity

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