Cabinet Office UK Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 22 Jul 2020

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  1. "Great place to work - smart, talented, motivated people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Policy Advisor 
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cabinet Office UK full-time

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

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

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

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  3. "Don't work here"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Executive Support Officer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing beside work life balance

    Cons

    The management is awful, unorganised, unprofessional. The will create scenarios to get you in trouble if they like you

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Interesting work, poor training, poor management."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the most interesting work and one of the most beautiful work locations in the country if not the world. Decent work life balance. Freedom to pursue work opportunities which interest you.

    Cons

    Terrible performance management. Opaque. Decisions made behind closed doors and clearly influenced by relationships and not performance. Enormous incentives to underpromise massively and over-perform which leads to a culture of shying away from difficult work and new ways of working.

  5. "Positive, excellent learning opportunity at heart of government"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cabinet Office UK for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to learn new skills: management, leadership, strategy, negotiation Work life balance very good most of the time Great pension, even now

    Cons

    Poorly paid with few opportunities for promotion Permanent contracts difficult to get and few externally advised roles

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    "Band A Cabinet Office"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Band A in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, opportunity for growth if self motivated.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, with significant amounts of siloed working. Often a need to navigate poor/unclear internal governance processes.

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  7. "Forcing change at the heart of government"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. Making a positive difference to the UK citizen. Mostly good work-life balance. Depends very much on the work stream.

    Cons

    Political interference. Can be very stressful. Often need to change direction quickly.

  8. "Fantastic place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cabinet Office UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exciting work right at the heart of government, excellent training and development opportunities Good support from managers/directors, encourages good work/life balance, great if you enjoy working in a high pressure and dynamic environment

    Cons

    Pay is lower than some other departments

  9. "Web Modernizer"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cabinet Office UK full-time

    Pros

    Good work & life balance decently paid with good benefits.

    Cons

    Government and public sector is fairly slow to adopt technologies. Thus, sometimes stuck on legacy code.

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