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Civil Service United Kingdom Reviews

Updated 4 August 2018
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Civil Service United Kingdom Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood
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  • "Salary scales likely to be less than for a similar role in the private sector" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Lack of autonomy, senior managers can tend towards micro-management" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Admin Officer"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Lincoln, England
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Lincoln, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pension, Flexi Time, Good welfare

    Cons

    Career Advancement quite difficult depending on what area you live, not always many vacancies.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "£32000 frozen wage for last 4 years and no sign of it ever increasing."

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    Current Employee - H&S Advisor in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - H&S Advisor in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working.
    Modern technology utilised
    No micro managing.
    Trusted to get the job done.
    Lots of interesting locations and projects.

    Cons

    Training is lacking due to lack of funds.
    Wrong people in the right jobs.
    No money in the pot.
    Career progression is limited.

  3. "Spring Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good Insight into Civil service
    All expenses paid

    Cons

    Dont get to choose a department


  4. "Fast stream"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    Stable job with flexible hours

    Cons

    Uninspiring atmosphere and I am treated like an intern


  5. "ICT LEVEL"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    good learning platform for starting off, friendly staff and relaxed working environment. flexible working hours and ability to have an impact on the work being conducted as working in small teams.

    Cons

    government jobs have strict guidelines you must follow, and there is always meetings organised and meetings about meetings sometimes seems unreasonable but in the structure of the business their are required.

    Advice to Management

    focus on graduates and entry level with more opportunity to get into jobs instead of hiring from just schemes. allow them to show their potential as individuals instead of a strict scheme


  6. "Good work life balance but lack of responsibility and training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work life balance and relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Pay (obviously)
    lack of trainings and learning


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fulfilling role at the Ministry of Defence"

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    Current Employee - Investigating Accountant in Callington, England
    Current Employee - Investigating Accountant in Callington, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Knowing that one has a real contribution to make to the nation. The work involves analysis and investigation to ensure, for the tax payer, value for money.

    Cons

    Constant change in structure without genuine reason. Transformation, the latest trend in business is often misapplied to organisations for which the scheme is not suitable.

    Advice to Management

    Select a strategy and stay the course of development giving certainty to staff. Recruitment is only half the battle. Retention is the other half and indicates success or otherwise of the employment terms and conditions.

  8. "Career Civil Servant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    Making a difference at the heart of government

    Cons

    Too cumbersome work practices and inflexible


  9. "As requested by Glassdoor"

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    Former Employee - Policy Advisor in London, England
    Former Employee - Policy Advisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    Career structure advantages Oxbridge types

    Cons

    Glass ceiling /conrete ceiling/ sticky floors

    Advice to Management

    Increase diversity in forms of gender, race, disability and social class higher up the organisational structure


  10. "Policy Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    highly political, fast-paced, interesting work, current affairs

    Cons

    terrible work environment, no desk space, continual hot desking, inexperienced management

    Advice to Management

    care more about the people who work for the orgsanisartion - current attempts are half-hearted


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