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Civil Service United Kingdom Reviews

Updated 20 April 2019
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Civil Service United Kingdom Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood
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Pros
  • "Incredibly friendly and good working atmosphere and work-life balance (most of the time)" (in 28 reviews)

  • "Flexible working, excellent training and development opportunities" (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay and benefits are often lower compared to private sector benchmarks" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Senior Managers can be very hard to approach" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Diversifying"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of options for career change and skills improvement. Lots of support.

    Cons

    Pay is diabolical and we never get payrises!! Why am a SME I paid the same as someone new to the same role/grade!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Take away some of the multi level approvals processes


  2. "Good"

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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

    Pension, interesting work and flexibility

    Cons

    Career progression, bureaucracy and salary

  3. "Good graduate scheme"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    Varied roles, training and development

    Cons

    Have to move around the UK


  4. "Good flexible working, but not great promotion opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Flexible working, good holidays, creating a good work life balance. The locations in Outer Belfast are in quite nice surroundings.

    Cons

    Restricted promotion opportunities. You can only move up if there's a board or specific trawl, which are far and few between. No bonus payments for working harder or better. The promotion interview method seems quite unfair, as those who are fantastic at their job but don't interview well, may not get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more frequently, people who deserve to be promoted, not thoes who just happen to give a good interview, but don't have the necessary skills at the next level.


  5. "Good experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Intelligent colleagues and fascinating work

    Cons

    Pay could be higher than it is.


  6. "Flexible but no value"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working, good holidays, quite relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Your not valued, no bonuses, promotion is quite difficult and infrequent, no great career progression method

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more and promote them fairly


  7. "Work Coach"

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    Current Employee - Work Coach
    Current Employee - Work Coach
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping make a difference to people's lives. Flexible working, excellent training and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Not many I can think of. Sometimes there can be office politics but this is the exception in my experience.

  8. "Funding policy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    flexi time is the best

    Cons

    hard work is hard work


  9. "Generally Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working , laid back approach

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and some poor management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  10. "I can’t say"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    If you want to skate by and brown nose you’ll go far

    Cons

    The culture and lack of care towards the general public