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Civil Service United Kingdom Reviews

Updated Sep 12, 2019

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Civil Service United Kingdom CEO Sir Jeremy Heywood
Sir Jeremy Heywood
42 Ratings
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  • "Wage for similar roles in private sector are higher, but the non-numerative benefits more than compensate this in my opinion(in 12 reviews)

  • "Career progression, bureaucracy and salary(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everything was awesome and excellent

    Cons

    Nothing to say. Just brilliant

    Civil Service United Kingdom2019-09-02
  2. "SDIP Intern 2019"

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    Former Employee - Intern 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    able to explore other departments not just where you are placed through networking events and central events generous pay for the internship good intern community doing high profile work at such a early stage in your career flexible working - working from home also

    Cons

    department preferences seem to be widely ignored

    Civil Service United Kingdom2019-09-11
  3. "Yes"

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    Current Employee - Civil Servant 

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

    Pros

    Pros are work life balance

    Cons

    Not many cons to observe

    Civil Service United Kingdom2019-08-31
  4. "Not as good as could be"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people on same level

    Cons

    Bad management, poor pay for equivalent private sector work.

    Advice to Management

    Hands are tied, but try what you can.

    Civil Service United Kingdom2019-09-03
  5. "working in the civil service"

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    Current Employee - Advisor 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible, interesting, challenging, political, progression opportunities

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy, not enough impact

    Civil Service United Kingdom2019-09-01
  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Could be better to work at

    Civil Service United Kingdom2019-08-16
  7. "Horrible environment"

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    Former Employee - Policy Advisor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Good HR policies that if implemented would make it a good place to work -Some nice people around

    Cons

    -No salary progression unless you get promoted. They don't make this clear in the hiring process and when they advertise a salary range. You should expect to be at the bottom of the salary range and will stay there until promoted. -That brings me to the fact that people are not always promoted on merit and there are some really incompetent people on higher grades. -Although they advertise and shout about how they... don't allow bullying, it's happening and no serious measures are taken. -You get no real responsibility and you have no ownership of your work.

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    Advice to Management

    Get rid of incompetent G6s and make sure the policies are implemented.

    Civil Service United Kingdom2019-09-12
  8. "Excellent Scheme"

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Worked with the GES as an intern also as part of my degree. Excellent learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Hot desking is an issue.

    Civil Service United Kingdom2019-07-29
  9. "Job Satisfaction"

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    Former Employee - Work Coach EO in London, England

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    being able to help people when they are at their lowest

    Cons

    lots of procedures and guidance that must be adhered to

    Civil Service United Kingdom2019-07-10
  10. "Civil Service Grade 7"

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    Current Employee - Civil Servant in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good flexible working policies. Good training and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Can be hierarchical. Unnecessary bureaucracy. Slow decision making processes.

    Civil Service United Kingdom2019-07-08
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