Civil Service United Kingdom Reviews

Updated Dec 7, 2021

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4.0
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86%
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Civil Service United Kingdom Cabinet Secretary  Sir Jeremy Heywood
Sir Jeremy Heywood
152 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits such as flexible working(in 128 reviews)

  • "There is a Good work life balance(in 102 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Private sector provides more money(in 51 reviews)

  • "None as I have enjoyed working in Civil Service(in 29 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Excellent place to work

      Dec 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You can have a very positive impact on the country and world, and work with very intelligent and motivated people.

      Cons

      There are very few cons to working there.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great job prospects

      Dec 1, 2021 - General Manager in Walsall, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job security, ability to move to different departments with promotion

      Cons

      Stuck in their ways somewhat

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Nov 25, 2021 - Senior Researcher in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working, decent holidays, nice colleagues

      Cons

      Low pay, limited bonuses, lack of progression

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      brilliant

      Nov 23, 2021 - HEO in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great team, work life balance

      Cons

      can't think of any cons

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Nov 23, 2021 - Executive Officer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary Good benefits Flexi time

      Cons

      Office favouritism Targets - choosing Numbers over quality

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Nov 23, 2021 - Policy Advisor in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance, interesting, variety

      Cons

      Pay, progression, less perks than private sector

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Civil Service Fast Stream

      Dec 7, 2021 - Civil Servant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you're lucky you can be placed in some really interesting roles. The recruitment process is now very accessible. There are a lot of good networks to join.

      Cons

      Still doesn't feel very socio economically diverse. Often placed in departments that don't have a lot of good development opportunities. You also don't really have much of a say in postings. A lot of people end up in roles they have no interest in or posted to cities they don't want to relocate to. After the first few years the salary really doesn't seem fair- you'll be working alongside colleagues on 45k+ but will only be earning 30k.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      As expected

      Nov 22, 2021 - Analyst in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fair company with good work-to-life balance.

      Cons

      Lack of resources and limited by red tape.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      pressurised

      Dec 6, 2021 - Executive Officer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      salary and working conditions are good

      Cons

      targets and dealing with the public

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great organisation

      Nov 21, 2021 - Deputy Director in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pensions and benefits package

      Cons

      Lack of real world exposure

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