DFID Employee Reviews about "line managers"

Updated 20 Apr 2019

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4.0
87%
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78%
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DFID Secretary of State  Justine Greening
Justine Greening
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance, interesting work(in 7 reviews)

  • "Idealistic people chilled out work environment generous leave entitlement and lots of professional development opportunities(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "As you'd expect in the civil service, a lot of things about DFID are a bit antiquated(in 6 reviews)

  • "Internal transfers difficult, inexperienced line managers(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "2 years in DFID"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DFID full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, part time working and job shares

    Cons

    Internal transfers difficult, inexperienced line managers.

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  2. "Avoid like the plague"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in East Kilbride, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DFID for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexi-time and on site canteen

    Cons

    Everything else. Chaotic management; lack of communication; poor location with lack of parking/poor public transport; incredibly back-stabbing atmosphere with some open bullying and harassment which is ignored by line managers; no support from line managers; some real aggression if you so much as ask a question about your work; if you're a contractor, people ignore you - I can only assume because the turnover of contractors is so huge that they can't be bothered being polite and saying hello; a great deal of classism. There's also some deeply inappropriate and bullying behaviour that goes on. For example, people were blurting out deeply personal matters about colleagues that should never have been discussed at work in the first place, let alone as cruel second-hand gossip. There were also a lot of sexist and racist comments made. Unfortunately, it's not the kind of place where you could feel safe either directly challenging that behaviour or speaking to a line manager about it. I'd really advise anyone to think twice before taking a job here. You may be okay if your face fits and you can put up with a bad atmosphere and not being particularly happy at work. If you'd rather have a supportive, professional environment with some decent people, I'd avoid it at all costs.

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  3. "my life at DFID"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    Human Resource Officer in Lagos
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at DFID

    Pros

    Good for furthering academin qualification,gives you ability to learn a lot,very organised place to work

    Cons

    No good working relationship amongst staff members,poor management reaction to change,favouritism and age discrimination.too much power given to line managers

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