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Defra Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 9 Jul 2019

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3.7
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Defra Permanent Secretary Tamara Finkelstein (no image)
Tamara Finkelstein
4 Ratings
Pros
  • "An employer who truly values flexible working and allowing the employee to work around their own needs(in 17 reviews)

  • "Calm, interesting issues, good work-life balance(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management do not give appropriate amounts of responsibility to those who deserve it, very hierarchical(in 4 reviews)

  • "Brexit dominates senior management(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "You don't have to be patient to work here but it helps"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Defra full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working, open management, supportive

    Cons

    Overworked, you will be doing more than you signed on to do. Firefighting issues stifles a lot of good work. Brexit dominates senior management.

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    Defra2019-07-09
  2. Helpful (2)

    "50/50"

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    Current Employee - Apprentice in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Defra full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good work life balance, good working environment, good benefits, good support system, good on job learning, really friendly people in general

    Cons

    lack of vision for apprentices on fixed term contracts by middle and senior management, some university/degree or non university/non degree snobbery exists, little to none race diversity

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    Defra2019-04-26
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Very mediocre"

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    Current Employee - HEO in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Defra full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working, work from home, mostly lovely people, the work itself can be interesting, training opportunities emerge (but not for new starters)

    Cons

    Senior management do not give appropriate amounts of responsibility to those who deserve it, very hierarchical. You cannot get promoted easily even if you are vastly exceeding expectations for your pay grade Very bureaucratic and slow moving at times The work comes and goes (sometimes loads to do, sometimes nothing) Very little, if any, training for new starters Onboarding process was poor (some staff not being paid in their first few months)

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    Defra2019-04-18
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great for flexible working, but the culture can be hard on employee morale"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Defra full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible working - managers are open to considering all working patterns. Remote and home working allows those with parental responsibilities to juggle their time. Pay can be good for the work, though pension benefits have been much reduced in recent years.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, slow moving. Senior management tends to have the same ways of working, and the clearance processes needed to progress work can be a huge hindrance. Identical grades can have very different workloads depending on team.

    Defra2017-11-07

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