Defra - Exceeds expectations | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. "Exceeds expectations"

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    Current Contractor - Facilities Operations Assistant in Reading, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Defra for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working. People genuinely desire you to do well and be happy. Lots of support networks, including Employee Assistance Line. Fair pay, including yearly increases to keep pace with the cost of living.

    Cons

    I have yet to discover some.

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    Defra2019-11-17

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    Current Employee - Corporate Strategy Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working culture. Great office space in London. Friendly people

    Cons

    Can be quite a quiet office

    Defra2020-02-03
  2. "Fine if you like the civil service"

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    Former Employee - Senior Policy Advisor in London, England

    I worked at Defra part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility about working patterns and locations, good pay for public sector, staff generally friendly, opportunities for career progression if you work out how to 'play the game', potential for interesting and rewarding work

    Cons

    Debra has expanded massively since the Brexit referendum and hasn't coped well with the influx of people, many have been assigned roles that don't fit their skills. The hotdesking feels a bit soullless. And all the disadvantages of large civil service organisations: having to be neutral about the topics you're working on, huge bureaucracy, constant sense of others scheming their way up career ladders.

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    Defra2020-02-05

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