Innovate UK - Under paid, not valued, micro-managed, horrible bullying | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "Under paid, not valued, micro-managed, horrible bullying"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Innovate UK full-time

    Pros

    Close to where I live If you are a butt kisser you will go far Supposedly the benefits, but other civil service orgs have better

    Cons

    No career prospects Not valued for experience Not listened to when have opinion based on experience Serious bullying from senior managers No care about health and well being Ineffective HR department, don't even deal with serious breaches of conduct, just have informal meetings and expect things to 'go away' Don't uphold civil service principles of honesty and integrity Do not know how to help or protect staff...

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    Advice to Management

    Maybe you should learn from other government departments how they treat their employees, this is the worst culture in an organisation I have ever been in. Given bullying happens from the highest level, some people really need to look in the mirror.

    Innovate UK2017-09-07

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Interesting"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Innovate UK full-time

      Pros

      interesting and wide ranging work, great colleagues

      Cons

      none that i have experienced

      Innovate UK2019-02-26
    • Helpful (2)

      "Rudderless, self-serving management, bullying culture, crooks paid off."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Innovate UK for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Excellent supposed mission - if only some of the staff knew what it was like to a startup or early stage SME!

      Cons

      Where to start?! The CEO that came in around 2014/15 was out of her depth, but felt that she was royalty. She remained too remote to ever understand the organisation and ended up simply slavishly adhering to the whims of the sponsoring government department. A lack of transparency in appointments saw bizarre promotions - particularly for those close to the CEO or whos faced fitted, irrespective of ability. The remote...

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      Advice to Management

      Listen to experienced staff - value their experience and insight and use it to develop the organisation into what it should be. Do the same with the companies the organisation is supposed to support, most of whom bemoan the arduous grant application process and opaque application assessment process.

      Innovate UK2018-10-04

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