1. Helpful (4)

    "Let down by weak leadership"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Innovate UK full-time

    Pros

    If you're working in the innovation areas directly, there's a lot of flexibility and you basically design your own job. No-one's checking up on you, so there's a high degree of trust involved. The annual leave allowance and additional expenses allowances are pretty good

    Cons

    - The organisation has been through constant change, sometimes reversing direction, and with no clear vision of the organisation's future. The culmination of this is that it's been absorbed into UKRI which is tragic. - The staff haven't been well engaged in any of the changes and there has been any external support to manage the change or culture. - The culture has elements of machismo and hero worship (except what heroes there are, aren't in the leadership team). As a result, staff, many of whom are highly experienced, get treated as junior hires. - Bullying is rife and the bullies seem to be rewarded with promotion - Career development is almost non-existent, except for the favoured few and it's far from clear why they are favoured At least partly as a result, wellbeing scores are shockingly low. In fact, people are having breakdowns and going off sick, long term - It's becoming ever more bureaucratic

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    Innovate UK2018-06-14

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Does not like to support their own"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Innovate UK part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good benefit and other members of staff are great to work with

    Cons

    does not like to hire 'up' internally when you do get this opportunity, refuse to match salaries to others who came into the exact same position externally. Was offered a management position for my current pay despite others coming in for higher salaries. Like to spout that they are a work/life balance friendly but had two requested for alternative work arrangements shut down when I had to get a recommendation for a Dr, and HR proceeded to make my life difficult during this transition.

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    Innovate UK2020-05-26
  2. "Good Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Accountant in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Innovate UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive organisation with good training opportunities, lots of opportunities to develop and progress, great managers.

    Cons

    As with any public sector organisation, decision making and change can be slow.

    Innovate UK2020-04-14

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