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  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

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    1. 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 5 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
    2. Helpful (2)

      "Let down by weak leadership"

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      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...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop being so hierarchical - you're really not that special

      Innovate UK2018-06-14

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