FCO Services Reviews

Updated 10 Dec 2020

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FCO Services Chief Executive Officer Danny Payne
Danny Payne
6 Ratings
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  • "Senior management constantly churn out patronising and meaningless initiatives that make no difference so that they can say they’re trying(in 6 reviews)

  • "Governance led and personal progress is often restricted through civil service controls(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "HR manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Poole, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FCO Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture and give importance to people initiatives

    Cons

    Tight budgets and government cuts decide everything

  2. "good"

    3.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Apprentice in Milton Keynes, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    good apprentice salary, lots of training

    Cons

    uncertainty of future job placement


  3. "Good and bad points"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Milton Keynes, England

    I have been working at FCO Services full-time

    Pros

    Good when it's good, which is sometimes

    Cons

    Bad when it was also bad

  4. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager 

    I have been working at FCO Services full-time

    Pros

    Good Employer with excellent civil service benefits

    Cons

    Governance led and personal progress is often restricted through civil service controls

  5. "It's Ok"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FCO Services full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Chance to travel.

    Cons

    Poorly managed. A lot of money gets wasted.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Dont waste your career here!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Hanslope, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Short working days, working in the country

    Cons

    Culture of bullying and harassment, very low pay, lack of process, not willing to change, "always done it his way", no direction or strategy, no ambition, no commercial acumen, most of the staff would not last outside of government, jobs for the boys regardless of the skill or experience to do the job. If you want your career to die, this is the place for you.

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  7. "Great role and clients, open to challenge"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Audit Risk and Governance 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FCO Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Open clients and a good approach to risk management

    Cons

    Limited budget and a small team for audit processes.

  8. "Really unique and interesting place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HR-officer in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FCO Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people. An exciting place to work with lots of unique and interesting projects being delivered. Lots of opportunities to really make a difference to the organisation.

    Cons

    Security of IT and other processes make it hard to do things sometimes.

  9. "Current employee"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to travel abroad

    Cons

    Salary is below industry standard

  10. "FCO Services"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at FCO Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As a Trading Fund it is an interesting place to work because it is a commercial organisation wholly owned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

    Cons

    Being public sector wage growth is restricted and many senior roles are recruited externally leaving little scope for career progression at higher levels.

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