Government of the United Kingdom Reviews

Updated 18 Jun 2020

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3.7
80%
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75%
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Government of the United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron
David Cameron
16 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great organisation to work for, really provide a lot of training, flexible working and respect a healthy work/life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • "Lots of training opportunities and Great work life balance(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lots of red tape, low pay and deteriorating terms and conditions(in 4 reviews)

  • "Fairly low wages compared to private sector(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Civil Service"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Service Executive Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of the United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    Great organisation to work for, really provide a lot of training, flexible working and respect a healthy work/life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes processes can be bureaucratic for the sake of it, just because things haven't been changed over time.

  2. "Good chance to make a difference"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of the United Kingdom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities and Great work life balance

    Cons

    Can be a bit slow to react and get things dond

  3. "Gov"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Ipswich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Government of the United Kingdom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Big bonus to spend on big things

    Cons

    Long hours that wear you out

  4. "Good Employer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Architect in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Government of the United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working allowing work/life balance

    Cons

    Low Salary which is not competitive in the market

  5. "Good Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Government of the United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    Good schedules Good pay and time

    Cons

    Bad Management Poor structure Bad vibe

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  6. "Civil Service"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Deputy Director in London, England

    I have been working at Government of the United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    flexible and supportive employer, good opportunities

    Cons

    workloads can be high, organisation can be poor at prioritising

  7. "Music"

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

    I have been working at Government of the United Kingdom part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Only a title, a name

    Cons

    Pay is poor and only hourly rate

  8. "Numerous perks, low pay"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Government of the United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    Many perks, such as childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, etc

    Cons

    Low pay, no pay rise, few opportunities to progress

  9. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Army Corporal in Lincoln, England

    I have been working at Government of the United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    pay and the people you work with

    Cons

    Lose a lot of control over your life

  10. "Flexible working"

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

    I have been working at Government of the United Kingdom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working, empowerment and appreciated.

    Cons

    Restricted funding cycle with a bearcatic system sometimes limiting opportunity and thinking.

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