Government of the United Kingdom Employee Reviews about "private sector"

Updated 19 Jul 2017

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Government of the United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron
David Cameron
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "incredibly interesting work area and great work-life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great organisation to work for, really provide a lot of training, flexible working and respect a healthy work/life balance(in 9 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. "Content but not happy"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Saint Albans, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Government of the United Kingdom full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Variety, autonomy, self development, cutting edge technology, knowledgeable colleagues, home and flexible working options, lots of contact with private, commercial and government stakeholders

    Cons

    Salary significantly less than similar position in private sector. Poor technology resources. Being too security conscious is holding back efficient working, domain silos restricts innovation

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  2. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I have been working at Government of the United Kingdom

    Pros

    Good respectful place to to work, great if you have family

    Cons

    Fairly low wages compared to private sector


  3. "flexible working"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I have been working at Government of the United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    Work is varied and interesting, the atmosphere is relaxed and there is no expectation that your personal and family life should play second fiddle to work.

    Cons

    Pay and conditions are poor - offices are shabby and salaries lag very far behind private sector. However, they are compensated for by the flexible working and great work on offer.

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