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HM Treasury Reviews

Updated Sep 29, 2019

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4.0
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HM Treasury Chancellor  George Osborne
George Osborne
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very interesting work that allows new hires to instantly be at the heart of various policy issues with a lot of responsibility(in 15 reviews)

  • "Lots of responsibility; interesting work; broad portfolios(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Policy Advisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HM Treasury full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting work Lots of responsibility Prestigious roles Opens up doors

    Cons

    Can be frustrating to work with ministers Lots of overconfident oxbridge types

    Advice to Management

    Try to hire a more diverse pool of graduates

    HM Treasury2019-03-29
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting and hectic"

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    Current Employee - Policy Advisor 

    I have been working at HM Treasury full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Rewarding work at the centre of British policy and politics. Working with very smart people. Support and training opportunities. Always something to do.

    Cons

    Huge turnover and changes in teams, which means hard to get expertise in one role. Little time available to reflect and deepen understanding of policy area. Low pay vis à vis private sector.

    Advice to Management

    Tackle turnover issue and encourage people to do more creative thinking.

    HM Treasury2019-09-29
  3. "Positive work culture, flexible working hours"

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    Current Employee - Senior Policy Advisor in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at HM Treasury full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and remote working options, flexi-leave, generally positive, inclusive work environment, L&D opportunities

    Cons

    No retention incentives, salary not competitive

    HM Treasury2019-08-17
  4. "Staff-centred workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HM Treasury part-time

    Pros

    Committed to wellbeing; flexible working policy ingrained; great cafe

    Cons

    Quite dry work; high turnover of staff; hotdesking a pain.

    HM Treasury2019-08-05
  5. "working at HM Treasury"

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    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at HM Treasury part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A collaborative engaging work environment with varied, challenging roles.

    Cons

    Paid less than others in public sector for the complex and wide ranging issues we deal with.

    HM Treasury2019-04-06
  6. "Exciting work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HM Treasury full-time

    Pros

    In particular for people interested in politics, the work is very engaging being at the heart of government. Your exposure as a junior is the kind which would take you 20 years to have in the private sector. Amazing work/life balance through use of flexi-leave (essentially you get every minute worked, back in holiday)

    Cons

    Sometimes quite slow pace and so some people may not like it if they are used to constant high pace atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    you're doing a good job!

    HM Treasury2019-03-27
  7. "An historic institution let down by management"

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    Former Employee - Economic Adviser in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at HM Treasury full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    An historic institution working on important issues.

    Cons

    Poor management, low quality staff, very high churn rates.

    HM Treasury2019-04-09
  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Policy Advisor in City of Westminster, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HM Treasury full-time

    Pros

    - Line management - Lots of responsibility, if you seek it - Can develop your professional skills - Top seniors managers (esp. in financial services / stability)

    Cons

    -Pay not great to be honest

    Advice to Management

    Recognise and reward good line managers

    HM Treasury2019-03-13
  9. "Overall good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at HM Treasury full-time

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility at a junior level, high profile and interesting work

    Cons

    Quite process-oriented, little room for bigger picture/creative problem solving

    HM Treasury2018-12-11
  10. "Good for development but long hours and poor pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HM Treasury full-time

    Pros

    Good pension, defined benefit. Interesting work

    Cons

    Stressful environment, v short deadlines and pay uncompetitive.

    HM Treasury2018-11-20
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