Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 15 Jan 2021

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Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs Interim Chief Executive Jim Harra (no image)
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  1. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Assistant Economist in Manchester, England, England

    I have been working at Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance and friendly

    Cons

    Not applicable, good place to work

  2. "Good work life balance but poor pay and progression opportunities."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Tax Specialist in Birmingham, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance with flexible working hours. Understanding and supportive management for the most part. Responsibility for your own work can gives a great sense of achievement.

    Cons

    Progression opportunities in technical tax fields severely limited outside of the inspector training program (TSP). Program is only open for applications once a year to start the following year, there is no advantage for internal staff over external and success is based on assessment centre performance rather than qualification and or/experience. As a result many experienced staff either stay underpaid at lower grades becoming frustrated or leave to work in private firms where their experience is valued and rewarded. There is also poor representation of minorities in senior grades for a department that is very diverse.

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  3. "Good civil service"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Transfer Pricing in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance Friendly staff Good pension

    Cons

    Career progression Remuneration Significant responsibilities No bonus Management style

  4. "Excellent"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Assistant Economist (Sandwich Student) in Manchester, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working, good work life balance, good work environment.

    Cons

    None, I really enjoyed my time here and my opinions were valued like anyone else's even though I was just a student.

  5. "Good to work for"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Corporate Tax Specialist in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very nice work life balance

    Cons

    Reward and recognition needs to be improved

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  6. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Statistician in Leeds, England, England

    I have been working at Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs full-time

    Pros

    Exciting projects, supportive managers and colleagues, good work life balance

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  7. "Good benefits"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Adviser in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Hours holidays career progression flexi home work life balance

    Cons

    Constant monitoring timed for everyone quantity over quality

  8. "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - HEO in Salford, North West England, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance Great mix of people in office Good support from management depending on department

    Cons

    Can take a long time to adapt to change Some senior leaders to not take of views of lower level workers

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Campaigns and projects is hell on earth"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Tax Professional in Leeds, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs full-time

    Pros

    Other departments seem to have good work life balance and I feel I am paid well.

    Cons

    Managers don't have a clue and are just looking for their next promotion. Really toxic environment.

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  10. "Brilliant work/life balance"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Tax Specialist Officer in Manchester, England, England

    I have been working at Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance and great supporting environment

    Cons

    No other competitive benefits such as Healthcare etc

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