Home Office Border Force Officer Reviews

Updated May 23, 2021

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Home Office Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill
Mark Sedwill
2 Ratings
  1. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Border force officer

    Sep 24, 2020 - Border Force Officer in Doncaster, England, England
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    Pros

    Secure work and very interesting, every day is different

    Cons

    I can’t really say anything negative about it

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Fun people

    May 23, 2021 - Border Force Officer in Stansted, South East England, England, England
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    Pros

    Fun people (for the most part) exciting job and lots of career progression

    Cons

    Public sector so no one really cares Worked through out covid then given an 8% pay cut and made to work more weekends and more night shifts. It’s impossible to get fired

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Decent place

    Mar 25, 2021 - Border Force Officer 
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    Pros

    Get to learn a lot a lot of development

    Cons

    Horrible shift pattern long hours

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  4. 4.0
    Former Contractor, more than 1 year

    Solid employer

    Sep 12, 2020 - Seasonal Border Force Officer in Heathrow, England, England
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    Pros

    Fully flexible, well paid, good communication

    Cons

    Business needs are the priority

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    It’s okay

    Aug 8, 2020 - Border Force Officer in Heathrow, England, England
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    Pros

    Friendly colleagues Parking for staff Shift swaps can be done

    Cons

    Shift work No time for yourself Short turn arounds

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Flexible working

    Jul 16, 2020 - Border Force Officer 
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    Pros

    Good pay, flexible working, interesting.

    Cons

    Be prepared for the bureaucracy government departments offer

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Interesting work

    Jan 6, 2020 - Border Force Officer 
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    Pros

    Colleagues are great and interesting envioronment

    Cons

    Long shifts and last minute changes

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Border Force work is critical for the safety of the Uk

    Jul 15, 2019 - Border Force Officer in Gatwick, England, England
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    Pros

    Something different every day at the border. Busy, demanding and interesting.

    Cons

    Shift work applies here, sometimes it’s tiring and hard on your social life.

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Challenging

    Sep 3, 2018 - Border Force Officer in London, England, England
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    Pros

    Rewarding and exciting career with good colleagues to work with.

    Cons

    Long and Sometimes Pressurised hours.

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  10. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Awful place to work. Wish I had stayed where I was before.

    Jul 21, 2016 - Border Force Officer 
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    Pros

    Adheres to Civil Service standard terms such as parental leave. Shift allowance makes mediocre salary decent but can mess up your social life.

    Cons

    I can only really comment on Border Force, but it is a terrible place to work. Most of my colleagues are leaving, retiring, or intending to do one or other. Senior management are as bad as any you could find although lack of government funding may mitigate that a little. Complete disregard for staff. On paper the job sounds good but the reality is very different. Very little concern about the work other than worrying about queues. No staff development. Opportunities for promotion do exist but few apply as it is an even worse job.

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