Home Office Civil Servant Reviews

Updated 4 Mar 2021

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Home Office Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill
Mark Sedwill
3 Ratings
  1. "Good employer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Civil Servant in London, England, England

    I have been working at Home Office full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, promotion prospects

    Cons

    There can occasionally be pressure at the department

  2. "Ok"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Servant in Liverpool, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Home Office full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working and working from home

    Cons

    Targets and high pressure environment. No pay scale


  3. "Positive experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Servant in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Home Office full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pension, nice people to work with

    Cons

    Hours were occasionally unsociable - depends on your lifestyle if this would affect you

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  4. "Home office job Manchester review"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Civil Servant in Manchester, England, England

    I have been working at Home Office full-time

    Pros

    Job security Pension Supportive Colleagues Decent office

    Cons

    Shift working long hours including weekends and Bank holidays Pay freezes most years or cuts Poor management

  5. "Home Office"

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

    I have been working at Home Office full-time

    Pros

    Good employer - diverse areas you can work in

    Cons

    Nothing - lower paid than some private sector roles but counter balanced by wide range of work, job security, flexible working patterns

  6. "Civil Service - Home Office"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Servant in Heathrow, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Home Office full-time

    Pros

    Job security and ability to move across to other departments within the civil service

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, multicultural and political. Annual hours contracts reduce pensionable pay. Poor training, siloed job roles and little opportunity for CPD and advancement. Little value placed on qualifications, experience or current performance.

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  7. "Has it's moments"

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

    I have been working at Home Office part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people. Challenging work. At heart of big decisions. Good leave and Inclusion policies. Easy to work flexibly.

    Cons

    Pay not great for level of responsibility. Bit of a 2 years only in any given job so experience shallow rather than deep.

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  8. "Review of work place in London"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Servant 

    I worked at Home Office full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good managers and very supportive

    Cons

    Low pay based on responsibility

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Only join as a Contractor if you have to join at all"

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

    I have been working at Home Office full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job Security, that's all there is.

    Cons

    There is a reason there are frequent bullying surveys. All the things they say you will get as a civil servant such as support, training etc.. you wont. No one helps you on board in what is a very complex business environment and you will be held responsible for won't you did not do even though no one told you anything about it. Pressure piled on pressure. Aggressive managers. Long hours lots of unrealistic and unfair pressure. You will be 1 of very very few civil servants working with and managed by contractors on far more than you many of whom do far less work than you and working with suppliers who treat their staff better than you are treated by the HO and who are also earning more than you! Endless communications about the culture and values that bare no resemblance to your every day reality.

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