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Home Office Executive Officer Reviews

Updated 4 Feb 2020

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3.3
66%
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57%
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Home Office Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill
Mark Sedwill
7 Ratings
  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Executive Officer in Folkestone, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, interesting work, good people.

    Cons

    No joined up thinking in terms of support structures.

    Home Office2020-02-04
  2. "Enployment"

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    Former Employee - Executive Officer in Croydon, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have flexible working hours, so you can start at 7:30am and finish at 3:45pm.

    Cons

    Dispute the Home Office promoting diversity it is an extremely bigoted organisation where bullying does take place within the workplace. Rules are bent by management, who regularly work from home without informing staff and work from home over the limit they are supposed to. Management also had no idea with regards to the actual work the juniors grades did. The Home Office has double standards and is not very well organised.

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    Home Office2020-01-23
  3. "Senior Executive Officer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive Officer in Croydon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Opportunity to serve the public and contribute to the security of the U.K. - Flexitime - Opportunities to progress

    Cons

    - ‘Onboarding’ process broken causing a slow, frustrating introduction to the organisation - Overreliance and deference to contracted/consultancy staff - Inadequate leadership and management training - Underinvestment in internal communications

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    Home Office2019-03-12
  4. Helpful (10)

    "Terrible - harassment, bullying, victimisation and discrimination"

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    Current Employee - Executive Officer in Croydon, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - You'll make some really good friends with colleagues, most of whom are VERY passionate people who want to make a difference in society. - It's nice to put 'Home Office' on your CV - There are a vast amount of career opportunities

    Cons

    - Job mis-sold, 'Asylum Decision Maker' turns out to be a mediocre administrator doing menial tasks - Stats, stats, stats - Obsessed with hitting stats as opposed to delivering a quality service - Bullying and victimisation by senior managers to lower grade staff is commonplace - Good luck with receiving training to do your job - You won't get it! - Weeks and weeks to get your I.T. username, in the meantime you are stuck with menial tasks - If you think different from the status quo, good luck - because you'll need it when you're constantly having to justify yourself - They hate being challenged when you identify something wrong

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    Home Office2018-09-14
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Immigration Caseworker."

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    Current Employee - Executive Officer in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and patterns.

    Cons

    Statistic driven. Harsh sickness policy.

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    Home Office2018-08-20
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Awful unskilled agency management, no respect for employees"

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    Current Employee - Executive Officer in Liverpool, England
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I beleived there would of been so many positives to this role but once your in you very quickly realise how corrupted the management and lack of respect to staff

    Cons

    Unreasonable work conditions and very discriminate to single parents and people with health issues. The general management structure or lack of is awful. I have never felt so under valued, under trained and bullied and pressured in a workplace

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    Home Office2018-02-25
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Join a union. You'll need them"

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    Current Employee - Executive Officer in Sheffield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Home Office part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Bully & harrasment Disability discrimination Competency based interviews mean you can't progress for doing well in your job if you can't make up a 250 word statement that ticks all the boxes. Poor absence management and high sickness rates. All based on stats - if you don't hit them your on performance management. Office politics Office is like a battery hen farm. Cramped in with as many people as possible. Management have a uncaring attitude. High turn over of staff - mostly moving to department of education. No one communicates Last minute changes and constant restructuring. Mass agency worker recruitment.

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    Home Office2018-02-24
  8. "Executive Officer"

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    Former Employee - Executive Officer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning is available in your own time

    Cons

    Progression is based on a who you know basis

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    Home Office2017-05-01
  9. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer/SRO in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Home Office full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Vital work - very rewarding

    Cons

    Complexity of issues and policies can bring unclear objective setting and prioritisation

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    Home Office2017-01-26
  10. Helpful (10)

    "UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) The land that time forgot, Where the lights go out and the scarecrows come to life"

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    Former Employee - Executive Officer in Croydon, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Home Office full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Being able to put UK Visas & Immigration on your CV Some limited exposure to Human Rights ECHR litigation.

    Cons

    Working in Lunar House East Croydon (the building where dreams die) Horrible members of staff with bad attitudes Shocking lack of professionalism, A world where they use paper files and lose them so often, Immigration offenders remain in detention as a result and the Secretary of State gets litigated against for wrongful detention because of poorly motivated staff and hugely incompetent senior managers and ultimately tax payer’s money is wasted compensating people who should be removed from the UK. Blatant discrimination against disabled employees, such a poor culture of implementing the requirements of the Equality Act. A culture of bullying and harassment instigated by senior managers (SEO) if your face does not fit. Working with people who are so demoralised all they are waiting for is their pensions or death.

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    Home Office2017-02-06

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