Home Office Reviews

Updated Sep 23, 2021

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3.6
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Home Office Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill
Mark Sedwill
107 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good for parents a flexible working allowed(in 47 reviews)

  • "Work life balance, promotion prospects(in 27 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Civil Service is a large an organisation as it gets, so things don't change quickly(in 8 reviews)

  • "Poor senior management, good managers are not valued(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good

      Aug 4, 2021 - Customer Service Advisor in Southport, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Civil service still has the most flexible working arrangements and generous. pension scheme. Job satisfaction from delivering vital public services impacting people’s lives.

      Cons

      Still can be slow to progress and when people do, that are often put in unsuitable roles.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Review

      Sep 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working and generous pensions

      Cons

      Bureaucracy, stereotypes and no motivation

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good

      Sep 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and opportunities available

      Cons

      Full time working from home

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A great place to start as a graduate

      Sep 20, 2021 - Administration Officer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working, work form home, no pressure and lots of support. Easy workload.

      Cons

      Difficult to move up. Easy to get comfortable and not look for a better job. Repetitive work. Work not challenging enough

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Fantastic

      Sep 6, 2021 - Office Administrator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good all round place to work

      Cons

      To much of bureaucracy, allow self regulation

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Sep 3, 2021 - Caseworker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexi time, pension, termtime contracts

      Cons

      Core hours are a downside

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      caring

      Sep 15, 2021 - Senior Test Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      looks after mental well being of employees

      Cons

      low salary lots of legacy tech

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Overall good workplace

      Aug 25, 2021 - Policy Adviser in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible Hard working Friendly Good teams

      Cons

      Hard to be promoted fairly

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Poor treatment

      Sep 22, 2021 - Executive Officer in Leeds, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      None what so ever, terrible support from management

      Cons

      To many to list, terrible employer

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      If you can get a job elsewhere then do

      Aug 19, 2021 - Business Analyst Apprentice 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Good commitment to enabling staff to work from home and not forcing them back into the office if they don't feel comfortable/ safe - Good focus on learning and development - Quick progression if you're committed

      Cons

      - From a business analyst perspective the role of a BA within the Home Office is defined very differently to other organisations so trying to meet the technical competencies of the apprenticeship was very challenging - Apprenticeship provider for the BA programme is absolutely abysmal - Everything is so slow, people take forever to reply to emails or give certain pieces of work a priority so projects that should be quick take months - Majorly hierarchical, everyone is referenced by their grade rather than their job role and there's a serious lack of autonomy the lower down the grades you are which hinders personal development

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