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Home Office Reviews

Updated 11 Feb 2020

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3.4
68%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
Approve of CEO
Home Office Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill
Mark Sedwill
69 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very flexible working and able to adapt to your needs(in 33 reviews)

  • "Good work/ life balance and compensation or time off in lieu for large periods away from home(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "normal cons with civil service: slow progression etc(in 6 reviews)

  • "Culture of bullying & victimisation from senior management looking for any reason to dismiss(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "* * * * * *"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Leeds, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Brilliant place to work *

    Cons

    There are no downsides to this job

    Home Office2019-12-13
  2. "Interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Policy Advisor in London, England

    I have been working at Home Office full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Exciting areas of work. Pay better than other departments

    Cons

    IT is still far behind some other departments

    Home Office2020-02-09
  3. "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
  4. "Flexible Working, Good Salary, Good Training"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, Good salary, Good training, leadership, benefits

    Cons

    Stakeholders can be difficult, public perception

    Home Office2020-02-04
  5. "currently working in immigration enforcement"

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    Current Employee - Immigration Officer in Croydon, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere and good opportunities for promotion

    Cons

    overtime not aid in money, given in time back

    Home Office2020-02-12
  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Croydon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility Diverse Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Pay Difficult to remove unsuitable employees

    Home Office2020-01-27
  7. "Civil Servant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Business Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great development Flexible working (inc home working) Interesting work

    Cons

    Slow pace of change Poor performance not managed Non salary rewards are very poor

    Home Office2020-01-23
  8. "I saw the world and developed as a person"

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    Former Employee - Immigration Liaison Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Large amount of varied and interesting international travel - Good work/ life balance and compensation or time off in lieu for large periods away from home - Good training programmes - Largely interesting & challenging work

    Cons

    - Opaque management decisions, with many managers seemingly in their position because of length of time served rather than competence. - Poor communication from the centre. - Few possibilities to grow professionally or gain promotion. - Very questionable values as an organisation. Particularly around overseas aid.

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    Home Office2020-01-20
  9. "An exciting and engaging place to work, especially in Ministerial private offices"

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    Current Employee - Speechwriter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hands-on work with an interesting policy portfolio, including police and the security services. A major department of state

    Cons

    Policy work in the wider department can be slow

    Home Office2020-01-17
  10. "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

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