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Home Office Reviews

Updated 12 Sep 2019

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Home Office CEO Mark Sedwill
Mark Sedwill
57 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Senior management haven't moved with the times(in 6 reviews)

  • "Leadership is usually outcome driven at any cost to staff morale, with limited empowerment, inspiration and confidence in junior staffs capability(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Lovely place to work"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible working and able to adapt to your needs Good progression around HO Able to provide professional education

    Cons

    Progression is stunted in some directorates

    Home Office2019-09-12
  2. "Interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Policy Advisor 

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

    Pros

    Really interesting work, surrounded by ambition and intelligence, career opportunities

    Cons

    Needs to be closer to a station

    Home Office2019-09-12
  3. "Good working environment and flexible working policy (passport office)"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Durham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly teams flexible working policy pays well for part time work.

    Cons

    working policy constantly changing, sometimes feels management don't have a clue. Stressful during busy season.

    Home Office2019-09-04
  4. "No potential to hit top of salary band"

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

    I worked at Home Office full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexi time, Pension, Holidays, Sick Pay, Job security

    Cons

    Enter on bottom of salary band and due to pay freeze no chance of ever hitting top of band. Poor IT, poor management

    Home Office2019-09-10
  5. "Pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Entry Clearance Officer 

    I have been working at Home Office full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, understanding when you have a family, opportunity to progress

    Cons

    Very poorly managed. Seems like the most illogical decisions are made just for the powers that be within the departments to show they’re in charge. Lots of changes to different with very little training. Extremely stats driven, very little regard for quality.

    Advice to Management

    Speak to staff and find out how they are, spend time looking at the job they do and giving credit where it’s deserved, rather than placing more pressure on them based on quantities and never quality.

    Home Office2019-09-03
  6. "Comfortable job"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Saint Albans, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexi Time, Access to all government departments, good starting salary

    Cons

    Culture, bonuses, work can get repetitive

    Home Office2019-09-01
  7. Helpful (2)

    "challenging and interesting"

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    Current Employee - User Researcher 

    I have been working at Home Office full-time

    Pros

    - fabulous colleagues - lot's of training and learning opportunities

    Cons

    normal cons with civil service: slow progression etc.

    Home Office2019-08-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good pay management poor"

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    Former Employee - Immigration Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable Varied Great team atmosphere Pay good Shift based flexible

    Cons

    Bad management lot of politics

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff as you’d like to be treated

    Home Office2019-08-14
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Company"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff I work at all times.

    Cons

    Bad managers that don't know what they are doing.

    Home Office2019-08-13
  10. "Marsham Street"

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    Current Employee - Private Secretary in London, England
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexi-Time Annual Leave Pension Gym Beauty Salon Canteen & 2 Coffee shops Smarter Working

    Cons

    Reward and Recognition Pay Rises Laptops - Too many blocks and restrictions Stationery - not very good quality Budgets

    Advice to Management

    Support and award your staff a little more.

    Home Office2019-08-07
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