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Home Office Reviews

Updated 9 Dec 2019

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3.3
65%
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80%
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Home Office CEO Mark Sedwill
Mark Sedwill
61 Ratings
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  • "As with all civil service jobs, there are less perks than if you work in the private sector(in 6 reviews)

  • "Culture of bullying & victimisation from senior management looking for any reason to dismiss(in 6 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. "Great place to work, different from most Government Departments the 'smarter working' is great"

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    Current Employee - STRATEGIC CAPABILITY LEAD in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good culture doing some great things for users digitally

    Cons

    limited gym equipment.....but there is one!

    Home Office2019-12-09
  3. "Good interesting case work, variable"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Officer 

    I worked at Home Office full-time

    Pros

    Constant new cases through out the week so always working on something new

    Cons

    Varying age and competency of staff

    Home Office2019-11-28
  4. "Good workplace"

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

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

    Pros

    Plenty of big long term projects to get involved in

    Cons

    Good projects can be lucky to get on

    Home Office2019-11-23
  5. "Average at best."

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    Current Employee - Administrator in Croydon, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pension scheme is good.

    Cons

    The pay is average at best.

    Advice to Management

    If a secure job is what the person is after, this would be a decent start.

    Home Office2019-11-24
  6. "Pros and Cons"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Officer in Croydon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It runs in well- staffed and motivated teams. It has a sophisticated performance appraisal system and actively promotes training.

    Cons

    The decision making is slow and a lot of its systems are overly bureaucratic.

    Home Office2019-11-01
  7. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Examiner 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Home Office full-time

    Pros

    Good leave allowences and very clear

    Cons

    None to mention thus far

    Home Office2019-10-17
  8. "Strong on welfare and well being"

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

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

    Pros

    Good on T&Cs and non pay benefits

    Cons

    Slow career progression and professional qualifications

    Advice to Management

    Unlock the pay freeze.

    Home Office2019-10-12
  9. "Review of work place in London"

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    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

    Home Office2019-10-23
  10. "Low pay but benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexi time, good leave and short hours (for london)

    Cons

    Low pay, limited opportunities for progression, competency system means that it is not the most competent but the best talker who gets the job!

    Home Office2019-10-08
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