Home Office Employee Reviews about "senior management"

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Home Office Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill
Mark Sedwill
116 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. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent pay, need more career advancement

      Oct 11, 2020 - Assistant Immigration Officer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      The pay is acceptable for the work that you do.

      Cons

      As an AO you have limited opportunity to progress your career - you will still have to apply like anyone else for EO opportunities and interviews are conducted by GRS rather than senior management at your port. Shift times are rubbish and there is no good work-life balance.

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Don’t apply for a job at the Home Office . It will ruin your life!

      Mar 15, 2020 -  
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      Pros

      You learn a lot and get good experience but you don’t need to stay very long to get what you need out of it.

      Cons

      Poor senior management, good managers are not valued. Competent staff are continually overloaded and not rewarded and poor staff are not dealt with. In some cases I have seen poor performance rewarded just because managers are too weak to have honesty conversations with difficult and obstructive people. Ministers are too demanding and unrealistic. Everything that is said about the Home Secretary and her unreasonable behaviour or completely true.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Awful. Bullying, harassment, racism, homophobia.

      May 20, 2018 - Senior Caseworker in Croydon, England, England
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      Pros

      Regular wage. Pension. Some decent people.

      Cons

      Culture of bullying & victimisation from senior management looking for any reason to dismiss.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Avoid, Avoid, Avoid

      Nov 12, 2017 - Decision Maker in Liverpool, England, England
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      Pros

      Some great people who work there

      Cons

      Zero work/life balance Zero flexibility 10, 9, 8, 7 days working without a day off, frequent working weekends and until 9pm! Hours of working result in exhausted staff and reduced productivity, yet there is constant pressure to achieve unrealistic targets. Senior management aren't expected to work the ridiculous shift patterns but are happy to tell the staff that if they don't like it they need to look for another job.

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      11 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Interesting

      Jun 15, 2017 -  
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      Pros

      Flexi time & good parental benefits. Interesting areas of work.

      Cons

      Yesterday's technology tomorrow. Overly cautious approach to innovation. Senior management haven't moved with the times.

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Awful place to work. Wish I had stayed where I was before.

      Jul 21, 2016 - Border Force Officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Adheres to Civil Service standard terms such as parental leave. Shift allowance makes mediocre salary decent but can mess up your social life.

      Cons

      I can only really comment on Border Force, but it is a terrible place to work. Most of my colleagues are leaving, retiring, or intending to do one or other. Senior management are as bad as any you could find although lack of government funding may mitigate that a little. Complete disregard for staff. On paper the job sounds good but the reality is very different. Very little concern about the work other than worrying about queues. No staff development. Opportunities for promotion do exist but few apply as it is an even worse job.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Important work spoiled by inability to manage

      Jun 28, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
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      Pros

      The services provided are very important for the country and those residing in it, which makes you feel the work is very worthwhile.

      Cons

      The senior management seem incapable of learning how to lead the organisation at a time of financial stress. They expend their energy on transformations which seem to ignore the delivery demands, justified on grounds of cost savings but probably not achieving even that.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good people, challenging work, difficult structure

      Nov 22, 2017 - Frontend Engineer 
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      Pros

      In the right team, the people and opportunities are fantastic. I was able to focus a lot on learning and improving, whilst regularly feeling like I was making valuable contributions. It's great to work on high profile digital services with likeminded, talented people. The work/ life balance is also spot on.

      Cons

      The annual review process is arduous. The politicised nature of senior roles/ empire building can also sometimes be a struggle - especially when it adversely affects deliveries. It often felt like our voices and issues were not being heard/ appreciated by senior management.

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