Home Office Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 20, 2021

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Home Office Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill
Mark Sedwill
129 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

      Good employer

      Jan 3, 2021 - Civil Servant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance, promotion prospects

      Cons

      There can occasionally be pressure at the department

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Flexible working

      Jan 20, 2021 - Executive Officer in Leeds, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working / good work life balance

      Cons

      Working environment atmosphere depends a lot on team manager

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Interesting varied work but lacks intensity

      Oct 18, 2020 - Assistant Economist Placement Student in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting, varied work Good work life balance

      Cons

      Lack of intensity - I didn't feel pushed to my best

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent pay, need more career advancement

      Oct 11, 2020 - Assistant Immigration Officer in London, England
      Recommend
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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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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great flexibility

      Sep 19, 2020 - Compliance Analyst in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Civil Service gives best flexibility for work life balance

      Cons

      can be stressful at times

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Home Office

      Sep 4, 2020 - Senior Policy Advisor in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ineresting work and dedicated people on issues that matter. OK work life balance

      Cons

      Infrastructure doenst support workers. SUb optimal IT.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good digital team

      Aug 7, 2020 - Senior Content Designer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible, lots of training opportunities and good work life balance.

      Cons

      Change can be slow. The HR processes would give Kafka nightmares.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      My devOps fondations were laid down here

      Jul 13, 2020 - Technical Architect in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company with a fantastic IT culture.

      Cons

      Given the high pace of IT delivery, work life balance can be affected sometimes

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Jul 12, 2020 - Passport Examiner At HMPO in Durham, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible, good hours and work life balance

      Cons

      Fewer opportunities to progress. Pay

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    10. 4.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      May 12, 2020 - Personal Assistant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Career progression, nice people, good work/life balance

      Cons

      Poor pay, hierarchical structure, not as diverse as it could be.

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