Mi5 Reviews

Updated 20 Oct 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mi5 for more than a year

    Pros

    Gun, cocktails, company cars. Q always has the best stuff.

    Cons

    Human rights legistlation, middle management.

  2. Helpful (4)

    "Awful, cliquey place to work"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mi5 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Civil Service pension Nice office Flexi time.

    Cons

    Very cliquey, unfriendly place to work where admin staff are seen as the lowest of the low. Intrusive vetting process to actually get the job. Low pay for central London. If you face doesn’t fit, you won’t progress. I left to go back to university to retrain and I’m now much happier and earn twice as much money rather than doing some crappy, menial admin role. Poor line management. Most of the staff who work here doing admin are chavvy, Essex types who think they are special.


  3. Helpful (17)

    "Very 'civil service'"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mi5 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Interesting workloads (in some departments) and some talented colleagues.

    Cons

    Poor pay, civil service feel, lots of staff all wanting the same 'glamorous' roles so lots of dissatisfaction and lack of progression. Dead Man's Shoes culture and 'if your face fits' type of thing. Underskilled HR and Deployment teams can't deal with the organisational demands. No skills-testing of management before they are assigned to teams. Bizarre randomisation of line-management responsibilities.

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  4. Helpful (6)

    "Horrible and immoral will exploit heinous crimes for UK's geopolitical interest"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Spy in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Mi5 for less than a year

    Pros

    By far the worst intelligence agency along with GHCQ, I would not suggest contacting them if you are a non UK citizen in tech.

    Cons

    Horrible case officers in MI6 doing vetting by far the worst they have used ,tradecraft includes using Anglo Americans, UK Irish and Indians

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