Ofqual Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Ofqual

    May 8, 2021 - Research Associate in Warwick, England
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    Pros

    The people are great. Flexible working. Listening to employees about improvements/changes to the working environment. Transparency across levels. Evidenced based practice. Diversity and inclusion programme. Staff well-being programme.

    Cons

    Workload can be changeable over the year

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Jun 21, 2022 - Senior Policy Manager 
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    Pros

    The culture and purpose are really motivating. The pension is really good too.

    Cons

    It’s the civil service so the salary is lower than private sector equivalent.

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    ..

    Apr 25, 2022 - Senior Manager in Coventry, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Civil service pension scheme eligibility

    Cons

    No pay progression without promotion.

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  4. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Important work but toxic culture

    Mar 1, 2022 - Senior Manager in Coventry, England
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    Pros

    Great IT setup, easy to work from anywhere. For the most part, work can be left to working hours only.

    Cons

    Micro-management mindset from senior leadership all the way down. No agency over your own work. Little respect for colleagues. No diversity throughout the senior management team leads to a lack of understanding and empathy for people with different backgrounds and life situations, and this can pervade the very work the organisation does. Very hard for junior staff to raise issues and be listened to.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Poor management

    Apr 8, 2021 - Senior Officer in Coventry, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    An easy life - amount of work easily managed, no responsibility, some nice people, office comfortable

    Cons

    Ofqual prefer to recruit from outside - promotions are for those who are like the recruiter meaning there is a lack of diversity. If you are not a manager you are invisible and don’t feel valued - there is a grade snobbery. Performance related bonus is a tool for rewarding at senior level but made impossible for anyone else to achieve, development opportunities are not open to all, senior management have all the right words but nothing behind it

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    good

    Jan 18, 2021 - Substitute Teacher in Hull, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    they are good to work for

    Cons

    can be hard to give new ideas

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Worked for 2 years

    Oct 15, 2020 - Research Associate in Coventry, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of people to learn from

    Cons

    Office building location isn't great.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Very interesting place to work

    Oct 5, 2020 - Manager in Coventry, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pay Working flexibility / equipment tech Great teams and interesting people Supportive management and colleagues - good work life balance

    Cons

    High pressure at times due to national importance (which could also be seen as a positive)

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  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Awful Senior Management

    Sep 27, 2020 - Manager in Coventry, England
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    Pros

    Convenient location, average remuneration for posts.

    Cons

    Terrible senior management, total lack of diversity, not interested in staff views.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good employer

    Aug 10, 2020 - Associate Director in Stratford-upon-Avon, England
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    Pros

    Great benefits Generous salary Good staff engagement

    Cons

    Limited progression opportunities at senior levels

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