Ofqual Reviews

Updated 21 May 2020

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Ofqual Chief Regulator Sally Collier (no image)
Sally Collier
5 Ratings
  1. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Officer in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work with friendly staff members

    Cons

    More staff needed for the workload

  2. "Not many opportunities to progress"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Communications 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A nice place to work, good people.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for progression.


  3. "Regulatory Compliance Team"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Officer - Regulatory Compliance in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ofqual full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Interesting, varied and challenging work - Corporate commitment to work-life balance - Investment in learning and development - Excellent organisational culture and team spirit

    Cons

    - Limited progression opportunities within Ofqual but access to many jobs in the wider civil service

  4. "Terrible place to work"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free car parking, work can be interesting, some flexibility in hours

    Cons

    Management are rude, unprofessional, and slander people behind their backs. No appreciation is given for anything you do. Management often concoct information (as what happened to me) to force staff to leave. Staff moral is very low, many are applying for other jobs

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  5. "What it's like to work at Ofqual"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting, varied, rewarding work Great culture - very supportive and sympathetic to wort/life balance Very collaborative working environment

    Cons

    Move to new offices has been really positive but still not that many facilities on site

  6. "Great people a dedicated organisation and a great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ofqual part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ofqual is a small organisation that clearly punches above its weight. Colleagues are friendly and committed and there is a real sense of community.

    Cons

    Because its so small opportunities to progress within Ofqual are a little limited. However, managers do support peoples development well and as part of the wider Civil Service, opportunities do come up for those who want them

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  7. "Senior Manager, Strategic Relationships"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ofqual full-time

    Pros

    Policy shaping role, some great people, increasingly more outward facing, HR department and in house training are great, office is nice and IT provision good.

    Cons

    Some people, particularly in the senior team are doing what they have always done and don't always listen to or understand the impact of their work.

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not independent nor a regulator"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ofqual

    Pros

    Flexible working, and good holidays

    Cons

    Elitist, senior people have similar backgrounds, lacking diversity especially in Senior roles. Typical Senior Civil Service. Good opportunities if you fit the profile background. Also not doing the job it is supposed to do.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Very friendly and upbeat having come through period of change"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Officer in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High level of expertise among all staff Friendly atmosphere Comfortable, up to date working environment Potential to move up and across departments and gain new skills Managers very open to helping with further training and education Insights Discovery training days for all staff Excellent pension

    Cons

    Some of the office space is a little *too* open - have to use break-out spaces for quick private conversations

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Ofqual does not invest in people"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ofqual full-time

    Pros

    Talented staff. Some managers have a positive approach to flexible working. Rare expectation of working over-time .

    Cons

    Ofqual is a poor model for the Civil Service. It does not value its staff - preferring to recruit-in talent than build on the skills of existing staff. Ofqual suffers from loss of retention - re-structures are often used to cover executive mistakes and shed non-compliant staff. Many staff have complained of or fear being bullied or victimised if they complain or do not comply with Senior Management. Many wish to leave but have loss self-confidence and self-worth since their time here.

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