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Public Health England Reviews

Updated 19 January 2018
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Public Health England Chief Executive Duncan Selbie
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Pros
  • Good work life balance and pension (in 7 reviews)

  • I feel the work environment is very friendly and most people are genuinely nice and welcoming (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • no chance of career progression (in 3 reviews)

  • No pay progression, the salary you start on remains the same except for a possible 1% pay rise each year (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Healthcare Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and pension

    Cons

    Can be a little political at times


  2. "Cad draughtsman"

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    Former Employee - CAD Technician in Salisbury, England
    Former Employee - CAD Technician in Salisbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Public Health England full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good steady employer with happy staff

    Cons

    No future as phe are moving to Harlow


  3. "PHE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyable and interesting work in general

    Cons

    Difficult to progress up career ladder


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  5. "Another doomed quango"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Hendon, England
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Hendon, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Public Health England full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice place to retire, so long as you are with the "in crowd"

    Cons

    no forward progression whatsoever
    hard workers get no recognition
    hierarchy system within the ICT organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Look after the hard working staff, the battleaxe who has taken over the ICT department has recruited her favourite golden childs. A blatant and open drive to recruit more women within ICT is not only sexist but borderline illegal. As long as you are with the "in crowd"you are favoured and can get further within the organisation.


  6. "Epidemiologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Public Health England full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Life work balance

    Cons

    nothing as such
    I enjoyed every minute of it


  7. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lovely working atmosphere and great colleagues

    Cons

    no chance of career progression

    Advice to Management

    off more opportunities


  8. "Working at PHE"

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    Former Employee - Health Protection Senior Nurse in Manchester City Centre, England
    Former Employee - Health Protection Senior Nurse in Manchester City Centre, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Public Health England full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, professional, and a great place to learn new knowledge and skills. Evidence based practice used at all times. I learnt a lot.

    Cons

    The commute was not good at all for me. Also being on call and still having to work the next day even if you were woken during the night, not at all appreciated by my family.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the on call system. Surely the consultants could do a bit more of the on call work, instead of everything having to be done by 1st on call. I sometimes worked 8 hours a day on Sat and Sundays whilst the consultant did nothing at all. ( well it depended who was on call with you) You could get very tired. No days off in lieu and then back to work on Monday was not really a healthy work life balance.


  9. "Health Protection"

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    Former Employee - Health Protection Nurse
    Former Employee - Health Protection Nurse

    I worked at Public Health England full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good holidays, good working environment

    Cons

    Micro management of work was challenging at times

    Advice to Management

    Enable innovation and capatalise on creative ideas


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hard working teams but very bureaucratic"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in London, England
    Current Employee - Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work and nice people

    Cons

    Constant restructuring just for the benefit of those at the top. Little development of staff and hard to progress.


  11. "Personal Assistant to Deputy Chief Operating Officers (2)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Public Health England full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enough variety in the job to keep your interest going.

    Cons

    Limited responsibilities, perhaps through not enough confidence.

    Advice to Management

    Just embrace the staff you have with their varied skills and experiences.


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