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Public Health England CEO Duncan Selbie
Duncan Selbie
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible working offered, everyone has laptops (IT offering is improving as well, although there are still some technological problems)(in 11 reviews)

  • "Excellent work/life balance (Although this may largely depend on where you work/who your line manager is)(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Difficult to progress upwards, but can easily progress to other departments within PHE(in 6 reviews)

  • "Pay lacking no pay rise for 6 years not even 1p very poor(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "good place"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Harwell, East Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Nice place to work chilled out

    Cons

    Lots of buroccracuy and it's a bit messey

    Advice to Management

    thanks ! Great managment

    Public Health England2019-05-08
  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, inclusive organisation working in many interesting fields

    Cons

    Pay and benefits remain low, consistent in the civil service. Some directors aren't great.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on poor behaviour at exec team level

    Public Health England2019-05-09
  3. "Senior public health intelligence analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Public Health Intelligence Analyst in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Public Health England full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working policy which allows you to work from home when needed

    Cons

    No pay progression within a role, some resistance to change

    Public Health England2019-05-07
  4. "A good place to work"

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      Former Employee - Epidemiologist 

      I worked at Public Health England full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Good place to gain a broad experience Surrounded by peers Friendly atmosphere

      Cons

      Resource constraints can hamper science Organisational change is constant

      Public Health England2019-04-23
    • "Consultant Public Health"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Public Health England full-time

      Pros

      Flexibility, great job satisfaction , global exposure and excellent working culture

      Cons

      Working with multiple stakeholders including NHS England can be a challenge

      Public Health England2019-04-22
    • "Lots of exciting research"

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      Current Employee - Research Scientist in Salisbury, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Public Health England full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Lots of exciting research available, within the remit of public health.

      Cons

      Difficult to progress upwards, but can easily progress to other departments within PHE

      Public Health England2019-03-27
    • "Developer"

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      Former Employee - Sharepoint Developer in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Public Health England full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      All resources to work are available but using taxpayers money

      Cons

      Bureaucracy and office politics is killing project delivery

      Advice to Management

      Focus on project delivery and not on politics

      Public Health England2019-04-09
    • "information officer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Public Health England full-time

      Pros

      good people work is of value to community

      Cons

      can be hard getting into the right network can be hard getting the right information can be hard getting the right training

      Public Health England2019-03-14
    • "Mostly positive experience"

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

      I worked at Public Health England full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Honourable mission and values - People who are clearly passionate about their work - Interesting and varied work - Professionally challenging - By and large, lovely people to work with - Excellent work/life balance (Although this may largely depend on where you work/who your line manager is). Flexible working offered, everyone has laptops (IT offering is improving as well, although there are still some technological...

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      Cons

      Heavy bureaucracy, very hierarchical - often lots of red tape and chains of command which may be fairly standard of the Civil Service. Can sometimes make it difficult to get things done - for example there are lots of different people who need to sign something off before it goes ahead. No salary movement or negotiation - Pay is advertised on a scale, but you will always be appointed at the bottom end of that scale with...

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      Advice to Management

      You're well-meaning, but your lack of effective action does more harm than good.

      Public Health England2019-01-24
    • "PHE"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Public Health England

        Pros

        - Interesting topics - Relaxed working environment

        Cons

        - management is caring less and less about public health expertise and recruitment does not value strong teams

        Advice to Management

        - If something is working dont try and change it.

        Public Health England2019-01-17
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