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Public Health England Reviews

Updated 12 Nov 2019

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3.8
83%
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81%
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Public Health England CEO Duncan Selbie
Duncan Selbie
37 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible working policy which allows you to work from home when needed(in 17 reviews)

  • "Excellent work/life balance (Although this may largely depend on where you work/who your line manager is)(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "no obvious career progression, need to wait for roles to come up and be flexible(in 6 reviews)

  • "Working with multiple stakeholders including NHS England can be a challenge(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been supported in any research opportunities I wish to carry out and senior staff are keen for you better yourself.

    Cons

    The pay scale does not increase annual as it does for staff in similar roles in the NHS.

    Public Health England2019-09-17
  2. "Excellent experience, great training, mediocre salary"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to work on interesting projects and gain excellent experience

    Cons

    Salary mediocre Training opportunities for MSC and PhD now very restricted

    Advice to Management

    Almost non existent career path for scientists

    Public Health England2019-11-12
  3. "Working at the forefront of public health"

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

    I worked at Public Health England full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working; learning opportunities; exciting work

    Cons

    Pay lower than average; poor employee engagement; opportunities for progression vary by team

    Public Health England2019-10-16
  4. "Phe review"

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    Current Employee - Bioinformatics 

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good exposure to front line public health

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for development, low salary

    Public Health England2019-10-12
  5. "Fantastic workplace"

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

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and fantastic opportunities

    Cons

    Absolutely no downsides to work here

    Advice to Management

    Love the way you’re doing it

    Public Health England2019-08-30
  6. "Slow if you are used to commercial environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    World class marketing health campaigns

    Cons

    Slow and hard to get stuff done

    Public Health England2019-08-12
  7. "Nice"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good culture, people centred, flexible working

    Cons

    fixed pay, no negotiation for pay except for people coming from outside

    Advice to Management

    Please sort the pay out we lose so many good people

    Public Health England2019-08-02
  8. "Nice people"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Public Health England full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working, people centred, work force are really nice people.

    Cons

    Training is dependent on location and job role can be poor. Fixed pay linked to civil service, pay advertised is always the bottom of scale the top figure is only for people coming in from some NHS roles which has to negotiated after you start. lot and lots of meetings

    Advice to Management

    Please sort the pay, loss of increments means good people leave. The whole splitting of jobs in also getting silly 0.2, 0.5 0.3 of a role just means three bosses who think you work full time!!

    Public Health England2019-08-02
  9. "Positive and supportive place to work"

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    Current Employee - Public Health Support Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly, knowledgeable colleagues, who are experts at what they do. Positive about flexible working, passionate about reducing health inequalities and supporting the country to be healthier Management are postive about your career development and provide opportunities for this.

    Cons

    only 1% payrise each year. salary is non negotiable, start at the bottom of the pay band, unless coming from external no obvious career progression, need to wait for roles to come up and be flexible need to pay for own tea, coffee and milk

    Advice to Management

    To provide a clear career progression route. Increase pay awards

    Public Health England2019-07-31
  10. "Welcome to the state sector!"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Scientist in Salisbury, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Strong pension scheme + Great training + Unionised workforce + Flexible working + Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    - Archaic senior management (seldom familiar with current research methods) - Poor pay (with pitiful pay increases) - A lot of paperwork - Location - Office politics/gossip

    Advice to Management

    Please put pressure on the government to scrap the pay cap. To senior management: please familiarise yourself with modern research methods or you will fall behind. Also understand what is expected of people when they're presenting their work to people external to the organisation. For example, I was working on a project that involved cell growth and the senior management didn't understand why I'd need to have a... grasp of statistics "when we have statisticians". Meanwhile, do not gossip about fellow employees; approach the respective employee directly. Gossiping within such a small environment will get back to the respective employee and undermines trust between individuals.

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    Public Health England2019-08-12
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