Science and Technology Facilities Council Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2021

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Science and Technology Facilities Council CEO Mark Thomson
Mark Thomson
8 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible working which accommodates changing work-life balance priorities(in 17 reviews)

  • "Chance to work on interesting projects that private companies might not take on due to high risk(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resourcing Partner 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Science and Technology Facilities Council full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great benefits(such as holidays,flexible working) great support from Hiring Managers, especially in light of current situation the organisation have been very supporting

    Cons

    sometimes can be hard to progress

  2. "A positive review for working at STFC"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Support Officer in Didcot, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Science and Technology Facilities Council full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work, with good management and people

    Cons

    I haven't any negative comments to write


  3. "Very relaxing and flexible"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Enginereer in Didcot, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Science and Technology Facilities Council full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Good leave allowance

    Cons

    Slow career progression Low pay for my profession

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  4. "Grad mechanical engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Science and Technology Facilities Council full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working, work variety, good career progression.

    Cons

    Layed back atmosphere, can be lack of drive due to no profit incentive.

  5. "Disgracefully run"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Science and Technology Facilities Council full-time

    Pros

    9 to 5 job No micromanagement

    Cons

    Low salary Institutionally sexist Institutionally ableist Women and minorities paid less than men with equivalent skills No career progression People get promoted based on politics, not on skill Managed by incompetent bureaucrats Salary does not increase with inflation Food in canteen is a rip off

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  6. "World-leading science and technology"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Division Head in Harwell, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Science and Technology Facilities Council full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Contributing to cutting-edge science. Great colleagues. Flexible working. Good job security.

    Cons

    Being subject to public sectorpay restraint.

  7. "Great atmosphere"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Science and Technology Facilities Council full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed, great Annual leave entitlement. Interesting work

    Cons

    Low pay in comparison Minimal career progression

  8. "Placement year at STFC, great people and work was fulfilling."

    5.0
    Former Employee - Impact and Engagement Assistant in Harwell, South East England, England

    I worked at Science and Technology Facilities Council full-time

    Pros

    Working on a big campus

    Cons

    not many people in my specific office

  9. "UKRI STFC"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Didcot, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Science and Technology Facilities Council full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    decent salary, flexi time, good holiday allowance

    Cons

    backwards thinking management, slow processes

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  10. "Good working environment and benefits"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warrington, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Science and Technology Facilities Council full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working environment is good and there are opportunities for flexible working. Excellent holiday allowance and pension scheme.

    Cons

    Salary is low compared to equivalent industry positions. Difficult to progress within a pay band.

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