Serious Fraud Office Reviews

Updated 3 Feb 2020

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Serious Fraud Office Director David Green
David Green
6 Ratings
  1. "Good position"

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

    I have been working at Serious Fraud Office full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great progression if you want to become an investigator

    Cons

    No career progression in you want to pursue a legal career

  2. "Salary"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Document Reviewer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Serious Fraud Office full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great team

    Cons

    Terrible management, high turnover of temporary staff

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  3. "Worked as a document reviewer"

    3.0
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    Former Contractor - Document Reviewer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Serious Fraud Office for less than a year

    Pros

    Great location, great colleagues, good work life balance, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Dull repetitive work, awful management, will terminate contract without a seconds notice

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  4. "Interesting place to work, frustrating at times"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Serious Fraud Office full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, get to work with a wide variety of people, training used to be good.

    Cons

    Leadership felt lacking and IT could be frustrating to use.

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  5. "Investigstor"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Serious Fraud Office full-time

    Pros

    Good Jobs interesting cases all

    Cons

    Slow policy led little enthusiasm

  6. "Case"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Serious Fraud Office full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Work balance good benefits

    Cons

    No obvious cons or difficulties

  7. "Great"

    4.0
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I have been working at Serious Fraud Office

    Pros

    Friendly environment, strong anti-bullying stance

    Cons

    Minimal benefits, but they do throw good parties.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very interesting investigations"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Serious Fraud Office full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The investigations are complex and extremely interesting. The end goal is to put bad guys behind bars so there is a strong sense of purpose in the work carried out. Compared to private practice there is the possibility of taking on a lot more responsibility at an early stage in your career.

    Cons

    In order to retain case knowledge, management try to keep people working on the same cases. This is short sighted as the cases run on for years and many people ultimately get fed up of being 'stuck' on the same case and then quit the SFO. This high turnover of staff leaves cases poorly resourced which is partly why they take so long.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, a satisfying place to work."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Investigative Lawyer (Grade 7) in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Serious Fraud Office full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relatively small civil service department. Team work is important and you get support when needed, but there are also opportunities to develop and achieve goals in your own work.

    Cons

    The pace of the cases is slow, owing to the complexity - don’t come here if you want to see a case from start to finish, unless you are prepared to stay for at least 3 years.

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  10. "G7 lawyer"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Lawyer in London, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Serious Fraud Office for more than 5 years

    Pros

    interesting casework, rewarding work when successful

    Cons

    salary noncompetitive, civil service bureacracy

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