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UK Ministry of Defence Reviews

Updated 4 Dec 2019

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3.5
61%
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UK Ministry of Defence CEO Michael Fallon
Michael Fallon
77 Ratings
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  • "People are generally world class; however, there are many who are incompetent and MOD is generally poor at managing out non-performers(in 20 reviews)

  • "Bonus scheme limited and salary can be lower than private sector(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Best job ever"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, facilities, career choices, development, mentor support

    Cons

    None at all for me

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-09-29
  2. "Plenty of opportunities if you look for them"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Training and development, diverse workforce, interesting projects

    Cons

    Not forward thinking, pay and reward systems are messy and contentious

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-12-04
  3. "Armed forces"

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    Current Employee - Royal Navy Officer in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Preventing Conflict. The stability of our nation depends on the freedom of the seas. Providing Security At Sea. ... International Partnerships. ... Ready To Fight. ... Protecting Our Economy. Providing Humanitarian Assistance.

    Cons

    Time spent away from friends and family

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to advise

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-12-01
  4. "Steady"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Preston, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job security, training opportunities, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Little opportunity to progress unless key locations (London, Bristol etc), low pay compared to private sector, no incentive / reward to perform above and beyond

    Advice to Management

    There is more to the UK than London.

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-11-18
  5. "Large UK Institution"

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    Current Employee - Civil Servant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large employer with many development opportunities

    Cons

    Current uncertainty with regard to funding

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-11-01
  6. "Great job."

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    Current Employee - British Army Lieutenant Colonel in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Dynamic, Innovative, Challenging, Progressive, Education through life.

    Cons

    Lots of time away from home and family. Career path is quite static and no opportunities for rapid promotion.

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-11-01
  7. "General job for general people"

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    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence full-time

    Pros

    Pay, pension, holiday, development, opportunities

    Cons

    Motivation, promotion, appreciation, dull, excessive workload

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-11-14
  8. "Programme manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Subsidised childcare, good pension, flexi time, on site gym

    Cons

    Public attention to pay and subsequent pay freezes sometimes

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-10-26
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Business Improvement Manager in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary is good Location is good next to public transport

    Cons

    Parking - lack of Some really horrible people with limited skills

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-11-08
  10. "Great work life balance"

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    Current Employee - CRM Manager 

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexi-time Work from home Interesting projects Nice people Can be exciting work

    Cons

    Unpredictable career management Travel Relatively low pay Impact Budget cuts

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-10-23
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