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UK Ministry of Defence Reviews

Updated Sep 21, 2019

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UK Ministry of Defence CEO Michael Fallon
Michael Fallon
72 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)

  • "Nights, military, low wages for experience attained(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits for all staff

    Cons

    Poor parking and site facilities not great

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-07-29
  2. "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Internal Communications 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working and good pay

    Cons

    Typical old school civil servants with no performance based reviews.

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-09-22
  3. "Good starting point"

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    Current Employee - Principal Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good apprenticeship scheme for teenagers

    Cons

    Low wage compared to industry partners

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-09-18
  4. "Good perks"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Manager in Bristol, England

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance, management, training, flexible working

    Cons

    Parking, facilities, IT, Internal approvals

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-09-11
  5. "Not sure what this means and in what context"

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    Former Employee - Station Warden 

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence full-time

    Pros

    Interesting meeting new people and serving the armed forces

    Cons

    Can't think of any at this time

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-09-09
  6. "Security Vetting"

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    Current Employee - Assessment Advisor in York, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexi time and Good Pension

    Cons

    Stats driven management no skills

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-09-11
  7. "Interesting projects"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager 

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work on high value and complex projects

    Cons

    Internal progression and recognition

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-08-27
  8. Helpful (1)

    "DE&S"

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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 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible working and a good pension oacjage

    Cons

    Bonus scheme limited and salary can be lower than private sector

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-08-25
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good and bad, but not what it used to be"

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    Current Employee - DES FAS 

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pension Schemes, Benefits of Being MOD Employee, Generous Leave

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of transparancy to lower grades

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-08-20
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work, good work/life balance. Cliquey..."

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    Former Employee - DESG Graduate in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Work you wouldn't be able to do anywhere else -Excellent graduate scheme -Okay salary -Great pension -Great work/life balance

    Cons

    -Graduate office severely understaffed and over worked. -Large staff turnover -Cliquey, particularly ex-DTUS students.

    Advice to Management

    Please look after your graduates. They are the future of the company and so amny have left for new challenges. Start by proprerly funding/managing the graduate office so there is not such a churn of staff.

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-08-06
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