Home Office Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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Home Office Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill
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  1. Homemaker

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Home Office

    Pros

    Great rewards for raising your children.

    Cons

    Very low pay and no tangible benefits.

  2. Challenging but Fulfilling

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Contractor in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Home Office as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with some exceptional people on projects of real importance to the UK.
    Felt valued & strongly supported by management.
    Excellent culture for supporting diversity

    Cons

    Work can be stressful at times.
    Pay not the best for London

  3. 30 happy years in the Home Office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I have been working at Home Office part-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours are a key benefit of working in the Civil Service along with a very generous pension scheme. The pay is very competitive with the private sector and the opportunities for promotion and mobility around other departments I are excellent.

    Cons

    Management at senior level is poor; miscalculation of forecasts, misalignment of multiple changes is repeated year in year out, this effects staff morale and
    Public trust which often leads to high pressure on staff from managers, MPs, solicitors, the public etc.

    Advice to Management

    Lessons learned policies are largely ignored, staff want to just get on with their job and do it well. You should consider ditching the chase for meaningless awards like investors in people.

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  5. Strong focus on development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Higher Executive Officer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Higher Executive Officer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Home Office full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good L&D opportunities - chances to learn other languages and gain skills. A good focus on informal learning on the job as well.

    Cons

    Poor pay and sluggish progression. There remains a pay freeze, and bottle-necks can leave people stuck in lower grades for protracted periods.

    Advice to Management

    Examine ways to promote dynamism in the workplace, give talent a fast-track through the management ranks and, for the sake of morale, find some more desks.

  6. Typical government department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Service Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Home Office full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of support for maintaining work/life balance, training and ongonig development is good, opportunities for moving to different roles if you play the game right

    Cons

    Obviously it's very political, some decisions are set by ministers so you have no input, salary progression is limited, there is a media/social stigma to being a civil servant.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your staff more, take more responsibility for your area of concern and actually stand up to suppliers - they need us more than we need them!

  7. m.p. online at the work in 8th month

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Bhopal (India)
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Bhopal (India)

    I have been working at Home Office full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    because any time work it

    Cons

    but all time work at office

    Advice to Management

    bank manager

Home Office Photos

The Home Office, SW1 (Photo thanks to Geograph user Phillip Perry, Some Rights Reserved)
Fancy Roof on the Home Office (Photo thanks to Geograph user Des Blenkinsopp, Some Rights Reserved)
Croydon: Lunar House, detail (Photo thanks to Geograph user Christopher Hilton, Some Rights Reserved)

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