Civil Service United Kingdom

www.civilservice.gov.uk
Engaged Employer

Civil Service United Kingdom Reviews

3.0
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Civil Service United Kingdom Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood
Sir Jeremy Heywood
9 Ratings
  • Outdated and unfair

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

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Been in civil service for almost 6 years. In that time I have delivered well. Some flexibility, good working conditions. Varied project work.

    Cons

    Removel of spine points big mistake as it has lead to demotivated work force. Box 2 means some just stay above improving box and many people just tick along. Staff development and very very limited promotion as people don't move on.

    Advice to Management

    Develop people and help them follo a path. Bring back spine points and encourage all to have mentors to help forge a career. I like what I do but can see me leaving as salary freeze is unfair and limited promotion. People stay in jobs too long for any new people coming in


Civil Service United Kingdom Interviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

77%
16%
5%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

88%
5%
5%

Interview Difficulty

3.3
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy
  1.  

    Assistant Economist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Civil Service United Kingdom (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    So far I have only done the first interview (the economic assessment centre); I have the FSAC still to go. It involved writing a technical report and policy brief on the electricity and gas industry and then answering short-format economics questions. Then I: presented on my policy brief, answered questions on my technical report, and discussed the economics questions. It was really fun, actually.

    Interview Questions

    • The asked me about the short format exam style questions. I had done a MSc. and found that the stuff I couldn't answer were 'A-level' style questions: what is the difference b/w Keynesian and Neoclassical Long Run Aggregate Supply curves and what are supernatural profits. There was nothing about competency or my experience.   Answer Question

Civil Service United Kingdom Awards & Accolades

Something missing? Add an award
Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers (#8) , The Sunday Times (UK), 2012

Additional Info

Unlock Profile
Website www.civilservice.gov.uk
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

The civil service helps the government of the day develop and deliver its policies as effectively as possible. We work in three types of organisations – departments, agencies, and non-departmental government bodies (NDPBs). We cover a wide range of areas touching on everyone’s day-to-day lives, such as education, health and policing. Because our organisations deal with so many different aspects of government, civil servants work in an enormous variety of roles. We’re politically impartial. Our workforce includes people who deliver crucial services direct to the ... More

Work at Civil Service United Kingdom? Share Your Experiences

Civil Service United Kingdom

 
Click to Rate
or