Cabinet Office Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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  1. Important work, decent pay, good people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice to work on big and important problems. Great people and no jobsworths. Very little people have egos. Pay and benefits are good along with flexible working.

    Cons

    Pay is tied directly to career progression with little opportunity for raises. Once you join on a Salary, you are practically locked at that figure. Leaving and coming back is the only way to increase the figure you're on.

    Advice to Management

    Fix career progression, staff retention and focus.


  2. Centre of Government

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of really important and significant work. Very good at flexible working

    Cons

    Cabinet Office is not really a single organisation - it is, rather, a federation of groups with very different cultures


  3. Changing the face of how Government does business

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Head of Crown Oversight in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Head of Crown Oversight in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cabinet Office as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will be right at the centre of making decisions which directly affect every person in the country - and have direct access to decision makers

    Cons

    Audit control and more audit. The sums and projects are so big that you need such an environment - but it can slow you down.


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    Band A Cabinet Office

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Band A in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Band A in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, opportunity for growth if self motivated.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, with significant amounts of siloed working. Often a need to navigate poor/unclear internal governance processes.

    Advice to Management

    Needs much more thought on HR beyond a conveyor belt of hires: there is no thought about how a career should be structured to attract, train and retain staff. Too much reliance on the civil service fallacy of generalists.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Interesting place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Policy Adviser in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Policy Adviser in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cabinet Office as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    management are making a concerted effort to improve employee satisfaction and address current issues, this will take time but it's good that it's happening nice colleagues, some very talented people, some less so easy to apply for and change into new roles after a little while flexible working arrangements nice hours (9-5 is norm)

    Cons

    not enough challenge in my role VERY hierarchical takes ages for things to process through average pay (could be considered low in London) high employee turnover compared to other departments, which can cause problems with continuity

    Advice to Management

    Keep working towards improving leadership abilities and top-down communication. Building a bigger sense of 'team' and 'us' would also help.


  7. nice working environment but lacking focus

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cabinet Office full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lot of personal responsibility - too much at times

    Cons

    very variable workload - but good worklife balance overall


  8. Fantastic place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cabinet Office full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting work right at the heart of government, excellent training and development opportunities Good support from managers/directors, encourages good work/life balance, great if you enjoy working in a high pressure and dynamic environment

    Cons

    Pay is lower than some other departments



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