Cabinet Office

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Cabinet Office Reviews in London, England

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
7 Reviews
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    Changing the face of how Government does business

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    Current Employee - Head of Crown Oversight in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head of Crown Oversight in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cabinet Office as an intern (more than an 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Band A Cabinet Office

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    Current Employee - Band A in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Band A in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cabinet Office full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Interesting place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Policy Adviser in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Policy Adviser in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cabinet Office as a contractor (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    nice working environment but lacking focus

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Cabinet Office full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lot of personal responsibility - too much at times

    Cons

    very variable workload - but good worklife balance overall

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Fantastic place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    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

    Recommends
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