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  1.  

    Don't go into this for the Salary, but interesting and varied work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Economist  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Economist in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    No long hours culture, friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Can be frustrating working with politicians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't spend too long consulting staff and going round in circles trying to please everyone. Reward those who do good work better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoayable Summer Internship in which I learned a lot

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    People - most don't fit the civil service stereotype, instead they were energetic and dynamic
    Freedom - probably specific to being an intern, but I was given some freedom to pursue opportunities that appealed to me

    Cons

    Structure is sluggish. As with many parts of the civil service, things can't get done quickly. This has a knock on effect of curtailing innovation, and whilst the people were dynamic and enthusiastic, they did not seem too hopeful of their ideas being implemented quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to move with the times and streamline some implementation processes to invigorate the workforce

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work and develop

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good place to work, develop, good management and lots of opportunities to grow and be successful, good training and development and good teams.

    Cons

    Restricted budgets, lots of restructuring caused lower productivity. But good that senior management are reviewed first then lower management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not necessarily somewhere to achieve professional growth, but a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Flexitime
    Well-meaning managers
    Great colleagues and atmosphere.

    Cons

    Opportunities for professional development is limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The staff exodus won't end until people feel they can progress in their careers

    Doesn't Recommend

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