Department of Energy & Climate Change

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Department of Energy & Climate Change Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
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Department of Energy & Climate Change Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Edward Davey
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  1.  

    Motivating and frustrating

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    Current Employee - Economic Advisor  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Economic Advisor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Department of Energy & Climate Change full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The agenda is really interesting, topical and fast moving. The working hours are very flexible and reasonable, with some very busy times which are offset by quieter times. So you can achieve a good work life balance. On the whole, people are enthusiastic, bright and respectful.

    Cons

    It is not very joined up so you can find your self repeating other peoples work. The office can be a bit slow and quiet times. And there is a lot of processes to follow which can be stifling. The senior management team are also not paid very competitively which is a dinincentive.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent experience as a Fast Stream Economist

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    Current Employee - Assistant Economist  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Economist in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Department of Energy & Climate Change full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent development, both analytic and personal.
    Fantastic work life balance.
    Good offices.
    Lots of direction from the Chief Economist.
    Quality of the analytical work in the department is excellent which you can learn a lot from.
    The department is very commercially focused and you can therefore larn a lot of commercial/technical skills to take elsewhere.
    Always the opportunity to take complex projects forward and lead teams of policy professionals.

    Cons

    Some roles can be slow because of the nature of the role. ie working on a project that comes online in 40 years means the work going on today can be slower than usual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More perks, in terms of performance benefit. But understoof why this doesnt happen (as its tax payer funded).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Really interesting place to work, although suffers from too many inexperienced policy officers.

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    Former Employee - Policy Adviser  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Policy Adviser in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Department of Energy & Climate Change full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really interesting and diverse policy areas to work in.
    Friendly co-workers.
    Usual civil service benefits.
    Excellent line managers.

    Cons

    Too many inexperienced colleagues, especially at the policy lead level.
    Policy formation often in flux and subject to last minute change.
    Awful building and canteen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on building up individual knowledge and expertise.
    Focus more on long term strategic policy rather than short term media handling.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    great policy area to be in; making a difference

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

    I have been working at Department of Energy & Climate Change

    Pros

    friendly people, enjoyable work and you know that you are making a difference at the end of the day.

    Cons

    pay is poor, tend to get a bashing in the media

    Recommends

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