Department of Health UK Reviews
Pros – The teams working in the Department's core business - policy, private office/press office are passionate about improving the nation's health. Everyone appreciates the pressure people in other parts of the organisation are sometimes under and helps as best as they can.
Cons – Sometimes bureaucracy gets in the way, either from centralised policy (for example procurement or recruitment practices), or DH's interpretation of that policy.
Like all other government departments, there is little scope for pay increase. Some of the other benefits (pension, generous annual leave allowance) do make up for this, and there are some small (less than £1k pa) one-off bonuses available to recognise exceptional work (these are very limited - c.10% or less of the workforce and most of them being around the £500 mark).
Advice to Senior Management – Be a bit more flexible when it comes to interpreting HR and finance policies from the Centre. The policies are there for a reason, but there are always going to be some exceptions and it would be great if cases could be judged on their merits.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – A genuine feeling of contributing towards something important.
30 days annual leave
Cons – Office politics.
Constant "restructures" take place and the same people get hired to do the same job but with a different name.
Advice to Senior Management – Entire organisations are abolished and recreated under different names. Very frustrating to watch it happening around you and obviously emotionally difficult to deal with the constant worry that you will lose your job.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – to help others with the oath
Cons – i dont know.....about it
Advice to Senior Management – Do work as much as faster...and do it honestly
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Working with team of architects and engineers responsible in construction and rennovation of all government hospitals nationwide was a wide range of exposure in terms of different situations, coordination, interaction and scope of work.
Cons – I was disappointed with some employees who were absent more days from work than they were present on paydays just to get their bi-monthly salaries.... And when I ask the top executive in our office how come that was, he said it was a system he can't correct on his level.
Advice to Senior Management – That government offices should be run in much professional manner it may not disappoint a fresh graduate like me so idealistic enough to start right and well... I left immediately because I fear getting part of the system I find so corrupt on simple honest day's pay.
Pros – extending and imparting knowledge about updates on different diseases that could endanger the human life.
Cons – low salary as of now.
Advice to Senior Management – add more benifits
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – you are more exposed on you're medical field with the Department of Health
Cons – the work is only on contract.
Pros – the people are nice to work with
Cons – other officials are not so approachable
Pros – Rewards hard work. There is a necessity for creative policy development
Cons – Internal processes can be bureaucratic with over-focus on 'values'
Pros – Mediate salary for freshman who just graduated from college. A good track get into governmental institutions through simplified interior exams. Steady and reliable salary with daily routine, and you can go off work once finishing you duties.
Cons – Boring routine Secretary jobs related to medicine. It will become a non-progressive position if keep hiring by contracts without permission by official examinations.
Advice to Senior Management – Let the old stuffs retire and re-crew new bloods.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Provides Family Work life balance
Cons – There is no opportunity for advancement