Department of Health UK

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Department of Health UK Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated May 24, 2014
Updated May 24, 2014
13 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great people, some frustrating bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Senior Press Officer  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Press Officer in London, England (UK)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great perks, not the most productive organisation though

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    A genuine feeling of contributing towards something important.
    30 days annual leave
    Flexible working

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Disappointing due to a lack of respect for me as an information professional

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Good holiday allowance.

    Cons

    No career development structure and poor pay.

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    wonderful for learning and necessary for nursing

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    Former Employee - Nursing Sister
    Former Employee - Nursing Sister

    Pros

    Experience, variablesituations ,comrades,friendships,learning curve,good tutors

    Cons

    Hours,lack of progress,laziness of some staff, general institutional problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not enough cleaners,remove half the pen pushers

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