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Abysmal

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at BIS part-time

Pros

Decent pension, fantastic (v expensive) coffee lounge, very little pressure to achieve a successful outcome- ever.

Cons

Very poor morale. Private sector implants get paid 3 times the salary of long tried and tested civil servants. Very little pressure to achieve a successful outcome- ever

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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Doesn't Recommend
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    Good varied work and ability to climb ladder

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BIS

    Pros

    Working on latest policy and programme issues. Excellent access to training. Ability to climb promotion ladder.

    Cons

    The civil service has a certain way of doing things and you need to be able to understand this to become really effective

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    Enjoyed my time here but most of the staff were 'Male, pale and stale'

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

    I worked at BIS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a really large department that covers lots of interesting areas including science, innovation, promoting growth etc.. Lots of interesting policy areas to work in, work-life balance was fine and it wasn't too bureaucratic for government.

    Cons

    It's not a very diverse department and there are a lot of people counting down the clock to retirement, lots of areas where more progress could be made with an injection of more smart, energetic staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better management including getting rid of the dead wood would improve the atmosphere and improve people's work ethic. There's a lot of presenteeism and a culture of ineffective management. Compared to other UK govt departments it feels very staid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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