Civil Service United Kingdom

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Current Employee - Higher Executive Officer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
Current Employee - Higher Executive Officer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

As secure an occupation as likely these days. Levels of continuous change are extremely high which can be exhausting but also very challenging and gives opportunities to progress with the experience. Terms & Conditions are relatively good and most departments are very flexible and supportive.

Cons

Work loads are far higher than non Civil Service imagine and DWP in particular has very high demands on productivity and always seeking more.
Salary was good once and comparable with many other employers but there is very little rewards and no bonus structure - public view is Civil Servants are underworked and overpaid so bonuses are a crime!

Advice to Management

Listen more - don't pretend and then do what you want anyway - staff need to be engaged to bring out the best.

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  1. civil servant uk

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    Current Employee - Civil Servant
    Current Employee - Civil Servant

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great atmosphere, kind, knowlegeable and helpful people

    Cons

    the only con I can think of is the lunch hour sometimes got extended.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work


  2. Exciting for a first timer but just as exciting when leaving...

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

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Get to see how the Government really works and how much of the work carried out is actually done by you. Great holiday benefits and flexible working patterns.

    Cons

    Very structured and grade dependent so exposure to higher level work at times limited. Rewards and pay always dependent on Government budgets.


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