Civil Service United Kingdom

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Good committed people, a good work/life balance and you're working for the public good

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Current Employee - Regional Head of Emergency Planning in Leeds, England (UK)
Current Employee - Regional Head of Emergency Planning in Leeds, England (UK)

I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Working for the public good. Committed, intelligent colleagues. Good work life balance. Excellent holiday and welfare support benefits.

Cons

Over-centralised. Little opportunity for rapid promotion unless on one of the various 'Fast Streams'. Weak management of poor performers. Trying to keep up with the latest fad from politicians.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Truly de-centralise and empower mid/senior managers. Use 'mission tactics' not soviet style command & control management.

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    Civil Service Life

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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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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    Neutral Outlook
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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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