Civil Service United Kingdom

www.civilservice.gov.uk
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An employer that practise what government preaches

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Chief of Staff in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Chief of Staff in London, England (UK)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Flexible working, the opportunity to take your career in new and unexpected directions, good access to training, generally good terms and conditions.

Cons

Knowing that whatever you do will never be good enough for some opportunistic politicians and sections of the media. The current pay freeze, changes to the pension and revised terms and conditions have all reduced the benefits of working in the civil service, without any compensating improvement elsewhere.

Advice to Management

Don't let your higher salaries and immunity from many of the changes coming let you stop fighting to defend your staff and the value of what we do..

Other Employee Reviews for Civil Service United Kingdom

  1. Flexi flexi

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    Flexi time is the largest positive, pay is lower than equivalent positions in private sector and culture is much more laid back than in private sector

    Cons

    Pay is a significant con and there are always strikes related to this and the public sector. It is hard to justify over paying employees with public money.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Head of Emergency Planning in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Regional Head of Emergency Planning in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends

    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 Management

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


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