Civil Service United Kingdom

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the changing civil service

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom

Pros

job security was always one but job cuts and redeployment not suited to employee now rule the day . service now looks to cost cut everywhere but where it should really be made.

Cons

lack of real inclusion especially if siting in provincial (non head office type )offices. Civil service often for politicla reasons has various sites. If you are not on the site where cheif mandarins sit (ie london) you do not matter. Do not get cream or important "contracts" and consequently non of the recognition

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Need to be more inclusive and less nepotistic with only opportunities for favoured staff arising as they by postion they are able to show they have carreer progression potential

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    A job for life and its cushy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom

    Pros

    sleep all day only wake to drink tea

    Cons

    sleep all day long 24/7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they don't need any all went to public school then Oxford or Cambridge

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    Fast Stream Career, Civil Service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom

    Pros

    Particular strengths:

    - Impact: much of the work carried out in Civil Service has a direct bearing on the world we live in, and the newspaper headlines we read.
    - Diversity: the opportunity to work on such a wide array of topics is near unrivalled outside of government.
    - People: the best in Civil Service, can be among the most dedicated, hard-working, and motivated individuals.
    - Flexibility: both in terms of work-life balance, and wider benefit support, including healthcare, pension and maternity cover.

    Cons

    Things to consider as part of a Civil Service career:

    - Pay: a modest salary compared to what can be on offer in the private sector, and one which has seen real-term cuts over the past 6 years.
    - Traditionalist: much of Civil Service is set in deep-rooted culture and history. This is both a strength and weakness, especially when it comes to embracing new technologies, ways of thinking and acting.
    - Mixed quality: while the best of the organisation rivals any organisation, Civil Service has never been strong at dealing with excess resource and poor performance. As such there are parts of the organisation where the quality of resource is mixed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To encourage greater cross-pollination of thinking across different sectors. To instil a greater culture of innovation. To safeguard the competitiveness of the pay and benefits package.

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