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Current Employee - Senior Adviser
Current Employee - Senior Adviser

I have been working at HM Treasury

Pros

Interesting policy problems, and flexitime

Cons

bad pay, no promotion prospects, politicians! Lack of moral among colleagues, constant risk aversion and uncertainty.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at the level of staff turnover and think that this reflects very badly on the institution.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Interesting but shorter than expected

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    Current Employee - Vice President in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President in City of London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HM Treasury

    Pros

    One in a lifetime opportunity to work in a project of such a scale

    Cons

    Bonus compared to Banks in the City is very low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More clarity upfront on length of the project would have been preferred

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting work, very varied but poorly paid and career progression will now be difficult given budget cuts

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Policy Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Policy Advisor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at HM Treasury

    Pros

    The work is varied - you are expected to change jobs (internally) every 18 months as a graduate and the job is rarely routine or boring. You are given a lot of responsibility early on because you work in such small teams.

    The management structure is very flat meaning that promotion is quicker than in other government departments - it is a good place to start a career especially.

    I also feel a measure of pride working at HM Treasury because it is one of those employers that is so instantly recognisable and very high profile.

    Working conditions are good, everyone has the option of working from home, 25 days holiday (minimum, rising with service) can be taken at relatively short notice. The system of flexi-time working is excellent; you can take time off in lieu very easily after a busy period.

    Cons

    Salary is lower than similar grades at other government departments - this is the main complaint. The Treasury can recruit off the back of its reputation rather than having to attract applicants with money. It grinds when you meet useless civil servants from other parts of government on much higher salaries - but then, coming from the Treasury, you can easily get a job anywhere in the public sector if you get too fed up with it.

    There is also a bit of a long hours culture, although this is relative to other parts of the public sector. It can be a bit of an unsociable place to work sometimes (people tend to be very focused on their work), although this depends to a large degree on the directorate you work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to find some creative ways of motivating your staff - there is a very serious risk of losing anyone who is good over the coming years with the pay freeze and perceived lack of promotion opportunities. It won't take very long for the talent to drain out of the place.

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