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Work/life balance a real challenge with very low compensation - but work is fascinating

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Recommends

Pros

- Front row seat to national and international events - Important responsibilities with the opportunity to shape and influence policy dialogue - Surrounded by great energy and talent - Learning opportunities (through work and training) are good - Career growth prospects well within reach, especially if you turn to other government departments afterwards.

Cons

- Work/life balance is often atrocious. Very fast pace of work means that prioritization has to be ruthless. - Compensation system is one of the lowest in the whole of HM Government, leading to high turnover. - Despite very competent leadership and supervision, and despite the abundant talent and unquestionable brainpower of the staff, it's a very young environment - much younger, at least, than you'd expect from one of the government departments with the most pivotal roles. - The performance evaluation system is relative to your peers, rather than based on your absolute performance, which more often than not results in an unusually competitive work environment

Advice to Management

- Improve the compensation package - Reinforce work life balance like you mean it - Continue to improve the incentives and reward system of the performance evaluation system.

Other Employee Reviews for HM Treasury

  1. Placement student

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Good level of responsibility for a placement student. - People are approachable and value your work.

    Cons

    - As with most public sector organisations, pay is limited relative to other careers


  2. Perspective from a variety of roles

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Policy Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Policy Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at HM Treasury full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work on complex and high-level public policy issues, and work with some of the best minds in the civil service

    Cons

    Exceptionally poor management systems in place mean neglect of personal development and promotion of people who lack any management experience. Employee morale can fall very easily as management chop and change their approach. Pay is poor. Opportunities for profression are limited and highly competitive. Environment is clichey, dismissive and flippant.

    Advice to Management

    Value and teach line management skills.


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