Met Office

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1 person found this helpful  

An interesting place to work but low pay and little chance of progression

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Scientific Software Engineer in Exeter, England (UK)
Current Employee - Scientific Software Engineer in Exeter, England (UK)

I have been working at Met Office

Pros

Intelligent friendly people
Generally a relaxed place to work
The work is mostly interesting
Plenty of options to work from home or take flexitime
World leading research organization

Cons

Noisy open plan office space
Very uncompetitive pay
Could be seen a something of a career dead end, there are no real competitors

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop wasting time on websites telling us how to work or to generate ideas, just pay people more and let them get on with it.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great place with some great people, but severely let down by extremely low pay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist in Exeter, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Scientist in Exeter, England (UK)

    I have been working at Met Office

    Pros

    Everyone has heard of the Met Office.
    The work is usually very interesting.
    To be part of something truly world class.
    A nice office building.

    Cons

    Pay is low.
    Pay progression is practically non-existent.
    You have to put up with increasing amounts of Lime Green in day to day work life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sort out the pay and everything else will suddenly fix itself.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    World Leading Operational Weather Forecasting Centre (There are others who do it better)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Met Office full-time

    Pros

    1) Met Office is a Civil Service and therefore it comes with the Civil Service Pension - one of the best in the world. Trust me when I say this as I have worked in three different countries for four different organisations.

    2) Flexible working condition - it is so flexible that a small portion of the staff don't do any work at all.

    3) A very strong Union. They may not negotiate a good deal for high performing staff but ensure that the poor performing staff are protected.

    Cons

    1) When it comes to climate change, the research goes into hiding. Acts as a propaganda machinery for the government on climate change issues.

    2) Just because they are the first ones to try something new, someone has to tell them, they are not necessarily the best.

    3) It is unfortunate that each and every staff thinks they are nobel prize winners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They know what they are doing. It is just that they pretend to do something else.

    Approves of CEO
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