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Mediocre

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Met Office as a contractor

Pros

The Met Office is a good place to work in meteorology or climate research. Living in Devon is nice, especially in the summer months. The Met Office has a cycling and sporting culture.

Cons

The operational side of the business means high security for everyone. This stifles creativity and inhibits research. The open-plan offices result in lots of distractions but few genuine interactions. The Met Office is currently second to ECMWF in medium-range weather forecasting, so the best people go there instead.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Split the Met Office into separate research and operations sections. Get rid of large, open-plan offices for research. Reduce staff numbers to pay for higher salaries for those who stay.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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.

  2. 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
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