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Great opportunities to learn but don't stay too long

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

I worked at Scottish Government full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Potential for strong individual ownership and you can make a real difference.
Calibre of colleagues is mixed but many are first rate and very committed.
Teaches you about government, parliament, media and civil society.
Good work-life balance.

Cons

Slow pay and career progression.
Culture of back-covering.
Not great at dealing with poor performers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to move people around more quickly. And try to loosen up.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Scottish Government

    Pros

    Co-workers are good chaps to work with

    Cons

    Management simply don't listen to staff. Golden Hammer approach to everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Senior Management Invisible. Again

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administration Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Administration Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Scottish Government

    Pros

    Recognises 'work-life' balance, generally accepting if needing time off. Work load rarely excessive.

    Cons

    Care required in the position selected. The promotion criteria are based on generic competencies and you need to provide good evidence of work experience in your current position to reach the interview stage of selection process, experience gained in previous employment is often ignored. You must have the support of your manager to gain the work experience required and a promotion plan. It is very easy to be pigeon-holed. Occasional incidents of ideas being recycled by management as their own without any acceptance of their origin, although this could be just an individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visibility! Casual drop ins don't constitute visibility. Despite the same findings from several employee surveys the senior management are still invisible and contact is very limited outside of your immediate pay band or work group.

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