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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Scottish Government

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Co-workers are good chaps to work with

Cons

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

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  1. Senior Management Invisible. Again

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    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 Management

    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.


  2. Comfortable chance to do valuable science. Shame little career development.

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientific Officer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Scientific Officer in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Scottish Government

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Chance to do valuable science

    Cons

    Lack of career development opportunities


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