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Home Office Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Public sector at its best

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

    I have been working at Home Office full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    One of the times top 50 places for women to work for last 3 years

    A huge range of jobs - ranging from operational roles in HM Passport Office, UK Visas, immigration enforcement and Border Force aswell as roles dealing with counter terrorism , crime and policing and HQ roles such as, strategy, policy, finance, commercial etc

    It has an incredibly diverse workforce in every sense of the word

    The department has two vital overarching objectives -to promote economic growth and to protect the UK - they are both objectives which make you feel proud to be contributing to.

    You progress on merit and there is always opportunities to develop

    It's nothing like yes minister!

    Cons

    You have to be realistic about the roles you can do - don't choose to be a Border Force Officer if you can only work 9-5 : that's not when most planes land or ships dock

    In times of austerity and even at the best of times you are not going to get huge pay rises. Ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do - as they listen to us all the time and do take action

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - R&D in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Home Office full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Convenient to work. Easy holidays.

    Cons

    No such issue with management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No such issue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It is always a great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Home Office part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very cordial work office environment

    Cons

    sometimes feel bored due to lack of staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No such required to Managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Working in a home-based job solutions can help your family and children.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Manager in New Cebu (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Office Manager in New Cebu (Philippines)

    I have been working at Home Office part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    One of the best reasons why working in the home office is best for me because you don't have to spend any money in the fare, gasoline, food and deal with the traffic jam vehicles outside. You save a lot of money in doing this.

    Cons

    Some that make you down sometimes is that you need to go out sometimes for your basic needs for you to choose what you want to buy but you can't make it because you doesn't have enough money to spend for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some advices is that they should provide a salary with a home office job so that they can also move and improve their selves in working the environment. Or else no one will work with them anymore.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Typical government department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Service Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Home Office full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of support for maintaining work/life balance, training and ongonig development is good, opportunities for moving to different roles if you play the game right

    Cons

    Obviously it's very political, some decisions are set by ministers so you have no input, salary progression is limited, there is a media/social stigma to being a civil servant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your staff more, take more responsibility for your area of concern and actually stand up to suppliers - they need us more than we need them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Homemaker

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Home Office

    Pros

    Great rewards for raising your children.

    Cons

    Very low pay and no tangible benefits.

  8.  

    m.p. online at the work in 8th month

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Bhopal (India)
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Bhopal (India)

    I have been working at Home Office full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    because any time work it

    Cons

    but all time work at office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bank manager

    Recommends
  9.  

    Sometimes the bureaucracy of government regulations can be tiring.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - General Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Home Office full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary is reasonable. It's interesting work. The hours give a work life balance and leave, sick and benefits policies are very good. It's a diverse mix of employees and the teams can be quite social.

    Cons

    Government bureaucracy. Sometimes you have to jump through hoops just to make one small change. They have complex internal systems for recording everything you do and the IT is quite poor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Unorganised

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Border Force Officer in Heathrow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Border Force Officer in Heathrow, England (UK)

    I have been working at Home Office full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is moderately good if your prepared to work shifts

    Cons

    There is little to no work life balance. It's all about the business not the workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Can be interesting, hours are antisocial and long.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Border Force Officer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Border Force Officer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Home Office full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The salary is very good.
    Work with an extremely diverse workforce.
    Excellent pension scheme.
    Opportunity to join different teams.
    Undertaking casework is interesting - use problem-solving and analysis skills and employ sound judgement when making decisions.

    Cons

    Extremely anti-social hours.
    This leads to a poor work-life balance.
    Work can sometimes be monotonous.
    Can sometimes feel a bit nepotistic, and success can sometimes be based on who you know rather than what you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a keener interest in the well-being of your staff. Cutting breaks etc does not positively affect morale or efficiency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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The Home Office, SW1 (Photo thanks to Geograph user Phillip Perry, Some Rights Reserved)
Fancy Roof on the Home Office (Photo thanks to Geograph user Des Blenkinsopp, Some Rights Reserved)
Croydon: Lunar House, detail (Photo thanks to Geograph user Christopher Hilton, Some Rights Reserved)

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