Met Office
2.7 of 5 3 reviews
www.metoffice.gov.uk Exeter, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Met Office CEO John Hirst

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

Scientist (Current Employee)
Exeter, England (UK)

I have been working at Met Office

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

ConsPay 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 Senior ManagementSort out the pay and everything else will suddenly fix itself.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Mediocre

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Met Office as a contractor

ProsThe 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementSplit 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Scientific Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Exeter, England (UK)

I have been working at Met Office

ProsIntelligent 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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementStop 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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