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Ofgem Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Low staff retention - low motivation

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

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

    Pros

    If you are looking for work in the public sector it may be a good starting point, especially if you are early in your career. It also helps to be proactive in be seen in doing things and play along with management's tune. Good pension scheme - if you can trust that you will get it back in the future. Good level of communication among colleagues

    Cons

    The pay package is generally low. Staff retention is not on management's list of priorities. People with actual industry knoweldge may be perceived as people with unrealistic views. You need to be a political animal with low ambitions for your career to survive. Decsisions are not always based on the merits of the numbers, which can be very frustrating and demotivating for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice - doubt it will be heard as internal feedback has been neglected.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was full on with loads of meetings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Support Officer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Support Officer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ofgem as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lovely working environment to work in

    Cons

    Takes time to understand acronym used in the organisation .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ofgem

    Pros

    I was lucky to have an excellent manager that promoted development and progress within the organisation.
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    High staff turnover
    knowledge drain due to turnover
    difficult to get training supported and signed off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bigger training budget required
    More focus on cross company project work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great experience in the energy/ regulation sector

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ofgem

    Pros

    Good work and life balance and some interesting opportunities. Great people.

    Cons

    High staff turnover. Salary not very competitive

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people plus challenging and interesting work

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

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

    Pros

    Stimulating GB and EU driven project based work with exposure to a diverse range of stakeholders. Operating in an increasingly high profile political environment adds an interesting dimension. Colleagues are friendly, sociable, knowledgable and motivated.

    Cons

    Ofgem seems to be in perpetual state of reorganisation and reprioritisation. Management structure has too many layers and this hierarchy leads to bottlenecks. IT resources are poor and show no noticeable signs of improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater focus on staff retention, organisational priorities and better dissemination of information to staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to start a career

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

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

    Pros

    nice work environment, good atmosphere, interesting and relevant issues to work on, you learn a lot about the energy market, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Pay ok but could be better, very bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    decentralise decision making

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great Place Great people wish the money was better

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

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

    Pros

    once you are in you are in ...

    Cons

    the money isnt that good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    A decent place to get experience in the energy sector

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regulatory & Energy Economist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Regulatory & Energy Economist in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ofgem

    Pros

    Great training, decent compensation package for Public Sector, great post-Ofgem career prospects, flexi-time, holidays and amazing pension

    Cons

    People were really boring! The work can be quite boring too and there is way too much buceaucracy. People get boxed into doing boring tasks and there is little or no feedback loop on how well a task was performed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people more autonomy to work as they see fit..

    Recommends
  10.  

    UK regulator for gas and electricity

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

    I have been working at Ofgem

    Pros

    Great life-work balance, with the flexitime scheme being an important feature. Good place to start a career in Renewables or price regulation.

    Cons

    Heavy beaurocracy; uncertainty about where the organisation is going in light of government change, and subsequent review of the organisation, which is a 'quango' in effect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be stringent about your 'open door' policy, and make it a reality not a story you tell to candidates! Review your incentives in light of pay + recruitment freeze.

    Recommends
  11.  

    good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ofgem

    Pros

    great people, flexible working hours

    Cons

    slow, bureaucratic, takes time for things to progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

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