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Ordnance Survey Reviews in Southampton, England

Updated May 28, 2014

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Ordnance Survey Director General and Chief Executive Vanessa V. Lawrence

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A curate's egg of a company

    Contractor (Former Employee) Southampton, England (UK)

    ProsYou get the chance to work with some highly intelligent and committed people at all levels. The working environment is great - spacious and comfortable, light and airy. Staff wellbeing is important

    ConsThe organisation is paralysed by fear and red tape. Getting anything to change (strategy, processes, products, services) is a nightmare which means that many great people just give up and become clock watchers

    Advice to Senior ManagementRelease the creativity and innovation inside your staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Production Controller (Former Employee) Southampton, England (UK)

    ProsVery nice office to work, all the staff are very friendly.

    ConsJust wish that it was a permanent position with the Ordnance Survey not a contractor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great potential no vision

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Southampton, England (UK)

    ProsThere are great people in the business, the offices are great and the retirement plan is sorted.

    ConsThe organisation is too worried about being sold off for being profitable and so refuses to adapt to new technological solutions, focused on trying to shift paper still.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on becoming a digital provider of information, start becoming a source of truth for geolocation in the UK

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Process first - who cares about performance?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Southampton, England (UK)

    ProsA mediocre salary for very little effort. A great place to be if you do not mind not earning much because you do not want to work hard either. You get flexi time, plenty of holiday time and lots of working at home time.. The management are very concerned about their and their employees 'work-life balance.' A good place to grow old in.

    ConsProcess and Governance mad. Rules for everything. CEO and Chairman with inflateds view of their presence and position, Directors who are far too worried about working within Government and United Nations to actually run a business. Many employees have been there for 20+years and run rings around the management.

    Advice to Senior Managementchange the CEO and chairman. Decide what your mission in life is

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Southampton, England (UK)

    ProsGood working conditions. Friendly company. Feels very safe. Comaraderie is great. Whole families can work here hence can feel like a family atmosphere. Opportunities to move around

    ConsFew opportunities from lower grades to get promotions. Can be favouritism and indeed nepotism
    Lack of work or projects where you can keep a particular skill level up. Getting training but not getting the opportunities to use it

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management overlook / ignorant to staff loyalty and incentives could be a lot better to keep performing staff

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