Science and Technology Facilities Council

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Science and Technology Facilities Council Reviews

Updated December 29, 2014
Updated December 29, 2014
4 Reviews
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Science and Technology Facilities Council CEO John Womersley
John Womersley
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  1.  

    Interesting Place to Work, Good Benefits, Shame About the Salary

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

    I have been working at Science and Technology Facilities Council

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance. Lot's of paid annual leave. Friendly people and atmosphere. Very intelligent people from which you can learn a great deal.

    Cons

    Salaries are a real problem within the organisation. They are not competitive and this is a result of them being dictated by the government. Management are looking to solve this problem, but it will take time if it happens at all. In the meantime the organisation is haemorrhaging staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the salaries up. It's as simple as that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Frustating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accelerator Physicist in Chilton, Oxfordshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Accelerator Physicist in Chilton, Oxfordshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Science and Technology Facilities Council full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The training is generally good. The leave is a lot higher than the real world. There is now a career average pension which is better than most of the private sector but other public sector organisations are still final salary. Most of the people are friendly and nice to work with.
    John Womersley the CEO is a very nice person and is one of it's assets.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there is a bullying culture. Whereas 99.9% of the employees might be professional, the 0.1% who choose to bully can make life a nightmare for a lot of people.
    Promotion seems to be decided on whether your face fits and time served to an extent. Not how much value you've brought to the organisation. This can lead to incapable people being promoted over more competant individuals leading to issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the bullying culture, it's not difficult to find out who is causing the problems and then deal with them.
    Provide a fairer and transparent structure for promotion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience

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

    I worked at Science and Technology Facilities Council full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, flexible times,excellent place for science

    Cons

    Some of the employees are managed by contractor managers which will not give career progress.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    no real integration and community

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PhD Student
    Current Employee - PhD Student

    I have been working at Science and Technology Facilities Council

    Pros

    tax free, no compulsory hours

    Cons

    having to write a thesis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more career progression opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend

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The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s travelling exhibition (Photo thanks to Flickr user bisgovuk available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
National Science and Engineering Week (Photo thanks to Flickr user bisgovuk available under by-nc-sa v2.0)

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