The Department for Education (UK)

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The Department for Education (UK) Reviews in London, England

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Work is rewarding, people try, company is rudderless

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at The Department for Education (UK) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Rewarding work, good work life balence, somewhat good oppertunites escpcially at lower levels, some great people

    Cons

    Poor leadership, opaque management and performance reviews, focus on cost cutting and dubious policies, lot's of lifers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency, keep good people lose the bad easpically important future up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A venerable department where morale is at an all-time low

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at The Department for Education (UK) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The civil servants are knowledgeable and committed to their policy areas, it's more diverse than many other govt departments.

    Cons

    Morale is at an all time low due to blame culture, poor leadership and being used as a political pawn by the Sec of State. Very sad to see people scrabbling to leave a once-great department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not that long until 2015

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lacks drive, innovation, technology, knowledge and leadership

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at The Department for Education (UK) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work if you're short of a few GCSE's and used to the 80/20 rule on life/work balance. Equally great if you're able to blend into the culture of 'I'm working really hard just like you and it's not our fault we're failing to get things moving'.

    Cons

    Hundreds and thousands of tax payer's money is being spent on projects that are consistently failing. There is a blame culture on anyone from outside failing to deliver and a serious lack of self-realisation coupled with a knowledge gap. Failure to accept responsibility for not understanding things or simply 'getting it'. Not making the behavioural shift to change means that it'll keep ticking over so long as they keep feeding seniors with what they want to hear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep enjoying life at the tax payers expense or choose to work for a living

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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