The Department for Education (UK)

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The Department for Education (UK) Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.2 4 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

The Department for Education (UK) Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove

Michael Gove

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Generally a great employer, but a recent review has made the job less enjoyable

    Assistant Statistician (Current Employee) City of Westminster, England (UK)

    ProsGood atmosphere, work life balance, training and development opportunities; supportive managers

    ConsA recent review has brought in some changes, including worse terms and conditions for promotees, a 'not enough desks' policy and a reduction in staff without a reduction in deliverables.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThings like increasing working hours from 36 to 37 hours a week won't get any more work out of staff - if anything, you'll get less work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

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

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

    ConsMorale 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 Senior ManagementIt's not that long until 2015

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lacks drive, innovation, technology, knowledge and leadership

    Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat 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'.

    ConsHundreds 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 Senior ManagementKeep enjoying life at the tax payers expense or choose to work for a living

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great and insightful.

    Intern (Former Employee) City of London, England (UK)

    ProsThere is a opportunity for progression for those that want to. The department is very pro family and encourages a healthy work life balance.

    ConsThe department is very bureaucratic and this can be very frustrating.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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