UK Border Agency
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www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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UK Border Agency CEO Rob Whiteman

Rob Whiteman


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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood pension, structured work, shifts. levels of pay.

    Consdissatisfaction with work situation
    only getting worse

    Advice to Senior Managementspend more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    UKBA Criminal Casework

    Executive Officer - Criminal Caseworker (Current Employee)
    Croydon, England (UK)

    ProsA few friends for life ..interesting and responsible job that'll keep you on your toes and contact with numerous other stake holders

    ConsFinger pointing, blame culture, mainly in regards to management ..brown nosing , favoritism, bureaucracy and red tape ...Goal posts move every 5 mins

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people with respect and stop the favoritism and double standards

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    All Change - All Bad!

    Executive Officer (Current Employee)
    Croydon, England (UK)

    ProsThere are some good points:
    Flexible working (parents - I'm not one - seem to get a particuarly good deal)
    Ok salary in terms of being able to live, but not reflective of the importance of many of the roles
    Good transport links into and out of Croydon (if you can't bear to live here)

    ConsThe Home Office has undergone major changes recently and the creation of the UK Border Agency is one of the biggies!
    There seems to be a freeze on recruitment across large swathes of the organisation - attempts to reduce staffing levels via retirement opportunities but also automatic warnings (no discretion) for sick leave unless you fit into very strict 'exceptional circumstances'.
    Morale is at an all time low across UKBA - the media misrepresent what we do, and how well we do it - and then our dumb ass senior management react to the unjust criticisms with badly thought out short-term fixes that just exacerbate the problem / create new problems elsewhere and make or moral plummet even further!
    Don't work here if you want to feel valued, if you want to be invested in, if you want to be treated fairly and with respect!

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop doing without listening, stop doing without thinking and start properly investing (not just doing enough to tick all the Investors in People boxes) in your staff. Train your managers to effectively manage and scrap harmful automatic sick warnings and the ridiculous and unfair bonus system.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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