UK Ministry of Defence Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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UK Ministry of Defence Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon
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Pros
  • Work-Life balance is excellent driven by a strong culture that promotes the idea that people innovate most when they have energy and motivation (in 5 reviews)

  • Good conditions, such as flexi time and sports facilities (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Time away from home was a major detractor for me, as I own my own property back home (in 4 reviews)

  • Operational tours, time away from the family (in 6 reviews)

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  1. is a good institution

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    Current Employee - Emergency Medical Technician Basic in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Emergency Medical Technician Basic in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    you are always protected happy to serve the country

    Cons

    we always do before complain

    Advice to Management

    united we stand divided we fall


  2. MOD change management

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    Former Employee - Army Officer in Catterick, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Army Officer in Catterick, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    like - minded people, that are flexible and able to perform a huge variety of tasks with limited oversight. Pension is currently very good.

    Cons

    Constant change badly managed, far too hierarchical with excessive number of senior officers with little interest on listening to those at the coal face. increasing number of tasks with diminishing resources is unrealistic and potentially very damaging.

    Advice to Management

    Ambition must match resources.


  3. Great opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training, great opportunity, travel, adventure

    Cons

    short notice moves, pay, accommodation


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  5. C2

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence full-time

    Pros

    clever people, flexi time and working with forces.

    Cons

    Lack of budget and red tape

    Advice to Management

    need more creative thinking form non mod people


  6. Senior Operations Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wiltshire in North Tidworth, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Wiltshire in North Tidworth, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    it Pays well and you get lots of holiday

    Cons

    you are always on call

    Advice to Management

    managements means check you personnel, don't just tell and then expect it to be done because it wont be


  7. admin assistant

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Warminster, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Warminster, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours, generous break times, professional and friendly people

    Cons

    Limited chance of promotion within department, grade inequality, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Consider spreading the workload out between staff more


  8. Army Officer

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Officer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Intelligence Officer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Outdoors and fitness is part of the job. The people are like-minded. Good honest fun and a pleasure to lead and command men.

    Cons

    Long hours and you promote at the same speed as you peers that can be significantly less capable. The money is not that good for the level at which you have to work and is the biggest draw for Capt to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Revise the Promotion process. Reward the top-class officers as they are leaving at a rapid rate!


  9. Abbey Wood - don't even bother

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time

    Pros

    Flexi-time I have to enter five words for pros but there are no more pros.

    Cons

    Hot desking for everyone means you have to book your desk daily and then kick people off when they've not bothered. This means that teams can't sit together. No-one talks to eachother anyway so the openplan is completely pointless - the guy next to me has actually emailed me before rather than talking! There is not enough parking for all the staff and not enough desks - how on earth are people expected to work??

    Advice to Management

    There is no team spirit here.


  10. RAF

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pension. Not going to go bust

    Cons

    A lot of focus on cost saving, vice output


  11. A dynamic and charismatic sales executive looking to work for a inovative company.

    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Guildford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Guildford, England (UK)

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence part-time

    Pros

    I thought there were many pros to numerous to mention all of them.

    Cons

    There were no cons whatsoever!



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