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UK Ministry of Defence Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
85 Reviews
3.7
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Review Highlights

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
  • Long hours working away from home (in 4 reviews)

  • Time away from home was a major detractor for me, as I own my own property back home (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    is a good institution

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Emergency Medical Technician Basic in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Emergency Medical Technician Basic in New York, NY

    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 ManagementAdvice

    united we stand divided we fall

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Challenging, exciting and loyal employer. They have plenty of jobs available for anyone who seeks fitness, team play.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Very Good and Varid Responsibilities in Saint Andrews, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Very Good and Varid Responsibilities in Saint Andrews, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Regular wages and various leadership styles give good incite to managing the workplace in adversity. You see the world and make lots of new friends.

    Cons

    Your life is taken over and you will not have any reasons not to deploy in war zones. Not excellent wages but sufficient to survive with a great lifestyle

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try consulting and trusting subordinates who have all the knowledge of whats wrong with systems and procedures

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Retiring Army Officer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The ability to shape my team into what I thought was needed, and being given the time and space to do it. This only comes from working for a good boss. I have worked for some toxic ones as well, but overall, they have been good.

    Cons

    they talk about the new employment model, greater stability etc, but they still need their people to remain highly mobile. At some stage this does not fit in with the family life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bristol, England (UK)

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence

    Pros

    There are great benefits there

    Cons

    The pay is pretty bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Communications Systems Engineer, Royal Signals

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Systems Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Communications Systems Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Travel, training, opportunities, free gym, to name a few. It gives you and opportunity to break into areas of work that otherwise one would have had to have a bachelors degree for.

    Cons

    You don't have a great deal of say where you are going to be posted; it could be near to where you want, but the majority of the time it is no where near where your family and friends are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why time bar promotion for people? If the organisation was a true meritocracy then people wouldn't have to wait for years at their current rank. This stifles imagination and creativity. New, young blood creates a fresh environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    RAF

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence

    Pros

    Get to fly planes and go to war

    Cons

    Limited chances to continue doing the thing you joined for

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Army Officer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Army Officer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Chance for advancement and excellent place to be if you are a team-player.

    Cons

    Operational tours, time away from the family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what the guys at the bottom are saying more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fulfilling, all-consuming. It's a life rather than a job, at least for the first few years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Camaraderie, the sense of doing something worthwhile

    Cons

    Salary is considerably lower than private sector. Time away from home.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    challenging and rewarding in equal measure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Army Officer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Army Officer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The best thing is the sense of reward when you have completed a mission or task and the collective effort of the team has proved decisive. This is always enabled by the quality of the people with which you work.

    Cons

    Increasing level of constraint both financially and in terms of viable course of action. Additionally, the MOD is undergoing a constant process of transition and evolution and this can take some getting use to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vehicle Examiner in Leconfield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vehicle Examiner in Leconfield, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime to boost poor base pay

    Cons

    No proper pay rise in nearly 5 years, if you have 14 days sick in one rolling year you could get put on restoring efficiency measures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I dont have any problems with management, they are only puppets to the pen pushers in Whitehall.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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