I worked at DFID full-time (More than 3 years)
Varied experiences, committed people, trying to put good policies in place,flexi-time, not too much pressure
Political, still some old-fashioned practices, some bullying and unpleasant behaviour
Advice to Management
Get the bullying under control
I applied online. I interviewed at DFID.
Group exercise where you were asked what the department's strategy should be for the next 2 years.
This was followed by competency interview focusing on how you prioritised different work and worked collaboratively