A successful company with good, fexible benefits and good contributions to charity and community projects. Some great people and some great projects (e.g. British Antartic Survey station), nice office locations in St Albans and Hatton Garden, London.
Working as part of Central Services (Finance, IT, HR, Marketing etc), as opposed to one of the "technical" divisions (Enviroment, Transport, Buildings) sometimes felt like we were the forgotten division. It seemed like our successes, hard work and contribution to the business was not always recognised and celebrated in the same way as directly fee-earning successes.
A large project in 2007/2008 put a lot of strain on Finance staff and we were pushed to the limits in a way that felt unncessary and not fully recognised by senior directors.
Advice to Management
On the whole this is a good company to work for. Make sure everyone gets appraisals when they're meant to (whatever is going on at the time). Make sure when jobs change that staff and their colleagues are clear on the nature of the requirements for the new set up. Make sure every job is valued, even those not directly fee-earning.