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Civil Service United Kingdom Policy Advisor Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2021

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Civil Service United Kingdom Cabinet Secretary  Sir Jeremy Heywood
Sir Jeremy Heywood
9 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Civil Service

    Jul 3, 2021 - Senior Policy Advisor in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible working, and opportunity to develop your experience and skills across various policy areas. Make a tangible positive difference to peoples lives.

    Cons

    Changing priorities, need to be very flexible.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    cs

    Jul 6, 2021 - Policy Advisor in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good people and friendly environment

    Cons

    inefficient at times which can be frustrating

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Place to work

    Jul 5, 2021 - Policy Advisor in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great well-being support, flexi time, good annual leave allowance, supportive environment, responsibility, inclusive, supportive colleagues

    Cons

    Pay not as good as private sector

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Okay place to work

    Jul 9, 2021 - Policy Advisor in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Important work but quite stressful

    Cons

    You are always Micromanaged whilst working

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Working life

    Feb 25, 2021 - Policy Advisor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Working from home, family life orientation, maternity leave

    Cons

    complete lack of work, too many pencil pushers.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Interesting work, lacks ingenuity

    Apr 20, 2021 - Policy Advisor in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Varied and interesting work, high profile

    Cons

    Traditional approach, some bullying and too hierarchical

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    Mar 6, 2021 - Policy Advisor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work life balance is very good

    Cons

    Pay is not that great

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Inclusive and supportive

    Feb 15, 2021 - Policy Advisor in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The range of career options are fantastic. The diversity of areas are equally epic.

    Cons

    Pay is not commensurate with the responsibility placed upon policy advisors

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good experience

    Feb 9, 2021 - Policy Advisor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Friendly place to work for, good work progression opportunities,

    Cons

    Things change quite a lot, especially when the majority party or minister changes

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    HEO at DHSC.

    Mar 6, 2021 - Policy Advisor in Leeds, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Great development opportunities. - Diverse colleagues. - Able to engage with senior civil servants. - Respect time outside of 9-5, also have flexi time.

    Cons

    - My particular team has bad communication between upper management and lower grades. - Working at pace can be pushed to the extreme. - No overtime pay.

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