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Civil Service United Kingdom Reviews

Updated October 3, 2018
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Civil Service United Kingdom Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood
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  • "Salary scales likely to be less than for a similar role in the private sector" (in 9 reviews)

  • "There can be a lot of tension and conflict surrounding pay rises and pay increases which is still capped due to austerity measures that we are still in" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Happy employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    Job security, Flexi-time, pay offer, holiday entitlement. There is a strong environment and sense of encouragement for career progression.

    Cons

    There can be a lot of tension and conflict surrounding pay rises and pay increases which is still capped due to austerity measures that we are still in.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to listen to staff and take all feedback on board however small. Please continue to provide progression opportunities and do not restrict talent.


  2. "Good benefits, stale environment"

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    Former Employee - Administration Officer in Plymouth, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Administration Officer in Plymouth, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working flexibility, strong pension and sick pay etc

    Cons

    A lot of the staff have been working there for 20 plus years and have not adapted to change. They fee they should be promoted because of their tenure and are not happy when people who leapfrog them as they have worked hard

    Advice to Management

    Recognise talent and nurture it. Don’t let tenured staff get away with doing so little

  3. "Pretty Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Team Working
    Challenging and fast paced with lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    On boarding could use some work


  4. "Administration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements are available

    Cons

    Under resourced, budget constraints putting continuous pressure on delivery causing much stress


  5. "Steady Job"

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

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    Guaranteed hours, flexible working, salary not bad.

    Cons

    Can be tedious at times.


  6. "Fast stream"

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    Former Employee - Civil Service Fast Stream in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Civil Service Fast Stream in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team but everyone are snobs

    Cons

    Snobs everywhere and never get used to it

    Advice to Management

    Stop being snobby


  7. "Flexible"

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    Current Employee - Learning and Development Specialist in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Learning and Development Specialist in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Family friendly policies
    Scope/breadth development

    Cons

    Hierarchical
    Inward looking
    Pace of change too great

    Advice to Management

    Encourage external applicants for leadership positions

  8. "Civil Service"

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    Former Employee - Civil Servant in High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Civil Servant in High Wycombe, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexi time
    Holidays
    People for the most part

    Cons

    No progression
    No acknowledgement
    Report system farcical
    No pay rises

    Advice to Management

    If you care about your staff you’ll get more back from them


  9. "£32000 frozen wage for last 4 years and no sign of it ever increasing."

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    Current Employee - H&S Advisor in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - H&S Advisor in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working.
    Modern technology utilised
    No micro managing.
    Trusted to get the job done.
    Lots of interesting locations and projects.

    Cons

    Training is lacking due to lack of funds.
    Wrong people in the right jobs.
    No money in the pot.
    Career progression is limited.


  10. "Spring Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good Insight into Civil service
    All expenses paid

    Cons

    Dont get to choose a department


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