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3.7
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Civil Service United Kingdom CEO Sir Jeremy Heywood
Sir Jeremy Heywood
34 Ratings
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  • "The salary is very low compared with similar roles in the private sector (even taking into account wider benefits)(in 10 reviews)

  • "Senior Managers can be very hard to approach(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Work Coach"

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    Current Employee - Work Coach 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Helping make a difference to people's lives. Flexible working, excellent training and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Not many I can think of. Sometimes there can be office politics but this is the exception in my experience.

  2. "Funding policy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    flexi time is the best

    Cons

    hard work is hard work

  3. "Generally Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working , laid back approach

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and some poor management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees

  4. "pto civil"

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    Current Employee - Benefits Administrator in Belfast, Northern Ireland

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    flexi hours and number of holidays

    Cons

    salary and very little increase

  5. "Civil Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, pension, parental leave, variety of work and career prospects

    Cons

    Lower pay than private sector equivalent, inherently political nature of job

  6. "GES Placement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom

    Pros

    - Exposure to Government processes and some very bright minds

    Cons

    - Slow pace at times

    Advice to Management

    - More opportunities to develop

  7. "Civil Service Fast Stream"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge range of experiences available

    Cons

    Lack of control over postings

  8. "Private Secretary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Great culture, good benefits, good pension, interesting work.

    Cons

    The only thing I can think of is the Bureaucracy can be quite a boring aspect of the job.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Dreadful, soul crushing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Civil Service United Kingdom full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues were a pleasure to work with

    Cons

    Treatment of staff Work culture Zero prospects Awful environment

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul your services

  10. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Civil Service United Kingdom

    Pros

    Work life balance Great people Interesting work Good relationships between teams and managers

    Cons

    Cannot offer a graduate or future work position despite experience and training and receiving very positive feedback

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