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Civil Service United Kingdom Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 23, 2021

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Found 68 of over 638 reviews

4.0
84%
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89%
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Civil Service United Kingdom Cabinet Secretary  Sir Jeremy Heywood
Sir Jeremy Heywood
134 Ratings
Pros
  • "flexible working times and hours(in 67 reviews)

  • "Fantastic career prospects with good work/ life balance(in 64 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Salary a lot lower than a similar job in the private sector(in 29 reviews)

  • "Low pay compared with similar roles elsewhere(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great work life balance

      Dec 21, 2020 - Senior Policy Advisor in Leeds, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work from home. Great work-life balance. Varied work. I have previously worked in the private sector and whilst it paid more, I was overworked and exhausted all the time. The civil service is so much better at work/life balance.

      Cons

      None really. I love it.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great career option

      Jan 23, 2021 - Policy Advisor in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Variety of work Good work life balance Flexible working Good pension and leave arrangements

      Cons

      No cons for working there.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Excellent employer with great career prospects.

      Jan 18, 2021 - Senior Policy Advisor in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic career prospects with good work/ life balance.

      Cons

      The hours can be long at times.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Fab

      Jan 16, 2021 - Investigator in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours Good pension Good Work/Life Balance

      Cons

      Poor pay scales Lack of up-to-date office equipment

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Civil Servant

      Dec 17, 2020 - N/A in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent work life balance and interesting work

      Cons

      Processes are a little mechanical at times

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      good

      Dec 18, 2020 - Policy Advisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance, care, culture, staff

      Cons

      bureaucracy, pay, progression, communication, subsides

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    7. 4.0
      Former Temporary Employee

      Good place

      Nov 24, 2020 - Civil Servant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work-life balance and career progression

      Cons

      Low responsibility and lots of admin

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great people policies

      Nov 1, 2020 - Operations Manager in Leicester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance Family friendly policies Promotion opportunities

      Cons

      Do not have all the tools to manage people effectively Civil service can be bureaucratic when changes need to be made

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Inredible opportunities to make a difference

      Oct 21, 2020 - Senior Communications Manager in Highbury, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great career fulfilment and amazing colleagues

      Cons

      Although generally a good work life balance, there are times when work can be incredibly busy and invades out of work hours

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good experiences with generous training budget

      Sep 15, 2020 - IT Service Delivery 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Generally great people to work with and less red tape than you would expect. Generous training budget meant plenty of opportunity to enhance skills. Good flexibility for work / life balance. Very good pension on offer.

      Cons

      Pay was not as good as public sector for the same role, but quite a significant margin.

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