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Companies House Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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  1. "Bullies, pure and simple"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Companies House full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of resources to get the jo bdone, and not much pressure on deadlines. For the hours worked, the pay is very generous when account is taken of all the benefits. It is a cushy life.

    Cons

    There is an IN crowd and an OUT crowd. If your face fits, you can do anything (or nothing. Bullying, backstabbing, politicking, are all daily occurrence behind the smiles and "family values". It is the most dishonest place I ever worked, yet there is a sense of entitlement from top to bottom and pride in working there. The bullying and ostracising is at a different level. People get rewarded for keeping their mouth shut and hounded out with lies if they speak out.

    Advice to Management

    Well done on getting rid of the bully who was Registrar. Now get rid of the other bullies in other positions like and stop the backstabbing.


  2. "Registra Of New Companies"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrator in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Companies House full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment , people and opportunities.

    Cons

    Good salary and pension, annual leave, flexi hours, bonuses. Family friendly, look after their staff.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "lack of empathy with mental illnesses"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    secure lifelong positions. tight community...if you fit in. There are many pros if they like you

    Cons

    Lack of empathy towards people with mental illnesses. The place is full of bullies and life wreckers. If your face fits you're laughing.

    Advice to Management

    Address mental illness awareness and act appropriately and realise that not one person is the same. Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there. Crack down on those bullies. I'm still seaking councilling.


  4. "The Cream of the Civil Service"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Officer Band C in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Executive Officer Band C in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Companies House part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good family friendly policies
    Very forward thinking compared to many government departments. Leading the way on the civil service front and digitalisation
    Approachable chief executive who regularly interacts with staff. Used to love his blogs on the farm.
    They encourage all individuals to have a voice.

    Cons

    Box marking PDRs as with all civil service means 20/25% are poor performers. Very unfair and hard to prove you are exceptional. Pay freezes and few chances of progression

    Advice to Management

    Good management structure but has a tendency to promote the corporate type with no soft skills or the ability to diffuse conflict. Many excellent individuals with excellent soft skills overlooked.


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of friends and a friendly atmosphere, very trusting and caring about staff. Lots of good benefits like the car park gym cwtch canteen flexi etc, though the pay is not good. Everyone cares about Companies House and is loyal to it. Most people work hard and help each other out.

    Cons

    Pay has been kept down for years and the government have just kept it down again for the next 4 years, so salaries are less each year. The management in customers delivery directorate are not good, dont listen and blame us if there are backlogs.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more and think ahead like the BSD mangement.


  6. "Challenging work in a rapidly changing department, Below average pay above average benefits"

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    Current Employee - Web Services Developer in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Web Services Developer in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexi time to fit work around family life
    30 days holiday per year + "privilege days" and bank holidays
    Reasonably good average salary pension
    Opportunities for overtime and on-call to top up salaries
    Annual Bonus

    Cons

    Lower pay - central government caps on pay rises and setting pay freezes means this wont change soon.
    Some colleagues clearly do not pull their weight and have been put into jobs they cannot perform, yet due to union intervention they cannot easily be ejected.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find ways to reward the staff that are performing, and find ways to remove the workers that do not perform.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance. Excellent rates of pay. Excellent employee benefits including flexible working hours, government pension. Excellent onsite facilities including staff restaurant, onsite gym and free onsite multi story car park.

    Cons

    There is some weak management in places. The food in the staff restaurant is not always of a particularly high standard.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better in some places. Invest more in management training and e-learning. Manage projects better and communicate the details of the projects and updates to staff.