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DFID Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2019

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DFID CEO Justine Greening
Justine Greening
24 Ratings
  1. "Deputy Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DFID full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Big brand name known to most government departments in Malawi

    Cons

    Too bureaucratic and limited opportunities for immediate growth

    DFID2018-06-18
  2. "Great place to begin a career in public service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at DFID

    Pros

    Diverse work environment, good balance of young and older employees

    Cons

    Long hours, redundant work sometimes.

    DFID2018-05-24
  3. "Graduate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DFID full-time

    Pros

    Decent hours and great opportunities for within-DFID mobility.

    Cons

    Most jobs are very admin-heavy.

    DFID2018-02-26
  4. "Great Outfit"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader Ebola Emergency Response Team in Makeni
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DFID full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Support, Good equipment, good salary

    Cons

    National Government body regulations so well organzed

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say here at all

    DFID2018-02-19
  5. "Programme Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at DFID part-time

    Pros

    Pay flexible working hours Learning and Development

    Cons

    nothing , for me all positive

    Advice to Management

    regularly

    DFID2018-02-02
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DFID full-time

    Pros

    Inclusive with strong development opportunities

    Cons

    Can be a bit dull socially

    DFID2017-09-27
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity, great people"

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Adviser in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DFID full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Worldwide experience, top of the game

    Cons

    typical frustrations of public service

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility and make decisions

    DFID2017-09-14
  8. Helpful (1)

    "A place where there is a real dedication and passion for ending extreme poverty."

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    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at DFID full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible working patterns are supported. Majority of staff are passionate and committed to the overall DFID mission. There are so many different career paths that you can pursue within the department (e.g corporate roles, advisory, project management, etc).

    Cons

    Sometimes there are stressful periods where you have to work very reactively and do a lot of fire fighting.

    DFID2017-09-07
  9. "Perfect Place to stay long time"

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    Current Employee - Systems Developer in Dhaka
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DFID full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salary package. Good social acceptance. Opportunity to work diverse environment. This is a best place to learn corporate manner and culture.

    Cons

    Slow salary hike, Corporate politics. If you are a genies type of worker, sometimes you get frustrated seeing the working pattern. Other than that no cons here

    DFID2017-08-19
  10. "Could pay much better considering level of work. Probably £3k to £5k below what it should be"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in East Kilbride, Scotland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DFID for more than a year

    Pros

    Learn a lot - colleagues mostly helpful. Worthwhile goals. Stimulating work

    Cons

    Management cliques. Favouritism. High volume. High stress

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive, open and fair with all staff

    DFID2017-08-09
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