Department of Health UK Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2020

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3.4
34%
Recommend to a Friend
8%
Approve of CEO
Department of Health UK Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt
Jeremy Hunt
8 Ratings
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  • "Really varied management practices and too much trendy speak from the senior management and discussion about strategy leading to little or no action(in 4 reviews)

  • "Can be slow at times - it is the civil service(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "A"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - School Nurse in Annapolis, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Department of Health UK full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Summers off Health benefits Work with nice people A week off at Christmas Snow days off Spring break off

    Cons

    No retirement Poor pay Lunch is often missed

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    Department of Health UK2018-02-01
  2. "N/A"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Digital Designer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Department of Health UK full-time

    Pros

    It was interesting to work in government

    Cons

    Government has a lot of processes

    Department of Health UK2020-04-18
  3. "Nice employers"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Colchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Department of Health UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Kind to work for

    Cons

    Hard work but very enjoyable

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    Department of Health UK2020-02-05
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Worst place I’ve ever worked"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Middle Management in London, England
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Department of Health UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary, flexibility although this was abused by some,

    Cons

    Senior Management not interested in staff only themselves, Cliches -Staff did not accept you if you were new and suggested change, Unfairness, bullying was ignored ,

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    Department of Health UK2020-01-24
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Constant change and undervalued staff"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Officer in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Department of Health UK full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay & Conditions ok - were good before pay freeze/cap & restructuring - flexitime

    Cons

    Restructurings every 2 year, no real care for staff, lose experienced, skilled people all the time. No real care from top as to what it takes to do a decent job, and to actually help the country, only bothered about power and headlines and money.

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    Department of Health UK2019-11-05
  6. "Hierarchical, focussed on process, progression possible"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Policy Advisor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Department of Health UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Progression is possible, clear programmatic structure, hard working colleagues,

    Cons

    Working environment is less supportive than comparable Departments, rapid turnover of staff, focus on process over outcomes, hierarchical.

    Department of Health UK2019-09-30
  7. "Never a dull day"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Department of Health UK part-time

    Pros

    Supportive flexible working practices Interesting and varied work Great colleagues Good career opportunities within health and across the Civil Service

    Cons

    Not one of the higher paying government departments

    Department of Health UK2019-04-23
  8. "Not worth the money"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Policy Development Manager in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Department of Health UK full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The work is interesting and stretching and colleagues are friendly and professional. Everyone I worked with went out of their way to do an excellent job.

    Cons

    There are few opportunities for progression. A great deal is expected of employees with and stress levels are very high but effort is not rewarded.

    Department of Health UK2019-04-17
  9. "Civil Service - Department of Heath"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Department of Health UK full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work life balance

    Cons

    Open up more and better opportunities for non fast stream junior staff.

    Department of Health UK2019-03-20
  10. "Too much change"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Department of Health UK full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility Good people and team working Opportunities for development

    Cons

    No progression, small local team and senior management with their favourites.

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    Department of Health UK2018-12-10
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