Department of Health UK Employee Reviews about "senior management"
73% would recommend to a friend
(6 total reviews)
17% approve of CEO
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- "Great work life balance, sometimes you get to do interesting work and achieve results that have positive impact" (in 10 reviews)
- "Important mission and great colleagues" (in 9 reviews)
- "This company is very supportive of flexible working." (in 8 reviews)
- "Good people" (in 8 reviews)
- "Good pension." (in 5 reviews)
- "The salary is a bit low" (in 4 reviews)
- "No progression, small local team and senior management with their favourites." (in 3 reviews)
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Updated Nov 18, 2023
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- 3.0Dec 10, 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Flexibility Good people and team working Opportunities for development
No progression, small local team and senior management with their favourites.
- 1.0Jan 23, 2020Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsLondon, England
Salary, flexibility although this was abused by some,
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 ,4
- 2.0Jun 10, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 10 years
Steady, stable, regular and routine, if that environment works for you. Good public sector work package with good optional extras in terms of civil service pensions, clubs and societies. The structure and hierarchy are very clearly defined as are the business processes. Good exposure to how government works and opportunities to get involved at Ministerial and parliamentary level. Good opportunities to move between government departments and for writing policy. Excellent career opportunities and fast track to senior management through the fast stream. Good job security (no matter how poorly you perform) if you can cope with the 3 yearly re-organisation and applying for your own (or another) job, very rare that there are compulsory redundancies.
Rigid, bureaucratic, hierarchical and lacking in autonomy, self direction or respect for skills and experience for most staff. A few years ago DH decided it needed to be more like the private sector, however the wrong lessons were learned and the values of public sector service were lost along the way including long term benefits to the public, developing staff and respecting capability at all levels. The fast stream 'senior managers of the future' are brought in on a promise of fast progression to the senior civil service which means that the organisation is full of senior managers more interested in building their own careers and manoeuvring for key positions than managing and supporting their teams and delivering meaningful public services. Career opportunities and development for staff not in the fast stream are limited. The lack of focus on changing behaviours towards working collaboratively across the organisation and with end users and delivery partners to deliver a world class, responsive, flexible and up to date public sector has meant that the department hasn't progressed in the way it thinks since it's inception. The lack of autonomy and hierarchical decision making discourages staff from initiating innovation and thus the same old ways continue on whilst the rest of the world moves forward. For progressive, creative and dynamic individuals this environment would be stifling. If the answer to the question "Why do you do it this way?" - "Because we have always done it this way." seems perfectly reasonable, then this is the organisation for you.
- 3.0Sep 10, 2016Senior Executive OfficerCurrent EmployeeLondon, England
Flexible working, job share, part time etc means there is great work life balance -depending on your management. It can be a fulfilling place to be, where you can see how your work can make a difference to real people's lives.
Dwindling sense of organisational purpose and direction. Really varied management practices and too much trendy speak from the senior management and discussion about strategy leading to little or no action. 30% of staff have to go by 2020 being sold as an exciting opportunity!!!!1
- 5.0Apr 26, 2021HEO Policy AdvisorFormer EmployeeLondon, England
Good senior management, career progression and flexi time is brilliant.
Some systems are old and would benefit from better tech systems.