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"Its what you make of it"

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Current Employee - Grad Trainee in City of London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Grad Trainee in City of London, England (UK)
Approves of CEO

Pros

Training is good, you get to work on important deals, chance to network with banks / financial services, good work life balance

Cons

need to be careful or you could very easily end up in an area that isn't going anywhere. your a public sector employee working in the financial sector.

Advice to Management

Generally they are good, they could be making much more money working for the banks but they are at the fsa. hard to keep staff motivated at times because of economy

Other Employee Reviews for Financial Services Authority

  1. "A challenging place to work because of current circumstances, but a very impressive senior management team leading"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Working for a good cause, huge change agenda, fascinating time to be in regulation, next 18 months will be a unique opportunity to shape future

    Cons

    Middle management not strong or as inspiring as could be. Too many managers who are technical experts but can't manage people. Focus on intellectual not commercial.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve managers ability to manage staff and middle management need to improve ability to lead inspirationally - must raise game commercially


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    "Committed, effective staff but heavy bureaucracy and well intentioned management speak that does seems shallow"

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    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    - Intellectually stimulating work;
    - Good access to training;
    - The potential to move around the authority and pick up new skills is a real plus;
    - Generally the staff are friendly and willing to work together, across departments and within departments;
    - You can have a good work life balance, if you so choose;

    Cons

    - Promotion beyond associate to manager is very mercurial - you really do need to have a patron within the organisation who is willing to help you or you can forget it.
    - You can easily feel undervalued in terms of recognition;
    - Ridiculous amounts of management speak and bureaucracy that can soon make you feel like you are on a factory line;
    - Poor management
    - Hot desking is a complete nightmare

    Advice to Management

    A great deal of promotion seems to be based on favourites rather than substance. Leaving some staff feeling sidelined and unappreciated which can lead to poor performance.
     The organisations does not promote fairly and I have seen MANY cases of promotion due to favouritism.
     A great deal of the management speak seems well intentioned but in reality falls short of its ideals. People management is poor despite the heavy emphasis placed on it.
    Secondees returning are treated appallingly and their skills are not used or recognised on return, this is despite the fact that they are considered high performers to even be sent on secondment!

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