Foreign and Commonwealth Office - It's a government job, without all the government benefits | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Foreign and Commonwealth Office
There are newer employer reviews for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

"It's a government job, without all the government benefits"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Trade & Investment Officer in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Trade & Investment Officer in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Foreign and Commonwealth Office full-time

Pros

Access to leaders and decision makers within US companies and some UK government officials.
The training and learning programs.
Co-workers are fun and knowledgeable.

Cons

IT systems are painfully slow and restrictive, but they are working on a big overhaul.
Staff is pulled in many directions because of matrix structure (three bosses with competing priorities).
The administrative leader for each post (Head of Trade and Investment) have no upward mobility - the good ones leave for Industry, and the bad ones stay because they can't get a better job.

Advice to Management

Put term limits of Heads of Trade and Investment. It's the bad ones that drive good officers away.

Other Employee Reviews for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  1. "Project Officer at Oversea Post"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Officer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Project Officer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Foreign and Commonwealth Office full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working condition, somewhat training opportunities, good work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of job stability, lack of transparency on staffing, bad practices on job contract

    Advice to Management

    More transparency and clarity


  2. "Limited Growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Foreign and Commonwealth Office full-time

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance, Opportunity to operate at seniormost level, steep learning curve

    Cons

    Salary and benefits package, limited growth opportunities, personality driven management style, bureaucratic


There are newer employer reviews for Foreign and Commonwealth Office
There are newer employer reviews for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

See Most Recent

Work at Foreign and Commonwealth Office? Share Your Experiences

Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or