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"Get in and Get out."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Trade Officer
Former Employee - Trade Officer
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good working hours
Looks good on your CV
Not much pressure
Good medical and annual leave

Cons

Pay not good especially for locally engaged staff
Lots of talking, doesn't get things done quick enough
Too comfortable

Advice to Management

Less politics
Listen to your local staff's needs
Benchmark other privite firms to gain better efficiency

Other Employee Reviews for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Career opportunity can be limited for locally engaged staff but it can be a resume builder for younger staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great resume builder
    Good work life balance
    High visibility job
    Chance to meet interesting people that you normally wouldn't get access to
    Travel opportunity

    Cons

    Career opportunity can be limited for locally engaged staff
    Salaries can be low
    Management not always highly qualified because promoted on numbers of years with FCO rather than skills to do the job

    Advice to Management

    To recruit younger and more junior staff locally, advertise the fact that working with the FCO can be a great resume builder while being frank about the limited career opportunities for very senior positions


  2. "Working in BCG"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Istanbul (Turkey)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Working hours ( from 08:30 to 16:45)
    Time off in liue
    Social activities

    Cons

    Salaries needs to be reviewed according to market conditions.
    Local staff needs more social rights

    Advice to Management

    I believe Consulate must work on finding ways to improve local staff morale

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