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"UK regulator for gas and electricity"

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

Great life-work balance, with the flexitime scheme being an important feature. Good place to start a career in Renewables or price regulation.

Cons

Heavy beaurocracy; uncertainty about where the organisation is going in light of government change, and subsequent review of the organisation, which is a 'quango' in effect.

Advice to Management

Try to be stringent about your 'open door' policy, and make it a reality not a story you tell to candidates! Review your incentives in light of pay + recruitment freeze.

Other Employee Reviews for Ofgem

  1. "My 18 months in OFGEM"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ofgem (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work with some smart people

    Cons

    The work can sometimes be very repetitive


  2. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ofgem as a contractor

    Pros

    The induction training provided is excellent, and thanks to Ofgem-wide training and access to civil service training courses, there are many opportunities to learn new skills and further your career development. Benefits include cheap gym membership, lots of annual leave (which I think is normal within the Civil Service) and ability to accrue flexi-time, and a great low-price cafeteria in the London office. Within E-Serve I worked as part of a small, sociable team in a collaborative working environment. Regular feedback on your performance is encouraged.

    Cons

    During the period of my employment, a lot of organisational changes were taking place and the way these were communicated to staff was not always ideal. There are few opportunities in the London office at the moment due to a recruitment shift to Glasgow.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more support to people on fixed term contracts who are looking for internal roles, especially where a lot of time and effort has been spent on training these members of staff.

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