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"Process first - who cares about performance?"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England (UK)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Ordnance Survey full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

A mediocre salary for very little effort. A great place to be if you do not mind not earning much because you do not want to work hard either. You get flexi time, plenty of holiday time and lots of working at home time.. The management are very concerned about their and their employees 'work-life balance.' A good place to grow old in.

Cons

Process and Governance mad. Rules for everything. CEO and Chairman with inflateds view of their presence and position, Directors who are far too worried about working within Government and United Nations to actually run a business. Many employees have been there for 20+years and run rings around the management.

Advice to Management

change the CEO and chairman. Decide what your mission in life is

Other Employee Reviews for Ordnance Survey

  1. Helpful (2)

    "IT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ordnance Survey full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good working conditions. Friendly company. Feels very safe. Comaraderie is great. Whole families can work here hence can feel like a family atmosphere. Opportunities to move around

    Cons

    Few opportunities from lower grades to get promotions. Can be favouritism and indeed nepotism
    Lack of work or projects where you can keep a particular skill level up. Getting training but not getting the opportunities to use it

    Advice to Management

    Senior management overlook / ignorant to staff loyalty and incentives could be a lot better to keep performing staff


  2. "Great specialists who are passionate about their knowledge!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ordnance Survey as a contractor

    Pros

    World leaders in their field. Interesting developments and international activity. Excellent employee restaurant at head office. Good location, close to M27

    Cons

    Old "civil service" mentality amongst some of them can be frustrating to work with

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing forward with change agenda

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