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Environment Agency CEO Paul Leinster
Paul Leinster
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  • "Low pay considering cost of living in Hertfordshire(in 5 reviews)

  • "Salary lower than the private sector(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good organisation"

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    Current Employee - Hydrogeologist 

    I have been working at Environment Agency full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Really good people and work culture

    Cons

    Low money and career opportunities

    Environment Agency2019-05-04
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    "Good place to work but a lot of dead weight colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Environment Officer in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Environment Agency full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - flexible working arrangements, including flexitime (with core hours being 10-12pm and 2-3pm); term time contract (school holidays off - good if you have children); compressed hours (working 37 hours over 4 days instead of 5; and part time working in general is easy to be accepted - good maternity package - some roles mean you get a car (this is always the newest model i.e. 19 plate at the minute!) - if you travel...

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    Cons

    - people abuse all of the benefits above.... A LOT. - there is a lot of double working, different teams seem to do the same job - there are a lot of "management" positions but they don't seem to do anything aside from travel to other offices and speak people who are lower in the chain that them. - people always complaining about pay and refusing to do work outside their pay grade.

    Advice to Management

    The whole Agency needs re-built from the ground up. If you're looking for an easy life but with lower than average salary then this is the company for you. It's a good stepping stone to get a lot of training under your belt before moving on somewhere else.

    Environment Agency2019-04-28
  3. "Great staff, indifferent management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Environment Agency full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues who are passionate and knowledgeable about their work. Really making a difference to people and their environment. Interesting and challenging projects.

    Cons

    The public sector pay cap has really hit hard over the last few years and being asked to volunteer to help manage the Brexit chaos in top of that is a bitter pill to swallow.

    Advice to Management

    Stop firefighting and jockeying for position, start thinking strategically about how to do things better. Start standing up against ministers for a decent pay deal.

    Environment Agency2019-03-31
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Environment Agency full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Friendly Hard working Very family friendly and flexible working patterns available Good training and exposure to experts in their field People driven by passion for subject area not salary Decisions are not profit driven and are focussed on benefit to public, means your technical opinion is valued more

    Cons

    Salary well below private sector for similar positions. Current pension scheme offered to new starters is not much different to private sector. Need to be aware this is not an organisation you should work for if money is your priority. Need to be prepared to travel to be promoted which puts a glass ceiling in place for those with family commitments. Regular reorganisations and job cuts means always an underlying...

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    Environment Agency2019-03-15
  5. "Trying hard to make work life enhancing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Environment Agency full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Mind mental health survey top performer, Stonewall top 20, very high employee engagement scores. Variety of roles across a large and complex organisation.

    Cons

    High pressure at times xxxx

    Environment Agency2019-03-15
  6. "Flexible work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Environment Agency full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working patterns, varied workload, team spirit, work-life balance

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, policy focused (although trying to move away from this)

    Environment Agency2019-02-25
  7. "Ok"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Environment Agency full-time

      Pros

      Very flexible employer to work for

      Cons

      Not enough money for work required

      Environment Agency2019-03-07
    • "Flexible employer"

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      Current Employee - Team Leader in Bridgwater, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Environment Agency part-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Flexible working Great leave entitlement Fantastic people

      Cons

      Low pay for work carried out

      Environment Agency2019-02-15
    • "Great for family life"

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      Current Employee - Technical Officer in Huntingdon, England

      I have been working at Environment Agency full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The organisation offers flexi-hours which is great for achieving a good work-life balance.

      Cons

      The salaries do not reflect the expertise and skills of the employees.

      Advice to Management

      More needs to be done to retain the skill and talent pool in terms of salary and working facilities.

      Environment Agency2019-02-16
    • "It try’s but trips up over its feet."

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      Current Employee - Team Member in Chippenham, South West England, England
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      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Environment Agency full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Pension, relatively secure job, holidays.

      Cons

      Internal politics, management assuming you can break the law in an emergency.

      Advice to Management

      Stop asking people to break the law

      Environment Agency2019-02-01
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