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Environment Agency UK Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible working time and company pension contribution (in 11 reviews)

  • I work in an excellent office where there is a really good work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Nothing major, lots of people waiting to retire (in 3 reviews)

  • Lack of opportunities for career development within posts (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Operations Officer in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Facilities Operations Officer in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Environment Agency full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible working patterns, good work/home balance.

    Cons

    Salary could be higher for the amount of work you have to do sometimes.


  2. "Pollution Prevention and Radioactive Substances Regulatory Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Environment Agency full-time

    Pros

    Flexi time, 30 days a year holiday and well meaning people

    Cons

    Unbelievable beauracracy and political interference by meddling politicians.

    Advice to Management

    Explain to politicians and the press what we can deliver with reduced staffing.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working time and company pension contribution

    Cons

    Difficult to progress in the job unless you apply for a different position


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Trying to do something with less, and that includes employee care"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisor in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Advisor in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Environment Agency full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Relaxed Environment to work in
    - Recent pay structure changes increased salaries across the board
    - Access to the EA Pension Fund

    Cons

    - Progression is pretty much dead man's shoes
    - Middle and Senior management unapproachable
    - Way too many ego's all vying for each others jobs
    - Recruitment policy is less about brains, and more who'll stay and not question anything
    - No chance of development within the Agency due to funding, and TL's not wanting to lose staff
    - Due to overwork, lack of recognition etc.. The number of staff off with anxiety and depression is growing without check.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring drones and start looking for people that are passionate about the job, reward those who do stay with promotion, and for the love of god... Take care of your staff (See Cons)


  6. "Great work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Legal Adviser in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Legal Adviser in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting work, great people, nice offices

    Cons

    Slow processes, low salaries, career development is ok but career progression is almost impossible.


  7. "Senior Team Member"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Team Member in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Team Member in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Environment Agency full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great Company with lots of great benefits and full of hard-working people.

    Cons

    Was made redundant due to privatisation.


  8. "Flexible, inclusive and interesting work but working with stretched resources."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Environment Agency full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great for flexible working needs. Inclusive of all and provide excellent support for disabled and disadvantaged employees. Very interesting work, working with a wide range of people. Employees are actively engaged in all corporate activities and decisions.

    Cons

    Over stretched resources, the work can be quite pressurised. There isn't enough communication between departments. The organisation is going through constant change and this is not always managed well.

    Advice to Management

    Promote better communication between departments.


  9. "Great People, lots of change"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worthing, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worthing, South East England, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at Environment Agency full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great, friendly people with some fantastic benefits, especially on flexible working / family friendly policies.

    Cons

    Lots of change programmes, lots of staff disillusioned, some bureaucratic processes in place making change programmes slow and drawn out.


  10. "EA is a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Communications Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Environment Agency full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employee development, supportive of working parents, fair and reasonable, strong leadership and business focused, the people are fab and there is a great team atmosphere

    Cons

    Can be challenging during major incidents as it is all hands on deck. There is a lot of freedom if you work at a local level to make improvements to the environment but the closer to government you work, the less autonomy.


  11. "Environment Agency"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Environment Agency full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great awareness on staff happiness and well being. Flexible working patterns. Brilliant community spirit within staff. Opportunities to gain additional training and better yourself.

    Cons

    Worries as always associated with working for a public funded government body, however this does not detract from actually working for the EA.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the staff friendly philosophy.


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