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Gambling Commission Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  1. "Flexible and fascinating!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gambling Commission as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    - leadership open to new ideas and feedback
    - diverse and inclusive; good support for everyone
    - really good (and young!) female role models at Exec level
    - commitment to people and organisational development
    - really, really, really interesting work
    - great people and culture
    - city centre location 2 mins from New St station (if based in office; not everyone is).

    Cons

    - some negative and cynical voices who put forward lots of problems but see solutions as somebody else's job
    - Chairman not amiable and some of Board a bit stuffy and nitpicking, including in areas which aren't for the NEDs to manage. Some behaviours of Board members have been unacceptable.
    - too much squabbling and possessiveness over resources instead of getting on with job and working collaboratively
    - some programme directors lack humour and are prone to fiddling while Rome burns.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out programme directors! Empower senior managers and managers more.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensing Officer in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Licensing Officer in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at Gambling Commission full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People, Great Location, Nice Office

    Cons

    Senior management at the time I was there were not supportive

  3. "Corporate Affairs"

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Positive experience, plenty of autonomy and management are open to recommendations.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for progression in current team.


  4. "Worthwhile work. Family atmosphere. Good city centre location."

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

    I have been working at Gambling Commission full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is really worthwhile, making a difference to people's lives. There are only about 300 employees and most are based on a single floor of one building - which makes for a good 'family' atmosphere. Great centre location (2mins from New Street Station).

    Cons

    The organisation is subject to public sector pay rules and it is quite a flat structure, so opportunities for pay increases or promotion can be limited.

    Advice to Management

    Work out a way to reward (ideally with more pay and promotion) current employees better.