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Government of Kenya Reviews

Updated April 4, 2017
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  1. "chief immigration officer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Immigration Officer in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Chief Immigration Officer in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Government of Kenya full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security, opportunity for further training, working with least supervision, opportunity to explore other parts of the country and learn operations of different border control points.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy in government provision of services, Government pay less salaries as compared to private sectors, Little room for growth on merit.

    Advice to Management

    Appraisal and reward to officers who excel in service provision, Control frequent movement of officers from one station to another to encourage learning. Improve on officers remuneration and reduce bureaucracy.


  2. "assistant operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Government of Kenya full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    a very diverse environment to work in

    Cons

    bureaucracy is too much and this hampers effective delivery of services

    Advice to Management

    even the lowest possible rank can have the greatest impact ever desired


  3. "Best Employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Justice Social Worker in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Justice Social Worker in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Government of Kenya full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    conducive terms of employment, work benefits,working hours,good organisational structures on work and communication. good rewarding strategies and work and personal life balancing

    Cons

    the bad side is that there is a scheme of service and you only jump the next job group based on the number of years accumulated currently at 3 years interval. no personal motivation.

    Advice to Management

    i would advise them to strictly review the scheme of service. the merits for promotion as opposed to the number of years accumulated.


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  5. "Administration"

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    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Nairobi (Kenya)

    I have been working at Government of Kenya full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    it has given me an opportunity to serve people from all walks of live. I have enjoyed my work and gained more experience appreciation to many things and life.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. A decision sometimes takes longer than necessary to be made.

    Advice to Management

    I have enjoyed being trusted. When you trust employees they have a sense of belonging and are motivated.


  6. "senior occupational therapist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    job assurance, independence in job performance

    Cons

    poor infrastructure and pay. stagnation in same grades

    Advice to Management

    improve facilities


  7. "Not Thaaat bad.."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - County Director in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - County Director in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Government of Kenya full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job security;relatively good medical package; numerous capacity building opportunities; the opportunity to serve the community especially those who have no other place to turn to is a plus.

    Cons

    Poor career progression; Nepotism; there lacks the dynamism at the workplace that i would really desire and lack of a clear performance monitoring system.

    Advice to Management

    Consider hiring personnel based on meritocracy and give the employees the tools and resources required for them to be able to achieve their targets.


  8. "Iam a dedicated and noble sales man."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew Attendant in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Cabin Crew Attendant in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Government of Kenya full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    having food and clean water

    Cons

    mostly verbal and physical abuse

    Advice to Management

    prioritize the clients


  9. "Have reviewed several manuscripts/papers for AJFAND journal"

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    Current Employee - Research Officer
    Current Employee - Research Officer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Communicators, Excellent exposure, Timely advocacy, recognized

    Cons

    Recognized effort and published my brief biodata

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  10. "Research projects management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Research Manager in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Government of Kenya part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vast training opportunities and experts for consultation

    Cons

    bureaucracy in procurement procedures at the government agencies

    Advice to Management

    streamline functions further


  11. "It has been a good experience because the government through the army has molded me to what aim."

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Technician in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Aircraft Technician in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at Government of Kenya full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Its only in the government where you earn,learn, work and get exposed oversee training for free

    Cons

    life is not dynamic in the sense you become what they want you to be but not all you can be

    Advice to Management

    motivate the subordinate encourage new ideas and career progression in the company


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