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Updated Jul 22, 2021

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3.6
74%
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Home Office Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill
Mark Sedwill
99 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good for parents a flexible working allowed(in 47 reviews)

  • "Work life balance, promotion prospects(in 27 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Civil Service is a large an organisation as it gets, so things don't change quickly(in 8 reviews)

  • "Poor senior management, good managers are not valued(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Home Office Review

      Jun 11, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Positive work environment, provides a variety of job roles and high profile positions. Close links with ministers and opportunities to play a key role in policy amendments and strategical decision making. Good opportunities for progression

      Cons

      Recent reputation damage. Decision making can be a lengthy process. Often not open to flexible or alternative ways of working.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Home Office. Immigration Enforcement

      Mar 10, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible Working hours. Many Sections will consider compressed hours or working from home opportunities. Opportunities to take responsibility for large projects and gain valuable expereince that benefits in developing competencies for promotion. Many units within Immigration have annualised hours working. This gives a percentage of your salary for unsociable hours working.

      Cons

      Entirely dependant on where you are based and job function. Try to speak to someone within the team you intend to join for advice on working hours to make sure it is the right fit for you. Immigration Enforcement can be early starts and working extra hours may be necessary.

      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Homemaker

      Aug 15, 2013 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great rewards for raising your children.

      Cons

      Very low pay and no tangible benefits.

      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Sometimes the bureaucracy of government regulations can be tiring.

      Dec 1, 2014 - General Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary is reasonable. It's interesting work. The hours give a work life balance and leave, sick and benefits policies are very good. It's a diverse mix of employees and the teams can be quite social.

      Cons

      Government bureaucracy. Sometimes you have to jump through hoops just to make one small change. They have complex internal systems for recording everything you do and the IT is quite poor.

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee

      na

      Apr 3, 2013 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      nice, interesting, fun, friendly and continuous learning

      Cons

      managers not helpful and too bossy

      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Love

      Jul 20, 2021 - Home Office in Croydon, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everything is good when working there

      Cons

      Nothing I can think of

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Rewarding

      Jul 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting projects you can’t get else where.

      Cons

      Some areas are challenging culturally. This could put new starters off.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Jul 15, 2021 - Executive in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pension, nice colleagues, reward scheme, treated fairly, good holidays, training, chances for progression, good salary

      Cons

      None great place to work

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A great place to work

      Jul 13, 2021 - Stakeholder Engagement Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Center of politically sensitive, meaningful high profile work

      Cons

      The many layers of bureaucracy

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Database Administrator

      Jul 13, 2021 - Database Administrator in Liverpool, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best place to work hands down.

      Cons

      Communication between departments can be improved on.

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