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Updated August 15, 2017
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Home Office Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill
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  • Leadership is usually outcome driven at any cost to staff morale, with limited empowerment, inspiration and confidence in junior staffs capability (in 4 reviews)

  • and the general Civil Service rubbish that goes on (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "It is always a great experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Home Office part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very cordial work office environment

    Cons

    sometimes feel bored due to lack of staff

    Advice to Management

    No such required to Managers


  2. "Very good work environment."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - R&D in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Home Office full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Convenient to work. Easy holidays.

    Cons

    No such issue with management.

    Advice to Management

    No such issue.

  3. "Public sector at its best"

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

    I have been working at Home Office full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    One of the times top 50 places for women to work for last 3 years

    A huge range of jobs - ranging from operational roles in HM Passport Office, UK Visas, immigration enforcement and Border Force aswell as roles dealing with counter terrorism , crime and policing and HQ roles such as, strategy, policy, finance, commercial etc

    It has an incredibly diverse workforce in every sense of the word

    The department has two vital overarching objectives -to promote economic growth and to protect the UK - they are both objectives which make you feel proud to be contributing to.

    You progress on merit and there is always opportunities to develop

    It's nothing like yes minister!

    Cons

    You have to be realistic about the roles you can do - don't choose to be a Border Force Officer if you can only work 9-5 : that's not when most planes land or ships dock

    In times of austerity and even at the best of times you are not going to get huge pay rises. Ever.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do - as they listen to us all the time and do take action


  4. "good working enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    working lifestyle is flexible and people around you are great, great balance of life

    Cons

    nothing really, it is what you make of it


  5. "Jobs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Croydon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Croydon, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Home Office full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good support, training, development, salary and pension. Annual leave good and flexible working hours - interesting work and a chance to vary skills

    Cons

    Work can get repetitive and boring. Lots of meetings and admin work. Hierarchical structure and end of year reviews

    Advice to Management

    Encourage staff and give incentives


  6. "Work"

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

    I have been working at Home Office full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance good pension good

    Cons

    Shift working long hrs commuting

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Executive Officer"

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    Former Employee - Unemployed in Hounslow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Hounslow, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great team building and atmosphere.

    Cons

    I don't have any downsides.

    Advice to Management

    Team experience

  8. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer/SRO in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer/SRO in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Home Office full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vital work - very rewarding

    Cons

    Complexity of issues and policies can bring unclear objective setting and prioritisation

    Advice to Management

    Continual review of delivery model and performance management


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Croydon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Croydon, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The organisation is investing heavily in its transformation programme. This will give a greater customer experience and give staff better processes and input into how they do their work. A flexible work environment and positive people really trying to make a difference.

    Cons

    Large organisation, so initiatives can sometimes be duplicated as you're unaware other's have already done something.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating progress and successes.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Homemaker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great rewards for raising your children.

    Cons

    Very low pay and no tangible benefits.


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