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Updated Jan 20, 2021

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Home Office Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill
Mark Sedwill
113 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. Immigration Enforcement

      Mar 10, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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
    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Benefits , Demanding job

      Jan 20, 2021 - Passport Examiner in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good for parents a flexible working allowed

      Cons

      demanding, and not as flexible as other government departments, and weekend work is required

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good if you're a jobsworth!

      Jun 3, 2020 - Passport Examiner At HMPO in Newport, Newport, Wales, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working, reasonable salary for not doing much, no unpaid overtime

      Cons

      Policies are made by nameless people who don't do the job (no-one can ever pinpoint exactly where a message came from), and these policies will make things harder for the staff and customers, and people just shrug and get on with it, because if you try and challenge things, no-one listens. The apathy in the place is really depressing. Senior managers make policies because they need to show that they can 'deliver at pace' or make effective changes in order to progress to the next level of management, but more often than not, it makes things worse. People come to work, switch off their initiative, follow unqualified managers and pointless policies, sometimes complaining about those things but they won't do anything about it. This is just the nature of the job. It's funny because when new people start, the current staff joke about how they are so optimistic, and within about a year, their spirit is crushed to the point that they just accept it for what it is and get on with it, or they leave. Also there are very few opportunities for progression.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Flexible working

      Jan 20, 2021 - Executive Officer in Leeds, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working / good work life balance

      Cons

      Working environment atmosphere depends a lot on team manager

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Flexible working

      Jan 15, 2021 - User Researcher in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working Supportive environment Work is challenging and motivating

      Cons

      Some days can involve long hours Work can have last minute changes

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Treated with respect - fair organisation to work for

      Nov 11, 2020 - Commerciaĺ Assistant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work form home and flexible working

      Cons

      low salary increases and reduced benefits if accepting promotion.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Dec 11, 2020 - Administrative Officer in Liverpool, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very flexible working hours for all staff

      Cons

      Can be very busy and hectic

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Flexible

      Nov 27, 2020 - Caseworker in Liverpool, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great flexible working hours, can work from home too

      Cons

      Job can be abit tedious

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      My upskilling journey

      Oct 18, 2020 - Upskilling journey in Gold Coast
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Comfy home office with sea view - Close proximity to the beach - Flexible working hours

      Cons

      - Requires extreme focus and discipline - Lapses in concentration could lead to binge watching of TV series - Isolation (not a definite cons nowadays)

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good office - difficult political environment

      Feb 24, 2020 - Senior Policy Advisor in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Very inclusive - people at different levels are encouraged to give opinions, at least in the main office - The people are lovely, sometimes quiet but mainly because they are all so busy - Senior leadership team are very approachable- easy to talk the deputy directors and the director without feeling like your opinion isn't worthwhile - Flexible working and working from home is openly offered

      Cons

      - Given politically unstable environment, priorities are sometimes unclear - Takes a while for management to disseminate important information - Inconsistent allocation of work - some people have way too much on their plate whereas others at the same grade go for 2 your lunches and have several coffee breaks in a day

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