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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. 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
    2. 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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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good employer

      Jan 3, 2021 - Civil Servant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance, promotion prospects

      Cons

      There can occasionally be pressure at the department

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent pay, need more career advancement

      Oct 11, 2020 - Assistant Immigration Officer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The pay is acceptable for the work that you do.

      Cons

      As an AO you have limited opportunity to progress your career - you will still have to apply like anyone else for EO opportunities and interviews are conducted by GRS rather than senior management at your port. Shift times are rubbish and there is no good work-life balance.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Interesting varied work but lacks intensity

      Oct 18, 2020 - Assistant Economist Placement Student in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting, varied work Good work life balance

      Cons

      Lack of intensity - I didn't feel pushed to my best

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great flexibility

      Sep 19, 2020 - Compliance Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Civil Service gives best flexibility for work life balance

      Cons

      can be stressful at times

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good digital team

      Aug 7, 2020 - Senior Content Designer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible, lots of training opportunities and good work life balance.

      Cons

      Change can be slow. The HR processes would give Kafka nightmares.

      2 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      I saw the world and developed as a person

      Jan 20, 2020 - Immigration Liaison Officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Large amount of varied and interesting international travel - Good work/ life balance and compensation or time off in lieu for large periods away from home - Good training programmes - Largely interesting & challenging work

      Cons

      - Opaque management decisions, with many managers seemingly in their position because of length of time served rather than competence. - Poor communication from the centre. - Few possibilities to grow professionally or gain promotion. - Very questionable values as an organisation. Particularly around overseas aid.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      My devOps fondations were laid down here

      Jul 13, 2020 - Technical Architect in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company with a fantastic IT culture.

      Cons

      Given the high pace of IT delivery, work life balance can be affected sometimes

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Variable experience depending on teams

      Apr 28, 2020 - Deputy Head of Unit 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexibility, good work life balance, ok salary, important areas of work, big dept with lots of opportunities, some excellent people and teams doing fast and interesting work,

      Cons

      poor performance is not dealt with and can wreck other people's work experience, you may not agree with the political decisions you have to implement, large dept means can be cumbersome and slow.

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