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Ministry of Justice UK Reviews

Updated June 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good Work life Balance with children" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Flexible working is also another plus point" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "pay is a lot lower than same grade at other civil service departments" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Senior managers that don't really understand the staff in their teams and more to the point the jobs that we do" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Public Relation (Administration)H"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Officer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Personal Officer in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ministry of Justice UK (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Highly experienced in Management and Administration

    Cons

    Highly experienced in Management, Public Relation and Administrations.

    Advice to Management

    Manager


  2. "Personal Manager, I manage human being. Coordinate activities for the success of the ministry"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Washington, DC

    I worked at Ministry of Justice UK full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a good experiences to work with people.

    Cons

    You know human being are complex animal, you must be patience and straight forward to the points for the achievement of the objective.

    Advice to Management

    You must be on the right tracks, have a good rapport with the people, because decision making is cobersome. You must take right decision, be accountable.

  3. "great busy place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Chatham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Chatham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ministry of Justice UK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    busy location, there is always something to do

    Cons

    customers are rude, can make the job role harder that it should be and unpleasant


  4. "Court Reporter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Court Rpouporter in Croydon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Court Rpouporter in Croydon, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ministry of Justice UK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High Profile
    Important work for community

    Cons

    Low salary and excessive paper work

    Advice to Management

    Better career planning


  5. "Good people, interesting and vital challenges, bad management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ministry of Justice UK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Genuine ability to make a positive change in the Justice system
    - A caring attitude to staff: flexi-time, great work/life balance, brilliant for working families
    - Good pension, decent annual leave

    Cons

    - Management take staff for granted - constant uncertainty and dithering when it comes to important decisions from the top, e.g. moving offices
    - Pointless restructuring of the organisation every 6 months
    - Real-terms pay cut every year
    - Awful IT

    Advice to Management

    Make a conscious effort to focus on how you can help and facilitate your excellent staff do their jobs, rather than engaging in petty politicking and endless restructures. Focus on the infrastructure: get people good office space, good IT, and make staff feel valued again. This doesn't mean yet another campaign of posters about "values" or "core beliefs" or "the MoJ story" or whatever: actions speak much louder than posters in the lifts.


  6. "Caseworker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Ministry of Justice UK full-time

    Pros

    They offer flexi time during work hours and occasionally have paid over time for special projects. Friendly working environment.

    Cons

    Undergoing Transformation of Compliance & Enforcement Programme (TCEP) within HMCTS hence there is some job insecurity and instability depending on the new locations chosen.

    Advice to Management

    A pay rise would come in quite handy but in the meantime keep doing what you are doing. Understanding and easy to interact with,


  7. "BULLIES, DISCRIMINATION & A HORRID PLACE TO WORK"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Office Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ministry of Justice UK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None. It is rank.

    Cons

    Bullying is rife and no one gives a damn. HR tell you that it is not bullying unless they use threats of violence or name calling. I disagree. You should buy a dictionary. I was bullied due to my disability for years. Then when they couldn’t force me out I was sacked.

    Advice to Management

    You are supposed to uphold the law of the land. Try following it.

  8. "workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ministry of Justice UK full-time

    Pros

    Very good team to work for

    Cons

    Pay is not very good

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Bad training and company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administration Assistant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Administration Assistant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ministry of Justice UK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working environment so you are able to come in late and leave early

    Cons

    No training, not open and clear about the job roles. I didn't have a contract to sign before I started and it took them 2 months to pay for the work I had done.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure you are clear about the job role and that training is given for all staff


  10. "Amazing place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ministry of Justice UK full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Great benefits
    Variety of work
    Meaningful purpose and objectives
    Great learning and development opportunities

    Cons

    Some areas of the MoJ are not as good as others - I’m in the Digital and Technology team so cant speak for other areas


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