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Ofgem London Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "good for early career development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Passionate staff and good work life balance

    Cons

    as with a lot of the civil service, higher levels of management tend to be "sticky" and therefore not many positions in the senior leadership team comes around very often and this tends to stifle change and innovation


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Atrocious- dont do it!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It pays the bills. Access to decent pension, training and other civil service jobs.

    Cons

    Culture. Culture. Culture. Weak management.

    Advice to Management

    Step aside so that this organisation has a chance of being mended.


  3. "Once you're in, you're stuck at that level"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ofgem as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance. Pension. Cycling facilities.

    Cons

    No progression. Bad performance not tackled. Old-school management who are not up to speed with modern world.


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  5. "Good company, good for grads"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Energy Efficiency Officer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Energy Efficiency Officer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere
    Lots of graduates

    Cons

    Inefficient as relies heavily on admin and archaic processes to manage project admin.

    Advice to Management

    Allow innovation and creativity to enable greater efficiency.


  6. "Excellent place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Economist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Economist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ofgem (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance and colleagues

    Cons

    Pay isn't the best but not awful

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the same thing, just pay more!


  7. "Good place, low pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ofgem full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible time
    Good holidays
    Relaxed atmosphere (generally)
    Good training

    Cons

    Pay is considerably lower in comparison to other civil service departments
    High turnover of staff
    Office move
    Lack of progression


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Management needs to change"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    hard to say there were any, other than the people you may be working with feel exactly the same way you feel. (if you get an offer for a role, avoid it if you can...)

    Cons

    Serious lack of leadership, willingness to address issues or hear staff, favouritism, glass ceiling and "club" mentality at partner level. No promotional prospects. No reward or incentive to set realistic objectives, and hardly any career progression prospects.

    Advice to Management

    get your heads out of the sand and pack away your ego!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Ofgem"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Policy Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Policy Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable job; interesting, challenging work; good work-life balance; central location; good benefits (gym, canteen, flexitime etc) to make up for budget limitations on pay.

    Cons

    Limited room for promotion as generally have to wait for a position to become available. Financial rewards are perhaps lower than in the private sector, but this is to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that the benefits of having a gym, canteen, etc aren't lost during the office move - it would be a real shame.


  10. "Excellent development opportunities, but poor Leadership"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ofgem E-Serve truly invests in personal development and managers are meant to encourage their staff to identify training need and take up training courses that are relevant to both their needs as well as their interests for where they would like to be in the future.

    Ofgem also offers flexitime and most Ofgem staff appear to have a good work-life balance. There were of course times where I had to work a lot of overtime, however I was able to take some of that time back through the flexitime setup.

    Cons

    In certain areas of the business (not all) there is quite a bit of bullying going on by Senior Managers as high up as Associate Directors. This is poorly handled by both HR as well as Senior Executive Management causing a high turnover of staff within those departments.

    Advice to Management

    The Senior Executive Team and HR need to take issues such as bullying and harassment extremely seriously and act quickly.


  11. "Ofgem"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Legal Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Legal Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A half way house between the public and private sectors

    Cons

    Increasingly, staff from central government and with it institutionalised mindsets



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