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Updated November 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Ofgem - RHI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ofgem part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working and good benefits

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic, communicating change


  2. Helpful (4)

    "It'll do"

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

    I have been working at Ofgem full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexi working, able to work from home multiple times a week

    Cons

    Things move at a glacial pace

    Advice to Management

    Let the developers use new technologies.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "A daily routine that gets so normal you forget its boring"

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    Current Employee - MI Reporting in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - MI Reporting in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ofgem full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Same routine.
    You can automate 50% of the work

    Cons

    Same routine
    Boring
    No challenge
    Dry work
    No Variance

    Advice to Management

    Combine other work. Offer variance of tasks and ownership


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Ofgem"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can be interesting work, flexible work styles

    Cons

    Constant organisational change, huge amount of employee churn, inability to keep to timelines/agreed targets


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work. Bad management."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Economist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Economist in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting high-profile work.
    Exposure to industry stakeholders and experts
    Subsidised gym and canteen

    Cons

    Poor management
    Limited avenues for promotion. In some teams senior management actively discourages applications for promotion within organisation.
    Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to cut costs at the expense of employee morale.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Atrocious- dont do it!"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "good for early career development"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

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

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    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Ofgem full-time

    Pros

    Very supportive environment, good work life balance and embracing agile working. Work is interesting and varied (in my dept at least)

    Cons

    Staff turnover very high - primarily due to salaries available at other employers particularly in London. as with all Civil Service - the layers of bureaucracy you have to go through can be demoralising.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Senior management need an overhaul"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, civil service so a good pension scheme and so so flexibility to your work/life balance (dependent on your line manager, not consistent throughout the organisation)

    Cons

    Serious issues with senior management. There is an issue with the culture within the organisation. Very London centric even though they have a large office base in Glasgow. Very little chance of progression within your team unless you are based in London. There is an expectation to work all hours, commit 100% to your job but you are given no personal development incentive apart from more training opportunities but no pay reward.


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