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Ofgem Reviews

Updated December 12, 2016
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  1. "My 18 months in OFGEM"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ofgem (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work with some smart people

    Cons

    The work can sometimes be very repetitive


  2. Helpful (1)

    "good for early career development"

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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


  3. "Good place, low pay"

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    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


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  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Ofgem"

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    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.


  7. "Ofgem"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ofgem full-time

    Pros

    The people are friendly and great to work with. A high level of responsibility is provided to those that demonstrate themselves to be competent

    Cons

    Quantitative analysis is often the most interesting area of the job but is regularly outsourced


  8. "Ofgem review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good development opportunities
    Good Pension
    Good Benefits such as cycle to work

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Always in flux
    Opportunities for advancement are scarce


  9. "Meaningful career path"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ofgem full-time

    Pros

    Broad skills used
    Challenging work but can lead to overtime
    Clear organisational purpose with good awareness of consumer benefit
    Flexible working
    Good development opportunities and future career prospects in consultancy, industry (eg energy, water networks, telecomms), and public sector

    Cons

    Opaque decision making at senior levels
    Can lack direction at mid and junior levels
    Pay
    Competency based progression puts a cap on specialisation, meaning broad skills are preferred

    Advice to Management

    More scrutiny of analysis supporting decisions is needed - decisions can be too prompt, or be founded on untested analysis
    Pay is poor


  10. "Good but dull"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible working is an option

    Cons

    Lots of work and expectation to work overtime all the time

    Advice to Management

    Involve others in decision making and use factual stats to make decisions


  11. "Great experience in the energy/ regulation sector"

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

    Pros

    Good work and life balance and some interesting opportunities. Great people.

    Cons

    High staff turnover. Salary not very competitive



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