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Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. "Positive experience and good employer overall. Good stepping stone for getting into the energy industry"

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

    I worked at Ofgem full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get good responsibility and opens many doors. Very young staff also. Good experience to engage both with private and public sectors - and if you are in the public sector looking to move to the private, this is potentially a good stepping stone option.

    Cons

    High turnover of staff but partly because of opportunities and age of staff. There are also some quite dry roles - but even in these there will be some good opportunities if you demonstrate potential.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage staff rotation and better co-ordination between markets and the regulated parts


  2. "good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people, flexible working hours

    Cons

    slow, bureaucratic, takes time for things to progress

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  3. "Great place, good work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ofgem full-time

    Pros

    Really interesting work that drives real positive benefits for consumers.

    You get to work on high profile cases that often receive lots of media attention.

    Get a lot of responsibility from very early on.

    Cons

    Can sometimes be slow to get promoted and you have to interview to attain it.

    Not the greatest number of development opportunities.


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  5. "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!


  6. "My 18 months in OFGEM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. "UK regulator for gas and electricity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great life-work balance, with the flexitime scheme being an important feature. Good place to start a career in Renewables or price regulation.

    Cons

    Heavy beaurocracy; uncertainty about where the organisation is going in light of government change, and subsequent review of the organisation, which is a 'quango' in effect.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be stringent about your 'open door' policy, and make it a reality not a story you tell to candidates! Review your incentives in light of pay + recruitment freeze.


  8. "A decent place to get experience in the energy sector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regulatory & Energy Economist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Regulatory & Energy Economist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great training, decent compensation package for Public Sector, great post-Ofgem career prospects, flexi-time, holidays and amazing pension

    Cons

    People were really boring! The work can be quite boring too and there is way too much buceaucracy. People get boxed into doing boring tasks and there is little or no feedback loop on how well a task was performed

    Advice to Management

    Give people more autonomy to work as they see fit..


  9. "Great Place Great people wish the money was better"

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

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

    Pros

    once you are in you are in ...

    Cons

    the money isnt that good


  10. "Good place to start a career"

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

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

    Pros

    nice work environment, good atmosphere, interesting and relevant issues to work on, you learn a lot about the energy market, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Pay ok but could be better, very bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    decentralise decision making


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    "Great people plus challenging and interesting work"

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

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

    Pros

    Stimulating GB and EU driven project based work with exposure to a diverse range of stakeholders. Operating in an increasingly high profile political environment adds an interesting dimension. Colleagues are friendly, sociable, knowledgable and motivated.

    Cons

    Ofgem seems to be in perpetual state of reorganisation and reprioritisation. Management structure has too many layers and this hierarchy leads to bottlenecks. IT resources are poor and show no noticeable signs of improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Greater focus on staff retention, organisational priorities and better dissemination of information to staff.



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