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Ofgem Reviews

Updated September 4, 2017
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  1. "Low staff retention - low motivation"

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    • 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)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are looking for work in the public sector it may be a good starting point, especially if you are early in your career. It also helps to be proactive in be seen in doing things and play along with management's tune. Good pension scheme - if you can trust that you will get it back in the future. Good level of communication among colleagues

    Cons

    The pay package is generally low. Staff retention is not on management's list of priorities. People with actual industry knoweldge may be perceived as people with unrealistic views. You need to be a political animal with low ambitions for your career to survive. Decsisions are not always based on the merits of the numbers, which can be very frustrating and demotivating for employees

    Advice to Management

    No advice - doubt it will be heard as internal feedback has been neglected.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Management needs to change"

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    • 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!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All of the regular civil service benefits. Fairly good amount of annual leave if you get to take it. Some flexibility on hours depending on job, work levels and managers.

    Cons

    Low salary, long hours and some poor management. IT needs lots of improvement. Lack of opportunities. Needs far better vision and direction.

    Advice to Management

    Simply listen!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work if you are looking to retire soon or take maternity leave"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office location. Good work life balance. Depending on how much work you do, you can build up flexi time. Depending on which department/area you join, you will be given quite a lot of exposure to different lines of work across the company.

    Cons

    Slow moving. Senior Management suffer from not being able to take a decision which leads to paralysis and meaningless data analysis of the work being carried out. Very low pay and no sign of improvement in the near future. Staff retention rate extremely low due to lack of promotional prospects and too many egos sitting at Senior Management level.


  6. "Place to park yourself until something better comes up"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ofgem (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not very stressful, good work life balance. Ok place to be if you want a quiet existence.

    Cons

    Not a great place if one is ambitious. There are no consequences for poor performance or poor behaviours. Good people don't stay very long.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior management need an overhaul"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Extremely poor senior management that cannot manage people"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Job for Graduates
    Great location

    Cons

    The management were completely directionless and changed their minds daily
    The induction training was appalling with no buddy system or shadowing
    Constant change and not in an innovative sense of the word
    In general, there was poor staff morale and it was frowned on by management for staff to chat to each other

    Advice to Management

    There would be no point as it was apparent they were oblivious to staff needs


  9. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Very positive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I was lucky to have an excellent manager that promoted development and progress within the organisation.
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    High staff turnover
    knowledge drain due to turnover
    difficult to get training supported and signed off

    Advice to Management

    Bigger training budget required
    More focus on cross company project work


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