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Updated May 28, 2017
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  1. "Interesting work. Bad management."

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    • 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)
    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.


  2. "Unpleasant"

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

    I worked at Ofgem as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues of the same job title are friendly and in the same boat as you so you can vent frustrations.

    Cons

    Constant pressure to meet targets. Targets that your influence is very limited on. This is due to management taking forever to make decisions and you being at the mercy of the customers actions.

    Daily meetings on your progress are a morale sapping.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your staff like sheep. Show more respect. The decision making process needs greatly improved.

  3. 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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "good for early career development"

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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)
    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


  5. "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.


  6. "Good company, good for grads"

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    • 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.


  7. "Excellent place to work"

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    • 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!

  8. "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


  9. 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!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior management need an overhaul"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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