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Public Health England CEO Duncan Selbie
Duncan Selbie
26 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent work/life balance (Although this may largely depend on where you work/who your line manager is)(in 8 reviews)

  • "Flexible working, good atmosphere(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay lacking no pay rise for 6 years not even 1p very poor(in 4 reviews)

  • "No pay progression, the salary you start on remains the same except for a possible 1% pay rise each year(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Lots of exciting research"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Salisbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of exciting research available, within the remit of public health.

    Cons

    Difficult to progress upwards, but can easily progress to other departments within PHE

    Public Health England2019-03-27
  2. "Developer"

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    Former Employee - Sharepoint Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Public Health England full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    All resources to work are available but using taxpayers money

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and office politics is killing project delivery

    Advice to Management

    Focus on project delivery and not on politics

    Public Health England2019-04-09
  3. "information officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time

    Pros

    good people work is of value to community

    Cons

    can be hard getting into the right network can be hard getting the right information can be hard getting the right training

    Public Health England2019-03-14
  4. "Mostly positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Public Health England full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Honourable mission and values - People who are clearly passionate about their work - Interesting and varied work - Professionally challenging - By and large, lovely people to work with - Excellent work/life balance (Although this may largely depend on where you work/who your line manager is). Flexible working offered, everyone has laptops (IT offering is improving as well, although there are still some technological...

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    Cons

    Heavy bureaucracy, very hierarchical - often lots of red tape and chains of command which may be fairly standard of the Civil Service. Can sometimes make it difficult to get things done - for example there are lots of different people who need to sign something off before it goes ahead. No salary movement or negotiation - Pay is advertised on a scale, but you will always be appointed at the bottom end of that scale with...

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    Advice to Management

    You're well-meaning, but your lack of effective action does more harm than good.

    Public Health England2019-01-24
  5. "PHE"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Public Health England

      Pros

      - Interesting topics - Relaxed working environment

      Cons

      - management is caring less and less about public health expertise and recruitment does not value strong teams

      Advice to Management

      - If something is working dont try and change it.

      Public Health England2019-01-17
    • "Hiring not based on ability but once you are in, impossible to get fired."

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      Current Employee - Assistant Healthcare Scientist 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Public Health England full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Not at all as busy as public testing laboratory Very few hours overtime The base pay is higher than same position in private lab. Very flexible hours

      Cons

      While jobs are advertised on a pay bands, there is absolutely no moment up this band. There are members of staff who have been here for years and as such do not do as much work as others, and I have never heard of anyone being punished or fired for lack of working hard. Management continue to employee and keep completely useless staff and seem to never want to criticize or ultimately fire people who are unable to...

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      Advice to Management

      Don’t hire useless people just because they tick a minority box and if people are unable to carry out basic tasks, fire them!

      Public Health England2018-11-10
    • "Working ethic"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Public Health England full-time

        Pros

        Good place and environment to work

        Cons

        No major con. Depends on your team and line managers

        Public Health England2018-10-22
      • "Specialist Engineer: High Performance Computing"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Public Health England full-time

        Pros

        Great place to work Flexible working options

        Cons

        No bonus offered being civil servent

        Public Health England2018-09-26
      • "Good"

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        Current Employee - Data Administrator in Birmingham, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Public Health England full-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        EVERYTHING. FLEXI, PENSION, SICK PAY

        Cons

        none that comes to mind.

        Advice to Management

        Amazing

        Public Health England2018-08-06
      • "PHE"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Public Health England full-time

          Pros

          Could do with better pay.

          Cons

          Very good work life balance.

          Public Health England2018-07-22
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