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Scottish Government Reviews

Updated June 7, 2017
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  1. "Good conditions"

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    Current Employee - Communications Officer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Communications Officer in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scottish Government (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexible working hours, good annual leave and public holidays. Good opportunities to move around.

    Cons

    No cons, pay could be better


  2. "Second Officer"

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    Current Employee - Second Officer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Second Officer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Scottish Government full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a friendly working environment. Civil service pension

    Cons

    Pay not comparible with industry leaders

  3. "long term civil servant"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Manager
    Current Employee - Commercial Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scottish Government full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great flexibility, leave-type benefits and opportunity to move around

    Cons

    Fixed salary structure and limited promotion opportunity at certain grades


  4. "Good internship experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends

    I worked at Scottish Government (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great manager, exposure to senior stakeholders

    Cons

    Low salary, lack of full time opportunities


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Largely very positive place to work"

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    Current Employee - Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scottish Government full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good HR policies (largely followed), good concern for employee welfare, working hours are reasonable, you either get flexitime or paid overtime, great leave allowance, good maternity policies, great in-house gym (for a small fee)

    Cons

    Some inconsistencies with adherence to HR policies, patchy management (mostly at a junior and middle management level), under-staffed due to staff reductions without reduction of work, salaries aren't always great and duties vary wildly in different posts at the same grade, ludicrously difficult to progress between "bands".

    Advice to Management

    A compulsory management training programme and 360 feedback at all levels would be beneficial to staff and would help to reduce stress.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Mostly a good work life balance

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Policy Officer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Policy Officer in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse work, good people, good pay and flexible working hours

    Cons

    only temporary contracts available to external staff

    Advice to Management

    more opportunities for external vacancies

  8. "Good - Could Be Better"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Scottish Government full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Invests in people development.
    Working hours.
    Interesting work.

    Cons

    Limited promotional opportunities - and based on how you 'talk' about your job rather than actual performance.
    Salary.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Admin assistant Scottish Government"

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    Former Employee - Administration Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Administration Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly Management. Good pay rate. Allowed lots of responsibility, leading to a rise in my confidence.

    Cons

    Open plan workspace causing distraction. Some unpaid overtime expected.

    Advice to Management

    Monitor staff more often to tackle workplace bullying and watch for supervisors taking credit for assistants work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Infrastructure Systems Administrator"

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    Former Employee - IT Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scottish Government full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good support, Flexible working hours, Relaxed environment, Good employee benefits package and Excellent colleagues. I have worked with people who are employed for over 20 years, the place is that good!

    Cons

    Things can sometimes be slow to process.

    Advice to Management

    Senior level management needs improving but otherwise great place to work for.


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