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Serious Fraud Office Reviews

Updated October 14, 2017
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  1. "data"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Serious Fraud Office full-time

    Pros

    quiet and no distractions from

    Cons

    none I like the quiet

    Advice to Management

    none I think they're good


  2. "G7 lawyer"

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    Former Employee - Lawyer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lawyer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Serious Fraud Office (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    interesting casework, rewarding work when successful

    Cons

    salary noncompetitive, civil service bureacracy

  3. "Working at SFO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    One of the better civil service departments to work for. Great IT for public sector. Management do acknowledge hard work of staff verbally and sometimes with bonuses. cases are serious, complex and a challenge.

    Cons

    It is a civil service department and therefore is constrained by civil service policies re purchasing and hiring. Office space is tight. Work can be slow moving.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really friendly and helpful, pleasant environment to work in

    Cons

    Slow pace, poor prospects, not for the ambitious


  5. "Poor worklife balance & discrimination is rife"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Serious Fraud Office full-time

    Pros

    always courses on Proceeds of crime, intelligence etc. Very quiet working environment. Depends on what floor you're on. Good security. Very interesting work in general. If yu want to get into financial investigation would be a very good route to start.

    Cons

    If you are part of the BME groups you will not do well in this place. Progression chances are slim and you are micromanaged. Don't bother about filing a formal complaint with HR as they don't care about you either. They try everything in their power for you not to file grievances. If you don't look like them they'll try anything to get you out. Harsh reality but true.


  6. "researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Serious Fraud Office full-time

    Pros

    you can research as much as you want to. eg. project (year, month, weeks...)

    Cons

    there exists some bureaucratic system deep inside.
    you cannot free from the system after all

    Advice to Management

    well,,,, I just want to say that if you really want to do something free thing then you should better go out and go for it


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great job. The rest, not so..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work; very specialised and unique experience not found in any other institution in the country (and probably the world). A real sense of achievement fighting the 'good fight'. Working for victims and ensuring the corrupt corporate criminals are brought to justice is a true motivator.

    Cons

    Public sector payscales are low compared to the private sector

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff -- they believe in the work and truly want success for the organisation. Its time you believe in them.