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The Department for Education (UK) Reviews

Updated January 9, 2019
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The Department for Education (UK) Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove
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  • "you are working for the civil service" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Low pay, low movement in career" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School English in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School English in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Department for Education (UK) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    For knowledge and developmental purposes. To extend and discover the world on creativity and new skills

    Cons

    that one will be far from home, getting to learn and adapt to new environment, new culture.

    Advice to Management

    The management must be able to manage diversity, have an understanding that working with different people need that passion to lead


  2. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work as a teacher

    Cons

    Nothing to say that is bad!

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Department for Education (UK) full-time

    Pros

    Great team work and working environment. Lots of internal jobs available to apply for

    Cons

    Not great communication between different levels


  4. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in City of Westminster, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in City of Westminster, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Department for Education (UK) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Work-life balance promoted
    - Encouraged to take courses and develop
    - Felxibility
    - Sick Leave support

    Cons

    - Tech stack could have been better last time I was there (most probably updated now)


  5. "DfE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Department for Education (UK) full-time

    Pros

    The Development Opportunities and training.

    Cons

    Continuous change - expect a reshuffle at least every two years.


  6. "Get Into Teaching Brand Ambassador"

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

    I have been working at The Department for Education (UK) part-time

    Pros

    -Flexible working hours
    -Easy job description

    Cons

    -Difficult to capture data
    -Bonus structure heavily based on performance

    Advice to Management

    Provide bonuses on a monthly basis rather than weekly basis


  7. "Gradaute Intern Job Work experience"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Intern in Ipswich, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Intern in Ipswich, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Department for Education (UK) (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice friendly welcoming good community.

    Cons

    organisation issues, rural location and small

    Advice to Management

    Hello

  8. "Great team"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Coventry, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Coventry, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Department for Education (UK) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Close knit teams great office location

    Cons

    dull, boring, lifeless and not motivating


  9. "Okay place to start a career up to the third of fourth year"

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

    I have been working at The Department for Education (UK) full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, fair working environment - excellent starting salary for first year in career, but later on, pay plateaus around the 5 year experience mark

    Cons

    You are not going to develop your business acumen in this job - you may need to leave for the private sector after the first few years


  10. "Lovely people, flexible working benefits"

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    Current Employee - Higher Scientific Officer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Higher Scientific Officer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at The Department for Education (UK) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I feel valued and trusted as an employee. Good work/life balance thanks to flexible working (flexible hours) and working from home. Great development opportunities and support. Work is pretty interesting.

    Cons

    Deadlines can be challenging and teams can feel overstretched at times. Encouraged to use new analytical techniques/software but not really enough time day to day