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The Pensions Regulator Brighton Reviews

Updated January 23, 2017
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Brighton, UK Area (UK)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good employer outside of London"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - England in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - England in Brighton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Pensions Regulator full-time

    Pros

    Flexible employer with good benefits, good pay for south coast and a nice working environment with good transport links back into London

    Cons

    Lack of progression within teams and fixed salary point rather than a salary scale. Often to progress you may need to change job role completely.

    Advice to Management

    To ensure clear communication between management and teams and ensure good communication across teams as well as good communication


  2. "One of the best"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Analyst in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Analyst in Brighton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Pensions Regulator as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic support and learning opportunities. Great to expand my career and get my hands into big data

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, but what do you expect for a government based regulator... Can't be helped.


  3. "nice location but not for SharePointers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - .NET Developer in Brighton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Pensions Regulator full-time

    Pros

    nice cafe.. in Brighton centrallly

    Cons

    SharePoint from the early 2000s.. if you are a SharePointer there is nothing but doom here..

    Advice to Management

    nothing just tell SharePointers that they will be directly querying SharePoint databases for ever! (dracula type laugh).. seriously not good for a SharePointer as that is donkeys years old ways and we have careers right?


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  5. "Mixed bag"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Pensions Regulator full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, flexi time, great pension and amazing central office location.

    Cons

    Poor management at all levels, will not progress on merit alone, only way up is to be a yes person and be liked by a senior manager. Nasty office politics and games played.


  6. "Massively slow and overly cautious."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lawyer in Hove, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lawyer in Hove, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Pensions Regulator (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No stress at all. you can hide in a corner doing nothing as long as you have a sympathetic (or ignorant) manager. Salary is good for Brighton. The offices are okay.

    Cons

    Bullying by middle management is rife. There is a certain amount of cronyism amongst the middle management who are mostly not as technically sophisticated as those they manage.

    Advice to Management

    Try to listen to those you manage rather than blindly dictate poor practices to them and get annoyed when real life fails to live up to your image.


  7. "Comms"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Pensions Regulator (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great flexi time and employees.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and red tape when getting the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the experts to make their appropriate decisions.


  8. "Working at The Pensions Regulator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England (UK)

    I worked at The Pensions Regulator (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Pensions Regulator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Brighton, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Brighton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Pensions Regulator as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent location, very good transport links, very good facilities at central location, ok coffee shop. Really nce group of workers and pretty good IT facilities.

    Cons

    Can be a lttle slow at times as decision making can be complicated by the need to ensure policy compliance. Ths isn't made any easier by the changes that emerge from central gov.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Trying to transform but some self-serving senior managers getting in the way"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment.
    Flexible working.
    Majority of organisation wanting to change and improve.
    New CEO (who will hopefully change things).

    Cons

    Lack of defined vision and strategy.
    Some senior managers doing what's right for them rather than doing what's right.
    Politics favoured over professionalism and performance.
    Evidence of integrity voids / sexism / behaviour verging on bullying (reported but not resolved).

    Advice to Management

    To the new CEO: The culture is not currently aligned to the corporate values. Zero tolerance for sexism and unprofessional behaviour (perhaps introduce 360' feedback). Identify those who place their career ambition above the needs of the organisation, and those in roles beyond their levels of competence - and weed them out.



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