I worked at The Pensions Regulator as a contractor (More than a year)
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.
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.
Friendly environment. Flexible working. Majority of organisation wanting to change and improve. New CEO (who will hopefully change things).
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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