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UK Ministry of Defence Reviews

Updated April 17, 2018
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UK Ministry of Defence Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon
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Pros
  • Flexibility, work/life balance, good pension (in 13 reviews)

  • Colleagues, challenging and interesting work, flexible working (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Their maybe alot of work away from home life and it will not suit everyone (in 8 reviews)

  • Having come from the private sector you will be shocked at how laid back everything is (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "is a good institution"

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    Current Employee - Emergency Medical Technician Basic in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Emergency Medical Technician Basic in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    you are always protected happy to serve the country

    Cons

    we always do before complain

    Advice to Management

    united we stand divided we fall


  2. "Mod"

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    Current Employee - Commercial Officer in Bristol, CT
    Current Employee - Commercial Officer in Bristol, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible employer with lots of opportunity to study and progress

    Cons

    Can be very slow to change

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Go in with your eyes open"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work.
    Variety of opportunities
    Chance to get things done
    Flexible working opportunities

    Cons

    Doesn’t value it’s people and consistently takes advantage of individuals personal commitment.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "MOD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Positive attitude to diversity and inclusion

    Cons

    Poor pay and benefits


  5. "MOD Full Time Permanent Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexi working hours
    Generous annual leave
    Civil service pension

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for permanent progression/promotion

    Advice to Management

    Pros of the job make it a good place to work but there is a lack of training/development opportunities.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Started my engineering career."

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    Former Employee - QA/Field Service Engineer in Gosport, England (UK)
    Former Employee - QA/Field Service Engineer in Gosport, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Throughout the apprenticeship in mechanical engineering based in Gosport and the early stages of my career, they gave me fantastic qualifications, experiences and achievements not many other jobs would have access to... I was also able to travel with work overseas which was much to my liking.

    Cons

    There was a lack of professional progression within the company within certain regions, for any simple career progressions to be made, relocation was definately required to either London or Bristol.

    Unfortunately the salary as a qualified engineer was also not in line with outside industry.

    Advice to Management

    Salary needs to be increased to aligne with outside industry... QA/service engineer should be £28,000-£32,000pa not £23,000pa...

    Overseas duties should be rewarded with a higher premium on standard base salary.


  7. "Administrative Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence full-time

    Pros

    Easiest job in the world - civil servants usually have a very light workload.
    Good salary and career prospects. Pleasant co-workers.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

  8. "Mod engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time

    Pros

    Great training, great benefits, pension scheme, work life balance, flexi time, working across a variety of systems gives great step up into any career in engineering.

    Cons

    Progression is difficult, rather than promotion they expect you to just do the work of the more senior post, expected to go over and above

    Advice to Management

    The ability to create your own scedule and work to it is great, development is managed great, but the pay is trrrible for the work done.


  9. "A great place to work"

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

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues, challenging and interesting work, flexible working

    Cons

    Lots of red tape! Not a one size fits all approach all the time


  10. "RAF"

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

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time

    Pros

    Variety, excitement, sense of belonging

    Cons

    No real pay rise for years and years


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