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UK Ministry of Defence Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
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UK Ministry of Defence Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon
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Pros
  • "Good people good work life balance good facilities good training opportunities good promotion and career progression possible if you work well" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Flexible working opportunities with variety to move to different job roles" (in 25 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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    • Senior Management
    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. "Headley Court Surrey"

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    Current Employee - Chartered Counselling Psychologist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Chartered Counselling Psychologist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting and varied job. Unique work place with continues. opportunities to keep learning

    Cons

    Long hours, tiring work. Working with patients who presents with severe mental illness.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication and liaison between team to avoid fragmentation.


  4. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sutton Coldfield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sutton Coldfield, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    short working day (7.5 hours), half day Friday

    Cons

    Micro Management, lack of ambition


  5. "Soldier"

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    Current Employee - Sergeant in Stafford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sergeant in Stafford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wage, Sport, travel, Qualifications, friendship.

    Cons

    Uncertain future, housing, forced early retirement.


  6. "Great employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Blandford Forum, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Blandford Forum, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pension, life benefits/sick pay

    Cons

    Not very rewarding/hard to get bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Recognise when staff have achieved outstanding work


  7. "supply Chain Manger for Through Life Support of Military Capabilities"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, multiple opportunity for job variation.

    Cons

    Working can involve lots of red tape making speed in achieving outputs slow.

    Advice to Management

    Diverse organisation dealing with h multiple defence contract in support of the UK’s Armed Forces.

  8. "Grad Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Grad Engineer in Abbey Wood, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Grad Engineer in Abbey Wood, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good flexibility and work life balance

    Cons

    Less Engineering more Project Management for many

    Advice to Management

    Tell new recruits the whole story about what the work entails


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Aircraft engineer"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Engineer in Yeovilton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Aircraft Engineer in Yeovilton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good social life, get to meet brilliant people

    Cons

    Very poor hierarchy, pay is abysmal, no employee incentives

    Advice to Management

    Buck your ideas up


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting work but substandard facilities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Exciting work.
    Making a difference to armed forces

    Cons

    Desk sharing
    Lack of car park spaces


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