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UK Ministry of Defence Reviews

Updated November 15, 2018
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UK Ministry of Defence Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon
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  • "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. "Operations Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    In the Army for seven year, huge amount of variety and challenges.

    Cons

    Limited option for promotion based on quality. Still very much a time served institution.


  4. "MoD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    An opporunity to work in different roles

    Cons

    Since the finanical crash of 2018, the pay has remained the same


  5. "British Army Soldier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, health and dental care. Good opportunities for sport, travel and personal development.

    Cons

    Extremely low moral across the organisation due to chronic staff shortages and poor senior management at ECAB level resulting in poor retention and recruitment figures.


  6. "Civil servant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Permanent contract and reasonable salary

    Cons

    Not much room for salary increase and limited options to work from home

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "MOD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    set contract, many regions in the uk for work

    Cons

    poor money, poor management, terrible working environment!

    Advice to Management

    invest in your work force!

  8. "Would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Commercial
    Former Employee - Commercial
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and good for those with caring needs

    Cons

    Bullying is an endemic problem that the top of the chain can't really be bothered to fix.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the work environment, mainly bullying and harassment. The opinions expressed in much of the organisation belong in the 1950s.


  9. "Royal Marine"

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    Current Employee - Royal Marines Commando in Plymouth, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Royal Marines Commando in Plymouth, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent experiences, kudos, good management/leadership opportunities, travel

    Cons

    Poor work/home life balance, promotion opportunities more based upon time served as opposed to merit, possibility of specialising into a branch that is not your first choice


  10. "Executive Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doha (Qatar)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doha (Qatar)

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Remain fit and healthy / gaine a new tactics

    Cons

    well there no downsides at all

    Advice to Management

    Highly recommended


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