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UK Ministry of Defence Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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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 11 reviews)

  • Sustainable and flexible working policy (in 15 reviews)

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

  • Pay not quite up to private sector levels (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Mod"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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

  3. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Delegated delivery responsibility with plenty of great work

    Cons

    Too much checking from above without real help


  4. "Great work life balance, excellent training opportunities."

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

    Pros

    Good people good work life balance good facilities good training opportunities good promotion and career progression possible if you work well

    Cons

    Some people can be beurocratic some people can just be lazy and stuck in their ways. No help relocating anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Use civilians better


  5. "Royal marines officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Royal Marines Commando in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Royal Marines Commando in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with great people, high level of responsibility and leadership

    Cons

    Limited reward for hard work. Van get deployed or relocated at very short notice


  6. "It's a Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sustainable and flexible working policy. Un-parallel career development opportunity.

    Cons

    Non-competitive pay and glass ceiling.

    Advice to Management

    Step up inclusive leadership at all levels of the organisation.


  7. "Ssgt"

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    Current Employee - SSgt British Army in Yeovil, England (UK)
    Current Employee - SSgt British Army in Yeovil, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This job is like no other you have to have drive and determination to get things done. Its a fast moving career with lots of opportunities for progression. It has a gull pension scheme which works well.

    Cons

    Its a short notice engagment if 3 years it can be tiring at times with lots of unsociable hours thrown in. Their maybe alot of work away from home life and it will not suit everyone

    Advice to Management

    Be able to listen to the concerns of others.Have the abilty to be humble enough to admit your not always right and never assume your subordinates lack enthusiasm or drive.

  8. "A lot of opportunities exterior to barrow"

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    Current Employee - Senior Specialist Projects in Barrow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist Projects in Barrow, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training packages and development

    Cons

    Disadvantaged benefits in comparison to Bristol


  9. "Generally positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence full-time

    Pros

    Good working relationships and collaboration with other Whitehall departments and strong sense of purpose

    Cons

    Lack of diversity; predominantly male, middle class workforce.


  10. "Good career prospects, poor morale"

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    Current Employee - Lead Technical Architect in Corsham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lead Technical Architect in Corsham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good range of high profile IT projects.

    Cons

    Morale is poor, absolutely no money for training. Always cutting resources, and (government) politics mean that we never seem to do a job for more than 2 minutes. If you like to see a challenge through, this could be very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your staff, and if we can't deliver due to lack of resources, don't be afraid to say 'no' to superiors.


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