Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Employee Reviews
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Potential to be a great place to work but outdated policies and approaches. Talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk. Inductions poor So much talk about diversity and inclusion but should you suggest points of consideration or alternative views that do not fit ; then you may be in trouble. Beehive on the roof!
High turnover and consistent understaffing leads to a long-hours culture where lower grades take the worst of it. High turnover also means that most people at any given time are new to their jobs. There is no salary progression, so there is a çulture of changing roles every year or two, with significant stigma towards those who stay in roles longer, who are seen to be stagnating. There is no such thing as promotion, to obtain a higher level role, you must apply for it like a new job, meaning that people move to completely unrelated roles frequently, and knowledge retention is poor.
Secure job, good pension, good benefits, emphasis on self-improvement
Long work-hours culture, blame-shifting, most people inexperienced in their roles, lengthy and frequently-changing internal processes for every task
I have learnt a lot here and have met some lovely people. I have learned Microsoft Dynamix, No Deal Brexit info and also how to help pre start, start up and established businesses with a plethora of subjects. The culture is relaxed but in a good way as we still have a keen eye for detail. Hardest part is the location but it has been worth travelling too. It is a shame that this has been a temporary contract. I have loved my 2 month here indeed and would return again if the time was right.
The Department for Business, Energy and Infrastructure was extremely insightful in the way that you could get the feel of working for the future and how working with your peers makes a fun workplace with boosted morale. When I had my work experience here I found that there is a healthy community as well as really devoted workers that do really interesting projects and work.
Dealing with casework, accounts and all aspects of office work. I learned about court procedures relating to bankruptcy and insolvent companies. How to deal with the related paperwork. The managers were very helpful and guiding. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the genuine hard luck stories of people losing their business and livelihood. The most enjoyable part was culture of the office-there was always someone to help if there were problems
Ok department as far as the civil service goes, there are much worse. Opportunity to work on interesting policy areas, which benefit the UK and the UK economy.
I really enjoyed working for the Insolvency Service as they are a very fair employer and I really enjoyed working for them. Very friendly and very flexible.
Flexi time/Good support network/Enjoyed eating lots of food ie birthdays
Where the office is now situated
Great place to work if you're a contractor. Rates aren't always the highest but good people and an easy to get to central city location. Dept I worked in had a high skill level and they were both happy to plug the gaps with contractors and learn from them. Only bad thing I can say is that they applied the two year IR35 limit which meant we lost services mid-project.
On a day to day basis I would: • Provide clear and concise information regarding queries relating, but not limited to energy saving advice. • Provide a clear course of action for the customer to take to obtain and install the specific measure requested initially. • Record all appropriate data in a timely and efficient manner. • Take part in various quality feedback sessions. • Feeding back and learning from daily meetings.
Simple to grasp
A secure job with good pay and conditions. Provided opportunities to influence Ministers and decision makers about policy and to engage with a wide range of stakeholder networks.
Not directly in control of decision taken - small fish in big pond
My work involved providing Secretariat to a Review. I had organised and dealt with FTSE350 Chairs, CEO's and Company Secretaries to Regional roadshows and Report launch events. Working in the Civil service is a fast pace environment which has enabled me to better my management skills. I enjoyed writing correspondences on behalf of the Minister in our Department.
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