Northern Ireland Civil Service Employee Reviews
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So long as you get the work done ,it’s fine ,plenty of help from Ctc ,online meetings to keep everyone updated as to how we are getting on with the job,
I had a disability and I worked as hard as I could. I never got any credit from my Director at all whom was my manager. The Director prior to him was a gentleman.
Had to pay for boss tea, then when he told me to take the money out of his pocket to pay for same, he said I stole it.
Overall I enjoyed working for the Civil Service and would apply again if the opportunity arose. The benefits included flexi - time and a decent amount of holidays. Colleagues were friendly and welcoming Management expected hard work and committment but were usually very approachable if any problems arose. Work is varied and can involve phone calls with the public.
My career in the NICS stretched over 29 years. I had the opportunity to grow and develop during the span of my career. I started off in a clerical admin role and progressed to supervisory jobs in Finance, Lone Parent Advisor an latterly Premises Officer. As a premises office I was in charge of the heath and safety and well being of the 180 employees and all public who called to the office daily. It was both a challenging and fulfilling role. I managed both facilities staff, porterage and security personnel. I was responsible for the Fire Safety and induction training and the annual compliance check as dictated by the Health and Safety of Work Act. I enjoyed a good working relationship with my colleagues,the HSE and all the maintenance contractors.
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I have worked in the civil service for over 40 years in various roles from administrating benefits, managing teams, training to working in various parts of the HR Team. I have found my career to be varied, challenging, rewarding and interesting and I would recommend the NICS as a great place to work
While daily tasks were consistent, each day was different. I worked flexi hours and was able to build up enough hours to take days off. I enjoyed being part of the team and feeling valued. There was no hard part to the job. I enjoyed reconciling the daily pay runs and helping people with queries.
Non merit based organisation where people with management experience or skill are encouraged to make a mess of things
To get ahead in NICS all you have to do is agree with your manager. Dialogue and reason are discouraged has this only goes against the decision which has already been made.
Completely useless management
My time in the Northern Ireland Civil Service was only as a temporary Worker. I got the job through a recruitment agency and honestly it wasn't the most positive work as I was dealing with people that couldn't find work, had a disability or an illness that prevented them from working. But the job was very satisfying. I enjoyed getting to help people that were less fortunate and needed the help to get back into work. I enjoyed every money that I worked in the Northern Ireland Civil Service
Poor management, difficult career progression, no respect for work life balance but secure and enjoyable workplace. Different branches and even offices are the same and training is provided and you can apply for different roles.
Secure. Full sick pay.
You are just a number and not valued.
Sort days delivery of post for various department delivery. Reception duties as required. Receive, sort deliveries of goods, stationary etc. Various deliveries to departments throughout the day. Learned effective team working. Management were relaxed and easy to work with. Workplace culture, once again relaxed but accuracy and hard work essential requirements. Hardest part was physical handling of heavy orders. Most enjoyable - fun, relaxed team and management.
Early, 8am start.
So long ago I can hardly recall! Good staff relations, good team work, flexible hours, reasonable annual leave, good prospects within civil service and good training given.
Annual leave, flexible hours
Ever changing policies and procedures
The Northern Ireland civil service can be a good career vehicle. You can achieve promotions and transfer to different sections or departments. You also have the chance to add to your education and skills. It can be very helpful with your work patterns to help with family matters.
flexi time. annual leave and pay.
Public don't appreciate the work you do.