Office for National Statistics
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About the company

  • CEO
    Sir Ian Diamond
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    1,001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    £75m to £365m (GBP)
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration
  • Headquarters
    Government Buildings, Car...
  • Link
    Office for National Statistics website
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Community Establishment Officer in Devon
on 15 August 2022
Very professional
Only contracted for 3 months to undertake the UK's National Census 2021. The company were very professional, with lots of training before going out "in the field". Great support from the managers
Census 2021 Team Leader in London - Work from home
on 12 August 2022
In my opinion its a great place to work
I feel it is a great place to work. However, my employment with ONS was a temporary project to complete the 'Census 2021'. During this short period, I took the opportunity to be the best Team Leader. I had excellent relation with my line manager by meeting all targets in advance. Similarly, I had great interaction with my Census Officers, encouraging, motivating and supporting them. This operation was unique because it was during the COVID restriction and mostly the work was done remotely. If there was no COVID it would have been more lively, social and friendly environment.
Census officer in Cardiff
on 27 July 2022
Short space. Very challenging and productive.
I enjoyed my time with ONS although it was for a short term which there was room for progression but a fun one. I get to meet new people with diverse views and also lots of support from the supervisor. I had a great team to work with. Equipment were provided and support given.
Census Officer in Pembrokeshire
on 22 July 2022
More staff required to process the information returned by the members of the public.
Manager was excellent and very supportive. Technology and use of portable data machines was not up to the job and kept breaking down. Quite frustrating. They did not have enough staff to process the returns of the forms and electronic data which led to unnecessary revisits to people who had already completed the information and sent it back to the relevant place. Very embarrassing and also having to deal with people who we angry at being asked to return already returned information . The process was from application to actually starting was very long winded. The online training was extremely vast and a lot to do in a very short time which led to working late into the night to reach the deadline which proved very stressful and exhausting. It would have been easier to have grouped the addresses based on there location instead of having to follow the addresses as they appeared on the data machine. This meant unnecessary revisiting the same area again and again. Managing when you did the work was flexible which I enjoyed as it fitted in with my home life very well. The manager was one of the most supportive and approachable people I have ever worked with. On occasions working with the rest of the team was a pleasure able experience and I enjoyed that aspect of the job but also working by myself was equally rewarding too. I got to visit parts of my area I had never been before so opened my eyes to the beautiful area surrounding where I live. The most difficult part of the job was having to deal with the aggressive behaviour of some people but then you just walked away from any confrontation. I enjoyed my time working for the census however hopefully by the next Census the teething problems experience during this time would be addressed making it run more smoothly.
Census Team Leader in Crawley
on 21 July 2022
Census position
Worked for the Office for National Statistics for the duration of the census as a field supervisor throughout the pandemic, very well organised, great teams only let down was their IT and associated support.

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Would I be available to work evenings and weekends.

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Scenarios regarding interaction between public and field work

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In my case, it was on line and lasted 2 minutes.

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