The Scottish Government
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About the company

  • Founded
  • Company size
    1,001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    £18m to £73m (GBP)
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration
  • Headquarters
  • Link
    The Scottish Government website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 53 reviews and is evolving.



Finance Assistant in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway
on 11 February 2022
Fun place to work
Fun place to work. Feel really valued as an employee. Great opportunities for progression. Hybrid working arrangements. Long lunch break. Friendly and approachable senior management.
Administrator in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
on 11 March 2022
Ok company should pay more for the current cost of living. Public sector pay freeze needs to end. The cost of living prices of living isn’t being taken into account
Operational Manager in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
on 12 January 2022
Decent place to work with plenty of scope for moving sideways/upwards
Generally a pleasant place to work with a lot of flexibility and freedom to choose what you do.As expected this is sometimes hampered by bureaucracy leading to slow decision making.
Drafting of responses to official and ministerial correspondence in Remote
on 21 May 2021
Productive and fun place to work in
Productive and fun workplace where help and advice is always available. You feel, after the initial acquiring of how their system operates, that you are valued as an individual.
Senior Officer in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
on 3 November 2020
Bullying in management
Work subject interesting at times but work output dumbed down. Lack of free speech. Some competent staff and other career public servants; some good but some much less so and just protecting their positions and keeping seats warm. Managers protect long standing staff, some of whom do very little. If you are good at your job and perceived to be a threat you may experience bullying/being pigeon holed. Certainly some managers are very controlling in pointless matters to demonstrate their seniority. SG want to appear forward thinking but unfortunately quite the opposite. Could do with a complete overhaul. Many staff would have difficulty being employed elsewhere. Poor management/people skills from low level staff to ministers. Toxic environment. Could be a good place to work but management are blinkered. One day we hope there will be a shake up of staff.

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Insights from 42 Indeed users who have interviewed with The Scottish Government within the last 5 years.

Favourable experience
Interview is average
Process takes about a week

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Competency based

Shared on 4 July 2018

Technical and in-depth

Shared on 20 September 2017

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