Diary Secretary to the Chief Information Officer in London, Greater London
Pleasant place to work
I enjoyed working here and got on really well with my boss, as I had heard that he had been through several PAs previous to me.
After some changes within our team I decided to leave.
Head of client Engagement in London
Whilst I stayed a civil servant for nearly 40 years it wasn’t without its trials. Work life balance is a joke. I used to receive nearly 400 emails every day. I attended back to back meetings every day and the only way o could keep afloat was to work in my own time, evening and weekends.
The pay for the number of hours you had to woul was not good, and senior managers were inexperienced and promoted way above their ability to do the job.
Office Manager/PA in London
Great for experience
I came to working for government completely blind, they were very inclusive and nurturing.
The institution itself can be quite elitist and so while i was very lucky to have supportive peers and managers, many others in my position may not have been so lucky.
My role was very challenging and i learned a great deal, not only about my role specifically but about Government as a whole.
UC and Conferencing Lead Architect and SME in London
A mixed ball of cherries
Technology is a buz, but culture, job security and management is questionable.
Highly technical team, ground-breaking programs of work and the general advantage of producing really meaningful work.
Good for development
No day is the same and management make an effort to ascertain your plans for the future. With that in mind that do suggest options for your personal development.