UK Government - Government Legal Department
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A good place to work in relation to well-being and work/home ratio. Good opportunities for relocating to different parts of the organization. Opportunity to train further and very good mentoring. However the pay scale seems less than what is benchmarked.

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Good Well-being, culture and home life/work ratio

Cons

Poor Pay
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Bad employer

If you wondered were all the freaks and weirdos went from your University then look no further than Government Legal Department. It is the only place where any of this lot could find employment. Truly awful lawyers and management with no training provided. You also have to be to the left of Corbyn to make any progress, you would have thought they would be impartial but they drone on the whole time about left wing issues. A truly poisonous atmosphere to work in, keep away from this lot if you have any ambition or ability they certainly have neither.

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None

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The people who work their.
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Lovely people, great culture

Fantastic people, interesting working environment though career opportunities and development are geared towards lawyers. I would recommend this as a very nice place to work

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Excellent culture

Cons

Lack of development for non-lawyers
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This job was through Brookstreet Agency

Worked with an excellent team. There is room for professional development and a strong support network. I was encouraged to try new skills and was given continuous training and support for my personal development.
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Decent working environment and workplace culture

Overall a decent place to work. Benefits Learning on the job and good career development opportunities. Flexible working hours and comprehensive benefits
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GLD is fun but not consistent across its divisions and staff when it comes to flexible working

The ability is not opened to everyone including those who are in junior managers. especialy within the commercial department and the pay is not great for the work that you do onn day to day basis.
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Bullying Culture

Extremely disappointed bullying is allowed - when complaints are made they are not followed through or investigated in any way. The programme manager is biding his time waiting for his retirement which he is counting down. Absolutely no idea how to run a department. Very laid back there; morale is low due to the inexperience of management. They should be trying to hold onto their staff who are in general very hard working.
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Enjoyable place to work

Further development of my skills. Understanding clients requests and dealing with their caseloads as quickly as possible. Learnt various process on how to process confidential information.
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GLD really sucks and is for losers

Do you really want to work for an organisation where the client Depts rarely properly instruct you on why they terminated someone's job or are in a position to tell you whether the person got a dismissal appeal, let alone be able to tell you if they have the relevant appeal paperwork. If so then the mad cap world of the GLD might be what you are looking to avoid.
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Public services?

Overall nice place to work. I would recommend Typical public service culture, despite training in unconscious bias. Long contracts , Some contractors working past 15+ years
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Flexible working

Very flexible hours, open plan atmosphere which is good, difficult to excel higher but overall good management within my team. Independent working which is good

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Flexibility

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Career progression
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work experience

I have done work experience for 1 week as a student. It was a very diverse week and I experienced many different areas. Very friendly work environment.
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fun team and good work life balance

My department (Litigation) was a great place to work with a good mix of restoration colleagues and litigation colleagues. I assisted the lawyers with paralegal admin duties.

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flexible working

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None
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Excellent environment to work in

Excellent environment to work and learn and grow.Good experience to work with the lawyers and gather the requirement and conduct workshops and User acceptance testing workshops
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