UK Government - House of Commons
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UK Government - House of Commons Careers and Employment

About the company

  • CEO
    Dr John Benger
    72%
    approve of Dr John Benger's performance
  • Company size
    1,001 to 5,000
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration
  • Link
    UK Government - House of Commons website
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adviser in London, Greater London
on 8 June 2020
adviser
brilliant staff and co workers always there to help etc and plenty of scope to better my role in the company they really enjoyed my role with tham and constantly gave me apraisals to all people in the group
Senior Caseworker in Scotland
on 16 July 2021
Insecure position, facing the wrath of the public with no back-up
Half-hour lunch breaks when working full days, top-down style of management. Very long days, relentless at times with very little positive interactions to lift the grind.Typical day is full-on, worse when political turmoil or anything 'big' happens. If MP says the wrong thing in the press, your weeks will be filled with angry members of public. Public tend to use staff to rant at, or as a proxy for those who they feel have wronged them. The office I worked in had more managers than underlings, micromanaging was rampant. No HR you can really turn to as everything dealt with in office. No scope for progression unless you have the right accent/background, and even then you'd likely have to leave and work with a charity as people feel entitled and horde power. Very little back-up when threatened, or if dealing with very angry or mentally unwell people. MP's can lose their position due to GE's or their own mistakes, position is never fully secure. Have to wing it when you first start, training was sporadic, there was lots of "oh, we should have told you about that". Dealing with suicidal and threatening people without having been prepared.Work is thankless task after thankless task. Repetitive, upsetting at times when people's lives are being torn apart by policy.Interacting with the various failing govt departments was a depressing and regular task.Work-life balance is not something that is seriously valued, you should at all times be dealing with work, and your family or home life should just take second place. Research the place you intend to work, if the boss has had lots of staff come and go, it's always for a reason. They may be incompetent, or just bad at managing, but there are red flags you should look out for.
Manager in London SW1
on 18 March 2021
Unfair practices and favouritism
The HoC has some good people working there but, sadly, the senior management were underhand, untrustworthy and not good role models. They don't adhere to their own rules and - if challenged - are bullies.It guarantees that really good, capable people, with ambition and enthusiasm, don't hang about for too long. The deadwood stays until retirement!!!
Steward Supervisor in Commons, UK
on 10 February 2020
N/a
Nothing much to add, the whole place is needing a total renovation urgently. I was astonished by the low standards of their kitchens and how old the whole place has been kept over the years,uncared-for.
Parliamentary Assistant in London
on 9 February 2020
A challenging but stimulating workplace.
Be prepared and proactive. Parliament is an ever-changing, fast-paced environment, you must prepare for every eventuality meticulously. You must be hard working, enthusiastic and remain calm in high pressured situations.

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