UK Civil Service
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Dwp in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
on 23 May 2022
Good place to work
The civil service is a good place to work if you are content to do a job with job security. If you are looking for a big wage this is not the place for you .Good holiday an public holidays .there is no great pension at the end of it as some people make out .but with job cuts the may expect you to cover more than asked .if so just do your core hours an finish
Admin Officer in London
on 14 May 2022
Not a satisfactory employer
A typical workday was hard as I was left to work on my own. Most colleagues were left confused like me. Most managers did their best for their employees with the limited resources. Employer regularly broke employment laws by not following family friendly policies, not offering sufficient training and advancement and often bullying.
Asylum Decision Maker in Liverpool, Merseyside
on 28 April 2022
Asylum Decision Maker
Terrible role, training appalling, constant pressure, salary always wrong, the whole organisation needs to be brought kicking and screaming into the 21st century, pay lip service to your welfare needs, ok if you want to remote work with no support.Overwhelmed in endless report writing to a strict legal framework and making decisions that don’t make sense.Staff are leaving in droves.Avoid.
Department for Work and Pension - Decision Maker in leeds
on 18 March 2022
Not conducive for anyone with ambitions in life
Working for the civil service was an eye opener as to how rotten and toxic the working culture is. Its an organization where favour rather than merit takes precedence. Those most incompetent tend to be rewarded at the expense of those most worthy and deserving. There are a few brilliant and honest personalities within the organization but these are in the minority.
Safety Manager in England and Wales
on 6 March 2022
The only real benefit to the Civil Service is being paid on time.
I have worked in a variety of departments now, be prepared for being totally undervalued by Ministers and Senior Managers. Pay progression is non existent despite what they may tell you and even if professionally qualified those with no such qualifications will continually second guess you and seek alternative answers that suit their agenda.

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Why do you want to work here? When have you demonstrated xxxxxx competencies. This was a competency based interview so I would advise you to learn their competencies.

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