Ofgem Reviews

Updated 27 September 2014
Updated 27 September 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience in the energy/ regulation sector

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ofgem

    Pros

    Good work and life balance and some interesting opportunities. Great people.

    Cons

    High staff turnover. Salary not very competitive

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was full on with loads of meetings

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Support Officer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Support Officer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ofgem as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lovely working environment to work in

    Cons

    Takes time to understand acronym used in the organisation .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people plus challenging and interesting work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Economist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Economist in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ofgem full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stimulating GB and EU driven project based work with exposure to a diverse range of stakeholders. Operating in an increasingly high profile political environment adds an interesting dimension. Colleagues are friendly, sociable, knowledgable and motivated.

    Cons

    Ofgem seems to be in perpetual state of reorganisation and reprioritisation. Management structure has too many layers and this hierarchy leads to bottlenecks. IT resources are poor and show no noticeable signs of improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater focus on staff retention, organisational priorities and better dissemination of information to staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ofgem

    Pros

    great people, flexible working hours

    Cons

    slow, bureaucratic, takes time for things to progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

  6.  

    Positive experience and good employer overall. Good stepping stone for getting into the energy industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Economist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Economist in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ofgem full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get good responsibility and opens many doors. Very young staff also. Good experience to engage both with private and public sectors - and if you are in the public sector looking to move to the private, this is potentially a good stepping stone option.

    Cons

    High turnover of staff but partly because of opportunities and age of staff. There are also some quite dry roles - but even in these there will be some good opportunities if you demonstrate potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage staff rotation and better co-ordination between markets and the regulated parts

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Very positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ofgem

    Pros

    I was lucky to have an excellent manager that promoted development and progress within the organisation.
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    High staff turnover
    knowledge drain due to turnover
    difficult to get training supported and signed off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bigger training budget required
    More focus on cross company project work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Economist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Economist in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ofgem full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice work environment, good atmosphere, interesting and relevant issues to work on, you learn a lot about the energy market, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Pay ok but could be better, very bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    decentralise decision making

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great Place Great people wish the money was better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ofgem full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    once you are in you are in ...

    Cons

    the money isnt that good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    A decent place to get experience in the energy sector

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regulatory & Energy Economist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Regulatory & Energy Economist in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ofgem

    Pros

    Great training, decent compensation package for Public Sector, great post-Ofgem career prospects, flexi-time, holidays and amazing pension

    Cons

    People were really boring! The work can be quite boring too and there is way too much buceaucracy. People get boxed into doing boring tasks and there is little or no feedback loop on how well a task was performed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people more autonomy to work as they see fit..

    Recommends
  11.  

    UK regulator for gas and electricity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ofgem

    Pros

    Great life-work balance, with the flexitime scheme being an important feature. Good place to start a career in Renewables or price regulation.

    Cons

    Heavy beaurocracy; uncertainty about where the organisation is going in light of government change, and subsequent review of the organisation, which is a 'quango' in effect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be stringent about your 'open door' policy, and make it a reality not a story you tell to candidates! Review your incentives in light of pay + recruitment freeze.

    Recommends

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