DFID Reviews

Updated 8 Aug 2020

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4.1
89%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
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DFID Secretary of State  Justine Greening
Justine Greening
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance, interesting work(in 7 reviews)

  • "Idealistic people chilled out work environment generous leave entitlement and lots of professional development opportunities(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "As you'd expect in the civil service, a lot of things about DFID are a bit antiquated(in 6 reviews)

  • "Internal transfers difficult, inexperienced line managers(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "one of the best organisation"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Desk Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DFID full-time

    Pros

    Diverse Decent Salary Perks and allowances are very good. Follows the rule book and take care of the employees welfare

    Cons

    Limited growth but it balances with the benefits you get

  2. "increasingly taken over by corporate processes and short term foreign policy interest"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at DFID full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Get to have real influence on spending money, good variety of jobs and career progression

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, some terrible management, being taken over by FCDO


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great work life balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Economic Adviser in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DFID full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    superlative job satisfaction and work-life balance

    Cons

    salary less than average in the industry

  4. "Not worthy"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DFID full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Initially, it makes you feel good that you are going to join DFID. That's it...and nothing else.

    Cons

    Believe me.. Very Bad Employer... they don't respect their employees at all. They believe in getting work done by someone and left them in lurch by putting a question mark over capability. Extremely convenient for them. They claim on many positive fronts, but in reality its a different ball game all together. My advice to all, whoever wish to join DFID, PLEASE wake up from your dream. Perhaps you deserve someone better than this place. Its always better late than sorry. I would never recommend this employer to anyone on this planet.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Its a good place to work provided the right team"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DFID for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Idealistic people chilled out work environment generous leave entitlement and lots of professional development opportunities

    Cons

    Some might find the pace of work too slow

  6. Helpful (2)

    "The WORST experience with ART(Asia Regional Team), DFID India office"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New Delhi
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DFID full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    In Pros I would say that its a U.K.Govt. organization...renowned donor and a good exposure to start off the initial stage of professional life as an Intern. In DFID India amongst all the units, ECGU Team (Energy and Climate Growth Unit) is a fun to work with. People are extremely helpful, friendly, humble and supportive. Zero hierarchy in the unit. Seniors are extremely supportive, always gives patient hearing. In short, its a bunch of Amazing people..

    Cons

    In cons, I am sharing my views for ART (Asia Regional Team) based at DFID India office ONLY. Terrible management and Rubbish system in ART, never recognize the hard work you put in, never believes in a healthy and positive communication and motivating people, lack of trust amongst team members, unsupported attitude towards team members, junior staff and rest of the DFID staff. Seniors are really impatient which makes life and work miserable. Apart of their own team meeting, they hardly attends any other official meetings and discussions conducted by DFID India. Hierarchy to the core. Prefers to stay aloof. Absolutely zero scope of growth and further promotions. Staff keep on doing the same thing on the same level for years.

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  7. "Nice"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DFID full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very Nice company with excellent benifits and opportunities, opportunity to grow mutually and benifit both in terms of personal satisfaction and money wise.

    Cons

    Very Nice company with excellent benifits and opportunities, opportunity to grow mutually and benifit both in terms of personal satisfaction and money wise.

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  8. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DFID full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good and positive workplace good work life balance Great team to work with

    Cons

    team dynamics personal ego issues of people

  9. "Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Patna, Bihar
    Recommends

    I worked at DFID

    Pros

    Good place to work at. Cooperative colleagues. Working towards the development of developing countries with DFID is fun, rewarding and interesting.

    Cons

    International outlook, cooperative staff, committed,

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  10. "Solid Infrastructure"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Policy and Programmer Manager in Maputo, Maputo Province

    I worked at DFID full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Robust, development oriented, competitive and investor in people

    Cons

    Affected by changes a central level and constant changes of expatriates

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