Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

Updated Nov 9, 2021

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Pros
  • "Flexible working time and interesting work(in 54 reviews)

  • "Unique opportunities and flexible working(in 51 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Dstl doesn't do research in the traditional academic sense(in 32 reviews)

  • "Salaries are well below civil service equivalents(in 29 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Mixed

      Nov 9, 2021 - Project Manager in Salisbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working, supportive colleagues, opportunity to work on in a range of technology areas

      Cons

      Below inflation payrises, bureaucracy, over stretched staff with (mostly) poor resource management, I'll suited P3 tools

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      3 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Its ok

      Oct 31, 2021 - Project Manager in Salisbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexi time Home working Flexible working trusted to do the job

      Cons

      Low Salary Process heavy Difficult to change things

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good most of the time

      Aug 15, 2021 - Principal Operations Analyst in Portsmouth, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great flexible working arrangements especially for parents, interesting work in an interesting field, brilliant people to work with, very good remote working options

      Cons

      The senior management is pretty bad, communication is awful, pay is very low for the type of work, treated very differently (and generally worse) than the rest of MoD)

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing place to work

      Aug 14, 2021 - Lab Technician in Salisbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      So many opportunities for progression and work outside your job. So many perks like flexible working times

      Cons

      Pay could be higher, but the pros outweigh this, in my opinion.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Don't Stay Too Long

      Jul 9, 2021 - Science and Technology in Portsmouth, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working, lots of opportunities in first few years as a graduate. Rinse it for all the experience you can get, and use it as a springboard to a proper career elsewhere.

      Cons

      Poor salaries which are getting worse, critical recruitment/retention problems meaning experienced staff who remain are overworked and constantly stressed. It's not a happy place for most.

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      13 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Current Employee

      One of the worst Civil Service salary packages in the UK that is eroded every year

      Jun 23, 2021 - Project Engineer in Salisbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working and some interesting work which is being steadily outsourced.

      Cons

      Lack of decent pay Lack of progression Lack of senior management expertise Lack of trust in senior management Lack of morale

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      12 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Pretty good but get up North!

      Mar 31, 2021 - Team Member 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Ability to make a real-world impact - Being surrounded by interesting work - Flexible working patterns

      Cons

      - Lack of diversity, especially in technical roles (this is being addressed though) - Poor pay - A somewhat 'ageist attitude' - young employees with desires to lead are tossed to the side in favour of scientists who have been there for many years (some of whom don't want to lead anyway!) - No presence outside of the South of England.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Review

      Feb 9, 2021 - Principal Scientist in Salisbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting role, gives you visibility of a wide range of technology. Flexible working.

      Cons

      Pay is not the greatest.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work and make a difference

      Jan 30, 2021 - Civil Servant in Salisbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working, diversity is embraced, managers are respectful of work life balance, and it's interesting and exciting work.

      Cons

      Civil service pay freezes mean salaries can't always rise with inflation

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Okay

      Jan 29, 2021 - Senior Analyst in Salisbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Unique opportunities and flexible working

      Cons

      Low salary and lots of bureaucracy

      1 person found this review helpful
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