Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Employee Reviews about "mod"

Updated May 6, 2022

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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. 4.0
      Current Employee

      good

      Oct 2, 2021 - DST Women Scientist in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      nice experience in the lab

      Cons

      nothing that i can think of

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      culture problem

      May 4, 2022 - Senior Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      generous pension, interesting work and flexible time

      Cons

      Bad or toxic culture in many parts of the business. Does not recruit enough technical and scientific staff especially in line management roles.

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

      Good company, bad pay

      Apr 12, 2022 - Engineer in Porton, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of interesting work to be done that makes a difference

      Cons

      Massive pay disparity between MOD and Dstl meaning staff feel under appreciated

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      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great work and employer

      Apr 13, 2022 - Patent Attorney 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting work, lots to do

      Cons

      Limited pay and progression. Have to deliver a substantial amount of non-patent attorney work

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Dont stay long

      May 6, 2022 - Engineer in Salisbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexi time is a plus

      Cons

      Civil Service salary that is not going to increase for the foreseeable.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Graduate engineer

      Mar 25, 2022 - Graduate Engineer in Salisbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really interesting work. Cutting edge technology. Very technical work. Plenty opportunity to travel overseas with work.

      Cons

      Not paid well enough and boring location

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      Mar 17, 2022 - Technical Support Lead in Salisbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good and useful structure.

      Cons

      a bit restrictive, lots of hard staff members

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Brilliant Flexibility

      Mar 2, 2022 - Project Support Officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Brilliant Flexibility Training and progression opportunities Great people

      Cons

      Some poor organisation and structure

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Avoid unless you enjoy visits to foodbanks

      Mar 30, 2022 - Principal Engineer in Salisbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ability to work on a range of projects. If you don't have any ties to the local area you can make contacts to be paid more in other organisations.

      Cons

      Yearly real terms pay cuts alongside a 20% pay difference with comparible MOD organisations. The "benefits" are common place in any modern workforce so doesn't compensate for the massive pay disparity which is apparently "competitive". Massively overworked, undervalued but you will be "valued" only in words from execs who won't have your back or care about working conditions. Execs go on about values but that only applies to you, you cannot expect them to behave with integrity, honest or decency.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good experience

      Feb 14, 2022 - Senior Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good unique project experience and access

      Cons

      Low salary or late career progression

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