Department of Health UK Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

Updated 28 Sep 2020

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Department of Health UK Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt
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  • "Can be slow at times - it is the civil service(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Flexible and supportive"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Services in London, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Department of Health UK full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, good training, broad experience

    Cons

    Complicated processes, overly bureaucratic , lack of opportunities

  2. "Never a dull day"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Department of Health UK part-time

    Pros

    Supportive flexible working practices Interesting and varied work Great colleagues Good career opportunities within health and across the Civil Service

    Cons

    Not one of the higher paying government departments


  3. "Higher Executive Officer"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Department of Health UK full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to lots of opportunities, supportive environment, a lot of responsibility is given to you so great for development, focus on training and health and well-being of staff, very open to flexible working and good work/life balance

    Cons

    Very difficult to progress even if you are recognised as a good worker, no incremental pay rise so have to negotiate the salary before you join

  4. "Easy life"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Department of Health UK full-time

    Pros

    30 days holiday and flexible working hours

    Cons

    Work was not challenging or interesting

  5. Helpful (1)

    "After a year in the Civil Service"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Policy Adviser in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Department of Health UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good professional development support, independence and responsibility early on. Applied for the Fast Stream originally and didn't get accepted but got called back under their Direct Access Scheme to a permanent position, and never looked back. Much more career control out of the Fast Stream but you need to be proactive to get it. This company is very supportive of flexible working.

    Cons

    More experienced colleagues have told me that sometimes it can be hard to move up and moving sideways is much more common. As a public sector company, they are prone to reorganisations/redundancies which can make the job feel less stable than you might expect. If you manage to stay through the reorganisations then there tend to be more vacancies and so chances for promotion after this.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good for work/life balance"

    3.0
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    Senior Executive Officer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Department of Health UK

    Pros

    Flexible working, job share, part time etc means there is great work life balance -depending on your management. It can be a fulfilling place to be, where you can see how your work can make a difference to real people's lives.

    Cons

    Dwindling sense of organisational purpose and direction. Really varied management practices and too much trendy speak from the senior management and discussion about strategy leading to little or no action. 30% of staff have to go by 2020 being sold as an exciting opportunity!!!!

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  7. "A good student placement"

    2.0
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    Student Analyst in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Department of Health UK for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working and a good social life.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and poor senior management.

  8. "Great perks, not the most productive organisation though"

    4.0
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    Former Contractor - Executive Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Department of Health UK for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A genuine feeling of contributing towards something important. 30 days annual leave Flexible working

    Cons

    Office politics. Constant "restructures" take place and the same people get hired to do the same job but with a different name.

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