Department of Health UK Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 10 Nov 2020

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Department of Health UK Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt
Jeremy Hunt
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  • "No progression, small local team and senior management with their favourites(in 4 reviews)

  • "Can be slow at times - it is the civil service(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great workplace"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Policy Advisor in Manchester, England

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and job satisfaction

    Cons

    Changing priorities and lack of visibility for work outcomes

  2. "Civil Service - Department of Heath"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Department of Health UK full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work life balance

    Cons

    Open up more and better opportunities for non fast stream junior staff.


  3. "Higher Executive Officer"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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. "Secure, good work life balance"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Department of Health UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Department is very accommodating to work life balance, really interesting challenges, amazing opportunity to help the public

    Cons

    Things can be very slow, confusing landscape to deliver things

  5. "I would recommend it"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Analyst 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

    Great people, and a good combination of pay and work life balance.

    Cons

    The impact you have highly depends on your area of work - being in Leeds also means you miss out on the level of networking available in DH London.

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    "Good for work/life balance"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting first job"

    3.0
     

    I worked at Department of Health UK

    Pros

    Work-life balance Possible to move around the dept. to get a range of experience

    Cons

    Not really a graduate scheme as advertised

  8. "It's ok."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     

    I have been working at Department of Health UK

    Pros

    Provides Family Work life balance

    Cons

    There is no opportunity for advancement

  9. "Disappointing due to a lack of respect for me as an information professional"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
     in Leeds, England

    I have been working at Department of Health UK

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Good holiday allowance.

    Cons

    No career development structure and poor pay.

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