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Home Office Reviews

Updated 9 Jan 2020

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3.4
68%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
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Home Office Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill
Mark Sedwill
65 Ratings
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  • "As with all civil service jobs, there are less perks than if you work in the private sector(in 6 reviews)

  • "Culture of bullying & victimisation from senior management looking for any reason to dismiss(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "It is always a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Legal Assistant in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Home Office part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very cordial work office environment

    Cons

    sometimes feel bored due to lack of staff

    Advice to Management

    No such required to Managers

    Home Office2012-12-10
  2. "Programme and Project Management at the Home Office"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Manager in Croydon, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Home Office full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The Home Office has an extremely healthy and supportive working culture, where everyone is encouraged to perform to the best of their ability. There are many learning opportunities, and a diverse range of roles - particularly operational ones. Programme and Project managers often work with diverse teams, including excellent contractor staff, and make an early real life impact on protecting the public.

    Cons

    Home Office Programme Management roles are best suited to experienced professionals or those (like attendees of the PPM Fast Stream, PLP or MPLA) who are on directed learning pathways. The roles often require experience of the application of a range of PPM and Agile techniques and usually require knowledge at least some technical or digital skills, and the constraints associated with Government work.

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone can do Home Office Programme and Project management well; and deploying staff into capability delivery who have excelled in policy delivery is no guarantee of success, as an operational delivery focussed Programme Manager needs a very different skillset.

    Home Office2020-01-01
  3. "Prison"

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    Current Employee - Copmputer Programmer in Wandsworth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Home Office full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Secure, pension make a difference

    Cons

    No staff Safety

    Home Office2020-01-09
  4. "Interesting work"

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    Former Employee - Border Force Officer 

    I worked at Home Office full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues are great and interesting envioronment

    Cons

    Long shifts and last minute changes

    Home Office2020-01-06
  5. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Head of Campaigns and Behavioural Marketing in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Home Office full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    people focussed, customer centric fun place to work

    Cons

    I cant think of any downsides

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say at this time

    Home Office2020-01-07
  6. "Software developer at HO"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work ethics. Many different projects.

    Cons

    Some projects are not financially invested. Hardware can be in an issue depending on the project.

    Home Office2019-12-17
  7. "* * * * * *"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Leeds, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Home Office full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Brilliant place to work *

    Cons

    There are no downsides to this job

    Home Office2019-12-13
  8. "Great place to work, different from most Government Departments the 'smarter working' is great"

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    Current Employee - STRATEGIC CAPABILITY LEAD in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Home Office full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good culture doing some great things for users digitally

    Cons

    limited gym equipment.....but there is one!

    Home Office2019-12-09
  9. "Good interesting case work, variable"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Officer 

    I worked at Home Office full-time

    Pros

    Constant new cases through out the week so always working on something new

    Cons

    Varying age and competency of staff

    Home Office2019-11-28
  10. "Good workplace"

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive Officer Test Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Home Office full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Plenty of big long term projects to get involved in

    Cons

    Good projects can be lucky to get on

    Home Office2019-11-23
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