Home Office Reviews

Updated 12 Jan 2021

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3.8
76%
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83%
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Home Office Permanent Secretary Mark Sedwill
Mark Sedwill
85 Ratings
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  1. "It is always a great experience"

    5.0
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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

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  2. "Good Employer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Passport Officer in Corby, Northamptonshire, East Midlands, England

    I have been working at Home Office full-time

    Pros

    Good and easy to read and understand

    Cons

    Short and complex in all


  3. "A lot of responsibility"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Strategy Manager in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Home Office full-time

    Pros

    Wide range of work High profile work High levels of responsibility (great for on the job development)

    Cons

    The amount of red tape that exists

  4. "Good employer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Civil Servant in London, England

    I have been working at Home Office full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, promotion prospects

    Cons

    There can occasionally be pressure at the department

  5. "Place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Policy Advisor in London, England
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Home Office part-time

    Pros

    Interesting policy areas, smart colleagues

    Cons

    High media attention, ministerial pressure

  6. "Good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Policy Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and transparent leadership

    Cons

    Lack of desk space in the office

  7. COVID-19

    "Decent enough"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Administrative Officer 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

    Strong job security with there always a demand for civil servants

    Cons

    Due to lack of public sympathy, union is toothless, gov often exploits this lack of good opposition. Duty of care towards staff is often lacking, highlighted in a stark light by the corona virus period

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  8. "Fine"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Policy Advisor in London, England

    I worked at Home Office full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exciting work and smart people

    Cons

    Challenges of central government work

  9. "Positive experience"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Civil Servant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pension, nice people to work with

    Cons

    Hours were occasionally unsociable - depends on your lifestyle if this would affect you

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  10. "Interesting work"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Insight Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Home Office full-time

    Pros

    Good projects to work on

    Cons

    Needs better insight - management trust their gut instincts.

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