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Innovate UK Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2019

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  1. "Interesting"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Innovate UK full-time

      Pros

      interesting and wide ranging work, great colleagues

      Cons

      none that i have experienced

      Innovate UK2019-02-26
    • "A great place to work and a great place to develop"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Innovate UK full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      - Great development opportunities for those willing to work hard and apply themselves - A warm, friendly and open environment - Great flexibility for staff - Lots of training opportunities - A majority of managers open to mentoring and supporting staff with their career development - Highly engaged colleagues, passionate about their work - A range of policies and processes to support colleagues facing difficulties...

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      Cons

      - A fair amount of change (not controlled by Innovate UK) - Employee's based in different locations can mean not seeing certain colleagues a lot

      Advice to Management

      - Share best practice with one another, some exceptional managers with really great approaches that could be valuable to all

      Innovate UK2017-09-25
    • "Working at Innovate UK"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Innovate UK

      Pros

      Positive, results-focused culture. Expert and knowledgeable colleagues. Knowing that the work you're doing makes a difference to small and growing businesses, and contributes to the health of the U.K. economy.

      Cons

      Inter-departmental politics - but only sometimes Lots of field-based colleagues can slow response times. Partnership working with other organisations needs careful handling to maximise outcomes.

      Advice to Management

      I worked at Innovate as a contractor and really enjoyed the experience. My goals were clear, my managers supportive and the work itself was fascinating. Keep on doing what you do.

      Innovate UK2016-10-31
    • "A dynamic and worthwhile organisation"

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      Former Employee - Head of Corporate Communications 
      Recommends

      I worked at Innovate UK full-time

      Pros

      Sense of mission and reward; surrounded by bright and enthusiastic people; a dynamic and challenging environment.

      Cons

      Many competing priorities; uncertainty pending merger into UKRI.

      Innovate UK2019-07-10
    • "Good pay, family friendly and welcoming"

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      Current Employee - Administrative in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Innovate UK full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good pay with supportive management who invest in their staff. Family friendly company and you feel like you are making a real difference to the UK economy. Bright, clean lovely working environment.

      Cons

      Staff canteen could be better and car parking an issue.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what your doing

      Innovate UK2018-03-22
    • "Innovate UK"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Innovate UK

      Pros

      diverse range of employees ; opportunities for the hard worker

      Cons

      office located in Swindon

      Advice to Management

      Support more remote working for those in Operational roles

      Innovate UK2018-01-12
    • "Good people, good future"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Innovate UK

      Pros

      Ideas are listened to. High levels of respect

      Cons

      Pockets of poor management. Not enough focus on efficiency

      Innovate UK2017-06-20
    • "Generally Good"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Innovate UK

      Pros

      Very good pay for a short term contract. Friendly team and standard 9-5 working days. Office very accessible in Swindon town centre.

      Cons

      Some of the work became very laborious and repetitive. As the nature of a short term contract there was no room for movement.

      Innovate UK2016-12-04
    • Helpful (2)

      "Let down by weak leadership"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Innovate UK full-time

      Pros

      If you're working in the innovation areas directly, there's a lot of flexibility and you basically design your own job. No-one's checking up on you, so there's a high degree of trust involved. The annual leave allowance and additional expenses allowances are pretty good

      Cons

      - The organisation has been through constant change, sometimes reversing direction, and with no clear vision of the organisation's future. The culmination of this is that it's been absorbed into UKRI which is tragic. - The staff haven't been well engaged in any of the changes and there has been any external support to manage the change or culture. - The culture has elements of machismo and hero worship (except what...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop being so hierarchical - you're really not that special

      Innovate UK2018-06-14
    • Helpful (3)

      "Rudderless, self-serving management, bullying culture, crooks paid off."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Innovate UK for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Excellent supposed mission - if only some of the staff knew what it was like to a startup or early stage SME!

      Cons

      Where to start?! The CEO that came in around 2014/15 was out of her depth, but felt that she was royalty. She remained too remote to ever understand the organisation and ended up simply slavishly adhering to the whims of the sponsoring government department. A lack of transparency in appointments saw bizarre promotions - particularly for those close to the CEO or whos faced fitted, irrespective of ability. The remote...

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      Advice to Management

      Listen to experienced staff - value their experience and insight and use it to develop the organisation into what it should be. Do the same with the companies the organisation is supposed to support, most of whom bemoan the arduous grant application process and opaque application assessment process.

      Innovate UK2018-10-04
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