Met Office Reviews

Updated Sep 22, 2021

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Met Office Chief Executive  Penny Endersby
Penny Endersby
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible working hours/patterns with plenty of time off(in 14 reviews)

  • "Emphasis on work life balance and no leeching of work into downtime(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Hide bound civil service attitude(in 7 reviews)

  • "Shift work, limited pay rises due to being part of civil service(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      Jul 19, 2020 - Manager 
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      Pros

      Nice atmosphere and friendly staff

      Cons

      Too much pressure on employees

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      Sep 22, 2021 - Solutions Architect 
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      Pros

      Great work/life balance, good bunch of people and managers are open to feedback. Very relaxed place to work, a great place to start your career in

      Cons

      Commute was unbearable, and a lot of time was spent in meetings explaining very basic concepts

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Sep 15, 2021 - IT Engineer in Exeter, England, England
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      Pros

      Great company, enjoy working here

      Cons

      there are no cons at all

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Repetitive work

      Sep 10, 2021 - Senior Operational Meteorologist in Exeter, England, England
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      Pros

      The work can be interesting

      Cons

      Change is managed very slowly so work becomes repetitive over time

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Happy employee

      Aug 22, 2021 - Client Service Representative 
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      Pros

      I am able to assist a population that not many people know about or discuss. I assist migrant and seasonal farm workers. Provide assist in finding unsubsidized employment.

      Cons

      No room for advancement in the region I work.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great employer

      Aug 17, 2021 - Software Developer in Exeter, England, England
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      Pros

      Great culture, great people, great values snd good training! Interesting projects to work on

      Cons

      Salary not inline with other private opportunities!

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Employer that looks after well-being and provides brilliant CPD

      Aug 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Exeter, England, England
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      Pros

      Excellent opportunities for those that want them are available, no day is ever the same and it always busy. DSE is very good and ensures safe to work both at home and in the fab HQ office.

      Cons

      Sometimes being part of the public sector can delay things and put barriers in place. Lot of employees have entitled culture.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work

      Jun 20, 2021 - Research Scientist 
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      Pros

      Knowledgeable and kind colleagues Professionalism World leading research

      Cons

      Few career opportunities Low salary Isolated location

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Low salary, great pension, OK work-life balance

      Jun 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, South East England, England, England
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      Pros

      Civil service pension scheme. Work feels meaningful. Good work-life balance

      Cons

      Low salary, low product maturity, siloed IT department

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    11. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Absolutely Dreadful Bullies

      Jun 29, 2021 - Operational Meteorologist in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Heard good things about other areas of the Met Office, for example, science. If you're a bully, then you have great future prospects!

      Cons

      Bullying is rife. It starts at a high level and they often promote other bullies. You can't report the bullies, because most people you would report to are part of that toxic environment. If you try and mention one of the bullies are endangering people's lives and safety by them cutting corners in their forecasting, it will be ignored or it will somehow be your fault. Not only the customer's safety, but safety of staff is often neglected. If you belong to a minority, do not expect to be treated fairly. I have seen maybe 2 people of colour since joining almost 5 years ago and one mentioned being treated like a "show pony". Used as an example that they employ people of colour. If you have a disability, expect to be forced a "reasonable adjustment" that doesn't work for you, then they will blame you for it not working, even if a perfectly reasonable alternative exists, like being deployed to a different location. Managers who have been at the Met Office for 30+ years often try and get out of doing work and are set in their ways. Same pay no matter how many more night shifts and weekends you do more than someone else.

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