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3D Modeller (Former Employee) –  Salisbury7 December 2017
Enjoyable but hard work. A good challenge as part of a project at college where I studied Games Development. Great opportunity for work experience....
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Good workplace, dependent on team
Logistics Administrator (Former Employee) –  Yeovil, Somerset4 December 2017
Fantastic when your team is run by a good manager who is patient and understanding. Awful when your manager is a dictator-like prison guard. Both exist.
Pros
Fantastic Benefits & Training
Cons
Poor Management
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Stressful Work Place
Security Officer and Reception (Former Employee) –  London25 November 2017
The work place was very stressful , Long working hours of 12 hour shifts, difficult to plan annual leave. Difficult to have breaks during the working day
Pros
Free Parking
Cons
Long Hours
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Important and responsible position
Executive Officer (Former Employee) –  London14 November 2017
No day was typical. A different challenge was faced every day.
My work involved extended periods away from home, travelling nationally and internationally. Often working under alias with no backing from the UK government, you had to think on your feet.
The work was of vital importance to the UK national security, which obviously bought pressure.
Pros
Expenses
Cons
Never knowing when you would go home.
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Ex royal engineer
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Stafford12 November 2017
14 years military service plenty guard duty milatorey transport driver specialist re1 abnormal load drive families office caring for families whose husband's were serving abroad offering support in a very professional manner child support and advice
Pros
Local
Cons
Used to long hours
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good place to work and learn the job
Police Constable (Current Employee) –  Scotland9 November 2017
good place for policing not like the home office can get really busy especially when there is a joint warrior on dealing with other countries sailors whilst in port
Pros
good working enviroment
Cons
long hours
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Incredibly challenging for all the right reasons
Royal Air Force Senior Manager (Former Employee) –  London8 November 2017
No two days were ever the same. Opportunities were plentiful and the rewards far outweighing the hard work and commitment for those who wanted it more
Pros
Travel
Cons
Includes 24 hour shifts at times
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Great career opportunities
Training cell (Current Employee) –  Oxford, Oxfordshire7 November 2017
I worked for the MOD for 14 years and thoroughly enjoyed it.
They offer fantastic career opportunities. I met some great people there. Only left due to different job opportunity.
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Productive and good
Warehouse/ Stores Assistant (Former Employee) –  Gosport4 October 2017
Daily checks of machinery fill out log sheets,report anything that maybe wrong.
Pick items from paperwork for various sections around the yard or it
ems which have been requested for outside pickup
Pros
Half day friday
Cons
Working in bad weather
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Diverse and interesting
Medical Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Cornwall4 October 2017
Answering the telephone and making medical appointments and dealing with paperwork for deploying personnel.
Every day was a learning day as policy changes and updates is ongoing.
Respectful workplace culture .
My role is particularly challenging in many areas there is no hardest part that sticks out.
Everyday was different with enquires so the role does not become mundane thus keeping it enjoyable .
Pros
Encouragement to use the free fitness facilities available.
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Great colleagues but restrictive cutbacks
Administration Officer (Current Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester25 September 2017
Working paper and electronic work queues.

Many packages learned.

Management is fine but a little restricted due to Government cutbacks.

Workplace culture is average in my experience with many superb colleagues.

Hardest part working with restrictions and staff cutting constantly.

Best part many wonderful colleagues and flexi-time.
Pros
Flexi-time working
Cons
Cutbgacks
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Flexible and cutting edge with HR policy
Supply Chain Manager (Current Employee) –  Bristol, Bristol21 September 2017
I would recommend working at MOD Abbeywood to anyone. Although the Civil Service at times has a negative persona I have not experienced anything other than a professional and forward leaning company.
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Educational
Information Officer, Corporate Communications (Former Employee) –  London9 September 2017
I enjoyed this role and could see how my efforts contributed to wider policies intended to make the UK a better place. In particular I enjoyed the strategic nature of my position.
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Professional organisation with a variety of projects
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Nottingham31 August 2017
Decent career progression.

Salary aside, benefits are limited.

Variety of projects worldwide which are really interesting but very little notice and lots of uncertainty relating to when you will go and when you are likely to return.

Hardworking staff who are not always supported particularly well.

Enjoyable position and would recommend even with a slightly negative review.
Pros
Salary and variety of projects
Cons
Short notice deployments
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Well paid fun job
Stewardess (Former Employee) –  Raf leemi21 August 2017
Very well paid job. Teaches self discipline, organisation, punctuality and high standards. Working close with the military to deliver breakfast, lunch and dinner to the officers.
Pros
Free meals
Cons
Long hours during functions
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A rewarding career
Engineering Manager (Current Employee) –  Hampshire27 July 2017
IT predominantly used throughout day, research of Aviation policy at all levels, multiple ad hoc tasks received and actioned either immediately or over a period of time dependent of research requirements. Research and provision of reports, briefs and powerpoint for senior management. Open plan office with senior management colocated.
Pros
Relaxed, professional environment. Opinion valued.
Cons
Open plan can lead to distractions
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It was ruined by Hewlett Packard
Test Analyst/Specialist (Former Employee) –  Swansea22 July 2017
Hewlett Packard bought out EDS to try and get into the software business.
They then proceded to close down the software side and make everyone redundant so lost a very skilled team of software engineers at a large cost.
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Fantastic Job
Administrative Officer (Former Employee) –  Bristol19 July 2017
Full training and support from management, excellent staff benefits and opportunity for advancement. Great career. Chance to travel and study for management roles. Excellent work life balance.
Pros
Security training advancement
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Good Job
Information Support Manager (Former Employee) –  Huntingdon5 July 2017
Good Job, no problems
hours were good
department i worked for was great
workplace culture was good
hardest part of the job there wasnt on
all was enjoyable
Pros
none
Cons
none
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Fab to work there
Avionics Engineer (Former Employee) –  Raf sealand5 July 2017
Everyone loved working for the MOD.....good benefits good pay and appreciated for what you did to make sure the pilots who flew their aircraft were safe...
Pros
Good pension
Cons
Non
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