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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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Not fun
Deputy Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Bristol, Bristol29 June 2017
Everyone for themselves , management let down need to take in to consideration regarding culture they say they have it but they do not classed a bullying if you have a voice.
Pros
none
Cons
life
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Instructive
Clerical Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bristol24 June 2017
Instructive. Some aspects subject to security restrictions. I learned a great deal about IT systems ans MoD procedures. Other aspects my be subject to security considerations.
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Busy workplace
Senior manager (Current Employee) –  Telford22 June 2017
The MoD has a lot going on and is very diverse in its approach. Overall they are a good employer with great flexibility. Sometimes things take a while to get passed due to the chain of command but that's the way the army work
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Beurocratic
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Excellent Work Force
Trainer/Assessor (Current Employee) –  York, North Yorkshire20 June 2017
Full on active days
Established self confidence
Time keeping is essential
Maintaining professional standards at all times when under pressure from every direction
Friendship
Pros
Skilled for life
Cons
long hours at times
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Met some good people
British Army (Former Employee) –  Weeton19 June 2017
A typical day at work in the army would consist of waking up at 5:30am and having a shower and a shave, getting the administration side of things drilled into you. Then after this, we would all march to breakfast as a platoon and get half an hour to finish. At 8:00am, physical trainig was carried out after that we had till dinner time to relax and rest and after dinner we would clean our weapeos.
Pros
free meals
Cons
not enough money
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Excellent
Infantry Soldier (Former Employee) –  Scotland14 June 2017
When you meet the good people you the job is very interesting, the reverse is true. I enjoyed most of my exercises and my time outside UK. It developed my confidence and discipline to face the world positively.
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fun and exciting
Potential Instrutor (Current Employee) –  Birmingham31 May 2017
Excellent way of improving your own confidence and self esteem as well as making friends and working along side a fantastic team. yes you might get a little mudding but who cares when you are having the time of your life.

I especially enjoy watching the young people develop and grow into strong, independent adults and feel so proud i was apart of it.

I have learnt so much from how to read a map to organising camp and activities.
Pros
fun and exciting
Cons
pay
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Excellent working conditions
Administration Assistant (Former Employee) –  Rosyth30 May 2017
A typical day would involve providing admin support for Office Manager and technical grades. Ensuring all filing is kept up to date, Ensuring there is adequate stationery in the 3 offices I covered.
Typing letters, memos and other general admin duties.

I learned the importance of confidentiality due to the nature of the post.

The management consisted of various grades from Admin Assistant up to Chief Executive Officer.

Workplace culture was a relaxed working environment.

The most enjoyable part of the job was job satisfaction by seeing a good job well done.
Pros
Job Satisfaction
Cons
Not reaching the desired payscale due to goal posts being moved
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overall
LRC Supervisor/Assessor (Former Employee) –  Essex18 May 2017
Loved my job
Great people, family atmosphere. Really look out for one another.
Very supportive. Need to work hard and understand the rules. Training was best had.
Pros
trainng
Cons
moved
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Good work/life balance but difficult to progress
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Filton, Gloucestershire18 May 2017
Flexi hours are really great, And you can accumulate hours and then work a 4 day week. Most people don't work Fridays so this makes up for a lot of things. There is compulsory 5 days training per year,however the training courses are not at advanced level, they are very basic and external training is difficult to get hold of as there is no budget for it despite it being advertised. The culture is extremely risk averse and insular and management are not always open to new ways of working despite the rhetoric about wanting to recruit new people from outside to show them the way, transformation schemes are generally sabotaged by those who are threatened by the status quo being changed. Also the flexi culture means that it can be very difficult to get hold of people. People aren't flexible in staying when there is business need. Everyone is very friendly and in general helpful (as long as you meet within their individual flexi boundaries) but the lack of training in the organisation make it very difficult to work if you have come from outside where methods are more advanced.
Pros
Flexi hours
Cons
Lack of training and advancement offers
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Fun but challenging
Rifleman (Former Employee) –  Lisburn, County Down17 May 2017
A good job to have as a single adult. Can become difficult when you have a family and are away most of the time. Apart from that very recommended to and gender and age.
Pros
good wage and good people
Cons
Long periods away from home
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Ok
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  whitehall14 May 2017
Not very good on return from maternity leave, very difficult to find part time work. Reasonable job security. Constant drive for improvement. No pay increases for a number of years.
Pros
Security
Cons
Not flexible
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Great people and opportunities
Senior Manager (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London15 April 2017
Every day different but increasingly long with ever limited resources. This coupled with increasingly eroded terms and conditions of service is having an impact on morale.
Pros
Free uniform
Cons
Long periods away from home
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Many different roles and locationd
Civil Servant (Former Employee) –  Suffolk11 April 2017
It's been many years since I worked for this employer. I recall that it offered many locations to work and good job security with a reasonable pension.
Pros
Good pension and varied work
Cons
Mediocre pay
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Limited Resources and Poorly Managed Departments
Information Assurance Head (Current Employee) –  Corsham4 April 2017
MOD had a reputation for providing secure jobs and plenty of other benefits. Most of the benefits have dwindled away and there are so few people to undertake most areas of work, those that remain have far too much to do to be able to do it well.
The best way to succeed in MOD is as an external contractor, pay is better and you do not get responsibility for disgruntled staff.
Pros
Still fairly secure
Cons
No work life balance, poor facilities, very poor direction.
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