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Lack of Communication
Admin Officer (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London10 October 2017
A typical day at the MOJ consists of a lot of email queries that require due diligence, and attention due to the sensitive nature of the data. The organisation constantly requires you to operate outside your role to solve potential issues that may be related to another department. The management team struggle to filter down all the relevant news to its staff that is of significant importance. The job rota is usually understaffed.
Pros
manageable work hours
Cons
lack of structure, and a blame culture
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Life at the Ministry of Justice
Estate Support Manage4 (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London6 October 2017
In my 17 years at worrking at the Ministry of Justice i have learnt many things, such working with internal and external stakeholders and learning how to commuicate with them.
The work culture at the start of my employment was great as i joined when the service was hiring alot of young people, which help me settle into the the way the Government worked.
The hardest part of the job is the many changes that is involved in Ministry of Justice.
Pros
Excellent training support
Cons
To many changes
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Good workplace
Admin Officer (Former Employee) –  Liverpool, Merseyside1 October 2017
Civil service good benefits. Fast paced work environment. Friendly colleagues and managers. Friendly working environment. Good working pattern and flexibility.
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stressful
Civil Servant (Former Employee) –  Branston29 September 2017
Can be a very stressful & depressing day . Management tend to look after those that suck up to them, & are not very supportive. the pros are flexible hours
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
If your face dont fit you wont last.
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Old fashioned and over worked
Data Archive Team (Former Employee) –  Wakefield28 September 2017
Having worked in a few government organisations, I can say that the workers here are hard working but management could be improved greatly. Job security does not look appealing from the outside with the recent changes coming in force.
Pros
Some friendly teams
Cons
Arrears
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So so
Clerical Assistant (Current Employee) –  Kent22 September 2017
used to be great now no one is guaranteed to remain more than 3 years. no incentive to work hard. no motivation. good working conditions and flexitime
Pros
team are great
Cons
management
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Great people
Service Architect (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London19 September 2017
Fantastic people to work with and really enjoyed the company over the last few years.

The pace of constant change and reorganisations can be weary, especially against the never ending search for more budget cuts and economies.
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Productive workplace with good atmosphere.
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (Former Employee) –  Northampton17 September 2017
A quite varied administration role. The colleagues and management were largely good and the workplace was very professional. Never had any problems while in this role.
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underpressure
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  mrethyr tydfil16 September 2017
busy constant non stop highly pressured with targets to be met every day. good team working management do support but not happy to when you speak out about things. very busy with phone calls and counter
Pros
flexiable working hours
Cons
pressure
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Interesting and exciting place to work
Case Worker (Former Employee) –  Watford, Hertfordshire4 September 2017
Ensuring cases were listed in front of the appropriate Judges and member panel. Fast paced and always busy on the Listing team. Also managing a caseload responsible for ensuring that all correspondence is referred to the Judges and answered in a timely manner, drafting Judgments and Orders.
Cons
Flexi hours
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Team Leader (Current Employee) –  London29 August 2017
Great place to work, great team and very professional.
Lots of nationwide travel and unsociable hours due to project requirements.
Project team are friendly and knowledgeable.
Always maintains a can do attitude.
Pros
Great team moral and high moral
Cons
Evening hours
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Teamwork and humour. Moments of madness.
Prison Officer (Former Employee) –  Reading29 August 2017
No typical day as it is always dependent on what is going on with the prisoners. Something we have to be aware of at all times but particularly on unlocking in the mornings.We would be briefed by the senior officers and would plan the day accordingly whilst maintaining the regime. Sometimes things can go wrong but with well trained staff and team awareness we did not experience many major issues.A rewarding place to work. I would recommend it. But you do need to give it time to settle in. Can be a bit daunting Gat first but that fades as you become familiar with the environment.Go for it. Its a great life experience.
Pros
Good pay /pension.
Cons
Not many.
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busy place to work
data protection clerk (Former Employee) –  Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire27 August 2017
The work here was extremly interesting and varied, always plenty to keep you busy, and varied tasks throughout the day. I was lucky enough to meet some life long friends here through the colleagues thati worked with.
Pros
rewards for good achievements
Cons
time constraints sometimes tough
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Face pace , muilt
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London18 August 2017
Communicate and work with the Judiciary, Magistracy, Cluster Managers, Court staff, and other internal and external stakeholders, suppliers and customers to collect information, check facts, communicate or enforce judicial decisions, give advice on the completion of forms or court procedures.


Coached new members of staff on being customer focus for all court users helping fill out forms, contacting other agencies and give confidential and non judgemental legal advice, whilst building stakeholder relationships
Pros
Meet wonderful people
Cons
7 Different management in 9 years
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Good
Case Progression Officer (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, West Midlands16 August 2017
Good Organisation helping the public set in place a Lasting Power Of Attorney to take care of Health and welfare or Finance and Property Affairs issues.
Pros
Flexible working
Cons
High Turnover of staff
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Currently no Part time/work Life balance Available !
Prison Officer (Current Employee) –  Evesham, Worcestershire3 August 2017
Don't do it!
Poor Management
no part time
no job share
job security is good as they are so desperate for staff.
Getting more dangerous
Just watch the news of whats happening in prisons.
Pros
Good staff
Cons
Everything else
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relaxed work culture
administrative officer (Current Employee) –  west yorkshire29 July 2017
Good, but not much scope for career advancement.
very basic pay
Balance of work/life is very good
good job security
difficult to transfer job skills to another industry
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Dont do it!
Prison officer (Current Employee) –  Winchester, Hampshire26 July 2017
I've just handed in my notice after 10 years and many other experienced officers are doing the same! The job has become to dangerous and the mental toll it takes on you is hard to put into words. Very little support from management. The jails are ridiculously under staffed. Pay for new starters is shocking and at times things are that hectic experienced staff haven't got the time to show new staff how to do things. I used to enjoy it but the last two years it's become unbearable!
Pros
The staff
Cons
Management assaults violence long hours never finish on time
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good working relationships with many agencies
Justices' Liaison Officer (Former Employee) –  Croydon, Greater London25 July 2017
Salary reflected responsibilities and often outside normal working hours. High degree of confidentiality required. Sensitivity when dealing with a wide range of circumstances and reacting accordingly.
Pros
flexibility
Cons
long hours
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Not a good place to work
OSG (Former Employee) –  England18 July 2017
Where do I start, the responsibility of the job far outways the pay, you will work nights, you will be checking on self Harmers , you'll work in the control room, here you run the prison , dealing with general alarms, fire alarms, you will be spoken down to by some officers but mainly the new ones, they think their better than you, some with attitudes that will put staff at risk on the wings, long hours and not enough staff to cover shifts
Pros
Great team work within the OSG group, listening to officers asking permission from OSGs to log on and off the net, and carry out duties
Cons
Dealing with trumped up poelts
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