Secure steady workplace with some excellent colleagues but not for everyone.
MOD or Civil Service in general would be excellent for someone who is a hard worker and wants to leave behind a poorly paid retail job for better money and work life balance. However, advancement can be difficult. I feel I suffered from being very willing early on in my career which made me desirable to management. Whilst they worked hard to keep me - more... in a role I tended to get given a very wide variety of tasks which often were not related to the role I was employed in - ended up becoming something of a "jack of all trades master of none" and ultimately took the decision to leave when my team wa ... - less
ProsGood pension, job security, good work-life balance.
ConsStagnant culture, old fashioned management styles, very driven by "box-ticking".