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Great place to work
Coordinator/Administrator (Current Employee) –  Swindon, Wiltshire22 March 2019
Great working environment in modern surroundings and great food and drink facilities with a subsidised costa coffee.

Easy walking location to town centre and train station.

Good work/life balance.

Excellent benefits with good holiday entitlement and gym discount.
Pros
Holiday entitlement is great
Cons
Public sector salaries
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Great place to work
Manager (Current Employee) –  Swindon, Wiltshire21 March 2019
I've worked for UK SBS for a considerable period of time and really enjoy it.

The work life balance is just right, there is a great team spirit, everyone has a can do attitude.

The role itself can be challenging but equally rewarding.

There's an exciting roadmap ahead for us and would happily recommend UK SBS as an employer of choice.
Pros
good annual leave entitlement, close to town
Cons
parking can be an issue
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Great place to work - friendly people
Coordinator/Administrator (Current Employee) –  Swindon, Wiltshire21 March 2019
Great place to work, good work life balance.
Everyone is friendly and the atmosphere is great.
Nice building which is in a great central location
Amazing holiday allowance - starts at 28 days, excluding bank holidays!
Pros
Holiday entitlement, friendly, nice atmosphere
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Disorganised and no direction
Senior Category Manager - Construction (Former Employee) –  Newport, Newport5 November 2018
I spent a little over a year at this company and despite there being some good staff there, the company was disorganised, slow, and lacked consistent direction.
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Finance Officer (Current Employee) –  Billingham12 March 2018
It's a job.... That's about the best I can say. No career progression, no longer invest in staff training, ineffectual management and low staff moral.
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Friendly place to work
Training Services Administrator (Former Employee) –  Swindon, Wiltshire22 August 2017
UK SBS is a great place to work with lots of opportunities for you to develop at your own pace. Flexible working hours in most departments. Good fun while you work.
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HR Administrator (Current Employee) –  Swindon, Wiltshire9 May 2017
You will not be able to progress within UK SBS as they are focused on figures. You will not be able to apply for internal jobs as you will be restricted by management. The work culture deflates you and you will not be able to focus on your own career progression as there is no support from managers. The issue with UK SBS is resources, mainly focusing on staff.
Pros
Flexi time
Cons
no support from management
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Decent
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Swindon, Wiltshire4 May 2017
Job was decent. Normal job day would start at 5am and finish around the afternoon. I developed many skills and attributes which have made me become better at what I do now.
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Worst company ever
Finance Assistant (Former Employee) –  Newport27 November 2016
Employ you on an open ended contract so can get rid of you at any time. Management are an absolute joke and you're kept in the dark. Salary isn't the best but isn't the worst either. I wouldn't recommend working for this company to my worst enemy.
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Management, no job security, redundancies are very common
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Great to work there - but what is the future?
Service Manager (Current Employee) –  North star house10 October 2016
UK SBS provides shared services (HR Pay Finance procurement ) to many research councils and parts of BEIS. It is a well run and friendly organisation providing a good service to their customers. Historically the organisation has had challenges that seem to have been turned around. However the future is unclear as high level reorganisations and changes of strategy perhaps mean the organisation will not last very much longer.
Pros
Nice place to work with plenty of support and good behaviours
Cons
very unclear what the future will be
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Flexible working and Pension only attraction
Procurement (Former Employee) –  Swindon22 August 2016
There is a culture of 'face fits' within the company. Unfortunately, most of the people are amazing but the few that have power can make life miserable. Flexible working and Pension only attraction and is how UK SBS retain its staff. Otherwise I am sure many of the employees would leave.
Pros
Flexitime, Pension
Cons
Power Hungry, Ruthless Management
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An enjoyable working atmosphere
Programme Administrator (Former Employee) –  London20 January 2016
It was an intense experience, working for high-level programme directors and programme managers to rationalise the company footprint - reducing unused office space and making the space available work for the partner organisations.
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Great workplace
HR Administrator (Former Employee) –  Swindon1 January 2016
Working at the Research Council was very enjoyable, I made lots of friends, everybody was very helpful and friendly and seemed like you have to be a nice person to work at the Research Council.
Pros
Friendly
Cons
Parking
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3.0
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A typical admin job
Grants Administrator (Current Employee) –  Swindon1 December 2015
Team members are supportive
Flexi time is useful. A good age mix of team members,
Leave is good , pay is reasonable.
A good record of charity support
Pros
flexi time
Cons
can be boring
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Good Company To Work With
Senior Business Analyst (BI/MI) (Current Employee) –  Swindon, UK8 April 2015
The company has flexi working option, so there is no rush to reach office early in the morning, another best thing is you can work from home when ever you need. Good busy stress less days most of the month. Good co-workers and team time outs. I don't see any hard part in my job , I believe if you are skilled and commitment to work then there is no hard part in job. Management is good and helping. I have learned lots of new skills here.
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Interesting organisation
Assistant Financial Accountant (Former Employee) –  Swindon, ENG28 October 2014
Great place to work. Learnt a lot from everyone.
All employees were ever helpful.
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Fun place to work with great co-workers
Corporate PMO Analyst (Current Employee) –  Swindon14 September 2014
A typical day at work is very enjoyable at UK SBS. Co-workers are brilliant and the day goes very quickly.

The cons about the company are its poor high level management, that keeps workers kept in the dark and no training budget.
Pros
Excellent benefit and holiday packages
Cons
Poor high level management (workers kept in the dark)
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3.0
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Good range of clients.
Payroll Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Swindon9 September 2014
Always full and productive days. Learn different elements to payroll on a monthly basis. Management are always hand to resolve any issues, and are always there to back you up.
I have a great team of staff working for me, sometime the hardest part of my job is dealing with clients who don't understand legislation around payroll. It is always a enjoyable satisfaction when all payrolls are completed on time.
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