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Public Health England Reviews

Updated Dec 9, 2019

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3.8
84%
Recommend to a Friend
73%
Approve of CEO
Public Health England Chief Executive Duncan Selbie
Duncan Selbie
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible working policy which allows you to work from home when needed(in 17 reviews)

  • "Excellent work/life balance (Although this may largely depend on where you work/who your line manager is)(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "no influx of new and exciting roles and no or very limited career progression(in 7 reviews)

  • "can be too "civil service"-like at times and/or too militaristic(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Public Health England full-time

    Pros

    Great people, work-life balance and training and advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Some of the managers were not right for their roles (e.g. a data manager who knew very little about data).

    Public Health England2019-11-04
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Public Health England full-time

    Pros

    The people are without a doubt the best reason to work here. Best people to work with in the world

    Cons

    Hours arent the best, introduced shift work which a lot of people arent happy with and causes confusion with everyone as rotas arent known till a week or two in adavance.

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    Public Health England2016-04-25
  3. "Good experience gaining"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Public Health England full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - varied work experience opportunities - respectful and professional culture and staff - interesting work - large organisation

    Cons

    - can be too "civil service"-like at times and/or too militaristic - no influx of new and exciting roles and no or very limited career progression - culture bit old fashioned at times

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    Public Health England2019-11-30
  4. "Pro: Lots of benefits, Con: dated old school team and processes"

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    Current Employee - Emergency Preparedness Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    healthcare, flexible working hours,

    Cons

    bullying, set in their ways, dont like new ideas

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    Public Health England2019-12-09
  5. "Excellent experience, great training, mediocre salary"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to work on interesting projects and gain excellent experience

    Cons

    Salary mediocre Training opportunities for MSC and PhD now very restricted

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    Public Health England2019-11-12
  6. "Working at the forefront of public health"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Public Health England full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working; learning opportunities; exciting work

    Cons

    Pay lower than average; poor employee engagement; opportunities for progression vary by team

    Public Health England2019-10-16
  7. "Phe review"

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    Current Employee - Bioinformatics 

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good exposure to front line public health

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for development, low salary

    Public Health England2019-10-12
  8. "Excellent Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Healthcare Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been supported in any research opportunities I wish to carry out and senior staff are keen for you better yourself.

    Cons

    The pay scale does not increase annual as it does for staff in similar roles in the NHS.

    Public Health England2019-09-17
  9. "Fantastic workplace"

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    Current Employee - Communications Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and fantastic opportunities

    Cons

    Absolutely no downsides to work here

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    Public Health England2019-08-30
  10. "Slow if you are used to commercial environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Health England full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    World class marketing health campaigns

    Cons

    Slow and hard to get stuff done

    Public Health England2019-08-12
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