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Updated 22 June 2018
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  • "Senior appointments have little work / life balance" (in 41 reviews)

  • "Constantly being away from home" (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Chef"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn a trade and work with some great people

    Cons

    Money, travel opportunities, promoting in the current trade


  2. "FUN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    CAMIRADERE, never alone and have a good support network of friends

    Cons

    can be tough at certain times and had to buy my own kit to keep up with the job.

  3. "7 Year Service Leaver"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Troop Commander
    Current Employee - Troop Commander
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Countless valuable benefits (pension, accommodation, medical, dental, annual leave). Constantly delivers variety, one week is rarely the same as the last. Heavily invests in training and rewards those pursuing sports, adventure and social events. Unbeatable work/life balance in periods of low activity.

    Cons

    Frequent (2 yearly) assignments to often inconvenient and unglamorous locations. Poor levels of administrative support and little investment in working environments and infrastructure. Bureaucratic and constrained by onerous policy, remarkably risk-averse and high organisational overheads.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in and provide modern and efficient back office systems in order to ensure those trained soldiers and officers can focus on mission delivery, quality training and capability development. To include streamlining, clarity and effective information management of policies and documentation. MoD service providers such as ISS to adopt a more client/customer approach to service provision at a lower (ie user) level .


  4. "Commissioned Officer in the British Army"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent employer, full time career or short term engagement to gain experience

    Cons

    Work life balance can be an issue and salary is not great (especially recently with public sector pay rise limited to 1%)


  5. "Driver ADR instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The British Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay life times work

    Cons

    Time away from family can be long hours


  6. "British Army"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time

    Pros

    Variety, job stability, managing people

    Cons

    Budget restrictions, time away from home, lack of stability in one place


  7. "Was an ok job, good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The British Army full-time

    Pros

    Experience, friends, benefits and leave entitlement

    Cons

    tradition, stuck in ways, difficult to work with people

  8. "Demanding yet rewarding roles that will stretch you."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Aldershot, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Aldershot, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work with differing countries and cultures

    Cons

    Self centred and a lack of family understanding at times

    Advice to Management

    Know your employees as they are the organisation. Support the team first


  9. "Musician's Dream"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Musician
    Current Employee - Musician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Travel around the country and the world
    - Perform at many high-profile events
    - Work alongside incredible people

    Cons

    - Requirement to work very early and very late
    - Lack of structured training for Reserve Musicians

    Advice to Management

    Provide a structured plan for Reserve Musician Phase 2 Training


  10. "A once great career opportunity failing fast"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Regular income

    Opportunity to travel

    Management training

    Cons

    Pay not comparable to civilian sector

    No tours any more

    Certain trades are almost impossible to promote past sergeant

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on retention of your workforce rather than the recruitment from niche demographics with poor advertising.


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