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UK Ministry of Defence Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2020

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3.6
61%
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UK Ministry of Defence Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon
Michael Fallon
82 Ratings
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  • "People are generally world class; however, there are many who are incompetent and MOD is generally poor at managing out non-performers(in 20 reviews)

  • "Rubbish if your out of private sector no intensity or real Challenge(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "The truth"

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    Current Employee - Vetting Office 

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job security and good terms

    Cons

    Not the best paying but made up for with term

    UK Ministry of Defence2020-01-12
  2. "Good flexibility"

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    Former Employee - Computer Nerdz 

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pension, benefits, flexi time

    Cons

    Low morale, no communication

    UK Ministry of Defence2020-01-22
  3. "Good organisation"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement are good

    Cons

    No cons of working here

    UK Ministry of Defence2020-01-02
  4. "Okay but slow"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager 

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence full-time

    Pros

    Good staff, very knowledgeable and dedicated to the work.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and slow to get things done.

    UK Ministry of Defence2020-01-15
  5. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Soldier 

    I worked at UK Ministry of Defence full-time

    Pros

    Independent living and opportunities to travel

    Cons

    Poor leadership and disorganized work life

    UK Ministry of Defence2020-01-12
  6. "Challenging, rewarding, with always something new to learn"

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    Current Employee - National Appointed List Clerk in Aldershot, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a great place to work

    Cons

    Perhaps, look at your Compensations & Benefits so I could give you a 5-star rating.

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-12-24
  7. "Great for grads rubbish for experienced hires"

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    Current Employee - Company IS Too Small to List This in Briston, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great if your out of uni

    Cons

    Rubbish if your out of private sector no intensity or real Challenge

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and hire in to actual positions

    UK Ministry of Defence2020-01-08
  8. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Accountant 

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time

    Pros

    Flexi time, generous holidays, work life balance

    Cons

    Salary, time served organisation, bias, poor morale

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-12-22
  9. "Commando Role"

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    Current Employee - Royal Marines Commando in Poole, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Travel, Free healthcare, Rehab, Dentist, Pension, Gym, Sports etc

    Cons

    Poor pay, treated like kids but not as bad as the army, promotion is done by crawling around hierarchy, recruitment is poor and the wrong type of individuals are being pushed through training for numbers and so training is made easier prepring for women.

    Advice to Management

    Man management needs to improve and the old and bold need to get with the times.

    UK Ministry of Defence2020-01-05
  10. "MoD"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager 

    I have been working at UK Ministry of Defence full-time

    Pros

    Job Security and good pension

    Cons

    Opportunities for progression sometimes limited

    UK Ministry of Defence2019-12-16
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