Ofgem Reviews

Updated 10 February, 2015
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  1. Good but dull

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ofgem

    Pros

    Flexible working is an option

    Cons

    Lots of work and expectation to work overtime all the time

    Advice to Management

    Involve others in decision making and use factual stats to make decisions

  2. Low staff retention - low motivation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ofgem full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are looking for work in the public sector it may be a good starting point, especially if you are early in your career. It also helps to be proactive in be seen in doing things and play along with management's tune. Good pension scheme - if you can trust that you will get it back in the future. Good level of communication among colleagues

    Cons

    The pay package is generally low. Staff retention is not on management's list of priorities. People with actual industry knoweldge may be perceived as people with unrealistic views. You need to be a political animal with low ambitions for your career to survive. Decsisions are not always based on the merits of the numbers, which can be very frustrating and demotivating for employees

    Advice to Management

    No advice - doubt it will be heard as internal feedback has been neglected.

  3. Great experience in the energy/ regulation sector

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ofgem

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work and life balance and some interesting opportunities. Great people.

    Cons

    High staff turnover. Salary not very competitive

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    Great people plus challenging and interesting work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Economist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Economist in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ofgem full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stimulating GB and EU driven project based work with exposure to a diverse range of stakeholders. Operating in an increasingly high profile political environment adds an interesting dimension. Colleagues are friendly, sociable, knowledgable and motivated.

    Cons

    Ofgem seems to be in perpetual state of reorganisation and reprioritisation. Management structure has too many layers and this hierarchy leads to bottlenecks. IT resources are poor and show no noticeable signs of improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Greater focus on staff retention, organisational priorities and better dissemination of information to staff.

  6. It was full on with loads of meetings

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Project Support Officer in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Project Support Officer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ofgem as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lovely working environment to work in

    Cons

    Takes time to understand acronym used in the organisation .

  7. good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ofgem

    Pros

    great people, flexible working hours

    Cons

    slow, bureaucratic, takes time for things to progress

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  8. Positive experience and good employer overall. Good stepping stone for getting into the energy industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Economist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Economist in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ofgem full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Get good responsibility and opens many doors. Very young staff also. Good experience to engage both with private and public sectors - and if you are in the public sector looking to move to the private, this is potentially a good stepping stone option.

    Cons

    High turnover of staff but partly because of opportunities and age of staff. There are also some quite dry roles - but even in these there will be some good opportunities if you demonstrate potential.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage staff rotation and better co-ordination between markets and the regulated parts

  9. Very positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ofgem

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I was lucky to have an excellent manager that promoted development and progress within the organisation.
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    High staff turnover
    knowledge drain due to turnover
    difficult to get training supported and signed off

    Advice to Management

    Bigger training budget required
    More focus on cross company project work

  10. Good place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Economist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Economist in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ofgem full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    nice work environment, good atmosphere, interesting and relevant issues to work on, you learn a lot about the energy market, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Pay ok but could be better, very bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    decentralise decision making

  11. Great Place Great people wish the money was better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ofgem full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    once you are in you are in ...

    Cons

    the money isnt that good

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