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    "Appalling culture of bullying and bad practice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Innovate UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay for a town wage

    Cons

    Bullying is rife from senior staff and anyone who isn't monitored closely. Bullies are almost always paid off and incompetence is also rewarded. The introduction of the new CEO assisted in this organisation becoming a hellish place to work. Directors have been and remain dangerously incompetent in HR, Finance, Communications and the CEO herself. Turning a blind eye and burying what's going on in her quest to be...

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    Innovate UK2017-05-09

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  1. "Interesting"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Innovate UK full-time

      Pros

      interesting and wide ranging work, great colleagues

      Cons

      none that i have experienced

      Innovate UK2019-02-26
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      "Rudderless, self-serving management, bullying culture, crooks paid off."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Innovate UK for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Excellent supposed mission - if only some of the staff knew what it was like to a startup or early stage SME!

      Cons

      Where to start?! The CEO that came in around 2014/15 was out of her depth, but felt that she was royalty. She remained too remote to ever understand the organisation and ended up simply slavishly adhering to the whims of the sponsoring government department. A lack of transparency in appointments saw bizarre promotions - particularly for those close to the CEO or whos faced fitted, irrespective of ability. The remote...

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      Advice to Management

      Listen to experienced staff - value their experience and insight and use it to develop the organisation into what it should be. Do the same with the companies the organisation is supposed to support, most of whom bemoan the arduous grant application process and opaque application assessment process.

      Innovate UK2018-10-04

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