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Relaxed place great vibe great boss and you are on your own got to produce your goods
Lovely garden for fresh produce and fish from boats to your kitchen

Friendly island folk staff great to work with and always got a smile and a pleasure to work with
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Tea only no meals
Cons
Relaxed work like home
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Every day was a learning experience. There are endless opportunities to help out and a huge flexibility in approach and management. They are open to new ideas and constantly looking to improve.
Pros
Management flexibility
Cons
Speed of change can be slow
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Opportunistic bullying is rife within the organization.
Individual attention to detail is ignored in favor of corporate ignorance & lack of attention to mission values & end result.

Not a good life style or work balance, expect to experience family issues, alcoholism, divorce & a complex destructive lifestyle
Pros
Institions former capabilities & kudos
Cons
Non motivated freestyle bureaucracy
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Unless you are a blowhard, just look elsewhere. you will have better experience, better pay, and a better sense of self. This place will pummel you into submission until you are crying in the bathroom, barely able to make it through the day.
Pros
Looks good on a resume
Cons
Essentially Dante's Inferno
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I worked there for 1 year, fixed term contract.
I enjoyed my time and met a range of different people.

It was a collaborative and supportive organisation.
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Staff have the opportunity to gain international exposure in a very stimulating environment. The environment provides for broad development of skills and expertise in a supportive envorinment.
Unfortunately career advancement opportunities are limited.
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International exposure, work-life balance and competitive fringe benefits
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Below-average salaries and limited careed advancement opportunities.
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Hard working but friendly culture. Was involved with both Agile and PRINCE2 run projects.
Lots of opportunity to get involved with a wide variety of different projects and work with cross-organisational teams as well as external providers.
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Challenging and potentialy impactful working on implementation of UK foreign policy. Opportunity to learn languages, build great cross-cultural relationships, travel and have unique experiences. May not leave you with skils to qualify you for private sector roles. Not well paid in the UK but decent packages are available overseas.
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A Nice friendly atmosphere where everyone is working towards the same goal, working for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The workplace is similar to other government departments.
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opportunity to learn and work with people of different backgrounds. prospects to woek overseas and promotion. Flexible working hours good leave . company Pension and season ticket loan.
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Really top place to work, this is a great foundation and finish for a civil servant. Professional and respected throughout the country. Highly recommended.
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Great place to work. Never had a better job or environment to work in. The people were great and the hours good. The pay I miss more then the job but when it’s good pay you can’t knock it
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Productive and fun workplace, great people to work with and a great team. Technical skills in the bsuiness are low, however Im a contractor and come with all the required skills
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• Attended a talk and had the opportunity to meet with members of the F&C office.
• Heightened knowledge on the public sector and other areas.

• Increased network contacts for future reference.

• Enhanced my passion for the field.
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No two days the same. Great experience supporting a community and building great working relationships. Fantastic senior management who are proactive and inclusive.
Pros
Great colleagues
Cons
None
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It is a humbling experience to deliver language lessons to diplomats from various level and background. It is also a place that open opportunity to learn from diplomats who have been working hard to serving their country.
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Ample opportunities for development and career progress if start working FCO in young age ...going through ranks but not the best place for mid level career enteries ...it takes time to progress and sometimes so slow one may need to change path after all.
Extremtly intelligent, ambitious environment with highly capable and talented resources ...in right teams you go up and progress so well. In wrong teams ...it is boring at the very best.
Pros
Ample opportunities for development but not quickly enough to transition
Cons
Very low paid - as most civil service bodies are.
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Busy site in 65 acres, fulfilling security needs to the client, various job roles, can be demanding at times, simple shift pattern, 4 on 4 off, or days only.
Pros
Out in the countryside
Cons
Location, requires own transport
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All equipment, All trailer, All tracks, All lifters, All dampars, carpintar, purchasing, woshing, transportation, oprestion, maintenance, repairing, machines, plumber, electric, carpintar and all works responsibly etc
Lubers, vendors and all staff handling etc

And more professional experience knowledge etc
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Mobile phone and petrol free
Cons
Saturday is off
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Good career opportunities if that is what you want. More aimed at young single men and women, work/life balance is an issue and rarely receive any praise for going above and beyond.
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Great place to work in a grandeur of a building with lots of great history. A great bunch of people in the team but decision making could have been better.
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