DFID Reviews

Updated 11 Jun 2020

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4.2
89%
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75%
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DFID Secretary of State  Justine Greening
Justine Greening
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance, interesting work(in 7 reviews)

  • "Idealistic people chilled out work environment generous leave entitlement and lots of professional development opportunities(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "As you'd expect in the civil service, a lot of things about DFID are a bit antiquated(in 6 reviews)

  • "Internal transfers difficult, inexperienced line managers(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Solid Infrastructure"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Policy and Programmer Manager in Maputo, Maputo Province

    I worked at DFID full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Robust, development oriented, competitive and investor in people

    Cons

    Affected by changes a central level and constant changes of expatriates

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  2. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in East Kilbride, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DFID full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, friendly positive working atmosphere

    Cons

    Not much around the location

  3. "Xxxxx"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at DFID full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You never forget the people you work with.

    Cons

    Difficulty in getting career development to a higher grade.

  4. "One of the best development agencies to work with"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Economic Advisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DFID full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Subject matter. Chance to impact how large resources are allocated. Colleagues

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Uncertainty. Changing mission. Excessive consultation

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  5. "Good overall"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at DFID full-time

    Pros

    good stuff free donuts :)

    Cons

    bad stuff it's really hot

  6. "one of the best organisation"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Desk Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DFID full-time

    Pros

    Diverse Decent Salary Perks and allowances are very good. Follows the rule book and take care of the employees welfare

    Cons

    Limited growth but it balances with the benefits you get

  7. "Great organisation, purpose under pressure"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - A1, Team Leader 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at DFID full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    DFID is a globally recognised thought leader. Representing DFID gives you clout. It's a devolved organisation, so even mid-level manager have influence over large budgets and programmes.

    Cons

    The pay is not fully competitive and career progression is slow.

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  8. "Company Overview"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Deputy Programmer Manager 

    I have been working at DFID full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good organization with lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Takes time to move in the ladder

  9. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Corporate Trust Analyst 

    I worked at DFID full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, interesting work

    Cons

    A lot of admin work

  10. "GAVI replenishment event team leader"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Team Leader 

    I have been working at DFID full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working. Important values. Eliminating world poverty

    Cons

    Sometimes you work overseas in some tough locations

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