Innovate UK Reviews

Updated 26 May 2020

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  1. "Good Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Accountant in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Innovate UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive organisation with good training opportunities, lots of opportunities to develop and progress, great managers.

    Cons

    As with any public sector organisation, decision making and change can be slow.

  2. "Supportive and interesting place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Executive 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Innovate UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good training opportunities, lots of opportunities to develop and progress, great managers.

    Cons

    benefits are changing and we have lost our bonus

  3. "Interesting"

    5.0
    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

  4. "A great place to work and a great place to develop"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Innovate UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great development opportunities for those willing to work hard and apply themselves - A warm, friendly and open environment - Great flexibility for staff - Lots of training opportunities - A majority of managers open to mentoring and supporting staff with their career development - Highly engaged colleagues, passionate about their work - A range of policies and processes to support colleagues facing difficulties (both in and out of work) - Rewarding hard-work and a positive, can-do approach - Demonstrable career development (if you are willing to take feedback, grow and improve) - A real purpose that supports the UK economy

    Cons

    - A fair amount of change (not controlled by Innovate UK) - Employee's based in different locations can mean not seeing certain colleagues a lot

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  5. "Working at Innovate UK"

    5.0
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Innovate UK

    Pros

    Positive, results-focused culture. Expert and knowledgeable colleagues. Knowing that the work you're doing makes a difference to small and growing businesses, and contributes to the health of the U.K. economy.

    Cons

    Inter-departmental politics - but only sometimes Lots of field-based colleagues can slow response times. Partnership working with other organisations needs careful handling to maximise outcomes.

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    "A dynamic and worthwhile organisation"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Head of Corporate Communications 
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    I worked at Innovate UK full-time

    Pros

    Sense of mission and reward; surrounded by bright and enthusiastic people; a dynamic and challenging environment.

    Cons

    Many competing priorities; uncertainty pending merger into UKRI.

  7. "Good pay, family friendly and welcoming"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay with supportive management who invest in their staff. Family friendly company and you feel like you are making a real difference to the UK economy. Bright, clean lovely working environment.

    Cons

    Staff canteen could be better and car parking an issue.

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  8. "Innovate UK"

    4.0
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Innovate UK

    Pros

    diverse range of employees ; opportunities for the hard worker

    Cons

    office located in Swindon

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  9. "Good people, good future"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
     
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Innovate UK

    Pros

    Ideas are listened to. High levels of respect

    Cons

    Pockets of poor management. Not enough focus on efficiency

  10. "Generally Good"

    4.0
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    I worked at Innovate UK

    Pros

    Very good pay for a short term contract. Friendly team and standard 9-5 working days. Office very accessible in Swindon town centre.

    Cons

    Some of the work became very laborious and repetitive. As the nature of a short term contract there was no room for movement.

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