Working at Ministry of Justice: Company Overview and Reviews in the United Kingdom

Ministry of Justice
8 reviews
Ministry of Justice, UK Ratings
Average rating of 8 reviews on Indeed
3.0Work-life balance
2.9Pay & benefits
3.8Job security & advancement
1,001 to 5,000
$100M to $500M (USD)
Salary satisfaction
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay, in the United Kingdom
Based on 391 reviews

Ministry of Justice reviews

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Overall reviews at Ministry of Justice

Servizio/a civile nazionale | Greater London | 6 Feb 2020
Lavoro ministeriale all'interno della prigione di stato Wormwood Scrubs B Kat
Incensurati e sempre disponibili a lavorare più ore. Ma a lungo andare può essere molto pesante.
Engineer | Reading | 6 Nov 2019
Contractor on short term contract
Short project, decommissioning a site that was closing down. Worked with a couple of people as most people had already started work at the new location
Administrative Officer | Stoke-on-Trent | 16 Dec 2021
toxic work environment
incredibly difficult place to work, lack of communication between management, lack of training with management, i don’t know how they got their roles. no room for progression, they didn’t allow you to be put forward to higher roles as there was a lack of staffing. impacted my mental health massively leading to me handing in my resignation. expected a lot from you for 19k
Prosthe team i trained with were lovely
Constoxic workplace
Project Manager | Central Region | 1 May 2018
Courts Buildings
I worked with an individual institution owned by one person and with 70 workers in different professions in the construction sector. I was their manager. We implemented 2 of the buildings of the general courts in the central region of Saudi Arabia. The work was the implementation of the concrete structure and block works. By the owner of the project.
Correctional Officer | Kent | 24 Nov 2021
A challenge, yet rewarding environment.
Surround yourself with like minded 'straight' Officers and you can't go wrong. You know who the cons are but not the bent officers so anyone you are unsure of treat them like a con. Be nice and engaging, but keep them at an arm's length.
ProsGreat team
ConsSecond.Hand Inhalation
Correctional Officer | Birmingham | 23 Nov 2020
Depressing, low pay, extreme danger at times
Worked as a prison officer, manager didn't bother holding training sessions with me for my first 12 months. I should have had them at least once every 2 months. The pay seems good until you start and realise how dangerous it is, you could be involved in use of force and sustain a life changing injury and that's it. Top management don't care how you feel, 70% of my team left in the first year.
Pros1 hour lunch
ConsLong shifts, low wage, high risk, management that don't care, racism.
Correctional Officer | Wiltshire | 19 Sep 2019
Fast pace work
Working with angry young men with no respect for authority can be challenging,but strong resolve to stick to the rules and regulations,be patient and understanding.
ProsTeam spirit
ConsCan feel isolated
Team Leader | Stoke-on-Trent | 6 Feb 2020
Nice space to work
Great space for career progression. Collaborative work policy, nice work environment greedily coworkers and management
ProsCareer progression
Assistant Teacher | Italia | 8 Dec 2019
Collaboration with the Judge in his various activities, among which the organization of the judicial files, research on case law and on the most recent jurisprudence and the arrangement of the judgements
Court Clerk | Αθήνα | 2 Mar 2020
Good working environment good communication and cooperation
Good communication and cooperation with a good environment and good education about the object of my work
Delivery Manager | France | 3 Jun 2021
Great people and excellent place to work
Great place to work but the pay structure is not at all competitive with the open market, this means they lose out on great staff unless they employ them as contractors which is often what they have to resort to
Software Architect | Doha | 3 May 2020
Normal and competitive Workplace
I have been working in the Ministry of Justice in Qatar since 2104 until now. The work was sometimes hard and I spend a lot of extra time and attending the weekend time, but they treat they're employees with fairness, respect and kindness, and to me that makes such a big difference.
ProsFree Gym - Medical Assurance - Housing allowance
ConsNo Education Allowance - Salary is not sufficient for a higher standard of living
Collection Agent | Manukau City, Auckland | 28 Sep 2014
Productive, no 2 days were the same and my colleagues and management made it easier to come to work
Typical day at work would involve great team bonding at the same time getting the required work done. Having an awesome team allowed us to never have a dull moment at work, we could laugh at each other's errors and then solve them together as a team. Hardest part of the day would be, having to do our jobs and the outcome not being to that of what the customer had to do but we were restricted by legislation to do anything else.
Collection Agent | Auckland City, Auckland | 5 Sep 2017
Keeping Your Composure
As a collections agent/bailiff, work was never dull and there was always job security. There was a need for compassion for the department's "clients" but also a requirement to come to a successful conclusion for both parties
ProsTeam Comraderie
ConsThreatening Situations
Liaison | Auckland City, Auckland | 2 Feb 2016
Challenging and fun workplace.
Working at the Ministry of Justice Fines Collections Department was a very challenging experience. My job involved preparing daily warrants for our bailiffs to action, issueing and printing Warrant to Seize Property, taking the next action on returned Warrants, assigning Warrant to Arrest, dealing with customers over the counter who have had their vehicles seized or clamped by our bailiffs, setting up time payment arrangements, dealing with customers who have Court Imposed fines, arranging police assistance for our bailiffs when needed. The job is very challenging and can be very demanding at times, but having to work in a great and supportive team made my job alot easier. The hardest part of the job would be sometimes having to deal with aggresive and abusive customers, but the most enjoyable part of the job, is having to help customers who are struggling to pay their fines by setting up time payment arrangements with them.
Marketing Associate | Zagreb | 13 Oct 2016
An unforgettable experience
I worked in Ministry for almost two years. I have learned a lot about Public Relations and Marketing. I worked with wonderful people but when I realized that there is no opportunity for progress in my career, I quit my job.
General Office Administrator | Auckland City, Auckland | 18 May 2016
great environment and team
on a day to day basis I answer phones, set up meetings, file folders, email staff/management, updating roster. I came out of this job with great learning experiences and many skills,due to previous studies i learnt a great deal around computing and internet/Microsoft programmes but working for the ministry boosted and enhance more of my skilled capability. My team were always a joy to work with i believe a company can only exceed if your workers are always happy and that was exactly what the atmosphere was. The hardest part of the job was just really being seated all day and not being very proactive due to high computing (email,files) needs. the most enjoyable part was always getting the job done and beyond the companies expectations.
Prosgreat team, great employer
Consnot very active
Customer Service Representative | Wellington | 11 Sep 2013
The most enjoyable part of the job
* Commitment * Multi Skills * Hard worker * Reliable * Team Player * Goals Achievements * Priotise * Planing and organsing. * Problem solving. * A floater
ProsMorning teas for team goals for complish of achievements

Questions and answers about Ministry of Justice

How did you feel about telling people you worked at Ministry of Justice?
Asked 9 May 2017
Interesting work and the flexible hours
Answered 28 Dec 2018 doing justice at all.levels of life and I know working with the ministry of justices befits my choice of work!
Answered 4 Aug 2018
How long does the vetting process take? I've been waiting ~2 months
Asked 30 Aug 2017
3 months waiting slow process
Answered 29 Jul 2019
I've waited 2 months before it depends on your history
Answered 29 Jul 2019
What role would I be qualified to do with a ba honours degree in social policy to work with in the ministry of justice?
Asked 27 Mar 2017
Social worker, but you would need to go and do your social work training. The qualification you have in social policy would help you no end as a social worker.
Answered 2 Feb 2019
Community Service Officers who can review the individual circumstances of offenders and given recommendations to be presiding sentencing officer
Answered 29 Nov 2017
How often do pay and performance reviews occur at Ministry of Justice?
Asked 14 Jun 2019
Yearly performance review. No pay review (virtually ever)
Answered 13 Feb 2020
Meant to be annually but some reason the wages have dropped dramatically and it is no wonder that they have difficulty in getting the staff to fill the roles
Answered 7 Jan 2020
Is there weekend work involved with an Administration Officer role?
Asked 24 Jul 2018
No weekends included in contract
Answered 22 Jul 2019
Sometimes overtime only Saturday a.m.
Answered 9 Sep 2018