Department for Work And Pensions
3.1 of 5 22 reviews
www.dwp.gov.uk London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Department for Work And Pensions Permanent Secretary Robert Devereux

Robert Devereux

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Some interesting work affecting many people, but a lack of passion and 9am-5pm mentality

Summer Intern (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Department for Work And Pensions as an intern for less than a year

ProsExcellent work-life balance, flexible hours and ability to actually take holidays you are allocated, even as an intern. Excellent pay for interns which actually allows for decent survival in London. It is not a problem to intern as a non-British national - you get lots of chance to explore London outside of office hours unlike some other interns in the city. Great for people looking for a 9-5 job with good pay and not so much emphasis on career progression.

ConsLittle work with real responsibility is given to interns, as there are so many people working on your projects already. Very few people are passionate about their work here and getting certain things done like your registration with IT can be an administrative nightmare.

Advice to Senior ManagementInterns can make a real impact even in a short summer internship lasting ~10 weeks. They only need to be given the chance and be trusted to do good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Technical Support Technician with having 6+ years experience

Technical Support Technician (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions full-time for more than 5 years

ProsHaving 6+ years experience in IT

ConsManagement should be recognize the hard-work employees

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Great people, terrible ministers. Leave your morals at the door.

Senior Policy Analyst (Former Employee)
London, England (UK)

I worked at Department for Work And Pensions full-time for more than 8 years

ProsBig organisation, plenty of opportunity to move around and do different things. High media profile for the work, but it's all horrible coverage.

ConsEssentially an evil tool that talks in Orwellian doublespeak - says the right things and then churns out policies and operations that basically screw everyone they come into contact with.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Entry Level

Personal Adviser (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions full-time for less than a year

ProsGood Money/ Great Balance with Social life/Some good people/ Good laugh/ Inspiring People/ Rewarding with success stories.

ConsCustomer/ Pace of Change/ Inconsistent rules

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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1-2 year

Adop Worker (Current Employee)
Etāwah, Uttar Pradesh (India)

I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions part-time for more than a year

Prosi want some thing differnt.

Conswe do all work whose gave our officer.

Advice to Senior Managementwork hard

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Great Cross Government IT projects led by experienced Programme Managers

Solution Architect Corporate IT (Current Employee)

I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions

ProsFlexible Employer = great work life balance when needed.

ConsPay and Progression is constrained. Limited development opportunities.

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The higher grade management lack skills of private sector management

Executive Officer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions

Prosexcellent benefits and can get away with doing very little for alot of salary

ConsIf you are a hard worker wanting rewards and promotion it is a poor employer

Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to look at outside private sector management and get tough with staff who do not pull their weight (50%)

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Stress free job with very strong work life balance, but doesn't pay enough!

Assistant Economist (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions

ProsOnly 36 hours a week.
Lots of opportunities to train (around 2-3 weeks worth a year and seminars every other week).
Flexible working i.e. I work 9 days a fortnight.
There is very generous parental leave.
Stress free!

ConsPay is OK at first but with little growth or bonus.
Some bad managers.
Not good for ambitious young professionals; much more suitable for a person with commitments.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive ambitious people a challenge and reduce the hierarchy.

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