Department for Work And Pensions

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

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Economist in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Assistant Economist in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions

Pros

Only 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!

Cons

Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

Give ambitious people a challenge and reduce the hierarchy.

No opinion of CEO

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    Inner workings - interesting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Private Secretary in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Private Secretary in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions

    Pros

    Big department, with lots of opportunities to do different things right across the PSG spectrum, particularly heavy on delivery. Good work life balance, mostly, and a very well developed Management and Leadership development program,

    Cons

    Long hours tend to be unrewarded when they happen (but flipside is flexi, 6 weeks annual leave, variety of staff incentives), some areas of the business are incredibly hierarchical and ageist (need to 'serve your time')

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much really - lose the focus on rigidity and making sure everyone's doing the same thing at the same time, find a way to exploit the long tail from an organisation of 120,000 people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Band B - AO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DASO Jobcentre in Newport, Newport, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - DASO Jobcentre in Newport, Newport, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions

    Pros

    Safe place to work when in recession. People to work with are great.

    Cons

    90% of the time its only a very short contract which will put people off. If you work hard they tend to keep you on. But usually only on longer temp contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good team overall, they are really good with their staff.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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