Department for Work And Pensions

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DWP Analyst Position

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Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

I worked at Department for Work And Pensions

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Workforce consists of highly motivated and intelligent people, teeming with ideas. Enjoyable working lifestyle and opportunities to contribute to work which may have wide impact on society.

Cons

Often too relaxed and many lack much drive on a day to day basis. Lack of accountability and performance management

Advice to Management

Good management, tasks well delegated both within groups and smaller teams within. Greater transparency and cooperation between teams would not go amiss however

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

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    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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Give ambitious people a challenge and reduce the hierarchy.


  2. Inner workings - interesting

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    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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