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Department for Work And Pensions Reviews

Updated January 18, 2019
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Department for Work And Pensions Permanent Secretary Peter Schofield
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Pros
  • "Flexi time (when it can be used properly)" (in 48 reviews)

  • "Friendly, interesting projects, flexible working" (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management somewhat unaware of actual experience of employees" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Usual cons of a major civil service department" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice environment. Good pay. Interesting work.

    Cons

    I had a really long commute.

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  2. Helpful (3)

    "great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great benefits and the co-workers make the company great

    Cons

    career advancement difficult without having friends in upper management

  3. "I would like to hear soon from you"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Department for Work And Pensions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My best reason to work with this company is because I am a social worker and also have enough experiences.

    Cons

    I really need a job because I do have family to take care.

    Advice to Management

    Team work for an excellent improvement.


  4. "Data Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, interesting projects, flexible working

    Cons

    Few promotion opportunities, politics, salary stagnation


  5. "Lovely place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Department for Work And Pensions full-time

    Pros

    Best people I've worked with, strong focus on work life balance and flexibility, interesting work, helping the public, competitive pay.

    Cons

    Usual cons of a major civil service department


  6. "n/a"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Department for Work And Pensions part-time

    Pros

    Flexi time is a good thing

    Cons

    Too may "job for life" people with cushy hours, means new entrants get the bad shifts

    Advice to Management

    Be fair


  7. "Customer Service Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Department for Work And Pensions full-time

    Pros

    Good progression opportunity for right candidate

    Cons

    Too many system and management changes

  8. "administrative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Department for Work And Pensions full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work friendly staff

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for promotion


  9. "Good working environment"

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    Former Employee - Statistician
    Former Employee - Statistician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Department for Work And Pensions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities for progression
    Encouraging and supportive environment
    Training and interesting courses/seminars encouraged to attend
    Good variety of work

    Cons

    Not many social aspects outside of work
    Some managers afraid to challenge difficult people


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Caseworker"

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    Current Employee - Caseworker in Newport, Newport, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Caseworker in Newport, Newport, Wales (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Felix time
    Laid back job
    Disibillity frendly

    Cons

    Boring work
    Lack of management