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Department for Work And Pensions Reviews

Updated November 6, 2018
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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 46 reviews)

  • "flexible working, 25 days leave" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Decision Maker"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family friendly for parents with young children

    Cons

    Progression can be limited for parents


  5. "Case Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexi time, annual leave, people engagement,

    Cons

    hard to progress within civil service


  6. "Depends on your job within the department"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Regular opportunities if you are a hard worker and show motivation
    Nice people

    Cons

    Can be boring depending on the work
    Failure to consult employee opinion when implementing changes sometimes


  7. "Excellent."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is an excellent place to work.

    Cons

    I have no cons. this is a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  8. "OED is a good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Change Manager in Scunthorpe, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Change Manager in Scunthorpe, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working for DWP for 35 years has seen a lot of change but I have always felt fully supported with appropriate learning/upskilling.
    The Department's work life balance and Diversity & Equality policies make a big difference particularly the flexibility and reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities

    Cons

    Can be difficult to progress if you aren't good at completing competency based application forms.

    Advice to Management

    Hub locations are not a disability friendly policy as it can restrict people from applying because they can't travel the distance to a hub due to disability. Please advertise more clearly roles where work from home (even part time) can be accommodated if it's a reasonable adjustment.


  9. "Toxic culture"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Colleagues are generally good people

    Cons

    - Toxic culture
    - Not safe to challenge
    - Salary incorrect and errors made numerous months
    - Bullying culture bred from senior leadership and passed down
    - An attitude that delays, poor performance and overspending public money is acceptable


  10. "A good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Iteresting work, job security, decent pension

    Cons

    pay not as good as private sector

    Advice to Management

    better pay


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