Department for Work And Pensions Reviews

Updated May 26, 2020

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3.5
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Department for Work And Pensions Permanent Secretary Peter Schofield
Peter Schofield
75 Ratings
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  • "Out dated senior management style(in 29 reviews)

  • "Progression within the DWP can be slow compared to other Civil Service departments(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Department for Work And Pensions

    Pros

    Nice environment. Good pay. Interesting work.

    Cons

    I had a really long commute.

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    Department for Work And Pensions2016-08-22
  2. Helpful (3)

    "great"

    4.0
     

    I worked at Department for Work And Pensions

    Pros

    great benefits and the co-workers make the company great

    Cons

    career advancement difficult without having friends in upper management

    Department for Work And Pensions2014-01-23
  3. "I would like to hear soon from you"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Department for Work And Pensions full-time for 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.

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    Department for Work And Pensions2013-12-05
  4. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - PIP Case MANAGER in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexi time, optional overtime at a good rate, progressing opportunities.

    Cons

    Can't start work till 7.30am. It was much more flexible when if was 7am.

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    Department for Work And Pensions2020-05-26
  5. "Decent"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary, Flexi time, work/life balance

    Cons

    Managers that wing it with little training

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    Department for Work And Pensions2020-05-21
  6. "great"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Servant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits for employees flexible working patterns

    Cons

    there are no cons.- fab place to work

    Department for Work And Pensions2020-05-18
  7. "Good"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Economic Advisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Wide ranging remit, opportunities to rotate

    Cons

    Chronically understaffed. Negative press and poor compensation

    Department for Work And Pensions2020-05-16
  8. "Progression is hard"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Grade 7 Operational Researcher in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Secure role and steady . Quite laid back

    Cons

    Depressing that progression can be unfair and difficult

    Department for Work And Pensions2020-05-22
  9. "Great opportunity"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Front of House 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Department for Work And Pensions full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great atmoshpere well oiled teamwork good feedback from collegues good communication within the staff

    Cons

    no air con in the building

    Department for Work And Pensions2020-04-27
  10. "Part time"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Dwp Work Coach in London, England

    I worked at Department for Work And Pensions part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours can be allowed

    Cons

    No real scope for growths

    Department for Work And Pensions2020-05-12
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