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Department for Work And Pensions Reviews

Updated March 20, 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 49 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Senior Management instructed the above 3 to carry out a cynical performance of" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Usual cons of a major civil service department" (in 15 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. "Lovely place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful employers to work for

    Cons

    Nothing bad that I have found


  5. "Good place to work +Job security"

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good staff & friendly environment, employee pension & benefits, flexitime/shifts you can choose according to your needs.

    Cons

    At times, caseloads can get bigger and unmanageable. Again depends on specific teams as not all teams have huge cases.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and divide the caseloads equally amongst teams.


  6. "statistician"

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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

    Flexible working arrangements, short commute

    Cons

    N/A public sector pay


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dwp"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Secure work and a good pension

    Cons

    Relentless pressure and managers on your back

  8. "Pleasant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Department for Work And Pensions full-time

    Pros

    Steady job (at least it was). Nice colleagues. Opportunities for promotion.

    Cons

    Opportunities for promotion sometimes depend more on who you know than what you know. Sometimes feels like centre managers can act in a tyrannical manner without any checks or intervention from senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Abandon policies that promote nepotism and bullying.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Working DWP"

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    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

    Company pension, job security etc

    Cons

    Can be highly pressurised at times

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff concerns


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Dwp Work Coach in Wells, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Dwp Work Coach in Wells, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexi time. Volunteering opportunities. Opten to development.

    Cons

    Non consistent communication between higher hierarchy and EOs