Compare Department for Work And Pensions vs OSTC BETA

See how OSTC vs. Department for Work And Pensions compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
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Department for Work And Pensions

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OSTC

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 436 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 110 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.9
Work-life balance
3.2
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
3.6
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Department for Work And Pensions Ceo Peter Schofield
66%
66%Peter Schofield
CEO Approval
OSTC Ceo Lee Hodgkinson
87%
87%Lee Hodgkinson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
65%
% Recommend to a friend
79%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
43%
Positive Business Outlook
68%

Salaries

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What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Flexi time"(in 71 reviews)
"Flexible working"(in 55 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 8 reviews)
"Traders"(in 7 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Senior management"(in 29 reviews)
"Dwp"(in 22 reviews)
Cons
"Long working hours"(in 17 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 10 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Senior USer Researcher

I worked at Department for Work And Pensions full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Friendly people and good tech

Cons

None spring to mind at the moment

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at OSTC full-time

Pros

One of the best things about OSTC is the people. The company has family feel to it, and all staff are approachable, including the Directors. It's very inclusive with social events planned... monthly during the summer. There's an obvious scope to grow and develop within the company, which is actively encouraged, especially if you are motivated to do so. The company are dedicated to employee development, with regular appraisals / goal & development reviews. Salary is very reasonable for the area. The company itself is branching out on different directions, and you feel the enthusiasm, ambition and dedication from the Board, which in turn gives the entire company a positive feeling and belief in the future of OSTC. Overall, I would recommend OSTC as a good place to work.

Cons

The lift is still broken after God knows how many years. Good for exercise, but doesn't present a professional first impression of the company. Neither does the facade of the building. Things which... i understand are in hand. However, they've been in hand for years, and it doesn't seem to have progressed any further. Another con is the lack of benefits. Salary is reasonable, but I feel more benefits, such a Private Medical / Dental, should be offered to staff.

Advice to Management

It would be beneficial for your staff if you included more health benefits (on top of the salary), such as PMI and Group Dental, maybe a corporate rate for a local gym, rather than just a pension.

Job Postings