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Updated 19 Jul 2019

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Crown Prosecution Service CEO Peter Lewis
Peter Lewis
13 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "More interested in your development than other Government Departments"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crown Prosecution Service full-time

    Pros

    Flexi time, Sick pay, Mat/Pat pay, Special Leave, generous annual leave entitlement, good pension, will pay towards education.

    Cons

    micromanagement, gradist behaviour from managers

    Advice to Management

    take a leaf from HR book in how to interact with staff

    Crown Prosecution Service2018-12-20
  2. "Meaningful work, good for flexible working"

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    Current Employee - Senior Crown Prosecutor 

    I have been working at Crown Prosecution Service full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Meaningful work and flexible working.

    Cons

    Subject to which part of CPS you work, the management can sometimes be overbearing. That said there are some brilliant managers in CPS and overall there is a clear commitment to excellence.

    Crown Prosecution Service2019-07-19
  3. "CPS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crown Prosecution Service full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexi time, opportunity to join other teams

    Cons

    Under staffed and needs more funding

    Crown Prosecution Service2019-07-04
  4. "Turned Toxic"

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    Former Employee - Senior Crown Prosecutor in Canterbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Crown Prosecution Service full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I worked for many years at CPS. In the early years (2010 onward) I could not have been more positive. Security means if your role is office-based, it can genuinely be a 9 to 5 job.

    Cons

    Austerity kicked-in and management lost touch with any reality: Work piled-up with no chance of getting any of it done Constantly behind and missing deadlines Blame culture Near zero-career progression Heavy emphasis on getting work done over any kind of quality If you are a court advocate, forget quality of life - you won't have one

    Advice to Management

    I don't think you can fix the core problems - the austerity lead cuts just cut too deep.

    Crown Prosecution Service2019-03-18
  5. "Paralegal Business Manager"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal Business Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crown Prosecution Service full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Civil Service is great for flexibility, smarter working and pension!

    Cons

    Overload of work, retention of staff, poor recruitment, Poor HR.

    Advice to Management

    Resilience and seeing the bigger picture. Focus on the foundation (admin teams) and then the lofty heights before recruiting.

    Crown Prosecution Service2018-12-09
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Hell on Earth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Crown Prosecution Service full-time

    Pros

    Tins of celebrations and digestive

    Cons

    RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN

    Crown Prosecution Service2019-01-03
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Paralegal Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Crown Prosecution Service full-time

    Pros

    Job satisfaction

    Cons

    limited promotion of personal development

    Crown Prosecution Service2018-11-20
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Officer"

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    Former Employee - Executive Officer in London, England

    I worked at Crown Prosecution Service full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours within reason, training development.

    Cons

    Not supported by Management, and can often be asked to carry out work well outside your remit on a frequent basis.

    Crown Prosecution Service2018-08-24
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Too laid back"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Crown Prosecution Service full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Job security just like any government department

    Cons

    No flexible working and IT leaves much to be desired., too many paper work very laid back.

    Advice to Management

    Be abreast with times and invest in digitisation better IT systems

    Crown Prosecution Service2018-09-21
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Crown Prosecutor"

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    Current Employee - SCP in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Crown Prosecution Service full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Interesting and personally fulfilling and important work

    Cons

    Crazy distribution of resources whereby all core business and front line work is loaded onto less than 50%of the workforce. Top down restructure has taken place as a result of Austerity, meaning far too many managers of numerous ranks without any case load and too few lawyers with far too many cases allocated to them for their sole responsibility. Eg I have well over 100...seriously! New DPP comes with a great rep and...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your better instincts and talk to the decent managers from 6 years ago about how the Service should really be run

    Crown Prosecution Service2018-08-26
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