Crown Prosecution Service Employee Reviews about "far too many"

Updated 28 Sep 2020

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Crown Prosecution Service CEO / Director of Public Prosecutions Rebecca Lawrence / Max Hill QC
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  • "stats’, inflicting yet more processes on lawyers carrying huge case loads(in 5 reviews)

  • "Far too many managers with no caseload chasing(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Really rather poor"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Paralegal in London, England

    I worked at Crown Prosecution Service full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Access to wealth of cases

    Cons

    Far too many to advance

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    "Lawyers not valued."

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    Current Employee - Lawyer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting and fulfilling work, a sense of doing a worthwhile job

    Cons

    Management forget that law is the core business. Far too many managers with no caseload chasing ‘stats’, inflicting yet more processes on lawyers carrying huge case loads. You stand a better chance of progressing in the service by being administrative/business staff than you do as a lawyer. Real blame culture and lack of support from senior managers who place unrealistic expectations on staff whilst ignoring the the fact that unmanageable workloads cause huge stress.

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    "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 hopefully not too late for him to see what's been done to this once excellent Service and start a wholesale overhaul of the current tick box NHS style management structure. Good people badly managed. Terrible morale, largely down to Micro-management, which creates fear and fraught performance wherever it has been rolled out. Completely wrong management model for the CPS, as in fact the Managers who are good and understand the work secretly think

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