DWF Reviews

Updated 13 Aug 2020

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3.3
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  • "No real progression for paralegals in terms of training contracts being granted externally most of the time(in 13 reviews)

  • "Worse still, in a conversation with HR I was reminded that when I DO return to work that I will again be required to work long hours to meet(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Manchester City Centre, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DWF full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to get involved in a wide range of projects, great culture and work environment - collaborative team spirit

    Cons

    Fast paced environment, perfect for self starters but might not be everyone's cup of tea.

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  2. "very good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Manchester, England

    I worked at DWF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very good place to work

    Cons

    there are none at all


  3. "Good quality work, lovely colleagues"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Manchester, England

    I have been working at DWF full-time

    Pros

    Quality of work, nice office, work/life balance

    Cons

    Remuneration not on a par with other similar firms.

  4. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Liverpool, England

    I worked at DWF full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fab pay and really nice atmosphere

    Cons

    None really, it was a really great place to work

  5. "Average"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Manchester, England

    I worked at DWF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some teams in the Company were well respected and encouraged growth/development.

    Cons

    Some teams had young and inexperienced managers which bred an unsettling culture.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Never work here"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Preston, North West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DWF full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is a door so you can leave

    Cons

    Weird hierarchy, odd recruitment policy, too demanding

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  7. "Good company to work for."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Solicitor in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DWF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative, welcoming environment. Open to new ideas.

    Cons

    Tech is on the slow side sometimes.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Poor"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solicitor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DWF full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Main pro is flexible working & there is some innovation

    Cons

    Cons Outweigh the pros-factory like atmosphere, poor financial rewards, high staff turnover, constant IT problems, high handed treatment of staff reflects their origins in volume work and does not inspire loyalty

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Paralegals are overworked!"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at DWF full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice(ish) team, Snacks every Friday and in the heart of London

    Cons

    Management is horrific, felt bullied and overworked

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, harsh outlook."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at DWF full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Office, tech, views, progression, canteen.

    Cons

    High pressure, difficult to navigate social hierarchy.

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