Department for Work And Pensions Reviews

Updated May 26, 2022

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3.6
71%
Recommend to a Friend
69%
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Department for Work And Pensions Permanent Secretary Peter Schofield
Peter Schofield
284 Ratings
Pros
  • "Benefits are good such as pension and flexi time(in 103 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours of your choice(in 100 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Senior management are mixed - some very good, some very bad(in 40 reviews)

  • "There are no cons working for dwp(in 31 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Can be overwhelming but worth it

      May 5, 2022 - Administrative Officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You really feel like your job matters, while you don’t have a say in policies, you are able to work with some flexibility.

      Cons

      One phone call can completely change your day, sad or bad, physical threats are regular.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Rewarding

      May 25, 2022 - Work Coach Team Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excel at Supporting vulnerable people

      Cons

      Guidance is sometimes a little tricky

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good job on the whole

      May 26, 2022 - Work Coach in Coventry, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People, working hours, trusted most of the time

      Cons

      demanding, not rewarding not always recognised

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Review

      May 19, 2022 - Executive Director in Walsall, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexi time contract Good chance to progess

      Cons

      Managers do have their favourites

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Working as a work coach

      May 19, 2022 - Performance Team Leader in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Reasonably good salary, 25 holidays plus bank holidays, flexibility

      Cons

      Can be overwhelmingly busy and demanding

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good culture

      May 21, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good culture and good work life balance.

      Cons

      The organisation is very big and can be inefficient

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice environment

      May 17, 2022 - Workcoach in Walthamstow, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Easy going and friendly people

      Cons

      Can’t work from home when it can easily be implemented

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Work life balance

      May 19, 2022 - Executive Officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      yes ... great employee assist programme

      Cons

      to gain promotion , you have to apply for roles , and sit a panel

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Flexible

      May 16, 2022 - Dwp Work Coach 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very Flexible Role Rewarding helping other

      Cons

      Very hard to grow and develop further

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good all round job

      May 12, 2022 - Executive Officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working Above average local pay Good pension

      Cons

      Rubbish government policies to work under.

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    Department for Work And Pensions has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 1,260 reviews left anonymously by employees. 71% of employees would recommend working at Department for Work And Pensions to a friend and 57% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -10% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Department for Work And Pensions employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Department for Work And Pensions. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

    71% of Department for Work And Pensions employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Department for Work And Pensions 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

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