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Department for Work And Pensions Reviews

Updated 9 January 2019
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Department for Work And Pensions Permanent Secretary Peter Schofield
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Pros
  • "Flexi time (when it can be used properly)" (in 47 reviews)

  • "FlexibLe working achievable targets" (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management somewhat unaware of actual experience of employees" (in 19 reviews)

  • "hard to progress within civil service" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Challenging Fast Paced Enviroment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Basildon, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Basildon, South East England, England

    I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love the constant human interaction and being able to help and support people each day.

    Cons

    Lack of progression, Minimal opportunities and when something comes up its normally only temporary and often given out to people closest to the people at the top and not those right for the roles can be very frustrating.


  2. "Good working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions full-time

    Pros

    Great people and interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Not that come to mine!

  3. "Customer Service Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Department for Work And Pensions full-time

    Pros

    Good progression opportunity for right candidate

    Cons

    Too many system and management changes


  4. "administrative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Department for Work And Pensions full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work friendly staff

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for promotion


  5. "Good working environment"

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    Former Employee - Statistician
    Former Employee - Statistician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Department for Work And Pensions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities for progression
    Encouraging and supportive environment
    Training and interesting courses/seminars encouraged to attend
    Good variety of work

    Cons

    Not many social aspects outside of work
    Some managers afraid to challenge difficult people


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Caseworker"

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    Current Employee - Caseworker in Newport, Newport, Wales
    Current Employee - Caseworker in Newport, Newport, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Felix time
    Laid back job
    Disibillity frendly

    Cons

    Boring work
    Lack of management


  7. "Stepping stone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions full-time

    Pros

    Benefits such as Flexi time, special leave, maternity leave
    Development Opportunities (if you are persistent)

    Cons

    extremely cliquey environment
    immediate changes to work

    Advice to Management

    senior leaders need to listen to front line staff

  8. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    not experinced working for them much but the eomployees i have worked with seem to be great, very knowlegeable and smart overall inside and out.

    Cons

    hard to move around or up.


  9. "dwp"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    a very good employment place

    Cons

    I can't think of any other than pay

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Administration Officer"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Officer in Peterlee, England
    Former Employee - Administrative Officer in Peterlee, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Department for Work And Pensions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pension plan and good opportunities for promotion.

    Cons

    none that I ever experienced.

    Advice to Management

    none