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Department for Work And Pensions CEO Peter Schofield
Peter Schofield
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  • "Senior Management instructed the above 3 to carry out a cynical performance of(in 20 reviews)

  • "Usual cons of a major civil service department(in 15 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Lovely place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Department for Work And Pensions full-time

    Pros

    Best people I've worked with, strong focus on work life balance and flexibility, interesting work, helping the public, competitive pay.

    Cons

    Usual cons of a major civil service department

  2. "DWP Digital"

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    Current Employee - DWP Digital in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Excellent place to work - Flexi-time, supported by colleagues, really worthwhile and interesting projects to work on with very talented people

    Cons

    Haven't got any cons to report

  3. "Lovely place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful employers to work for

    Cons

    Nothing bad that I have found

  4. "Good place to work +Job security"

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends

    I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good staff & friendly environment, employee pension & benefits, flexitime/shifts you can choose according to your needs.

    Cons

    At times, caseloads can get bigger and unmanageable. Again depends on specific teams as not all teams have huge cases.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and divide the caseloads equally amongst teams.

  5. "statistician"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Flexible working arrangements, short commute

      Cons

      N/A public sector pay

    • "Working DWP"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Company pension, job security etc

      Cons

      Can be highly pressurised at times

      Advice to Management

      Listen to staff concerns

    • "Review"

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      Current Employee - Dwp Work Coach in Wells, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Flexi time. Volunteering opportunities. Opten to development.

      Cons

      Non consistent communication between higher hierarchy and EOs

    • Helpful (1)

      "Advantage"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

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

        Pros

        Its good to work here

        Cons

        It kind of less organised

      • "Executive officer"

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        Current Employee - UC Full Service Work Coach in Cwmbran, Wales
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        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Department for Work And Pensions full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        They are very proactive and supportive around developing staff. They are also a very diverse and inclusive employer.

        Cons

        The wages are a bit low for the responsibility of the jobs we do. We have been cut back quite severely over the past 10 years and sometimes we're not given enough time to embed new changes.

        Advice to Management

        To continue to offer the support and development opportunities that are in place now to help us become the best possible employee and reach the height of our own capabilities.

      • Helpful (1)

        "Ok"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

        Pros

        Good career and good benedits

        Cons

        Face has to fit with some manahenr

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