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22 English questions out of 22

11 February 2019

Does DWF have a pension plan?

Pros

Very few, Apple phone scheme about as good as it gets

Cons

Terrible management. No flexibility management look down and some times abusive emails if work late and then turn up two minutes late. Bare minimum pension contribution. Very poor benefits. Maternity pay, sick pay all at the very minimum.

Advice to Management

Treat legal and non legal staff the same. Have trust and respect for non legal staff and see this as a value add rather than a support function.

Bare minimum pension contribution.

11 February 2019

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26 November 2018

How are the career development opportunities at DWF?

Pros

Good work and life balance, always tea and coffee in the kitchen

Cons

Poor management, no real career prospects unless you start as a legal assistant to build your way up.

Poor management, no real career prospects unless you start as a legal assistant to build your way up.

26 November 2018

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25 August 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at DWF?

Pros

They care about the employees, and have strong values and commitment to the communities that they work with through CSR. Lots of opportunity for development and progression.

Cons

Remuneration package could be slightly better, but overall I am happy.

Lots of opportunity for development and progression.

25 August 2020

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27 February 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at DWF?

Pros

Reasonably flexible hours and decent office space.

Cons

Everything. Poor leadership, bullying, arrogance is rife, promise the world and deliver nothing.

Poor leadership, bullying, arrogance is rife, promise the world and deliver nothing.

27 February 2020

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13 April 2020

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at DWF?

Pros

Agile and flexible working options

Cons

Poor and aggressive leadership throughout all areas of the organisation. ‘Manchester-centric’ thinking with an unarticulated global strategy. The global expansion has been far too aggressive as the CEO appears to like new and shiny things, which leaves the rest of the company unattended and poorly run.

Advice to Management

Develop a strategy and communicate it to all employees. Do not pay lip service - follow through on your values which unfortunately do not ring true. Engage your employees and keep your promises! Learn from more experienced people in the organization- there are some areas which have some fantastic resources but they are undervalued. If you insist on growing your global strategy- perhaps learn from other offices instead of enforcing prehistoric processes created in Manchester in the 80s. Invest in your infrastructure -systems and processes. And think about all of your offices globally.

‘Manchester-centric’ thinking with an unarticulated global strategy.

13 April 2020

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