DWF Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Oct 29, 2021

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Pros
  • "Pays well and good work/life balance(in 29 reviews)

  • "flexible working, working from home, nice colleagues, responsibility early on(in 23 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Would rather serve 10 years in prison than ever work for DWF again(in 23 reviews)

  • "not much flexibility, long hours(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice atmosphere, depending on department.

      Oct 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Location, work life balance and positive leadership.

      Cons

      Opaque remuneration strategy and leadership structure.

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Overworked and under-appreciated

      Jul 19, 2021 - Billing Specialist in Manchester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good colleagues and good work life balance.

      Cons

      Bias management, cannot express your opinion or view without being shut down. Higher up management failing to deal with serious issues and also failing to provide any emotional or mental support. Under paid compared to other firms and also over worked at month end, too much expected from people without asking them.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good employer

      Jun 1, 2021 - Paralegal 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Training, good work life balance

      Cons

      Sort of slow career progression,

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      So far it’s the best company to work for.

      May 19, 2021 - Administrative Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Agile working and there’s a work life balance, as a mom I always wanted such a role and I’m glad to finally find it in DWF. Amazing staff and great support system.

      Cons

      The training is not quite in-depth as I anticipated. It should be improved.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Things have changed

      May 25, 2021 - Paralegal in Liverpool, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good colleagues Decent benefits Work Life Balance normally good

      Cons

      Difficult and rare to achieve bonus or pay rise despite hitting target Career level restructure has made pay level unclear

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Best employer

      Apr 12, 2021 - Legal Secretary/Paralegal in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pays well and good work/life balance

      Cons

      Occasional long hours of work

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not great, not terrible

      Mar 30, 2021 - Solicitor in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work/life balance and culture

      Cons

      Poor support from IT and HR, no grad program to speak of, poor remuneration. Oh, and they closed three offices...

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      On a journey

      Mar 27, 2021 - Lawyer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Reasonable hours and work life balance

      Cons

      Lots of comings and goings

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      poor progression opportunities

      Mar 15, 2021 - Marketing in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice London office and good work life balance

      Cons

      Limited career progression especially in non fee-earning roles.

      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A good work life balance

      Feb 10, 2021 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A great focus of work/life balance and a good deal of responsibility in cases with excellent Partner supervision when needed.

      Cons

      The recent large redundancies of support staff has left the fee earners doing hours of non-chargeable work but still required to charge a high number of hours per day.

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