DLA Piper Employee Reviews
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It used to be a fabulous place to work where everybody knew each other, lots of social events and fabulous benefits, including long term employee benefit, Christmas bonus and flexible working hours. However after management changes, things became slightly more sterile and it was all about work, work, work.......
Great canteen, lovely offices
Never known anything with so much deceit with goalposts moved, blatant dishonesty and a refusal to honour agreements. I got played. but at least I now know to never do business with them again or to put any business their way
Lies and refusal to honour deals
By far the the worst place I have worked. Horrible management, bullying nature and forced to leave even though HR had been informed what was happening . Guess what... it is still happening with the same manager with HR again involved but nothing done! Management really need to go on a people training course!
I often see credit control roles for DLA being advertised here and it's no real surprise to me they have trouble retaining staff. The job, in of itself, is not too taxing. The real issue most have is with the management. Unnecessarily cruel in some circumstances, vindictive, and not team focused in the least. You can, and in all likelihood, will be pushed under the bus if the situation arises. I note there's a positive review here, but I get the impression that they were asked by one of the team leader to leave a more upbeat point of view. I would not recommend this place to anyone. It's not particularly good for anyone's mental well being.
The Christmas party is usually pleasent.
Bad management, catty and suffocating
As an ex-employee of DLA Piper, working as a reprographics technician, I can say that this is not a great company to work for. Annual salary increase is awarded based on performance reviews. These are nothing more than opinions of team leaders and managers who are rarely present to see staff performance. DLA Piper often pay other staff a higher or lower wage for performing an identical roll. I found that I was being paid less than a colleague who was in the same roll. The reasons given were based on performance. Even during maternity leave, a colleague managed to perform better than myself and was rewarded with a higher annual pay rise. There is no opportunity for progression from this roll either. However, DLA Piper do offer some great benefits. They do offer a nice working environment and on occasion do offer a fair bonus scheme. I personally would rather be paid a fair wage considering that I had far more skills to offer than other members of staff in the same roll. With DLA Piper, it's simply a case of who you know. What clique you fall into. If you're the kind of person who has a great variety of talents relevant to the roll but are not as popular as others, you will find yourself being overlooked while others who may not work as hard, are treated to better pay rises, higher bonuses and more financial rewards.
Some good benefits.
Unfair pay system.
Management care only for their manager and not their team, made to feel like everyone else is better than us so we just need to not raise any issues. Like being back at school and one team leader gave me advice 'sometimes you just need to be a little more two-faced'. Would never work there again. All the good people have seen sense and left now too.
A busy law firm, that looks after it's people and is interested in their growth. A busy hard working culture. difficult building relationships world wide when you're not always able to travel. Most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people.