Analyst (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 23 January 2019
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!
Contract Systems Specialist (Former Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 23 July 2018
Not many companies expose you t a full systems outage due to a malware attack! Not confidential as it is well documented in the legal press. A good environment to work or I wouldn't have kept extending.
Credit Controller (Former Employee) – Liverpool – 9 July 2018
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.
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.
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.
Senior Learning and Development Advisor (Former Employee) – Sheffield, South Yorkshire – 10 October 2017
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.
IT Assistant (Former Employee) – Leeds – 15 March 2017
During working at DLA I immediately felt as if I was a part of a strong team. We were constantly busy when we were required to update technology of employees so the time i spent there was extremely productive.
Legal Secretary (Current Employee) – London – 30 November 2016
Work consists of a mix of planning law agreements and large scale significant infrastructure projects. A demanding role which on occasions does require late working. A friendly bunch of lawyers to work for who work and play hard. A rounded role that enables you to become fully involved enabling you to develop close working relationships with the team