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DWS Reviews

Updated 6 Aug 2019

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3.5
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62%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
Approve of CEO
Danny Wallis
33 Ratings
Pros
  • "If you are lucky to land into a good client you can have a good experience(in 6 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work, great people to work with"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DWS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I joined DWS in 2109, after leaving my previous consultancy company, a mega-large international concern, and it was the best thing I've done. I've worked for a variety of consulting companies as a permanent employee for over 20 years, and I finally feel like I'm "home". My experience is that DWS is customer focused company, where relationships between customer, consultants and company REALLY matter. Get those cornerstones...

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    Cons

    Not many that come to mind. Only issue is total dependency on personal devices - own phone, own pc/laptop/tablet, which can be difficult when starting with the company, as I saw with colleague who started same time as me. With salary sacrificing/company discounts not starting until completion of probation period, if you're coming in with nothing, it can be hard to get started, until you end up on client site. There...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing - I love it here

    DWS2019-08-06

    DWS Response

    August 6, 2019Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Thank you very much for your 5-star review! We are so pleased to hear of your positive experience in moving over to DWS. We do have a BYO device policy, as most people far prefer to use their own device which they are familiar with - and with annual salary sacrificing options, it ...

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great corporate culture and professionalism"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DWS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Quick yet thorough recruiting process Many employee benefit schemes that are relevant Empowering employees to deliver their best services Large portfolios of clients in various industries Solid team of Corporate support services and training Efficient onboarding process Weekly payment is encouraging

    Cons

    Not adequate time to get to know your DWS collegues as not many bench hours Ongoing high demands of DWS consulting services at times means the onboard process has to be done off work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Operations and BD have been great. Onboarding off work hours should be credited as time in lieu.

    DWS2019-07-29

    DWS Response

    August 6, 2019Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Thank you very much for your 5- star review, and for your effort in the client onboarding process - your feedback on this has been passed on the relevant teams.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Best place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DWS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and approachable management and HR,wide range of clients and projects to work on,supportive and encouraging bench policy wherein employees can focus on self development, certification fees borne by DWS wherein you learn and earn a bonus on completion of certification,great social club events and service awards..overall a best place and people to work with. Not to forget you get paid weekly which helps plan...

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    Cons

    None so far. All good

    DWS2019-07-30

    DWS Response

    August 6, 2019Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Thank you very much for reviewing DWS. Glad to know your experience with us has been so positive, it's certainly what we strive for!

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome culture and growth opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DWS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic support imbedded in the culture of the company, with many opportunities for extending yourself and reaching your potential.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any.

    DWS2019-07-30

    DWS Response

    August 6, 2019Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Thank you very much for your review of DWS Melbourne. Great to hear our additional learning opportunities and support culture are key aspects of your experience with us.

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great People and Great Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DWS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's rare to find a consulting company that genuinely cares about its people and having a great culture. With a flat structure and approachable management team, DWS goes beyond your standard benefits with an active social club, rewards for years of service and cash bonuses for certifications and staff referrals.

    Cons

    A consulting company has different challenges to a product company that team members need to be aware of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    DWS2019-07-28

    DWS Response

    July 28, 2019Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Thank you for the 5-star review! We do genuinely care about our people and its great to be acknowledged for it.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great company with lots of opportunity for learning"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DWS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunities for paid learning, new career challenges in a broad range of clients in many different domains and positive dynamic environment.

    Cons

    Consulting isn't right for everyone; you need to be flexible, adaptable and dynamic in your work - embrace everything as a chance for personal learning and career development

    DWS2019-07-29

    DWS Response

    August 6, 2019Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Thank you for the 5-star review! We really appreciate you taking the time to acknowledge the positives and challenges of your work at DWS.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Mid-tier firm great for experiencing contracting without pulling off all the wheels"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DWS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent utilisation rate; Live and breath work-life balance for those at clients; Accessible BDM; Get a strong sense of contracting with a great sales team assisting with pitching you for work.

    Cons

    Majority workforce at NAB; Internal corporate drinks and gathering at times are awkward esp. if you don't know or have a socially aware person driving it;

    DWS2019-08-01

    DWS Response

    August 6, 2019Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Thank you very much for your review of DWS. We certainly do like to ensure a strong work-life balance with our staff.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Never Ever Join DWS PTY LTD in North Sydney..."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DWS full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They just offer standard package compare to market. That's the trick.

    Cons

    No Project in pipeline. I worked for 3 months. Only on bench. No interview scheduled. Suddenly was asked to leave. Given a chance , I will give a negative rating. We leave stable jobs and join company like this. Suddenly , they throw 7 of us without any reason. They will hire you. Try to place you with one of their limited client. If does not work out , they will fire you. No new client. They will lie. ...

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    Advice to Management

    Get some business before hiring resources. You do not have business , still hiring resource is not good at all.

    DWS2019-07-21

    DWS Response

    July 24, 2019CEO

    Hi your review is not real. You claim to have worked for 8 years at Dws it couldn’t have been that bad if you stayed so long. I suggest you have never worked for Dws

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Nothing good about this company!!!"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at DWS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good if you don’t have any other job on your plate.

    Cons

    This is the worst company I have worked for in the last 15 years. Very bad management and they treat you very badly if you are on bench. The Business development managers here have very poor HR concepts and very poor people management skills. No wonder they never get any good projects for the consultants. Most of the Senior consultants at DWS lack technical skills as well and they just want to be always in the good books...

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    Advice to Management

    Look after your employees well and your clients will be taken care of.

    DWS2019-06-20

    DWS Response

    July 28, 2019Talent Acquisition Specialist

    We're sorry you feel this way about DWS. However, our 28-year heritage and track record in the industry speaks for itself. Our Business Development Managers and Consultants are highly skilled and exceptional people that work together to ensure that both our team members and clients ...

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Poor culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DWS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting jobs. Apart from that not much else.

    Cons

    Chances of a pay rise close to zero. Will sell you out to anyone for a dollar. Management don't care where you work, for who, or what you work on, even if its a bad career move. They have no loyalty to their employees. The first hint of a downturn and they will sack people. Before Christmas 2018, 10 employees were sacked, mainly project managers, then after Christmas (2 months later) they were asking employees on the...

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    Advice to Management

    Be clearer when employing people about what you expect from them.

    DWS2019-05-24

    DWS Response

    July 28, 2019Talent Acquisition Specialist

    I'm glad you found your job interesting. DWS provides annual pay raises based on performance. While we understand that not getting a pay rise can be very disappointing, we encourage you to reach out to our HR team for guidance and feedback. Furthermore, we care about our employees ...

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