DFS Group Reviews

Updated 11 Aug 2020

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3.4
58%
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74%
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DFS Group Chairman and CEO Ed Brennan
Ed Brennan
90 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Long working hours, unstable senior management direction(in 13 reviews)

  • "No life outside of DFS, long hours, too much work and not enough time(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "crap"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DFS Group full-time

    Pros

    good money but thats it

    Cons

    say goodbye to your life

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  2. "Great Mobility"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DFS Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Mobility options, supportive bosses and culture

    Cons

    Covid, affected by global pandemic situation


  3. "Talented and creative team. Great work environment."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DFS Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Long hours during busy season.

    Cons

    Fast paced; communication can be improved

  4. "Heavy politicking Place"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Auckland, Auckland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay in time ...? A chance to meet a lot of industry partnership

    Cons

    Worst management team ever either in location wise or global wise Very Top down hierarchy - no friendly Cold hearted

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overall ok"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Bedok New Town, East
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DFS Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good place to build career, great exposures, work life balance

    Cons

    Poor management, high turnover, not so good culture

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  6. "Need better management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at DFS Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and staff benefits.

    Cons

    Political environment, difficult to come to a consensus for projects involving many stakeholders. Change in CFO lead to drastic change in culture and finance structure. Even though the changes are necessary, better communication of the changes and efforts to unskill the existing staff will be better rather than giving a top-down instruction to adopt digitalisation within a short period of time and mass retrenchment. No leadership and coaching provided by the VPs and directors leading to a very disengaged team and overall low staff morale.

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  7. "Sinking"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DFS Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Talented people to work with

    Cons

    No consistency and heavy management layers and lots of politics

  8. "Na"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Assistant Manager in Hong Kong
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DFS Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Multinational employee base, free company culture

    Cons

    no management vision, poor management decision

  9. "Not applicable"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DFS Group full-time

    Pros

    Good, flexible, culture, environment, location

    Cons

    Workload, changes, people, n/a, n/a

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  10. "Great diversity of experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Guam, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DFS Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Frequent travel and many courses offered

    Cons

    Low salary that is not competitive in the industry

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