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Updated Sep 15, 2022

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3.0
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29 Ratings
Pros
  • "city centre location(in 4 reviews)

  • "Fun place and lots a nice people to work with(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Huge turnover of staff because of how they are treated(in 4 reviews)

  • "No training to staff at all ever(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Aug 19, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
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      Pros

      Great place to work for

      Cons

      Hours may vary from time to time

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Part-Time Lecturer

      Jul 11, 2022 - Part-Time Lecturer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      *Nice management * Friendly staff * Great IT department

      Cons

      *Poor benefits * No staff engagement *Organizing work could be better

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Bullying Common. Avoid

      May 9, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some staff helpful and easy to work with.

      Cons

      Chief Commercial Officer openly bullies and harasses staff in Admissions and other departments. No consideration for staff or students, all about hitting KPI's that are massively outdated. Pay scales are hugely below the standard for the industry, despite senior executives getting pay rises and bonuses every year. Turn over (in Admissions at least) is astronomical, because they cannot get people to stay due to poor conditions and treatment of staff. Little chances of advancement. Poor worklife balance, staff are expected to be on call 7 days a week with no overtime pay or time in lieu. Diversity and Inclusion is non-existent, senior management are openly ableist, homophobic and racist.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      A middling place to work

      Feb 22, 2022 - English Teacher in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible hours, okay resources, not terrible pay

      Cons

      bureaucracy, being a small cog in the big machine, pressure to pass students who barely show up

      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      think bedore joining, company is still in 80 s era

      Mar 8, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      only location is the best .

      Cons

      -pay just above social welfare -ladies paid less then men. immigrants paid more lesser . discriminated and isolated . -diversity and inclusion doesn't exist -most salary around 25k -27k till ten years experience - workload extends to Saturday and Sunday - students given worst quality online lessons and lecturers don't mind the teams or not in sync with online lesson. students confused - no benefits - old equipment laptops must be 2000 model - senior leadership team gets maximum benefits -no appraisal and no pay hike for five years at DBS -no rewards words of appreciation. no budget is answer for appraisal hike - all program for students - employees leave when treated like the factory workers in chicken companies

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      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Toxic & Badly Run AVOID!

      Feb 18, 2022 - Lecturer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      City Centre if you like to be in there.

      Cons

      Lecturers & admin staff not valued at all. Huge workload, no pay or performance reviews. Management are completely out of step with how the real world works. Only concerned with promoting an image of the college. No investment in people or equipment. People promoted into roles without relevant experience or knowledge. Leads to serious problems as also clearly stressed out & they become unprofessional & throw tantrums in person & via email. A culture of Micro Management & Demanding/Ordering things to be done. No respect for admin or lecturing staff. No support. Staff not listened to at all. No concern for staff safety. Students given option to be in or out of building, admin & lecturing staff told to be in during restrictions at end of 2021 into 2022, even with no students coming in. Staff not considered when timetabling, students are. For example staff may be timetabled right through lunch time; full daytime followed by 3 hours of evening classes or be in during day for 1-3 hours then back in for evening sessions. This may mean driving in & out twice in a day even if no students come in. Health & safety is ignored to get timetables done. Management will also attempt to get work done for nothing & only when pushed will admit there is a payment due. Constant payroll & Timetable issues. Need to check every payslip & follow up on missing or deducted hours. This is down to poor communication between managers & payroll. HR. & policies out of date or non existent. Contracts misquoted by HR & clearly not checked. Dress code policy sent out during pandemic clearly from the 80/90s very gender biased & has no place in any company operating in Europe.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      N/a

      Jan 11, 2022 - Coach in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      nice people okay pay students are great

      Cons

      Pay band could be increased

      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Avoid DBS

      Jan 26, 2022 - Administrative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some depts. have the ability to work from home (if trusted)

      Cons

      - Huge turnover of staff. They hire recent grads from their college to counteract high turnover so not entirely professional - a glorified SU experience. - Progression and career development = no chance. - Low staff morale. - Lecturers are especially exploited and overworked. You won’t get a permanent position if lecturing and you will do more admin work than educating. - Not focused on your area of work – have to help every department because they are all struggling to keep on top of the workload. Very little downtime in the year. Burnout. - Management is not capable or knowledgeable of work – admin staff do everything. - Profit-driven only. Lack of student care and academic quality (which is recycled and old). - Salary is minimum for admin staff who do all the work – no room in budget for increases = lie. - Benefits/insurance etc. only for senior staff. - Training for new staff is non-existent – IMO the management needs training first because they are clueless.

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      11 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Toxic Work Environment

      Jan 26, 2022 - Administration Officer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      City Centre location Floor staff below management were all hardworking and lovely

      Cons

      Senior leadership team are controlling bullies who do not trust staff No consideration for the health and safety of staff and their families during the pandemic. We were forced to come in when government advice was to work from home. All roles were easily done as well from home as in the office. Probably 18-20 people (most were so talented) have come and gone in the department I worked in the short time I worked there because of horrendous micromanagement, controlling/bullying behaviour and useless leadership Very very low pay for workload and no yearly increments

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      10 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Excellent Student Focused

      Dec 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Teamwork, looked after staff through covid

      Cons

      none, keep flexibility going, mix teams for projects,

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