It is going down exactly how you would expect it to.
Don't trust the managements BS (just look at the share price recently...), if you want to be based at one of there regional bases and don't have any better options then they are a reasonable choice, but bear the following in mind:
The recruitment process is unpredictable and a mess
You are now joining approx 1 year too late as they have messed up the command process and added a bunch of numbers to the seniority list therefore slowing your progression.
You will fly 900 hours a year OR you will night-stop ALOT if your are based in BHX/MAN
Money is ok for a captain but below standard, below average and declining for an FO with these new DEFO ctc wage killers.
Expect 3 earlies followed by 2 six sector lates with only two days to recover, this is knackering, trust me.
The dash is a great machine and lovely to fly
Very little late night flying
Very friendly and generally excellent crews however the level of experience has dropped massively in the last 18 months.
Opportunities to go part time once you become a captain, will only become a reality if they can crew the airline properly over the next 5 years
Excellent training standards which will get you a better job if you are willing to go and earn one.
From a recently departed.