Hampshire Constabulary Employee Reviews

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Not supportive
Police Constable (Former Employee) –  Aldershot9 July 2018
Work place culture was very black. Hardest part of the job was to leave what had happened during your day at work. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping people
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Good team ethic
Manager (Former Employee) –  Portsmouth, Hampshire13 June 2018
A good environment to work in, lots of opportunity’s to move to other roles through internal vacancies. Facilities are good. Sites are having canteen facilities added and in some parts there are gyms available to use free of charge.
Pros
Good facilities
Cons
Long hours
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Varied and challenging
Investigation Sergeant (Former Employee) –  Southampton31 May 2018
No day at work was the same, I learned how to deal with people and manage a team.
The job was challenging as demand was high and resources did not always match demand.
The most enjoyable part of the job was managing and developing team members
Pros
Job security
Cons
High demand insufficient resources
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Interesting work profile at first
Crime desk manager (Former Employee) –  Portsmouth30 May 2018
My first role outside of the military. Exciting and new as well as being a culture shock transiting from the military to a civilian culture. I enjoyed managing teams and carrying out investigations into volume crimes. Got a good feeling once a successful investigation lead to a conviction and restitution for the victim of crime.
Pros
Given a "blank canvas" to set up the crime desk at Portsmouth
Cons
Us and them culture between some Police officers and civilian staff
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Special Constable (Former Employee) –  Eastleigh18 May 2018
This, was voluntary work and you don't get paid for it.

It, is a good way to gain new experience and skills and to develop.

Would, not do it again. Maybe that says a lot.
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Great place to work
Identification Operator (Current Employee) –  Aldershot22 February 2018
I have learnt how to use different IT equipment , databases and programmes during my progression in the Constabulary throughout the years. Feels like working for a "family", lots of laughs during downtime. There has been no hard part of the job as all roles I have worked in have been thoroughly enjoyable and some even challenging, which suited me well.
Pros
Great people
Cons
None
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Good place to work
Evidence Officer (Current Employee) –  Southampton7 February 2018
Flexible working hours. Enjoyable part is providing Public service. Deal with general publics enquiries. Nice work place environment. Good facilities in all stations.
Pros
Flexible working
Cons
No progression
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Strong team ethic / 'can do' attitude.
Police Officer (Former Employee) –  Southampton1 February 2018
Despite increased demand, greater public scrutiny, reduced numbers etc everyone tries hard to pull together and deliver the best service they can to protect vulnerable people.
Great support from colleagues.
Plenty of training opportunities, if you want them.
Pros
Know you are really doing something that matters
Cons
Reading criticism about the police.
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Old fashioned beat bobby
Police Community Support Officer (Current Employee) –  Farnborough, Hampshire19 January 2018
That's what the role of a PCSO is. There is no typical day because you just cannot expect the unexpected. Every day is different and challenging.
Resilience is a key attribute to have in this job as well as a respect and understanding for diverse members of our community.

The most enjoyable part of this job is having the freedom to manage your day (unless a priority call takes over) and the ability to have an impact on people's lives.

The hardest part is not being able to please ... most people. Resilience is key.
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Brilliant Work Place
Fine Registration Clerk (Former Employee) –  Winchester29 December 2017
Got on well with everyone involved, pay way good, wonderful experience. Was in a temp position however would have loved to stay on longer with a full time opportunity.
Pros
Everything
Cons
Temp position only
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Worthwhile and rewarding
Police Constable (Current Employee) –  Waterlooville, Hampshire15 November 2017
A typical day as a response and patrol officer can be very challenging and at the some time very rewarding, dealing with some of the most vulnerable in society.
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Good workplace
Police Sergeant (Current Employee) –  Southampton, Hampshire21 September 2017
A variety of roles for anyone who wants to make a difference. You can develop yourself whilst helping people. Some roles include shift work. great job satisfaction
Pros
job satisfaction
Cons
shift work
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Can be a difficult working environment, down to the potential nature of the work.
Police Officer (Former Employee) –  Hampshire18 August 2017
The job "advertises" itself as no two days being the same, which it generally achieves without trying. It taught me a lot, in dealing with people from differing backgrounds in often difficult circumstances.
Pros
Career opportunities, varying roles
Cons
Can involve extended woking hours at short notice, Big expectations from Public, Expectations that should often be met by other agencies, which are not Police areas.
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Short staffed
Police Controller/Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Southampton17 August 2017
Initially enjoyed working for Hampshire Constabulary however over time with the constant cuts in budget it became an unsatisfying place to work. The staff were excellent and great team ethics in the depts I had worked in but the overall culture is now stretched.
Pros
Great team ethics
Cons
Short staffed, overworked
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One of the better Police Forces but going through difficult times
Detective Sergeant (Former Employee) –  Various7 June 2017
The Hampshire Constabulary was well managed and staff were generally happy, but like all Police forces has gone through a long period of budget cuts, staff reductions and capability reduction
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High pressure/ low reward
Police Constable (Current Employee) –  Havant, Hampshire1 May 2017
A secure job with a reasonable pension however massively under resourced with ineffective management and lack of regard for the individual. Not the career it once was.
Pros
Secure
Cons
You are just a number
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was employed for 30 years, a good job if you can handle the pressure
Police Constable (Former Employee) –  Aldershot, whitehill, Alton, Cosham and Romsey13 March 2017
This job was very rewarding in many aspects, helping members of the public, getting on with everyone you meet, treating everyone the same, getting each and every job done satisfactorily that you dealt with and ensuring that those that needed to be taken to court where dealt with in a fair and honest way. There were different aspects of being a police constable, that ranged from dealing with drunks and violence in the evenings, to taking statements from aggrieved persons to more sombre moments ie deaths, I won't dwell on this point, but it was and still is a fact of life (no pun intended), in all if you feel the need that you want to help society, to help It run smoother and are willing to accept all the I thrown at you, this is a worthwhile job.
Pros
good pay, good working relationships, excellent pensio benefits
Cons
can work long hours, you won't be every ones friend, will be critisized at times, even tho you might think you are doing the right thing.
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Great place to work
Administration Assistant (Former Employee) –  Hamble29 November 2016
I love working here, great place with lovely people. Management treats everyone fairly and makes sure everyone is happy and working well together.
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Working in teams
Area finance assistant (Former Employee) –  Southampton31 August 2016
A typical day was briefing about the days priorties and working with excellent people.
The work each day was varied and interesting working and assisting with events that mattered to the people of Hampshire
Pros
Flexi working
Cons
Narrow mindness
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Not the same as it used to be
Detective Constable (Current Employee) –  Hampshire26 June 2016
Challenging role, every day is different and you get to learn new skills. Sadly the job has changed since I joined, there is a complete lack of staff welfare, you are expected to work long hours and since I joined CID, the shift pattern has changed about 5 times. I currently work more lates than days and do not have a lot of work life balance. My husband is not in the police and works a Monday to Friday job.
Pros
build long lasting friendships with colleagues
Cons
long hours, lack of staff welfare
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