Cook in Charge (Former Employee) – City Centre – 17 April 2018
Great job satisfaction but very hard work. No breaks as you are too busy but overall it is a good company as you get a good pension. Lots of travelling involved and move around the city from location to location.
Police Officer (Former Employee) – Wirral and Liverpool 8 – 14 March 2018
From the moment I joined I knew that the Merseyside Police was for me. No 2 days were the same . I learnt a lot from all types of people and the situation they found themselves in. The only down side was dealing with death on a regular basis.
Police Officer (Former Employee) – Liverpool – 11 March 2018
I loved it the men and women on the force were just great people. The supervisory ranks up to Inspector always get involved with the troops but the higher ranks as with any organisation you hardly see them. A great career and memories and friendships you never forget.
Great Men and Women
Sometimes you get punched and have to continue to think of your duty.
There is no typical day at work, expect the unexpected. I learned numerous life skills and gained vast experience over a 30 year period. Management evolves as does the organisation, but opportunities exist for everyone who is willing to put the time and effort in. The work culture varies according to role/dept but the expectations and standards expected from the public and the organisation remain the same...the highest. The hardest part of the job was managing people who don't have the same positive attitude to organisational and team goals. The reward of being a public servant and making a difference no matter how little.
Police Officer (Current Employee) – Merseyside – 21 September 2017
Police Officers want to catch criminals and keep society safe but are hampered by inadequate laws and low levels of sentencing. The same society/leaders demand robust policing but do not support Officers in stopping criminals preferring to protect the rights of criminals over the majority of the law abiding population.
Work life balance, politically led senior Officers
Custody Validation Officer (Current Employee) – Liverpool – 24 April 2017
Terrible pay with no chance of promotion unless youre in a clique. half of the jobs advertised are just being given to someone who is already lined up for the job but they have to advertise internally/externally.
Learned masses and gained invaluable life experience over my 10 years service. Management depends on immediate supervisors for day to day and senior management team call all the major shots for the oraganisation. Morale declined over my service due to budget cuts and officers feeling a lack of support. Some excellent times in the job, some not so good.
Tactical Team Inspector (Current Employee) – Liverpool, Merseyside – 9 March 2017
A great place to work. Commencing duty you don't know what the shift will bring. It can range from people missing from home, firearms discharges, staffing issues to report writing. I have learnt to use my experience to confront those challenges and make decisions affecting people's lives. You are the person the public need help from when there is no-one else at 3am on a cold Tuesday morning. The culture is focused on helping people - putting them first on everything we do. This is probably the most enjoyable part of the job in helping people but also the hardest component when confronted with the traumas they are subjected to.
Detention Custody Officer (Former Employee) – Liverpool – 18 February 2017
As I have only ever worked for Merseyside Police I have no other employers to compare them to. All I can say I enjoyed my time there. Never felt victimised in any way and when they could, would be accommodating to staff who needed extra assistance due to problems at home, illness etc.
Well run, job security, varied roles with the organisation.