Deputy Facilities Manager (Former Employee) – London – 2 August 2018
Varied and challenging every day, no two days are ever the same, progression is very difficult though as with all civil service roles and often requires substantial changes to working location to break through the next ceiling.
Constable (Former Employee) – London – 31 July 2018
Such a shame- I went in with the best intention, but was left soul searching. Such a fantastic job in so many ways, but the good times and camaraderie lull you into a false sense of security. You're often cornered into roles you don't want, at times that don't suit and into teams you don't know. There is next to no thought into your work life balance and career objectives. It's physically and emotionally demanding and you're often left exhausted, with no support. The workplace hierarchy is still trapped in the seventies and the uniforms that are crafted to protect you and the public aren't fitted. The list really goes on... be so so sure before you commit.
Detective Constable (Current Employee) – Hillingdon – 25 July 2018
Very stressful environment with not great work/life balance. Long unplanned hours. Will have working days/hours changed at short notice. This is not a great environment if you have family/children due to the hours and shift changes.
Great people you work with and you can gain a variety of skills.
Police Constable (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 13 July 2018
After nearly a decade it's time for a change. The Metropolitan Police as a result of significant budget cuts has had to change dramatically. These changes are in the wrong direction and I know longer feel the Organisation reflects what it's core values should be and I know longer feel that I can represent the company.
Police Detective - Accredited Investigator (Former Employee) – London & various boroughs,specialist units – 29 June 2018
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a police officer and during this time period worked with some dedicated and professional people. the camaraderie is second only to the military. I have learned a number of new skills and honed many existing ones. If I could do it all over again I would do but join earlier in my life. No day is the same!A once in a lifetime experience.
A number of benefits packages, pension and job satisfaction
Anti social hours, scarifices made detrimental to family life
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Westminster – 23 June 2018
Specialist Operations SO 17 Palace of Westminster Police services for over 16yrs. Search and screen trained to NVQ Level 2 in X-Ray and full physical and full fish Eye trained in under vehicle searching and digital screening of all vehicle entering the parliamentary estate Respond to incidents and complete all necessary documentation Monitored and authorised entrance and departure of vehicles, cargo trucks and visitors. Detected suspicious activities and watched for criminal acts and rule infractions. Monitored and authorised entrance and departure of employees and visitors. Circulated among visitors, customers and employees to preserve order and protect property. Monitored and reported suspicious activities to local authorities. Operated detecting devices to screen individuals and prevent passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas. Denied entrance to the building to unauthorised persons.
Police Officer (Former Employee) – Croydon – 18 June 2018
I always wanted to join the police since a kid so as soon as the opportunity to apply arrived I couldn’t wait to start the process. I enjoyed the 18 week training course and learnt so much from the amazing instructors. Once on borough training continues and if your willing to put in the time you can learn so much from your colleagues and senior members of staff.
Legal Administrator (Former Employee) – Holborn, Greater London – 15 June 2018
Good company to work for. I brought my experience to the company and utilised it but did a NVQ3 in Business Administration and learnt the Health and Safety Executive and learnt the Health and Safety Act so could risk assess an area. I must say nothing phrased me, I work efficiently and accurately.
Freelance Interpreter and Translator (Former Employee) – various – 7 June 2018
I was freelance interpreter for Met and the pay and treatment I received was great. However, work-life balance is hard to achieve because of non-predictability of work hours. For me was until all the interview are over. This means that I had to wit for all relevant parties, for example duty solicitor, to arrive before the interview begins and depending on how complex the case was this could go on for hours even the whole night.
Great place to work overall - job is what you make it
Police staff (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 2 June 2018
Something different every day... great people to work with, supportive colleagues. Management are tired and more flaky the more senior they are !! Lack of strong leadership with firm decision making skills. Focus on change rather than improvement sometimes “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” should be adopted rather than change is always positive ......
Investigator (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 30 May 2018
Constant, poorly managed restructuring in an effort to meet budget cuts. Understaffed with a solid blame culture. Poor work life balance as a consequence of understaffing, excessive overtime in some roles is necessary to get the job done.
Pay and conditions do not reflect risk and responsibilities in some roles.
The very real bonus is being able to make a genuine difference to peoples lives at times when they are most in need of support.