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Extremely rewarding!
The opportunities available are vast. It is a job that allows you to use your own initiative and judgement to achieve an objective. The rewards can be amazing, you can and do make real differences to peoples lives. I have learned to work within a very complex system and to understand that everyone has a part to play to make it successful. Extended shifts are hard, but this is usually outweighed by the outcome. It is a very tight knit community and I have seen a real progression over the past few years in the overall culture, a heightening of awareness for staff welfare and victim focus.
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Avoid like the covid
If you meet the right people in the job you will have a laugh, but the management make it increasingly difficult to do so as time goes on. For as many good eggs as there are, there are an equal amount of rotten ones who would sell you down the river in a heartbeat and enjoy making your life a misery.
If you are serious about doing some real good in the world, don't be fooled into thinking the police will allow you any freedom to do so. You will spend all your time forced to look after the wrong people and unable to help the decent, hard-working people of London. Build or create something that actually benefits decent, hard-working people.
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Wr
I've worked as volunteer due to Covid 19. Wothout a doubt its been a great experience and I would definitely, recommend all my Friends to work in an environment that is so rewarding.
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Pleasant experienced
Good experience was treated fairly throughout my time spent. The job role was challenging but enjoyable because there was a lot of support from management.
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Good working environment
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Target driven
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The best job
The job is varied every day and if you can’t cut it on the street there are loads of other opportunities once you are in. you get to do things and go places that most members of the public never see or do. It gives you life skills and enables you to deal with any situation in a calm and effective way. It’s the best job.
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Poor
Never recommend. Lack of support, they do not help with personal things and the process isnt worth the hassle. The shifts are a nightmare and the staff do not treat you as well as you think
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Excellent career options
A very worthwhile venture often lambasted but a necessity in the community, highly supportive of society and maintaining a balance. High profile policing operates as a deterrent of crime and criminal activity
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Dont work for the Met
It used to be a great job. Not anymore. If you are thinking of joining the Met dont do it. You will regret it.Senior managers are in it for their own good.
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Great job
It’s a great job - 30 years went very quickly-it can be hard work but very rewarding-the pay is ok and you are well looked after if you have illness or welfare issues
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Don't do it
You're a number not a person
Management are not able to support a healthy working environment

Long hours are often expected with no thoughts about personal life or family commitments
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Hardwork for dedicated people
This position is very stressful and enjoyable. It is rewarding in helping victims of crimes recover from the ordeal and convict the persons involved in the crime. It takes a dedicated and organised person to be able to record and investigate crimes.
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Lions led by donkeys
Poor management, idiotic promotion system, bullying, cancelled rest days common, poor ill fitting uniform, slow dated technology,salary that is insufficient that creates a need to live many miles from work,lack of resources and support staff , Senior management who are more concerned with their careers than the job( they speak out when retired or in the Lord's). Federation is useless.
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Demanding
Interesting role, no day is the same!
Deal with various interesting and wonderful characters on any given day.

The role can be demanding and also rewarding particuarly when dealing with the vulnerable
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Fantastic career.
I had a great time doing a job that I loved. I would recommend this to any person but be prepared to sacrifice some of your private life to the job, not a job for the feint hearted
Pros
Exciting career
Cons
Will eat into your private life
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Satisfying and challenging career
This is a career and a vocation and not just another job. You need to be prepared for personal sacrifices but the rewards are considerable. Although the financial package has changed since I started, it can still be argued for the public sector, that it is still a reasonable salary. I have undertook so many different roles in my 26 years service and that makes for variety and never having the chance to become bored or fed up. On a final note, the one thing i will always carry with me for the rest of my life is the sense of having made a difference in other peoples' lives and the many friendships I made during my career.
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Take it or leave it
It's up to you to make the job worth while. You put the hours and hard work into it you'll get the job satisfaction but also the stress that goes with it.
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Terrible
Fast paced. Vast experience but forget about your private life. I wouldn't recommend joining, for the stress, the risk, it's definitely not worth it. You'd be better off going for promotion in a private sector job.
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Good job
Policing is a vocation rather than a job. You have to feel it. I however had enough of the work life balance of 4 weekends off a yr. I'm not adverse to putting in the hours.
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Slow and old-fashioned
Typical Public Sector- bureaucratic.
It really depends on what department you are working for. But, as with most public sector, don't expect any sort of competitive or progressive environment.
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great career to start with but very political and Bureacratic as time went on. Short staffed stressful and dangerous environment . no management support . Only stayed for pension purposes after 20 years. Management no longer see this as a career but want staff to move on after a few years.
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Productive environment
• Within BTP several projects to include, CIAs (Community Impact assessments) EQIAs (Equality Impact Assessments,) Diversity in the Ranks, Fatalities on the Railway, CCTV monitoring on the railway
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3.8
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