Compare Thames Valley Police vs London Fire Brigade BETA

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Thames Valley Police

Employee Ratings

  • Thames Valley Police scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
  • London Fire Brigade scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 73 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 36 reviews)
London Fire Brigade employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Thames Valley Police employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.8
Work-life balance
3.8
London Fire Brigade employees rated their Work-life balance 1.0 higher than Thames Valley Police employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
2.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.9
Culture & Values
3.3
London Fire Brigade employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Thames Valley Police employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Thames Valley Police Ceo John Campbell
98%
98%John Campbell
Thames Valley Police employees rated their CEO Approval 26% higher than London Fire Brigade employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
London Fire Brigade Ceo Ron Dobson
72%
72%Ron Dobson
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
42%
% Recommend to a friend
56%
London Fire Brigade employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 15% higher than Thames Valley Police employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
20%
Positive Business Outlook
57%
London Fire Brigade employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 38% higher than Thames Valley Police employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Thames Valley Police has 66 more total submitted salaries than London Fire Brigade.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Police Officer22 Salaries
£36,797/yr
PCSO3 Salaries
£21,074/yr
Facilities Assistant2 Salaries
£21,114/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Firefighter17 Salaries
£35,455/yr
FRSE2 Salaries
£43,771/yr
Administrative Assistant1 Salaries
£24,703/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible working" was the most mentioned Pro at Thames Valley Police.
  • "Police" was the most mentioned Con at Thames Valley Police.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible working"(in 8 reviews)
"Police"(in 6 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Police"(in 12 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 4 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Detective Constable

I worked at Thames Valley Police full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Interesting work Great people A large force and ability to move to other areas and jobs (sometimes there are difficulties but generally you can move around) If you have kids or family issues the... Police are great at flexible working, making allowances for you. Pension is great, even though the government changed it for the worse, it is still better than anywhere else I believe Job security for life as a Police Officer (as long as you don't act unprofessionally or get into major trouble)

Cons

Senior management (like any company or organisation) are often poor The work can be hard and mentally difficult but your colleagues get you through it Moving around is a pro, however sometimes... this is blocked depending on resourcing levels Sometimes leave and duties are changed at last minute due to operational reasons - however this is part of the job and although annoying, it is important Police and especially senior management seem overly focussed on diversity and ethics - these are so important, but often it's shoved in your face at every single opportunity and I think it loses meaning because it is often insincere and said just so they can say they've done it

Current Employee - Emergency Planning Officer

I have been working at London Fire Brigade full-time

Pros

Real sense of community and opportunities for training

Cons

Some challenges with layers of middle-management and hierarchy

Advice to Management

There is a lot of silo working

Job Postings

Thames Valley Police has 23 more recently posted open jobs than London Fire Brigade.