Compare The British Army vs Thames Valley Police BETA

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The British Army

Employee Ratings

  • The British Army scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Thames Valley Police scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 1267 reviews)
The British Army employees rated their Overall Rating 0.8 higher than Thames Valley Police employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 75 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
The British Army employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.8 higher than Thames Valley Police employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
The British Army employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Thames Valley Police employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.8
Work-life balance
2.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
The British Army employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Thames Valley Police employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.1
The British Army employees rated their Culture & Values 1.2 higher than Thames Valley Police employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
The British Army Ceo Nicholas Patrick Carter
74%
74%Nicholas Patrick Carter
CEO Approval
Thames Valley Police Ceo John Campbell
98%
98%John Campbell
Thames Valley Police employees rated their CEO Approval 24% higher than The British Army employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
76%
The British Army employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 34% higher than Thames Valley Police employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
42%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
44%
The British Army employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 24% higher than Thames Valley Police employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
20%

Salaries

The British Army has 1,499 more total submitted salaries than Thames Valley Police.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
British Army Officer209 Salaries
£46,714/yr
Rifleman85 Salaries
£42,009/yr
Communication Systems Operator23 Salaries
£29,035/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Police Officer22 Salaries
£36,797/yr
PCSO3 Salaries
£21,074/yr
Radio Operator2 Salaries
£31,061/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Opportunities to travel" was the most mentioned Pro at The British Army.
  • "Flexible working" was the most mentioned Pro at Thames Valley Police.
  • "Time away" was the most mentioned Con at The British Army.
  • "Police" was the most mentioned Con at Thames Valley Police.
Pros
Pros
"Adventure training"(in 63 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible working"(in 8 reviews)
"Police"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Time away"(in 97 reviews)
"Away from home"(in 83 reviews)
Cons
"Police"(in 12 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 4 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Captain, British Army

I have been working at The British Army full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Great people, great leaders. Good professional development- lots of time invested. Opportunities to get away to interesting places and do something different and rewarding.

Cons

Posting system generally means you move jobs and locations every two years.

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

Job Postings

The British Army has 115 more recently posted open jobs than Thames Valley Police.