British Transport Police Reviews

Updated 7 Jun 2021

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3.6
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British Transport Police Chief Constable Paul Crowther
Paul Crowther
49 Ratings
Pros
  • "Pay comparable to home office forces(in 6 reviews)

  • "You got to provide a presence and interact with the public which was a great aspect of BTP(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "This is not challenged in the slightest despite the senior management team being aware(in 10 reviews)

  • "BTP waste SO much money are pointless activites / teams / kit(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company

      31 May 2021 - Police Officer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Time off, good banter, trained well and make good friends, good progression.

      Cons

      Potential injury, long hours, cancelled rest days.

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A fundamental lack of honesty, integrity and leadership but buoyed by great employees.

      5 May 2021 - Police Staff in London, England, England
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      Pros

      * Excellent people - most people really care about what they do and it shows. * You can move around into different areas with little experience (a pro and a con in some ways) * A good variety of work * A relatively large organisation but with a small organisation feel, it's possible to be more than a number

      Cons

      * The most dishonest place I have ever worked * A serious culture of failing upwards * IT is terrible, there is a very serious issue almost daily and a total lack of service is not a rare occurrence. * A total lack of leadership, the organisation relies almost entirely on the capability and good will of PS/staff equivalent level and below.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Times are a changing

      4 Jun 2021 - Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      New Chief will make a difference

      Cons

      Too slow at decision making

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Change and laziness

      11 May 2021 - Police Constable in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      New and progressive leadership are bringing about positive change

      Cons

      There is a prolific culture of laziness which is often frustrating. Proactive officers are regularly mocked by colleagues and singled out by supervision. The IT still manages to be the worst I've ever experienced.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great force

      29 Apr 2021 - Communications Officer in Birmingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay , good team of people.

      Cons

      Lack of management support and development

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Very Welcoming Organisation

      9 Apr 2021 - Project Manager in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Everyone at British Transport Police is eager to help and pull in the same direction to achieve the overall organisational goals. With this you find that a very constructive atmosphere is created.

      Cons

      Few if any real cons.

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Mundane compared to Home Office Forces

      7 Jun 2021 - Police Officer 
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      Pros

      Good pay and Pension benefits.

      Cons

      A disdain for the more lower ranks.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Company review

      24 Apr 2021 - Business Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice work environment, good management

      Cons

      Nothing I can think of

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great place to work

      18 Apr 2021 - Police Constable in Liverpool, England, England
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      Pros

      Generally good management. Force making positive changes

      Cons

      Shift work with little flexibility. Lots of lone working

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great People , limited career progression

      22 Jan 2021 - Communications Officer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Great team of people interesting and Challenging role Multi skilled training keeping the role interesting Some good Employee benefits

      Cons

      Long hours (12 hour shifts) Difficult if not impossible to organise a family friendly roster (most are refused) Limited career progression options No Discounts for any travel

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