British Transport Police Reviews

Updated Nov 25, 2021

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3.4
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British Transport Police Chief Constable Paul Crowther
Paul Crowther
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "More legal powers than home office counterparts(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good employer, Specialist Policing, secure(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "This is not challenged in the slightest despite the senior management team being aware(in 11 reviews)

  • "BTP waste SO much money are pointless activites / teams / kit(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

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      Sep 9, 2021 - Emergency Call Handler in Birmingham, England
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      Pros

      Great pensions, Rewarding job , monthly / yearly Bonuses. Over time available Working from home

      Cons

      Long shifts 12 hours but means you work 4/5 days with 5 days off after

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      rewarding job and great pay

      Nov 25, 2021 - Call Handler in Birmingham, England
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      Pros

      20% shift allowance regular overtime opportunities for time and a half pay lots of rest days

      Cons

      over worked, understaffed. 12 hour shifts

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good experience

      Nov 3, 2021 - Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work with various stakeholders and partner agencies

      Cons

      Top down approach to new processes

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Okay for public sector

      Oct 25, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Unique sector and national organisation. Great for networking with wider rail industry. Interesting projects.

      Cons

      Ranked nature of organisation means people who shouldn't be managers manage to get promotion - or may be overseeing workstreams they have no real understanding of. Internal politics. Poor salary when compared to equivalent positions elsewhere.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Business Manager

      Oct 20, 2021 - Business Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Always recruiting and increasing work force

      Cons

      There seems to be some build in Nepatism.

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall would not reccomend, but easy job

      Oct 1, 2021 - Police Community Support Officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Can progress easily to Police Officer if desired Training in London is top notch! More legal powers than home office counterparts Decent overtime pay and meal claims Very low stress

      Cons

      Miserable/negative colleagues Organisational culture of laziness Specialist roles are in central hubs - i.e. Manchester/London Very unsocialable shift pattern Very very boring - some days you are just sitting around waiting for a call to come in. Any desire to do proactive work is not supported by collegues who would rather sit in the office. Lack of staff. Low staff retention as we are told 'if you dont like it how it is then leave'

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Bullies. Poor management

      Oct 13, 2021 - Police Staff 
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      Pros

      None I can genuinely think of

      Cons

      Micromanagement Bullying Nobody knows HR code of conduct Overall awful

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Employer

      Aug 15, 2021 - Communications Officer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay and adequate development opportunities. Lower work load and less stress relative to other police forces. Great benefits such as shift allowance, London weighting and a fantastic pension scheme.

      Cons

      Shift work and long hours can take its toll. Chronic understaffing caused by poor staff retention rates and lack of recruitment make the job much harder than it needs to be.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Interesting role however not for long term

      Aug 22, 2021 - Intelligence Researcher in London, England
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      Pros

      Interesting role for getting into Policing and understanding the intelligence side of things

      Cons

      Boring repetative work at times

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Police constable

      Aug 20, 2021 - Police Constable in London, England
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      Pros

      Good salary, public service, job security, pension scheme, free travel to and from place of work.

      Cons

      shift work, lack of promotion prospects, poor work life balance, jobs for the boys - if your face doesn't fit - don't bother - recently been a mass exodus and the attitude is very much if you don't like it leave and so people have been doing that

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