London Fire Brigade Reviews

Updated 8 May 2021

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3.7
61%
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69%
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London Fire Brigade Commissioner Ron Dobson
Ron Dobson
18 Ratings
  1. "Great job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Firefighter in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at London Fire Brigade full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can be exciting and varied. Job satisfaction. Reasonably well paid. Good leave, pension and benefits. Camaraderie. Job to be proud of.

    Cons

    Can be boring. Some watches are great, some are not. Quite tribal. Blame culture. Can be hard to move stations or watches.

  2. "Progression"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Fire Fighter 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at London Fire Brigade full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The pros can be the simplicity of working with your colleagues. There is a growth here towards a wider acceptance of changing cultures and attitudes within the brigade which most are aware of. The current togetherness strategy as a good reference, which should be good promotion for a career here. Recognising the benefits of working in such a job, as they can sometimes be missed, especially after any potentially negative experience within the brigade a few may have had, as members of the trade union, or management can all be of assistance.

    Cons

    Acceptance has been slow progress in the past.

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  3. "Top Down"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Education Officer in London, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at London Fire Brigade full-time

    Pros

    Cool place to say you work for.

    Cons

    Not the best place for creative people.

  4. "Fire service london"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Firefighter in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at London Fire Brigade full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Interesting exciting good friends pay

    Cons

    Hours risks boredom health stress

  5. "still here"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Firefighter in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at London Fire Brigade full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    job security , pension , equality, growing awareness of mental health

    Cons

    pension is not as good as it was a few years ago

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  6. "Great Job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Firefighter in London, England, England

    I worked at London Fire Brigade full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People, Training, Making a Difference, Fun job, Something new everyday, work life balance

    Cons

    Some management issues at times, salary could be better

  7. "Great environment and sense of community - family friendly"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Emergency Planning Officer in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Firefighter in London, England, England

    I have been working at London Fire Brigade full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work with lots of support.

    Cons

    Business and HQ seem to come before firefighters and front line staff.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "A mixture of fantastic and terrible"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Firefighter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at London Fire Brigade full-time

    Pros

    Comraderie, good training, never boring

    Cons

    Middle management are am issue and the organisation is still riddled with bigoted guys

  10. "Lawyer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at London Fire Brigade full-time

    Pros

    Working local. Small firm no travel

    Cons

    Stressful, limited progression options, only one office

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