Metropolitan Police Service Reviews

Updated Dec 8, 2021

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3.5
55%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
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Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick (no image)
Dame Cressida Dick
100 Ratings
Pros
  • "The best police service, bar none(in 25 reviews)

  • "Interesting work, challenging and you feel like you are making a difference(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours and not great for family(in 45 reviews)

  • "Difficult time have a healthy work life balance(in 28 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      what l know

      Oct 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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      Pros

      The best police service, bar none

      Cons

      Don't believe what the press say

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Lots of variety

      Dec 7, 2021 - Police Inspector in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good opportunities to diversify and acquire a broad range of skills

      Cons

      Easy to stagnate over such a long career.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent pay

      Dec 8, 2021 - Police Community Support Officer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent pay. 36 hour contract 4 or 5 days a week depending on team your in

      Cons

      Senior management have no clue. Very disorganised company

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      CIO

      Nov 19, 2021 - Criminal Intelligence Officer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting jobs and people to work with. Great if you’re nosey!

      Cons

      Paperwork is never ending andctedious

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Fallen Apart

      Dec 2, 2021 - Detective Constable in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free travel on TFL services Commissioner actually cares about her staff's wellbeing

      Cons

      No consideration for work/life balance Massively understaffed The likelihood of developing a MH issue is high All new staff they're providing have no policing experience (direct entry) so even more work for substantive and experienced officers Hugely under-payed considering risk and stress (tube drivers paid more than double as a starting wage!!!) Senior Leadership Team only care about results that make them look good

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Pros and Cons

      Nov 29, 2021 - Detective Inspector in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job security, flexibility dependant on role

      Cons

      High pressure, unsociable hours, no benefits

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Outstanding

      Nov 14, 2021 - Detective Superintendent in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent employer, great opportunities to progress and develop.

      Cons

      Police, like all public service careers, salaries and development opportunities are dependent on government funding.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Hardwork but rewarding

      Nov 9, 2021 - Police Detective in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay and brilliant people to work with.

      Cons

      Shift work. Stressful. Constant arguments with everyone.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great employer

      Nov 6, 2021 - Communications Supervisor in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great salary, good team mates, nice to help the public and enjoy working alongside officers

      Cons

      shifts can be tiring and long

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing

      Nov 4, 2021 - Trainee Detective Constable in London, England
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      Pros

      Amazing place to work at

      Cons

      None of the sort of cons

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