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Metropolitan Police Service Reviews

Updated 4 Aug 2019

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Metropolitan Police Service CEO Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe
135 Ratings
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  • "Treated like garbage by senior management(in 18 reviews)

  • "Long hours, shifts and demanding work pressures can be difficult(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "A"

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    Former Employee - PCSO in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Police Service full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good value /good management

    Cons

    You work unsocial hours under air type of weather

    Advice to Management

    To care for the health of the staff

    Metropolitan Police Service2019-08-02
  2. "Varied and Challenging Work"

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    Current Employee - Chief Inspector in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Police Service full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for promotion and lateral progression. Challenging and varied work.

    Cons

    Political interference. Criticism of police based on historic (before many serving officers were even alive) events affecting current workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to be more reflective of London. Priority is Policing not politics.

    Metropolitan Police Service2019-08-05
  3. "A team going through massive change"

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    Current Employee - Chief Inspector in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Police Service full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Wellbeing of staff taken seriously

    Cons

    Work can be difficult dealing with all of the people you can meet in a day... Frequently they are not the most polite.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pressing government for more money

    Metropolitan Police Service2019-07-21
  4. "Investigations"

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    Current Employee - Police Detective in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Police Service full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working with like minded colleagues to make London a safer place

    Cons

    Very long hours and short rest periods

    Metropolitan Police Service2019-07-14
  5. "Supervision of Serious and complex investigation"

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    Current Employee - Detective Sergeant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Police Service full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good training and development

    Cons

    It can be difficult to progress within roles due to resourcing issues that cause people to remain in post rather than progress to new ones

    Metropolitan Police Service2019-07-06
  6. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Police Constable in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Police Service full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyday is different, exciting and new

    Cons

    Salary and compensation package, hours

    Advice to Management

    Better hours and better pay

    Metropolitan Police Service2019-07-02
  7. "Police service."

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    Current Employee - Detective Investigator in London, England

    I have been working at Metropolitan Police Service full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very interesting work, opportunities to specialise, challenging, great colleagues.

    Cons

    Frustration with the criminal justice system.

    Metropolitan Police Service2019-07-08
  8. "safeguarding"

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    Former Employee - Detective Sergeant in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Police Service full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    security, job satisfaction, salary, pension,

    Cons

    shift work, no other cons i can think of

    Metropolitan Police Service2019-06-23
  9. "Investigator"

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    Current Employee - Financial Investigator/Fraud in London, England

    I have been working at Metropolitan Police Service full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Teamwork, resilient,professional,valued, career opportunity

    Cons

    shift work, low pay, pressure, risk, stress

    Metropolitan Police Service2019-06-22
  10. "Good employers"

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    Current Employee - Police Constable in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Police Service full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits hours support opportunities pay

    Cons

    None it’s a good place to work

    Metropolitan Police Service2019-06-18
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