Metropolitan Police Service Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 16 Oct 2020

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Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick (no image)
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  • "Very long hours, relatively low pay, sometimes risk of injury(in 24 reviews)

  • "Frustrating when Senior management has already made decisions before staff consultation(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "A rewarding career"

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, challenging and you feel like you are making a difference

    Cons

    Very long hours, relatively low pay, sometimes risk of injury

  2. "Communications Officer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lambeth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Police Service full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good salary, lots of overtime available, lots of internal opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, unsociable environment due to demand, dealing with difficult situations/people


  3. "Still a long way to go to remove ptejefuce and regain public confidence"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Croydon, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Metropolitan Police Service full-time

    Pros

    Good team work. Ability to learn to deal with hard and difficult situations. The ability to calm others down. Great cummunication skills

    Cons

    Shift work Long hours. Do work in very uncomfortable uniform in extreme heat

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  4. "Telephone investigation officer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Telephone Investigation Officer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good employment, job satisfaction, good salary , helping people

    Cons

    Long hours , unsociable hours

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  5. "Poor management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Community Assessor in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Police Service for less than a year

    Pros

    Zero hours contract Important work to make London safer and ensure the right people become our police officers

    Cons

    Long hours with no compensation for overtime High numbers of candidates with too little time to score performance carefully

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  6. "Being a police officer"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Metropolitan Police Service full-time

    Pros

    Helping others, keeping the public safe, making a difference

    Cons

    Long hours, disrupting family life, stressful, thankless

  7. "Shift work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    No 2 days are the same

    Cons

    Shifts long hours night shifts

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    "You're just a number"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Police Officer in City of Westminster, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues Subsidised travel Overtime opportunities

    Cons

    Weak leadership team Long hours Restriction on home life Undervalued No recognition for excellent work Blame culture

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  9. "."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Detective Superintendent in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging, Rewarding, a huge variety and well worth it

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful, impact on private ife

  10. "Good Job, long hours"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Police Officer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Police Service full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many roles to go into Reasonable Pay

    Cons

    Shift work, Long hours, Stress

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