Metropolitan Police Service Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Jan 21, 2021

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Pros
  • "Making a difference, can be very satisfying(in 18 reviews)

  • "Work/Life balance, Structure, Friendly colleagues(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor salary, long hours, complex advancement process(in 27 reviews)

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

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      A rewarding career

      Oct 16, 2020 - Detective in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

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

      Cons

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

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good career

      Jan 21, 2021 - Police Staff in Brixton, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Family friendly term time and part time working available

      Cons

      Stress , long hours centralised HR department

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Being a police officer

      Jan 13, 2021 - Detective Sergeant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting work with diverse career opportunities

      Cons

      Poor salary, long hours, complex advancement process

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Police Sergent Pay Scale Met 2018

      Dec 23, 2020 - Police Sergeant in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Starting from £40,000-£52,000, better than nothing

      Cons

      Long hours and occasional desk duties, booking people in to the nick

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Communications Officer

      Sep 15, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Lambeth, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

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

      Cons

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

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

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

      May 30, 2020 - Police Officer in Croydon, England
      Recommend
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      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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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Telephone investigation officer

      May 6, 2020 - Telephone Investigation Officer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good employment, job satisfaction, good salary , helping people

      Cons

      Long hours , unsociable hours

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    8. 2.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      Poor management

      Mar 8, 2020 - Community Assessor in London, England
      Recommend
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      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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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Being a police officer

      Feb 28, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Helping others, keeping the public safe, making a difference

      Cons

      Long hours, disrupting family life, stressful, thankless

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Shift work

      Nov 26, 2019 - Police Officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      No 2 days are the same

      Cons

      Shifts long hours night shifts

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