Metropolitan Police Service Employee Reviews about "making a difference"

Updated 16 Oct 2020

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Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick (no image)
Dame Cressida Dick
36 Ratings
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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. "Metropolitan police"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Communications Officer in Lambeth, England

    I have been working at Metropolitan Police Service full-time

    Pros

    Good Challenging Pay is good Different Making a difference

    Cons

    Long shifts Challenging Stressful Dealing with hardship


  3. "Great work, poor pay and conditions"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Detective Constable in London, England

    I worked at Metropolitan Police Service full-time

    Pros

    Making a difference, can be very satisfying

    Cons

    Work can be soul destroying if you spend too long on the same low level crime units

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  4. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in London, England

    I worked at Metropolitan Police Service full-time

    Pros

    Making a difference to the lives of those living in London

    Cons

    Bureaucratic organisation due to size so can take a long time to see change happen

  5. "Police Constable"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Police Constable in London, England

    I have been working at Metropolitan Police Service full-time

    Pros

    Making a difference, and possibly career progression.

    Cons

    Not enough training for new recruits, and work/life balance is effected.

  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. "Good company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Police Constable 

    I worked at Metropolitan Police Service full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to make a difference

    Cons

    Working hours long and unsociable

  8. "Business Delivery Lead"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people, making a difference, teamwork

    Cons

    administration, HR , lack of admin support, dogmatic and inflexible at times

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    "Make a difference"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Metropolitan Police Service full-time

    Pros

    Good employer with amazing variety of roles. Able to make a difference to peoples lives

    Cons

    None of particular note really

  10. "Police Officer Reveiw"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Police Service full-time

    Pros

    You are genuinely helping people and making a difference to the world.

    Cons

    Government has torn apart services and stripped all budgets so there is no way you can properly do your job. Incredibly long hours and severe lack of resources.

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