Metropolitan Police Service Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated 12 Oct 2020

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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. "Great job Satisfaction in helping front line Police Officers to fight crimes using the technology I delivered."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are passionate about their job.

    Cons

    Frustrating when Senior management has already made decisions before staff consultation

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  2. "Police"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Officer in London, England

    I have been working at Metropolitan Police Service full-time

    Pros

    Interesting job with large number of oportunities

    Cons

    Very poor senior management and antiquated command structure.

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  3. "same crap different day"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Horrible Experience in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent money, free travel, some colleagues

    Cons

    Spineless management who will throw you under the bus to further there own career. Everything is so beurocratic, the amount of time it takes to complete a “non crime domestic” or to arrest someone and book them into custody takes absolutely hours. No respect between teams/units or senior management and everyone is in it for themselves. The standards of some officers are a joke. Dealing with the same crap each day knowing full well whatever you do will not make the slightest bit of difference. Real crimes like violence and burglary are ignored in favour of “trendy crimes”.

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  4. "Lack of support"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Detective Sergeant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work within different environments, colleagues and peers are mostly fantastic

    Cons

    Expected to do too much, senior management have no care for individuals we are perceived as just a number. Promotion processes have meant senior officers lack experience and ability

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  5. "Once great, has fallen"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Trainer 

    I have been working at Metropolitan Police Service full-time

    Pros

    Good colleagues and team work. Variety of roles.

    Cons

    Extremely poor senior management. Morale at lowest point ever.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "IT'S ALL ABOUT POLITICS ☆ AVOID JOINING"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Police Officer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Lots and lots of opportunities for career progression, be it wanting managerial or wanting a whole new career within the same organisation -Obviously abides by the law. So you will receive all entitled benefits -Pay is good. Very fair actually. AND as each year goes by, you get more and more by way of salary and increased holiday allowance too. 2 x pay increased per year; 1 when everyone gets one in accordance with The Tax YEAR End and another pay increase each year on each and every 1 year anniversary of your employment date

    Cons

    POLITICS! Senior management cracking down now and to be a police officer, or even police 'staff/civilian' , well you are just a number. Whatever your warrant or civilian number is, that's just you. You are treated as an 'IT' -Sod work life balance. TOUGH you are told. -LOOK AT ALL OF THAT ANNUAL LEAVE. VERY GENEROUS RIGHT? WRONG!!! Good luck getting your annual leave. And IF you are lucky enough to get to use it, it will almost certainly be given / allowed to be taken when you do not want it. TOUGH -CORRUPTION IS RIFE -The little "clicks" / groups of friends that stick together on the various teams will run the team. You can be as competent, as friendly, as hard-working as they come. BUT, unless your face fits, BULLYING and HAZING is guaranteed, with the bullys being of all ranks.. -COVER UP / STICK TOGETHER - DID you mess up? Do something stupid, get it wrong and/or has a complaint been Made against you?? HAHAHAHA NO PROBLEM FOR ME!!! Oh well. As mentioned above, if your face fits then the police officers and sergeant and Inspector have your back! The same way as when you make an arrest... "WE" all stick together! Let us all sit together when we write up our report and explain the arrest. Let us copy each other to make sure we write the same things so we can. Pretend it did happen this way or that way and we all agree. -BUT MY FACE DOESN'T FIT (In reference to the last comments...) Oh I have to sit by myself to do the report. So I will write the truth.. only the other 6 sat together, so there is now 6 police reports that say 1 thing, ALMOST EXACTLY THE SAME!! And 1 police Officers report that is quite different.. If my face don't fit it looks like I am being thrown under the bus and have to explain why my police report is substantially different to that of my colleagues.. I now have to explain why I am LYING. POLITICAL CORRECTNESS *GONE MAD*, INEQUALITY, RACE DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, BULLYING, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, CORRUPTION AT ALL RANKS AND STAGES... I do not have enough time nor space to write about the CONS with respect to this employer and the types of employees that it employs. IF YOU WANTED TO JOIN TO GENUINELY MAKE A DIFFERENCE, TRY ELSEWHERE... Good Luck

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    "Soul destroying"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Police Officer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent once you have been there more than 5 years, free travel

    Cons

    Daily physical and verbal abuse. You will receive no support from the job whatsoever, and if something goes wrong the job won’t back you up ever. Treated like garbage by senior management. Oh and the slightest bit of perceived wrongdoing? Be prepared to be under investigation for years. The only reason most officers remain is because they struggle to find another career in this climate. Even moving around internally is difficult as due to cutbacks each department wants to hold onto their staff. The internal politics is a major problem and bullying is rife. Avoid.

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  8. "OK"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team of people around u.

    Cons

    No work life balance and no thanks for ur hard work from senior management.

  9. "21 years and the love is gone"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Officer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of diversity and course opportunities. The workers are great. Lots of different locations to work at the moment but that will change if they can figure out what they own so they sell it rather than the premises the keep trying to sell the ones that have been gifted so kindly

    Cons

    Senior management do not care about staff. Lots of different locations to work at the moment but that will change if they can figure out what they own so they sell it rather than the premises the keep trying to sell the ones that have been gifted so kindly

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  10. "Met Police"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Officer in London, England
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there are still good people in the organisation good at policing major events dealt with terrorist incidents exceptionally well.

    Cons

    funding cuts are showing and having an effect on the service given to the public. Management is poor, out of touch. the personal side the organisation once had has gone. you are a resource to be deployed and used as they want. common sense is rarely used. Ask yourself this question how does an organisation the size of the met have a Detective Constable crisis (900 plus shortage of detectives) this didn't happen over night. the senior management direct entry scheme, ill conceived shows how out of touch management board are.

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