Metropolitan Police Service Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated Oct 12, 2020

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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 10 years

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

      May 4, 2019 - Senior Business Analyst in London, England
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      Pros

      People are passionate about their job.

      Cons

      Frustrating when Senior management has already made decisions before staff consultation

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Police

      Oct 12, 2020 - Police Officer in London, England
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      Pros

      Interesting job with large number of oportunities

      Cons

      Very poor senior management and antiquated command structure.

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      same crap different day

      Sep 27, 2020 - Horrible Experience in London, England
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      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. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Lack of support

      Oct 2, 2019 - Detective Sergeant in London, England
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      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. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Once great, has fallen

      Jul 22, 2019 - Trainer 
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      Pros

      Good colleagues and team work. Variety of roles.

      Cons

      Extremely poor senior management. Morale at lowest point ever.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      IT'S ALL ABOUT POLITICS ☆ AVOID JOINING

      Jun 7, 2019 - Police Officer in London, England
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      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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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Soul destroying

      Mar 10, 2019 - Police Officer in London, England
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      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. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      OK

      Oct 12, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great team of people around u.

      Cons

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

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      21 years and the love is gone

      Jan 23, 2018 - Police Officer in London, England
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      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. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Met Police

      Oct 24, 2017 - Police Officer in London, England
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      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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