Metropolitan Police Service Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Dec 2, 2021

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Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick (no image)
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106 Ratings
Pros
  • "The best police service, bar none(in 25 reviews)

  • "Interesting work, challenging and you feel like you are making a difference(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours and not great for family(in 45 reviews)

  • "Difficult time have a healthy work life balance(in 28 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great job

      Jul 12, 2021 - Police Officer in London, England
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      Pros

      competitive salary extremely rewarding good work/life balance

      Cons

      working hours are quite long

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Fallen Apart

      Dec 2, 2021 - Detective Constable in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free travel on TFL services Commissioner actually cares about her staff's wellbeing

      Cons

      No consideration for work/life balance Massively understaffed The likelihood of developing a MH issue is high All new staff they're providing have no policing experience (direct entry) so even more work for substantive and experienced officers Hugely under-payed considering risk and stress (tube drivers paid more than double as a starting wage!!!) Senior Leadership Team only care about results that make them look good

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

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      Jul 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      many different routes to choose supportive team players variation overtime options gain lots of skills

      Cons

      it is difficult to get a good work life balance can be cliquey shift work is sometimes hard

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great career opportunities

      Mar 21, 2021 - Business Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working, great work life balance

      Cons

      Salary does not match industry average

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      No two days are the same

      Mar 6, 2021 - Police Constable in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Variety, with regards to what you'll be dealing with and also the roles you can specialise in

      Cons

      Difficult time have a healthy work life balance

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Worth it if you want the long haul

      Mar 6, 2021 - Police Officer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Sick leave, various job roles across the met, variety of experiences.

      Cons

      No personal life allowed, very unhealthy work/life balance.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good job

      Feb 11, 2021 - Police Officer in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great colleagues, interesting work, diverse work

      Cons

      Bad hours, poor work life balance, shift work

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    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Time for change

      Mar 11, 2021 - Specialist in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunity to work in numerous areas of specialism.

      Cons

      Long hours, extremely poor work life balance, public sector pension open to abuse. Ignorance of sacrifices made by officers. Promotion structure lacks cohesion. Decisions made by management who have long since forgotten what it’s like at the coal face. Cyclical policies for own promotion benefits that are not in line with needs of modern policing.

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Poor Management

      Feb 20, 2021 - Police Constable in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The occasional feel good factor

      Cons

      Poor management, no work/life balance

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Intelligence Analyst

      Jan 25, 2021 - Intelligence Analyst in London, England
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      Pros

      Work/Life balance, Structure, Friendly colleagues

      Cons

      Difficulty getting promotion, Lack of equipment

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