Thames Valley Police Reviews

Updated Nov 24, 2021

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3.6
51%
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82%
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Thames Valley Police Chief Constable John Campbell
John Campbell
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "Supportive of flexible working arrangements(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great to serve the police and good to be able to help shape the organisation(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The typical negatives you'd expect from being in the Police(in 14 reviews)

  • "No work life balance, no room for movement, no praise or recognition for hard work(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Fabulous organisation

      Nov 19, 2021 - Communications Officer in Oxford, England
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      Pros

      Making a real difference to people's lives alongaide some of the best people you'll ever meet

      Cons

      Daily content can be tough - not to be underestimated how mentally and emotionally demanding the industry is

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Call handler

      Nov 24, 2021 - Contract Management in Kislingbury, England
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      Pros

      Good pay and different day

      Cons

      Night Shifts and very stressful

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Constable

      Oct 26, 2021 - Police Officer in Banbury, England
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      Pros

      - Good pay increments - Good amount of annual leave - Sick pay

      Cons

      - Workload unmanageable at times - Poor work life balance

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      14 Years

      Sep 10, 2021 - Police Officer in Oxford, England
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      Pros

      Made lifelong Freindships, good team work

      Cons

      Felt undervalued, unable to continue my role due to childcare, told move roles (which i had been doing for 8 years) or leave.... so I left! long hours. Applying for promotion having returned from Maternity leave was a great disadvantage as unable to show recent experience even though could evidence years before.

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Could be better

      Aug 23, 2021 - Police Officer 
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      Pros

      Colleagues make the job worthwhile Extra 2k south east allowance

      Cons

      Chronically understaffed Do not give you support - staff burn out and end up going sick with stress or depression. Custody wait times are long Equipment is out dated

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Challenging but rewarding

      Aug 5, 2021 - Police Constable in Amersham, England
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      Pros

      No two days are the same, great life experience to be gained from this job.

      Cons

      Overworked, feeling burnt out often

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Job for the right person

      Aug 1, 2021 - Police Officer in Oxford, England
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      Pros

      Sense of teamwork, great people and a varied work day, 6 shifts on and 4 days off

      Cons

      Very stressful, not enough officers, unrealistic expectation of completing investigations, risk of assault/injury and working nights, sometimes cancelled rest days

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Jul 26, 2021 - Business Change Project Manager in Oxford, England
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      Pros

      Great network and very supportive culture

      Cons

      Nothing to say, it's good organisation

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

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      Jul 22, 2021 - Police Officer in Oxford, England
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      Pros

      Pension, Money, Interesting, progression, teamwork

      Cons

      Shift pattern, Admin, paperwork, pressure, scrutinisation

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Supportive Employer

      Jul 6, 2021 - Police Officer in Reading, England
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      Pros

      Great opportunities for development and progression.

      Cons

      Work life balance. Long working hours

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