British Transport Police

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Updated February 10, 2015
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  1. Great people, dreadful senior management

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Administrator in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I worked at British Transport Police part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, nice people

    Cons

    The fact that the senior management at BTP is seen as an old boys' network is evidenced by the fact that 100% are white and 100% are male. Senior management often task multiple people for the same answer until they get the answer they want, not the answer they need to hear. This creates a culture of fear and inefficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Equip employees with the training they need to better themselves - labouring vanity projects such as customer service initiatives turns employees off-topic!

  2. Not best pay for DDO job but a nice force to work for

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    Former Employee - Designated Detention Officer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Designated Detention Officer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at British Transport Police full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly staff and management
    Interesting and varied workload

    Cons

    Shift pattern messed up body clock
    Pay less than Met Police DDOs

  3. Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British Transport Police full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great team, central london location, friendly people ability to move around and have a varied job, quite easy work also.

    Cons

    The work is quite easy so gets a bit boring. The office is not particularly nice as it is pretty old and needs an update.

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  5. Interesting Company to Work For

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    Former Employee - Business Support Officer
    Former Employee - Business Support Officer

    I worked at British Transport Police full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting company that is moving ahead and growing whilst other Forces are seeing cut backs
    Good development opportunities if you are proactive and ask for it
    Head office in good locations in London (Camden, St James Park)
    Heriarchal but management nice to staff members

    Cons

    No travel discounts
    Computers very old (Windows 2003)

    Advice to Management

    Keep advancing technological solutions

  6. get the chance with lots of agencies and great people

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    Current Employee - Evidence Officer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Evidence Officer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at British Transport Police full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Free travel, on the London underground, great training throughout. paid time off is really great starting at 28 days.

    Cons

    long and unsociable hours, but that comes with the job. working in the some unclean environments.

  7. Good company to work for startig off your career with...

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    Former Employee - Policy Development Manager in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Policy Development Manager in City of London, England (UK)

    I worked at British Transport Police full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    National Police Force which has many diverse communities and diverse workforce

    Cons

    Not very good for development

  8. invests in potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British Transport Police full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    a company that looks at the individual, work ethic and character of the person and is prepared to invest in the potential and not previous experience. Flexible, acknowledges good work, support given when required. Good pay, holidays, security.
    A positive and progressive work environment. If you want to succeed the opportunities are there.

    Cons

    No paid travel for staff employees. training could be more structured and relevant but that is improving.

    Advice to Management

    Look at training structure and content.

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