Memphis Police Department

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Memphis Police Department Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
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  1.  

    Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Memphis Police Department

    Pros

    To help people and feel you contribute to making the city a safer place

    Cons

    Work hours and work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

  2.  

    Job not a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Memphis Police Department full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This employer does offer decent benefits, but they are being reduced by the day. Pay is decent for the area, but we have not received a raise in over six years.

    Cons

    No upward mobility, reduction in benefits, often inadequate leadership, and very little support from employer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Run away as fast as you can.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Police Officer in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Memphis Police Department

    Pros

    Job security thanks to the crime rate.

    Cons

    Retirement or lack there of. The city council has widdled away at this department so bad that even veteran officers are leaving to start all over somewhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    They don't care!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Police Dispatcher in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Police Dispatcher in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Memphis Police Department full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great in comparison to other police communications agencies in the area.

    Cons

    There is no work/life balance. You have mandatory overtime everyday. They don't care what you have or do not have going on with your family. They just want bodies in a chair to answer the phones. The insurance is very expensive as well. Management doesn't care what happens to you, they look for reasons to suspend you whenever they get a chance even it you haven't done anything so that the city wont be sued.

  6.  

    never a dull moment serving and protecting the citizens of Memphis.

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Memphis Police Department

    Pros

    Great experience for any law enforcement professional looking to learn what it takes to be a police officer.

    Cons

    The Mayor and City council doesn't support public service professionals and have steadily reduce benifits. This has caused a mass exodus of police and fire leaving for other jobs out of state.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid the Department and City government if all possible.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The City government does not value their employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Memphis Police Department full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good co workers, decent pay

    Cons

    All benefits are being stripped, which leaves nothing for retirement! City government does not care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't expect your employees to pay for mismanaged funds. Have compassion for those who serve your city.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    MPD SUX

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Memphis Police Department full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Drive police cars fast is cool

    Cons

    Everything about this place is run by crooks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    die

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stepping stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Detective in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Detective in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Memphis Police Department full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big city policing broadens your knowledge experience and sharpens your skills.

    Cons

    promotions are slow...average time from patrolman sgt is 16 yrs. expect lots racial bias. Memphis seems to be stuck in the sixties. front line supervisors are lieutenants...creating a "I'm ok you are not ok mentality".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember where you started...the best and most respected supervisors lead by example...they themselves should learn what selflessness means.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Memphis Police Department

    Pros

    Great ability to build time off. Good pay and benefits. Great comraderie.

    Cons

    City management has no leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the value of your officers.

    Recommends

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