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British Transport Police Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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  1. "Challenging environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British Transport Police full-time

    Pros

    Not a huge amount of positives.

    Cons

    Although BTP invest heavily in people, there is not really a culture that is supportive to change or improvement.
    There has been much change in Senior Management and this is causing much uncertainty for staff as there is no stability in leadership.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "MY OLD EMPLOYERS THE BTP"

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    Former Employee - Police Officer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Police Officer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at British Transport Police full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    it's the best job in the world being a Police Officer

    Cons

    The BTP are appalling employers with a proven track record of awful welfare for their Officers.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to what the officers tell you and act upon it then you want have them leaving in droves.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible IT management"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Administrative in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People there are nice enough and some are supportive with dealing with the problems there. Also they are flexible with their stating times.

    Cons

    Management is absolutely terrible there and I advise that no one who is serious about their career or IT in general not to work at BTP. IT to them is all about looking good without giving any thought to the infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, there's a high turnover for a reason.


  4. "procurement"

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    Former Employee - Procurement in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Procurement in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the four months I worked at the British Transport Police , I did not see anything positive. What others were happy about including idling around flexible working mean nothing to me

    Cons

    The non professionals are known to gang up against (particularly) new employees who practice professionalism. They labelled one professional employee as corrupt by making all sorts of false allegations .

    Advice to Management

    You have brilliant written administrative rules which are broken by unprofessional employees while you watch


  5. "Great people, dreadful senior management"

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    Former Employee - Administrator in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Administrator in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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!


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Company overview"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at British Transport Police full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Due to experiences at hands of incompetent and corrupt management nothing to add that would be or could be considered Pros for the purpose of overview.

    Cons

    Incompetent and corrupt management unwilling and unable to offer duty of care to staff if it doesn't suit the forces objectives and costs money.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate bullying and intimidation is unacceptable. These incidents must be dealt with in a manner that is in accordance with discipline codes and not brushed under the carpet if you are a senior rank.


  7. "No chance for Civilian workers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing much to shout about.

    Cons

    No chance for a civilians to work here. Police Officers want to do their own administrative duties. And a few civilians acceptable to Police Officers have their own groupings within, where new employees are seen as intruders. They reject new employees and top management will not offer any support

    Advice to Management

    If you cannot adhere to your own written Policies, just do away with them. Nicely written policies for PR purposes only

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Police Officer"

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    Current Employee - Police Constable in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Police Constable in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free TfL travel, fair salary. On the whole a good bunch of people to work with. More available funding than Home Office forces.

    Cons

    No regard for personal life - frequent last minute shift changes and extensions. Awful self-serving management with one senior officer in particular a complete embarrassment. Huge investment in pointless operations but no funding for the things that matter. Huge changes brought in with completely inadequate training or care for their negative impact on officers. Officers seem to be dropping like flies. Low morale is rife and distrust high.

    Advice to Management

    Treat officers like humans and speak to them. Don't waste money on operations that either don't work, already happen or exist solely to plump up senior officers' portfolios.


  9. "Such a Shame"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at British Transport Police full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Being a police officer is one of the most rewarding and satisfying jobs you can hope to have. BTP offer the opportunity to work across the country and take of may different roles. On transferring to BTP I was given more opportunities that I would have received in a home Office force.

    Cons

    The problem with BTP is the senior management. They don't look after their staff, promotion appears to be given in terms of who you know and not what you do. They keep changing everything for the sake of it and more often than not to the determent of its employees. The force keeps bringing in retired officers who want to top their pension up and have no interest in doing their job and I'm afraid removes the opportunity for those already seeking promotion internally which creates a culture where moral is rock bottom. Overall not a good place to work so look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Retire...


  10. "Just don't do it."

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    Former Employee - Police Officer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Police Officer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Okay money and every day was some what different

    Cons

    The jobs (sometimes you were lucky to get one) Some of the staff above let their ego's get involved.


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