Cheshire Constabulary Employee Reviews
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The job is great if you are looking for something to clock down till retirement but if you have any aspiration to achieve more or progress don’t bother. Pay is good for the hours you do but meant to have flexi time which doesn’t exists. Had to fight to be able to work from home being CEV. Managers are just managers not leaders and are unapproachable. I could go weeks without speaking to them
Work hours, work/life balance
Was back office support for years before I left. Often had managers who wanted to make an impact before leaving. Office politics was rife as well as harassment. Bosses would often turn a blind eye until.it became an embarrassment for them. If you want to work there do so as a police officer or in a frontline department. Sont bother doing back office work. It is not worth it.
Flexi. Free parking and regular pay
Stress. Lack of job security. Office politics.
They say they care. They ‘big up’ on caring about staff but it’s a load of rubbish. I’ve never been so unhappy in a place of work. No one cares about anybody but the small cliques that they’re in. Staff morale is very low. I left because I couldn’t stand the depressive state. If you’re in a ‘top role’, everything will seem fine but if you’re working under that role then you see how miserable staff are.
Worked for Cheshire police until I retired ,great team to work for under difficult circumstances ,you will be working with dedicated staff who all work together to achieve your aims . We bjiyable most of the time and very difficult some of the time
Great pay and benefits
Working with the undesirable people of Cheshire
Enjoyed working for them with a great team ethic in place, great facilities and clean environment. Excellent training programme and the correct tools to do the job. Varied role from delivering post and case files and completed orders to all Police Stations within Cheshire.
Work/life balance is generally very good, with flexi time being a bonus. Budget constraints and a lack of desire to develop and promote internally are a major downfall.
Working within a very busy office, there is no such thing as a typical day all are varied and sometimes challenging. There is a great feeling of teamwork, everyone looks out for each other and will always offer help if needed. Most enjoyable aspect of the job is successfully convicting or acquitting offenders
its a very varied day, you could literally be doing anything. you'll deal with a lot of domestic incidents and they'll take up the majority of your time. Training needs to be better especially when it comes to using the systems. the best part of the job has to be getting a good result for a victim. You'll deal with a lot of mental health incidents too and you'll see how stretched the NHS is.
Cheshire Police are a great employer & like many police forces the only person stopping you achieving your potential is you! Its there for the taking! I'm sad to leave but other doors will hopefully open soon, with the skills I've learned from being a police officer I'm sure I can be an asset to any organisation.
Due to years of austerity the Police Staff support role is no longer secure with Police Staff being made redundant or being re-deployed. Despite being given permanent contracts most Police Staff feel they are only on fixed term contracts. Sadly too most of the roles are based at HQ Winsford making it difficult if you live in Warrington or Halton.
Agile Working. Flexible Working. Shift Allowances
Most roles are at HQ Winsford. Austerity Measures.
Working for the police service is different everyday no two days are the same. You will work on a shift pattern basis working days and late shifts. Some days you will be working as a team and other days you will work on your own. It can be sad, it can be happy and lots of fun.
Can be long hours
An excellent company to work for. Excellent salary and benefits and an employer who cares about the welfare of its staff. The shift work can be challenging and anti social, but the work satisfaction can be second to non. this job is not for the fainthearted and requires a great deal of patience and understanding of the behaviour of others.
long hours difficult work
Going to work each day and never knowing what was about to happen was brilliant. Working with and knowing you could rely on your fellow officers 100% I have dealt with a hippy convoy who blocked the M6 motorway and Sheep who decided to walk the motorway at night on an unlit stretch. There was no typical day until I took the role of School Liaison and then my days were spent in school talking about Internet safety, Drugs misuse and antisocial behaviour. The job was hard at times and entailed long hours.
Great colleagues and team work
anti social working hours working 3 weekends out of 4 and having leave cancelled at short notice .
My normal day would be checking and prioritising emails, selecting service requests and sending them to the relevant work area, chasing references and dealing with enquires via telephone calls. l have learnt the process of recruitment and learning and development. The management are really supportive and approachable and listen and take on board ideas and problems. My co workers are a really good team wih a variety of experience's and also fun to work with. The hardest part of the job is trying to chase the references. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the person you have assisted in applying for the job receive their start date.