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I loved working for the CPS and would like to return there. Lovely culture, great leaders and lots of great colleagues. The only downside it’s too much work and can be a stressful environment.
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Great place for learning and development

Great place to work at - supportive management and staff who are always willing to answer questions. Great developmental opportunities and management always encourage you to try new things beyond your role. Good work-life balance.
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Very flexible and supportive

Very flexible employerInteresting/engaging workCareer progression opportunitiesSupportive management and colleagues Very supportive when it comes to family life and responsibilities
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A very good place to work

What is the best part of working at the company?Flexible Working and friendly/dedicated staffWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?The workload is high. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Excellent. The managers/staff are very helpful What is a typical day like for you at the company?A lot of the work is computer based.
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Flexible hours and wfh

Decent enough work, flexi-time is really good for building up time off and leaving early. Usually understaffed and overworked, could be better management and pay pretty poor but no worse than any other admin job. Worked with really nice people.
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Nice place to work

Work can sometimes be a little repetitive but nice working environment and staff. Flexi time is good , staff feel valued and listened to. Hybrid working available.
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Flexible working

Flexi-time and hybrid working is good as you can work hours which suit you and build up time to take off. Staff are friendly and supportive, will go out of their way to help you..
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The salaries are shocking compared to the market average but that’s clear from the outset. However, the lack of flexible working and support from management is the worst part. No consideration of a work life balance




Terrible salary. Poor Management
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I did not enjoy working at CPS as i felt i gained no new skills or have any personal development.

What is the best part of working at the company?I was able to work remotely and i liked the people in my group. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?I was not trained on a lot of stuff and did the same repetitive job for 2 years. This resulted in me not gaining any new skills and also losing the ones i already had. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very quiet and people didn’t come into the office much. What is a typical day like for you at the company?My work was all admin. I had no calls to answer. My typical day would be doing repetitive admin tasks.
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Productive and fun workplace

Really love working here. Very interesting, keeps you on your feet and you learn a lot about the justice system (good starting point for those going into law)
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interesting work but stressful

There is both human interest and intellectual challenge in the work . The problem is the workload is such that you do not feel you have time to devote to each case. I had about 100 cases and worked long hours but still struggled to keep up.
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Bad experience

Very unorganised training by people who can't be bothered, management underhanded, untrustworthy and are only supportive when they think it's beneficial to them, felt bullied and humiliated if you made a mistake during your training.
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Good employer, respectful.

Very secure, they value staff and treat you well. Training good. Varied work.Colleagues very supportive. Pay needs to be more for level of responsibility.
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Exploitative bullying incompetent management

Don’t go there unless you’re absolutely desperate - and avoid CPS London at all costs. Nepotism abounds and cruelty reigns. The only good aspects are some of your Co-workers and the quality of the work - both of which positives management do their best to destroy


Interesting work


Bullying and undermining
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Productive and diverse

I only joined this company on two occasions. It were two scrutiny panels where we discussed if Criminal cases were judged fairly. And the people organising those events seemed very helpful and informative. I think this is a place where I would love to work in the future.
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Brilliant, flexible and rewarding

The cps has alot of brilliant people working for it. There are good learning a development opportunities and plenty of opportunity for promotion.The only negative is no jobs are advertised internally so promotion is always against outside candidates


Flexible working, good work life balance, learning a development


Pay, Recruitment
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Good place

I was here for work placement during my time at university and I thought it was a nice place. I would recommend anyone to work here if criminal law Prosecution is your thing


Diverse, good people


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Very nice people

Decent place to work with very helpful colleagues and managers. However can get boring due to similar work every day. Would recommend if you like working on a screen all day.
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Productive and fun workplace

Such a good company that actually cares for their staff members also there is so many opportunities here you can easily progress to the next level if you are focus
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Amazing colleagues but please hire more staff

A couple of thingsThe Court managers I've encountered are amazing and colleagues are doing all they can but the CPS is severely understaffed.I feel so overworked yet i try to finish all my tasks on time even logging in after work hours to do so yet the work keeps coming, it actually feels so demotivating now. I'm not surprised so many are leaving


Flexi-time, Privilege days, Best colleagues and manager


Long Hours, Senior Management, Non existent career progression
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Great workplace

Fantastic area to work in, very very interesting, good people and security, left to go back full time in motor trade, big mistake. If I had my chance over again I'd give anything to work for CPS


Interest in justice system


Qualifications and entry process to become a civil servant
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Based on 101 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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