Greater Manchester Police
Happiness score is 61 out of 100
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About the company

  • Founded
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    £75m to £365m (GBP)
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration
  • Link
    Greater Manchester Police website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 165 reviews and is evolving.



Police Officer in Manchester
on 2 March 2022
It's a great family led by political donkeys.
I would genuinely hand on heart recommend NOT applying to become a police officer. The experienced bobbies you work with are great however the SLT (senior leadership team) are not fit for purpose. They are all in bed with each other (literally).There is no support for officers and resources are below what is expected.If you do apply I wish you all the best however please take some time to consider other options as this will take up your life and have a serious impact on your mental health as well as your work life balance.All the best
Police Constable in Manchester, Greater Manchester
on 10 April 2022
Not worth it
If you think joining the police is all fun and games and what you think it is, throw that all away. The worst police force, the worst managers and supervisors and the worst crime management and employee welfare you’ll see. If you want to ruin your life then this job is for you.
Police Constable in Wigan, Greater Manchester
on 9 March 2022
Stressful, draining, dangerous and not worth it.
The training for the job is non existent, they focus so much on what the offences are rather than teach you the practicalities of the job such as how to build court files, how to do admin and manage workloads so you end up on division without a clue what you’re doing. The workloads are also insanely high, you’re expected to do the job of response and investigator at the same time carrying crimes and caseloads but never having the time to do anything with them because you’re busy … responding and taking on new ones. Colleagues have been known to be carrying 20-30 crimes at a time all of which need full investigations and most needing court files building, it’s insane and does not work. Then you’re punished when crimes have been carried for more than 6 months. The impact the hours have on your social life is not good. A lot of the time rest days can be cancelled and you’re expected to work all hours, the shift pattern is atrocious and this job really takes a toll on your mental health and even impacts your family life. Officers known to have break ups with partners because of the stress caused. Overall policing is broken in this country, low pay, lack of support from the people at the top who don’t care what happens in the ground, lack of staff with retention struggles and the depression and low morale is like a disease amongst staff. If you have other options please go with them. This job simply isn’t worth it anymore.
Police Officer in Manchester
on 16 February 2022
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They don't care less about you. All you are is a number not person. The management only care about advancing there career by using you as an example.
Police Officer in Wigan, Greater Manchester
on 14 February 2022
Can be rewarding but very stressful.
This job can definitely be rewarding however it is also a VERY stressful job. A lot of other forces work a lot simpler and better and a lot of people have transferred due to this reason. However, they are supportive, they look after you and my team were amazing. Just a shame that it doesnt seem to be improving on the number of crimes/jobs each person carries like other forces are.

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Candidates need to be prepared for questions about resilience, working under pressure, organising and prioritising tasks and continuous professional development and learning from mistakes (how they keep up to date and develope). Finally, a good knowledge of diversity in society.

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