Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service
Happiness score is 48 out of 100
3.3 out of 5 stars.
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About the company

  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    £730m to £4bn (GBP)
  • Industry
    National Services & Agencies
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Prison Officer in Lincoln
on 19 January 2022
Tiring without thanks
I love working for HMPPS. It is however, hard work physically and mentally demanding. The pay is dreadful, but the pension is good if you can stick it out for that long.
Prison Officer in Hollesley, Suffolk
on 20 January 2022
Horrendous environment to work in due to the staff not the convicts
Worst job ever. When you try to highlight the problems within the establishment you get pushed out of the door. The security department are the most corrupt.
Prison Officer in Hindley, Greater Manchester
on 18 January 2022
So much to do and varied but could be better.
The job is varied and opportunities to learn and advance are available if you want to do so.The hours are unsociable but if need arises there is opportunity to balance work with your needs, family comes 1st, if you manage your leave properly and rest days you can end up being off work a lot. The pension is good compared to most work places and thats a bonus but the general pay definitely needs to increase,though you can make it up with generous overtime payments. It's not for everypne, behind the walls is a different world and a very challenging environment, thats not to say its all bad. If you persevere and work hard you can make a career. The and it's quite a secure line of work, there are opportunities to move within the civil service too.
Prison Officer in Yorkshire and Humberside
on 16 January 2022
The forgotten service
Can be stressful at times but also rewarding, colleagues are great and always have your back, due to the nature of the job dont expect it to be easy ! Dealing with the nation's criminals can be a challenge at times but overall not a bad career.
Learning, Skills & employment manager in Cardiff
on 10 January 2022
Productive fun place to work with some satisfaction in regards to outcome’s.
Great place with loads of opportunities to progress. The staff are great and the management are supportive. Loads of opportunities for self progression and additional learning.

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