Metropolitan Police
Happiness score is 59 out of 100
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About the company

  • CEO
    Dame Cressida Dick
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration
  • Link
    Metropolitan Police website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 682 reviews and is evolving.



Police Officer in Hendon Central Station
on 10 May 2022
The job is completely a big risk
The job is completely a big risk and the money they pay does not equalize the risk you rake on a daily basis, compare to America and UK there is so much difference, in UK they do not even give you a gun.
Police Officer in London
on 4 May 2022
Depressing and very stressful
The Metropolitan police is an organisation that has terrific comradeship amongst the ordinary rank and file. However it has a reputation for an " if your face fits culture " it seems that The senior officers get to be senior officers by passing exams and being able to have friends in high places . In some cases their ability to manage is worse than terrible although they attend various management courses . In other cases there are very worthy officers who attain senior ranks . I served in an environment of back stabbing and double standards . I would never recommend anyone to join the Metropolitan Police . Apparently the Superintendent's Association has recently said that moral is at an all time low !
Police Constable in London, Greater London
on 20 April 2022
Wouldn’t reccomend
No work life balance as you can imagine. Cancelled rest days. No welfare. They don’t care about mental health, even if it is as a result of the work you’ve done. Thankless job.
Met police designated detention officer in London, Greater London
on 16 April 2022
Stressful but you feel part of a team.
Good starting as a career no two days are the same. There is a police family at times and a good feeling of working as a team. Unfortunately there is a lot bureaucracy.
Special Constable in London
on 10 April 2022
Challenging but rewarding
I am not going to say that working as a Special Constable was easy and without challenges. But I gained lots of experience and transferable skills and friends for life at the same time.

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Insights from 412 Indeed users who have interviewed with Metropolitan Police within the last 5 years.

Average experience
Interview is average
Process takes more than one month

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Please i need to join you there but i have some problem .!

Shared on 26 September 2017

For civil staff, I underwent stringent written and presentational tests and then a verbal interview. The questions were generic and competency based.

Shared on 1 September 2017

Not having a criminal record, physical and mental training, law enforcement, active and determined, attentive and preventive, and capable of solving and preventing any offense, commutative, adapting to the job, and a good team player

Shared on 25 June 2017

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