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What is the best part of working at the company?nothing as there are too many lazy people in the service who sit on their backsides playing games on their phones even when calls came out What is the most stressful part about working at the company?patrolling on your own because your colleagues are either having a nap in the office or playing games on their mobiles and just couldn't be bothered to workWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?work environment was bad, no canteenculture was okWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?patrolling on my own most of the time and watching my lazy colleagues get lazier by the day
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I joined Met in my late 40' s and would not recommend to anyone who previously managed a team to try and join Met with the vision of helping people. Although the job itself can be enjoyable but the culture you stepping into is not, colleagues will feedback about you behind your back without you knowing: counting how many coffees you had during your shift, you will have to begg for a toilet break, some seniors buddy colleagues will call themselves mentors and they will do everything that your shifts is so long by taking endless calls and then ending up with 1h only for writing detailed and very descriptive reports when you only thinking that 2h ago you supposed to finish shift and you are so tired, then you will constantly hear " Welcome to Met" . I was in response at the beginning of my training and I has the worse experience over my 20 years of working career, the senior management does absolutely nothing delegate's all reports down the line and the new recruits ending up with do much to sort out that they don't even know where to start, mentors have no patience and choose who they will help and who will not: in my case the mentor decide a simple elimination, and I could feel it on my 2 and 3 shift by getting questions like: how long I have been leaving in London, as well how easy is to dismis a new recruit, at that time I was not aware that he referred to "me" but gradually all signals were very clear and I could feel the bad atmosphere around. For that reason I have resigned as I did not enjoy, was very stressed, the support is minimal and the mentors on first shifts decide - 


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No breaks, never know when finish if buddy up with a crazy senior colleague
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so so

Good starting salary and yearly increase. Lots of roles to choose from but you have to pass your probation before you can request a transfer. Very stressful at times and very rewarding. Long hours, little left to enjoy life. You think about the job 24/7 for the whole year.
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Had a great and rewarding 30 year career.

What is the best part of working at the company?Job for life, the people you work with. Interesting work with the public.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Fast moving, volatile situations.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Welcoming and inclusive. A generally happy place mixed in with day to day moaning.What is a typical day like for you at the company?There is no such thing as a 'typical day'. Everyday is different.
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Based on 792 reviews

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3.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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