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Terrible management

The worst management you will ever come across in any job, anywhere in modern Britain. The service is completely on its knees in terms of staffing levels across a variety of departments - Officers, Supervising Officers, OSG's, Healthcare, Educational and Vocational instructors. The only slots that are fully employed are the management positions and there's far too many of them. The whole managing level needs stripping back, reconstructing and streamlined. They are leaking staff in the ground and it's not only as if the management don't care, it's as if they actively want this to happen. Perhaps it's cheaper to recruit new starters than have experienced staff you have to pay more for.


Good overtime money


Lack of leadership

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1.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
1.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
1.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
1.0 out of 5 stars for Management
1.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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Based on 549 reviews

Ratings by category

3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.6 out of 5 stars for Management
2.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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