National Crime Agency Employee Reviews
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This is a fantastic place to work. Although the nature of the work is critical and highly confidential, the teams I worked with were really helpful and fun to work with. NOthing was too much trouble though, more training is needed for new staff in order to understand the agency
They want to but all workplaces in a hub, but in the north of the country they make it difficult to get too ie Warrington. no consideration for staff who like me had a 3 hour daily commute on top of working day.
Good work buildings
poor car parking after travelling 90 minutes to get there and no staff welfare, very poor.
Development opportunities vary depending on the area worked in, it is more grade focused than other civil service departments. Recruitment process is long due to background checks. Communication during the process is slow, as it is a central inbox that you have to send queries into, you don't always received a reply.
Some excellent people but an organisation still growing and maturing. It has had a lot of change of processes and people and it has been unsettled for too long. This will change in the months ahead. Some investigations are exceptional and I’m sure the organisation will be better in 6-12 months.
Too much energy on change for too long now
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Definately not what it says on the tin. Two ticks organisation??!! Do they even know what that means. Staff morale is low, poor training plans for new starters, jobs for the boys culture and inability to tackle bullying issues especially towards higher management. Even awarding such behaviour in some instances. Failing to see how this meets thier responsiblity of health and well being of staff. Better treatment working in McDonalds!! Offices are vey remote with no public transport, nearest station being a good half an hour walk along a very dark secluded path to the nearest major transport facility's, increased unavailibility of access to staff parking at the site.
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As an investigator, the NCA has a great deal of potential for developing experience. However there is an overall sense that it doesn’t quite know what type of organisation it wants to be.
Plenty of opportunities for gaining experience
Not quite sure what it wants to be
As a law enforcement and intelligence professional, I am dismayed by the claims and promises made by the NCA. The organisation (although it is NOT organised) has been hemorrhaging experienced, skilled staff since its inception and expects replacements (with no law enforcement background) to step into some very big shoes overnight, relatively speaking. So, what's missing? Maybe a short history lesson might help.. Not since the days of the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS) working with the National Crime Squad (NCS) has the UK had a coordinated, focused, effective response to organised crime. The two key words here are National and Crime. Seasoned, experienced specialists from our police forces, who had learned their craft during years of service locally and regionally were selected to operate at a national and international level. These men and women 'of a like mind' and experts at networking with each other, had a deep understanding of organised crime groups, knew how to use intelligence, gather evidence and arrest shrewd, cunning individuals. They even managed this without rendering their evidence inadmissible in a court, because they could interpret and comprehend legislation. The non-police staff that were a part of the service had their own apprenticeship; intelligence researchers and analysts worked shoulder to shoulder with police specialists and they learned from each other. Well, the police service as it was has long gone. Although this organisation has the DNA of a 'police service' it seems to be in denial whilst trying to create some - more...
Money for nothing
No prospect of making a difference.
A diverse workforce and an envrionment that embraces varying work patterns. The training opportunities are good and career progression possible for those seeking advancement.
In August 2016 I was promoted to Senior Intelligence Officer working on the Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce (JMLIT), a first of its kind project in the UK involving public and private partnership. Getting an opportunity to evaluate new money laundering typologies is extremely interesting and keeps my knowledge up to date. Attending the JMLIT experts group for ABC is an excellent place to share sector knowledge with private sector experts, learning from their experience and providing the law enforcement perspective
It is CEOP's mission to protect children and young people from the harm of abuse. The work that is done here is incredibly difficult, but incredibly rewarding. The people that work here are dedicated to protecting children from harm and are proud to work here.
There is never a dull day at the NCA! From major drug seizures to cyber crime, from CSE to money laundering, from human trafficking to illegal firearms, the breadth of serious crimes that my colleagues work to combat is phenomenal. As a result any area that you work in, be it operational or otherwise, is incredibly interesting and varied. The work attracts and requires hard-working people dedicated to keeping the UK and beyond safe from major threats.