Police Scotland
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About the company

  • Founded
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    £4m to £20m (GBP)
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration
  • Headquarters
  • Link
    Police Scotland website
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Salary estimated from 597 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 134 reviews and is evolving.



Police Sergeant in Glasgow, Glasgow
on 2 July 2022
Busy workload
Demanding occupation with several work patterns which may impact on your work/ life balance. High work load which you will be expected to manage often with tight time constraints and may require you to remain on duty long after your tour of duty. New pension rules require you to work till 60.
Retired Police Officer in Lanarkshire
on 5 June 2022
Varied work, something for everyone, feels like too few operational workers and too many office based workers ,
Pros-Job security and vast variety of roles, something for everyone.Cons- Insufficient personnel, large amount of paperwork and not enough time to complete paperwork
Administrator in Glasgow, Glasgow
on 23 May 2022
Good employer but you are just a number
Since becoming Police Scotland you are just a number.Supportive in certain aspects but "get on with it" in others. Some Line Managers better than others.Resilience cover in certain areas non existent if off.Reorganisation in some areas certainly not for the better and Job Evaluations were just a paper exercise - a waste of employees time.The best bit is colleagues you work with - majority support one and other through everything and there for each other.It should never have become one - should have been split North, South, East and West. Systems are old at times and often go down - causing frustration.
Detective Constable in Edinburgh
on 26 April 2022
Every day is different
Great job, people and opportunities. Every day is different and nothing is ever what you think it is going to be!! Rewarding and satisfying when you can make a difference.
Police Constable in Glasgow, Glasgow
on 9 April 2022
Great place to work. Not for the faint hearted
Great career if you can put up with the unsociable hours. Missing, birthdays, Christmas's and family events. People are great and immediate line managers are usually helpful.

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Insights from 139 Indeed users who have interviewed with Police Scotland within the last 5 years.

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Interview is difficult
Process takes more than one month

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