Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Employee Reviews
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Very rewarding job but can be a challenge sometimes being a retained Firefighter , forward planning is key for work life balance best job in the world the self satisfaction out ways any amount of money.. put in 110% and you will get 110% in return..
Good pay / Holiday Entitlement, Top management.
It's something you do for your community and the area in which you live... You do not do it for the money as the pay is poor. Training is intensive and ongoing and contract hours at 120 per week are demanding.
Worked as cleaner, unfortunately there is a bullying culture with this group,two faced fake people.some were good people,some had serious issues.Got away early when job was finished and got paid which was good point.
Got away early
Two faced, big time.
Comradeship and good teamwork are essential and working in the community gives a great sense of pride and gratitude,sense if humour essential,common sense worth its weight in gold within the service.
Comradeship, working with the community and good work life balance and job satisfsction
Can be stressful at times, night shift working.
The different situations and variety of work you do is great and if you have the drive and determination this is the job for you the SFRS can take you on a great career path
Excitment of job variety
Hours are on call so you have to drop everytbjng to attend shout
No two days the same - good mixture of contacts you will deal with. Ever changing environment and much respect from outside world which can make introductions you require easy as doors will always open to you
Respect from community
Too diverse within regions
Joined tayside fire brigade in2001 As janitor worked with a team of other janitors in various locations around tayside.Job developed from being basic janitorial duties to taken on extra duties i.e hgv class 2,electric PAT testing,forklift.Duties included the daily movement of operational equitpment . The culture at the time was very enjoyable I and the other janitors were left alone to organise our work routine without any ilterference from management.In2013 all changed for the worst when Scottish fire@rescue was created .My role of janitor was basically eroded year on year until my job was threatened by privitisation which I was not able to accept I took redundancy package.
Kept busy during shifts. Learn many new skills and constantly training and testing equipment. Great workplace environment and team mentality. Hardest part of the job is not able to help someone. Enjoyable part is helping others.
Great Team Mentality.
Not Being Able To Help Someone.
The training I was provided was very good and all the staff knew alot about the job and subjects. It was a very detailed course. The things I learnt whilst working with the Scottish Fire and Rescue service i feel i would be able to use for the rest of my working life.
Good job benifits
Wages was not what I expected.