Police enquiry centre officer in Kidlington
Don’t care about staff
Their only goal is figures and they are not interested in staff. Turn over is high due to the ridiculous hours and they will happily cancel rest days or leave with no notice
Crime scene investigator in Oxfordshire
Demoralising company to work for
What started as a great job eventually went downhill with numerous colleagues leaving as they were so unhappy. Financial cuts, department shake ups and mismanagement by overpaid Managers most of whom were promoted within but held no real management qualifications. There seemed to be a culture to make long serving workers so unhappy they will leave and can very easily be replaced by desperately keen to please newbies on a much lower salary, poorer pension scheme and a contract to do tasks others had a right to refuse. It worked!. Although even some of these new replacements soon see the light and quickly move on.
Police Officer in Maidenhead, Berkshire
Catastrophically backward for BME staff
Been working at TVP for the last 12 years. Great career and good pay if you're not from a BME background. If you happen to be BME, you'll be working twice as hard to get half as much as your Caucasian colleagues. The force is backward on race relations and you'll always be a second class member and a box ticking exercise.
Management is awful too.
999 & 101 Call Handler in Kidlington
Unsurprisingly very high turnover
There are good reasons why TVP recruit to these positions so continually. It takes a certain type of person to tolerate the old fashioned and heavy handed management style and operational scrutiny, the stressful and dirty environment, the cliques and inconsistent expectations. The shift times and pattern are not for everyone and despite assurances, shift times were subject to late changes - I found that time with family and friends was then far more compromised than I’d been led to believe. I felt like a number, not an individual all the way through. Awful for me and for many so I’d say do seriously consider what you really need and want and will tolerate in a work environment before taking steps in this role.
Best police force
Fast passed and challenging, but rewarding
Shifts can be difficult however you can apply for flexI shifts
Great team work
Management are supportive
No two days are the same