Thames Valley Police
Happiness score is 49 out of 100
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About the company

  • CEO
    John Campbell QPM, Chief Constable
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Revenue
    £18m to £73m (GBP)
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration
  • Headquarters
  • Link
    Thames Valley Police website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 147 reviews and is evolving.



Administrator in Buckinghamshire
on 25 November 2022
I generally like working here
I really enjoy working here and for the first time ever, I don't mind Monday mornings which is fab, however the pay isn't great for the particular job I'm doing at the minute and I am struggling to progress into other departments or job roles that do pay adequately despite having ample experience and qualifications. The job isn't particularly challenging for me and I haven't had the opportunity to complete any training or development.
Call Taker in Oxfordshire
on 2 November 2022
Fun and productive
Amazing place to work, can be high pressured at times but the people you work with make it all worth while. very friendly environment to work in and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here
Call Centre Operator in Milton Keynes
on 1 October 2022
Wonderful people. Not enough of us.
I have been in service for many years. I have good colleagues and line managers. There are simply not enough of us. Staff turnover is high. We all want to help the public but we only have so many Officers / staff to deal with so many incidents. Wait times for 101 can often be longer than an hour. We adopted a new computer system a couple of years ago which crashes frequently and is unfit for purpose. We are sadly failing the public and we do not want to. There are no easy solutions.
Middle Manager in Kidlington, Oxon, UK
on 26 September 2022
Great opportunities for development
A great employer, lots of opportunity for development and career skills. Great benefits including flexible working, hybrid working and a reward and benefits scheme.
Radio and communications Operator in Milton Keynes
on 28 August 2022
Lack of support
I work with skilled colleagues and the job is very rewarding yet extremely hard. Due to this, you would expect an understanding management with regular welfare checks. However this place is the complete opposite. The management are constantly picking at small problems, even things such as taking a few extra minutes on personal breaks, having to put a specific code in your phone so they know what you’re doing at all times, there is no trust. If you want to work somewhere where you feel like you are still in school, work in the control room! There is no support and everyone is leaving. If you want annual leave in summer, make sure to book 15 months in advance, even then, i’ve had multiple days rejected for leave that far ahead. If you have an emergency and are working, shift swaps are your only option. The pay is good which is the only reason they have staff. If they didn’t have a shift allowance they would not have a single bum on their seats.

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