West Yorkshire Police
3.7 out of 5 stars.
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Although I was a volunteer working two other jobs and attending university at the time, I was given a rough ride by the management team in place at my unit to keep giving more and more hours.
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The most challenging but rewarding role I have ever had. Transferring from private to public sector working was definitely a culture shock. Due to a substantial lack of resources, some things that are taken for granted in most companies i.e. work equipment, system training etc. can take quite a while to materialise, so patience and persistence is required. Work loads and responsibility are high and working over is required often. Opportunities for development very much depend on your area of work, with some departments offering career progression schemes. Work culture is almost tribal and you really feel like your part of something purposeful and the work itself is highly interesting.
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Interesting role, felt proud to work there
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Massively under resourced, lack of diversity
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ok place to work it is hard to advance from the initial role as development opportunities tend to be within department rather than promotion, good team atmosphere and colleagues are easy to build a strong relationship with
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Really good place to work and feel part of a team. When shifts changed it wasn’t for me but other than that I do miss working there. Good place to work
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Loved working for West Yorkshire Police, great team and fab supervisors. Great place to work and would highly recommend it. Great team spirit and we all look after each other
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I worked hard for many years with this organisation and to some degree was credited for that work. I found it tough to progress because of the favouritism and 'looked after club'. From the top of the hierarchy to the bottom, I experienced some terrible behaviour. Big bully culture with still the old fashioned 'dinosaurs'. Inappropriate behaviour and conduct was ignored by many bosses (some of them were the perpetrators!). If you become ill you tend to be written off and usually placed in departments where you are amongst a number of people who don't want to be in the job anymore. The job itself is a great career, however, it is unfortunate that they do not always recruit the right staff and they certainly don't like to get rid of a lot of the wrong one's! Certain staff spend hours in the station, when they should be out on patrol, but many managers don't want to deal with them. If you do try to manage people, some get out the bullying card, so why bother? It's time the government had a shake up and went through this organisation with a fine tooth comb to see who is actually working for the generous salary they receive!
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Variety of roles
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Lack of support from staff and management.
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The job I loved changed many years ago. The changes weren’t beneficial for the public or for the police and sent the Police backwards. The increased repeated paperwork didn’t do anything to bring offenders to justice, just merely took more officers off the street
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Dealing with public expectations are never easy at the best of times. Doing this during emergency situations can be a challenge but is also very rewarding
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Hard to progress if you are a civilian employee. can be treated differently and unfairly. Lack of support and training and no tutor. Sink or swim mentality
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Not bad place to work , but a lot of little cliques and unless you willing to kiss behind of the DI or play golf at his local club or unless you very attractive (females) you wont be climbing ladder very quickly!!
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I would not recommend working for this organisation at all. If you do not 'fit in' your life will be made intolerable. I was bullied out of my role because of my mental health. There was no support from management whatsoever. If you 'toady' up to management you will do brilliantly. There is very much a 'clique' culture and if you cross one member then they will ALL turn on you and make it very difficult for you. Seriously avoid this organisation at all costs.
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Sadly the organisation has lost its way with low morale and excessive workloads, lip service is paid to work-life balance and once a tick in a box is achieved that is deemed satisfactory. staff are worried about raising issues for fear of repercussions or blocks to development. The good part is that you get to work with committed, dedicated compassionate staff on the whole,but sadly all too often these are unappreciated
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Working as part of a team in a very busy work environment. Most difficult part is maintaining a clear and level head under what can be very stressful situations, particularly as all areas are covered by CCTV where every word and action is recorded for safety reasons. Working with a good team can make this job much easier and more enjoyable, particularly if you have good senior managers.
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Fast paced these days, many computerised systems Good friends Chances to move from unit to unit and gain promotion Good salary Good sickness and insurance benefits
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I love working for WYP. I feel ready to move on and earn more but there is a lack of well paid civilian job opportunities to progress to. The job is exciting, fast paced and stressful and completely ruins you for other more boring jobs! If you dont mind being over worked and underpaid WYP is a good organisation to work for!
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Best job in the world. You get to meet and deal with all kinds of people. It is a real privilege to have worked as a police officer. i would definitely recommend it
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Managers belittled me in front of the rest of the staff, I was a support staff worker, there was know job security. The only thing I took from this job was working with the victims of crime and making then feel saver.
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Poor pay
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You get what you give in this job. Stress, fast paced and always demanding this is not for the faint hearted but it is also about protecting people and communities and the work is thrilling and vital. Will cause issues with relationships for definite.
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Long days and nights working a shift pattern of 6 days on 4 days off. However I work 57 hours in the 6 days and get paid poorly not only for the hours but the shifts and weekend working.
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West Yorkshire Police has a strong culture and there have been efforts to modernise the service for well over a decade now. The reality is that West Yorkshire Police claims to be diverse, open and transparent but they are not. The culture of racism, homophobia, sexism and jobs for the boys still exists. It’s a backwards organisation which barely reflects modern society. Do your research before you take the job.
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Since osterity police staff have taken the brunt of cost cutting ,not had a proper wage rise in 9 years , unions estimate we are ÂŁ 4000 adrift if gross wage in this period , still don't feel secure in position
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