NSW Police Force Employee Reviews about "good pay"
16% would recommend to a friend
(22 total reviews)
30% approve of CEO
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Updated Nov 27, 2023
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- "Management are rarely accountable, whereas junior ranks are heavily scrutinised and held to higher standards." (in 12 reviews)
- "Long hours." (in 6 reviews)
- "Boys club culture especially from seniors" (in 4 reviews)
- "Shift work, paper work, beaurocracy" (in 3 reviews)
- "Limited opportunity for promotion following mergers and displaced officers." (in 3 reviews)
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- 3.0Nov 17, 2019InvestigatorCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsSydney
Good pay and no day is generally the same. If you want variation in your work and enjoy a fast-paced environment, this is it.
You generally interact mostly with people who hate you or want to fight you. You see things that you will never forget that will require a lot of mental toughness.
- 3.0Feb 12, 2022Police DetectiveFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsParramatta
Interesting work, generally enjoyable atmosphere, camaraderie, plenty of areas to work in and find something you enjoy and find rewarding. Pay and work life balance is fairly good
Promotions process is limiting if you want to specialise in a particular area or crime type (note: can't speak to new promotions process introduced in last year or two). Human resource management is generally very poor
- 1.0Dec 11, 2022Police OfficerFormer Employee, more than 8 years
Reasonably good pay. Most colleagues are good to work with.
Senior management is not very suportive. They only care about advancing their own careers and have no interest in caring for their staff. There is a lot of nepotism involved in the promotions process. There is poor morale due to poor leadership.
- 4.0Sept 24, 2020Finance OfficerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsCity of Parramatta
Good work life balance and with engaging work that will keep you wanting to get to the next level of personal achievement. This may depend on the team and managers you work in, but that was my experience. Opportunities to grow and move within the organisation. Pay is good. And you get to do something good for society.
More hierarchical in structure and formal in terms of communication. This is probably more so in field operation areas than with administration staff, but this is some what expected in the nature of the organisation.
- 2.0Jan 3, 2022Police ConstableCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsSydney
Pay is decent and on time Interesting folks Supplied uniforms and gear
Academy doesn't prepare you for street beats, only to recite laws and customer service all verbatim, which will do squat when you're facing a 180kg monster armed with a tanto knife on an 3 day ice rage Internal disputes are rife, very negative environments where no one will help anyone Bullying is still a huge issue, usually with the high ranks so lower ranks can't do or say squat without them knowing that they talked, so they get bullied even worse Extremely dangerous work as mentioned in first point, its not all puppies dogs and Easter Shows, kids. Expect to see the very worse in people who will love to inflict pain upon you and your family No gratitude, society is getting worse treating police worse than the criminals. Children have absolutely no respect for you neither does the rest of society. Expect to be filmed by the street lawyer who will go out of his way to harass you even on a short coffee break in public Shift work with variables such as domestics and random roster changes will wreck you physically and mentally Ive seen the strongest 6ft Rambo cops get torn to shreds over minor issues internally, PTSD is still rife. Many have left before their careers have taken off due to mental health issues sadly Ever changing laws and rules, with the law always siding with the criminals or the Karen1