NSW Police Force Employee Reviews about "low morale"
16% would recommend to a friend
(6 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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- 2.0May 30, 2019Probationary ConstableFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Variety of jobs, Greater understanding of how the community operates,
Low morale amongst staff, shift work, toxic work place culture, bullying
- 1.0Dec 21, 2020Police ConstableCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
Pay can be decent Good mates Probably only job in the country that you get to have a firearm daily
Toxic management Constant bullying Mental health is taboo and never talked about You're either in the club or outside the club Hazing of new recruits Unreasonable amount of work that you're never supported on Boys club culture especially from seniors That 'I'm too good for you' mindset from seniors Questionable tactics used on the public Mind boggling amount of conflicting information expected to be remembered Low morale especially among new recruits Strong apathy and general lack of care Meaningless work due to soft courts letting repeater criminals off time and time again Extremely high levels of stress and PTSD Frequent changes in roster and shift work can ruin you physically and mentally3
- 1.0Dec 9, 2020Senior ConstableFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsSydney
That I'm not longer there
The NSW Police Force treats it's staff like throw away items. Once injured you will have to fight the department and insurer. When you leave you won't find employment as you have non-transferable skills and the CSU qualifications aren't recognised in the real world. PTSD is Riffe with low morale and over 600 a year leaving the job. Do your self a favour, get a trade or a proper University qualification and get a good career. Once injured and you will get injured physically or mentally your career is over with no work opportunities in the real world. I wish I never joined, it ruined my life to be honest.4
- 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.
- 3.0Jun 19, 2021Police DetectiveCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsSydney
Numerous and varied roles can be available within the single organisation. Additional leave in certain roles (2 additional weeks annual leave) and great maternity leave options. Salary is competitive.
3 year tenure policy in most commands will stifle career progression and limit individual growth. Keeps unhappy people trapped in jobs and roles they are not suited for, leading to low morale and unhappy offices. Promotions/transfer process lacks honesty and scrutiny (jobs for the boys). Management are rarely accountable, whereas junior ranks are heavily scrutinised and held to higher standards. Ethics are suspended when it comes to saving money on overtime and intimidating junior police into working for free. Mental health is given lip service and the minimum attention to avoid Duty of Care failings, but little is done to address the numerous police suicides, PTSD and negative mental conditions associated with frequent exposure to trauma and highly stressful/emotional situations.