Victoria Police Employee Reviews

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Good job, terrible organisation
Uniform Sergeant (Current Employee) –  Country Victoria24 August 2018
A fantastic job, rewarding at times, but sadly it's totally let down by a poor organisation, run by people who are not open to new ideas, and everything governed by cost, to the detriment of staff wanting to better their careers and welfare. The country areas are definitely Melbourne's poor cousins. A very Melbourne-centric organisation. Really too bad.
Pros
Great and reliable mates, you'll laugh a lot
Cons
Affairs, tiring hours, lack of days off in school holidays, terrible management.
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Enjoyable Work Experience
Work Experience Student (Former Employee) –  Boronia VIC11 August 2018
Visited for a week with school work experience programme. Was quite enjoyable, however as I am a student there was not much that I could do so I spent majority of the time sitting and observing.
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Sergeant (Former Employee) –  Melbourne Victoria,7 August 2018
Probably one of the most interesting and exciting jobs any one could ever perform. The variations and possibilities of employment are fantastic. Learning on the job, supervised by those senior in rank with great skills, There is great team work, you mix with similar minded people who in the majority are enthusiastic, caring, professional, keen on making a difference and perform their job to the best of their ability. In the Victoria Police, duties vary enormously, from basic mobile and Street beat work, to investigations with the various CIB squads, including surveillance, forensic, accident investigations and many others. Management in general are very supportive and recognise talent and those who have obvious skills in certain areas. The job is so exciting most don,t want to miss a day. The hardest part of the job is your initial education at the Academy, learning all the relevant legislation and learning about the numerous duties police are supposed to be able perform and then trying to maintain the learning while on the street. The whole job is enjoyable. The good bad and the ugly all part of the learning curve of law enforcement
Pros
never boring
Cons
keeping the general public on side.
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Tenders & Procurement (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC27 June 2018
they were a place who had the culture to ensure the employees where happy and maintained a work/life balance. opportunities for growth in a chosen career. support when needed
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Terrible
First constable (Current Employee) –  Melbourne VIC27 June 2018
Absolutely poorly managed. Different outcomes for different people based on gender, minority race groups and who is making the decisions at the time vying for promotion. TPAV don't have your back and there is nil work life balance as a general duties except if your part time. The systems are archaic and clunky, over legislated with different ways to do things at every station. Free overtime is expected. Employees welfare is not as important in reality as it is in meetings and the management system, outlook and objectives are not concurrent with modern day families lives or attitudes.
Pros
Leave. Mates.
Cons
Management. Legislation. Work life balance.
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CUSTODIAL NURSE (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC2 June 2018
Job is good if that is the type of work you want. As a nurse you do de-skill in clinical areas but assessment skills increase. Money excellent especially after getting to top pay scale. 12 hr shifts but i loved these.
Police are great to deal with but downfall is nursing management. Very hard to deal with.
Pros
Money, most staff
Cons
CHS management
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A rewarding but sometimes difficult job
Senior Constable (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC10 May 2018
Operational policing is a rewarding job that is quite arduous at times due to the shift work involved. There is a high level of camaraderie within the force and members experience many things most will not.
Pros
High level of training and skills provided
Cons
Shift work covering 24 hours
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Supportive and positive environment
Forensic Manager, Family Violence Command (Current Employee) –  Docklands VIC31 December 2017
Support training and consultation to a variety of government and NGO's

Project development in the field of family violence.
Development of training packages
working alongside the police acadamy
Pros
Supportive environment, high functioning workplace
Cons
None
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Supportive environment
Property Officer (Former Employee) –  Narre Warren VIC26 December 2017
After 18 years lucky enough to still enjoy the job.
Workplace culture was mostly great and the feeling of being part of a family was one of the most enjoyable parts of the job.
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Satisfying
Detective in City Squad and Wangaratta (Former Employee) –  Wangaratta VIC1 November 2017
Most recent self employment required approx 60 hours per week input by both me and partner. Tavern is a Touriist summer time very busy premise catering for all walks of life who attend and utilise the facilities of the Mulwala /Murray River and Yarrawonga.
Summer very work intensive and busy day and night. Regular yerly clients young and old made it a very happy place to own and operate
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Overall great
Property Officer & Brief Clerk (Former Employee) –  Melbourne Australia24 October 2017
All paced work day, management of exhibits, processing of paperwork, including briefs etc. Culture overall was good. But I was at a really good station. There is some nepotism too. But I think it all depends on your personal attitude and how you depend to go about your own career, how hard you intend to work an advance yourself too
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Job security and room for promotion
Police Officer (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC13 October 2017
Victoria police was a great job, providing lots of overtime and variety from day to day. I found it very intrusive of my personal life with the line between work and private/social life becoming more blurred. To me, it seemed this was a job where work must take priority over personal life.
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Great work opportunities
POLICE OFFICER (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC31 July 2017
The diversity of careers within the force makes it worth consideration. Shift work can be demanding on family life. The nature of the work is challenging and can be rewarding too.
Pros
Mateship, Careers, Study
Cons
Shift work, paperwork, the legal system
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Job satisfaction
Senior Constable (Former Employee) –  Ballarat VIC25 July 2017
Working for the Victoria Police was the best time of my life. The job satisfaction can be enormous. you are helping people from all different walks of life. When you work in a small country station, you are working mostly by yourself. The fact that you get to know nearly everyone can be both gratifying and a liability. This job can make you feel like your making a difference. However there are some grim and horrific sights that you have to deal with.
Pros
Helping out people and upholding the law.
Cons
Soft sentences, or no sentence some times.
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Challenging one day exciting the next.
Senior Constable (Former Employee) –  Footscray VIC12 June 2017
Victoria Police is a large organization with a variety of roles within. Being such a large varied workplace it is hard to give an accurate description as some stations and areas are great and others not so great.
Pros
Nine weeks annual leave, opportunity to vary work type and good superannuation.
Cons
Long hours, can become emotionally draining, can be dangerous.
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Challenging and rewarding
Police Sergeant (Former Employee) –  Melbourne Eastern Suburbs VIC10 May 2017
I held a number of different roles within Victoria Police. My police career spanned 20 years. These roles included Southe Estern Region Emergency management co-ordinator, Crime task force leader, Investigations as a qualified detective.
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Efficient, excellent management, good training
Contract programmer (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC10 April 2017
An excellent place to work. Because of a strong team atmosphere, and a willingness to share information, very good for development.
I learnt the basics of tracing through online messages between computer systems.
Transferred my knowledge of modifying OS to modifying CICS.
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Never a dull moment
Firearms Division, Customer Service Officer (Former Employee) –  Melbourne City Centre VIC7 December 2016
Interesting role where there was lots of work .
Lots of variety and a multicultural diverse group with a passion for people.
Pros
great training, great facilities eg gym.
Cons
traineeship was only for a year -
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Extremely Hardworking Career
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Melbourne VIC6 October 2016
A lot of Administrative related work

The hardest and most non communicative position I have ever had in my entire work career of almost 20 Years.

Working as an individual rather than a Team

Not a lot of commendation more Reactive rather than proactive
Pros
Family Days, Lunches, Xmas Functions
Cons
Extremely long hours - Work Life - Home side not balanced
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inspiring and eye opening
Work Experience Student (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC18 July 2016
my week with vic pol was indescribable. I had the best experience. I met so many inspiring people, as well as shown things and finding out things I have never know anything about was really interesting, as well as just being able to see roughly what the culture is like within the station, and what is done on a day to day scale. so many opportunities were offered to me which I will be undertaking next year, and hopefully when I finish school ill be in uniform.
Pros
the people
Cons
sadness
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