New Zealand Police
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    $1.5m to $7.5m (NZD)
  • Industry
    Government & Public Administration
  • Link
    New Zealand Police website
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Communicator in Kapiti Coast District, Wellington
on 13 January 2022
Fast paced environment
Really need to be on your toes and quick to think in your role. The workplace is good as it prompts you to use your head a bit more than you’re used to
Trainer in Wellington
on 17 March 2021
Terrible culture and haemorrhaging staff because of it
The organisation still operates with a command and control culture. They don’t respect their staff and their talk of caring about the well-being of staff is a complete contradiction to the reality. When staff leave they aren’t replaced. Their workload is just shared amongst those that remain with no increase in pay. If you plan to apply for a job with this organisation be prepared to lose your work life balance and the expectation you will do more than you are paid for. Even their performance plan documentation states staff should be thankful they have been employed by the organisation with zero recognition that the organisation is fortunate to have their people as employees. That sums up their attitude perfectly. While some areas of the business may be different the People Operations group are not allowed to work from home, a lot of management are driven like puppets rather than empowered to make decisions for themselves and staff are doing more than their job. I was excited to get a job at Police but my reality was a a terrible experience and I see this as my worst job in my whole working life. Many people have been promised professional development and career progression but the organisation fails to act with integrity to honour those promises and with the number of vacant positions people are too busy to be taking any time out to be developed. An awful experience. One that I will be working to erase from my memory as quickly as I can.
Communication Support Coordinator in Paraparaumu, Wellington
on 30 August 2020
Productiv and collaborative
Learned to read and be aware of the current situation in the country and the world. Happy to respond and help people. NZ Police I would say is fair with their employees.
AUTHORISED OFFICER in South Auckland, Auckland
on 14 April 2020
Challenge yourself - find gratification
Everyday is busy with very little down time, always something different working in a multicultural diverse environment . With regular training and implemented legislative laws, this is part of your responsibility to avoid any potential consequences. Dealing with a vast range of individuals from petty theft to murderers, mental health ,and drug related issues, can be quite challenging. You bwitecome very resourceful working with Health, and Social workers , Court staff , Corrections Dept as well as Youth and Child Services . Building those relationships are important to a successful outcome, stay alert, focused to benefit your fellow comrades and public safety. Learning different aspects of your role from fingerprinting,accessing computer data, to court proceedings comes with wide range of knowledge, that enhances your communication skills. Good work ethics a team player and equally comfortable working independently, pay attention to detail, good under pressure, multitask and skill set to excel . Those are some of the qualities of becoming a successful Authorised Officer. Don't be complacent this is a stepping stone to becoming Fully Sworn, you will know by then if a career in the New Zealand Police is for you.
Constable in Waikato District, Waikato
on 23 February 2020
Level of pay for frontline staff needed to be higher
The pay was disproportionate to the level of risk undertaken by those on the frontline. However in saying that, where there were levels of disparity in pay for the amount of risk taken, when injured or needing special leave etc, the Police welfare looked after you exceptionally well which I don't think you would get in any other job. For example, sick leave leave, family leave, mental wellbeing etc. The Police looked after you very well in this area.

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