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New Zealand Police Employee Review

My time at Police

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2 August 2012
My day at work is involved as a Systems Test Analyst covering HRIS Systems, but have also had involvement within other aspects of systems of which i volunteered at a Police station on Saturdays for a whole year in which i learnt new systems.

Police like a lot of Govt Departments is going through a restructure, which has led to a change in management thinking on approach to business drivers and altermately how staff are reviewed in terms of employment. Management in the main have been very supportive but without teeth to get things done.


My workmates are fantastic and i will miss them so much.


The hardest part of the job over the last couple of years has been the politics between IT and the Business, which is relentless.


The most enjoyable part of the job, was knowing that you had put a 110% effort in to produced a good product which made life easier for the Front Line.
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Pros
flexible working hours, location
Cons
ongoing restructure no end in sight.
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