South African Police Service
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Stressful environment. Non- functional health and wellness services

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Environment is toxic and management do not know how to get rid of toxic people. Disparity in work distribution. Some have a lot of work work than others on the same rank . They even get high salary for doing nothing. There is a lot of favoritism and if you are not wanted you get ill treated till you decide to leave. I think it is a way of getting you out.
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Productive and fun working place.

I gained a lot of experience, especially in computerized financial system. I learned to work under pressure. When you work there you and up learning even other people 's jobs.

Pros

Lunches

Cons

Short breaks
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1 star

What is the best part of working at the company?Resigned poor salary and working conditions What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Nothing much, poor management What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Don't want to comment
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Very supportive environment especially top management

very good environment to learnLots of benefits over and above salaryPlenty incentive to improve qualificationEmployees dont always appreciate and value facilities provided thus leading to degradation of facilities for staff useOngoing professional growth opportunuties provided with transport to venues , meals , subsistence allowance , accomodation if required

Pros

Excellent total salary package

Cons

Corruption
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The police force, is a good place to work

One has a opportunity to serve your people, protect them and their property, also bringing perpetrators before the court. You ensure justice talr place.

Pros

No free lunches, one have to provide your own lunch

Cons

One is paid for overtimes
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Productive and exciting but can be very stressful at times.

The secret is to persevere and focus on the job or learning the job and ignore negative people. There are plenty privileges and benefits within this organization and one can really safely say if you conduct yourself in a good ethical manner then one can be guaranteed of a lifelong job security

Pros

None

Cons

Working hours differs from time to time
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Productive and hard work

Depending on where you are placed you will be on a fast paste working rate and it's a fantastic opportunity and family feel. It is a great place to be

Pros

Looking after each other.

Cons

Hard work lol sometimes can be long hours.
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Productive and fun workplace

Being an intern at the SAPS was a great experience. Everything was structured really well and being of service to the public was a great pleasure. Working for the government allows you to enjoy a lot of benefits like public holidays and being off on weekends as well

Pros

Friendly staff/colleague's

Cons

Workload
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Fair

The job is nice and very interesting But no rewardKeep on being faithfulGod will reward youHelp your community to your bestAttend to courses offeredRespect all people and offer good service to them, never mind little salary

Pros

No proper benefits, work to assist your community, and nothing else.

Cons

Long hours of work, expect nothing, but reward from God
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Educational and productive

It was good ,exciting a good platform to take on your career , it has got all the tools even the environment is friendly ,mostly you gain because there were also courses offered to develop yourself.

Pros

Never get bored

Cons

Long hours and no public holiday
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Lots of life experience

The best time of my life. Experience gave me a new outlook in life. Made good and trusted friends. Made a man out of me. Help and advice was always available. Good training

Pros

Teamwork

Cons

Salary
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Lack of resources influences turnaround time to complete a task and or project.

I have only been working for SAPS 3 years and 10 months. I am therefore still in experienced compare majority of the support staff working there. Most of the them have been working for SAPS for more than 10 years and most are still on a level 5 salary.Growth in SAPS is slow unless you fit the "profile"There is no consequence management. Complacent managers are inconsistent. Recognition is completely absent. Absentee expectations are unattainable due to poor management.Comply now and complain later. Working hours are great.

Pros

Working hours. Relaxed environment

Cons

Poor management
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Great place to get experience for future positions at other law enforcement agencies

SAPS is a great employer. Good medical aid benefits & Pension fund benefits. Individual vision must be in line with SAPS vision otherwise it will not be a nice place for you.

Pros

You get bursaries for self empowerment.

Cons

You get too attached to the SAPS
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Excellent job satisfaction. Internal growth. Excellent benifits. Team work.

I worked 23 years at the SA police service.The internal growth system is excellent and very good salary and benefits.It's a exciting career where you can have multiple career opportunities. It's a very good team culture.

Pros

Great benefits medical
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Productive

Good working condition hours flexible no pressure benefit like medical aid advantage yes salary can't meet ur expenses as such good thing u will be paid for Sunday holiday allowance

Pros

Free lunches

Cons

Flex hours
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Incredible place to work at but takes forever to be recognised

In the beginning it was interesting but as time went by it was tough because there was no growth it took forever for people to be promoted. For civilians it's tough because first preference is given to the police officials. For those civilians doing administration duties it's rough and there's two departments in one organisation. Police for police officers and public services for civilian employees.

Pros

Work security and benefits

Cons

No growth
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Work experience.

A lot of corrupted police officers that must be get rid of. I liked the benefits and job security. Detectives are over worked with case load. Need more members to do all the work the ratio of members to public is not enough.

Pros

Work security

Cons

Corrupted members
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Poor company

Bad company. Dont work for them.bad bosses. Corrupt bosses. No integrity, no human relations, friend friend benefits. Only those knowing somebody benefits.
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Relaxed environment

A very relaxed environment and friendly colleagues. You need to take it slowly because that environment can be streesfull due to crime reports eveyday

Pros

Friendly and relaxed

Cons

Low salary
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Unproductive and stressfull

Working in the SAPS is stressful and if you are not part of the correct target group will never be promoted. I do love my current post but is now already 20 years in the same rank. Only South African citizens can apply to become a police member.

Pros

Medical benefits

Cons

Long periods before you can get promoted
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Salary

Constables are paid less money while they are the one doing all the work for the officers. If they can adjust the salary level of the constables, the corruption would be reduced because if you are holding a rank of constable you can't afford to buy a house and the car at the same time. Sometimes you have to combine with someone in order to qualify to buy a house.
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Based on 1 548 reviews

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3,5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3,1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3,7 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3,3 out of 5 stars for Management
3,5 out of 5 stars for Culture
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