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Fire Service job reviews

20 Fire Service employees have had their jobs rated on Breakroom.

See what they say about pay, hours, shifts and more.

  • 6.4/10

    Crew commander

    • Manages people
    • £34,500 per year, working a 42 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Hard to change shifts
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    September 2020
  • 8.8/10

    Watch commander

    • Manages people
    • £37,000 per year, working a 48 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    3. Stressed

    Best thing

    Job satisfaction

    Worst thing

    Pay

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    September 2020
  • 7.4/10

    Firefighter

    • £39,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Enough training
    3. Not treated with respect

    Best thing

    Shift patterns

    Worst thing

    Management

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    September 2020
  • 9.4/10

    Firefighter

    • £31,000 per year, working a 44 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. No unpaid extra work
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Good for people with caring responsiblities

    Best thing

    Job satisfaction

    Worst thing

    Shifts

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    September 2020
  • 6.6/10

    Manager

    • Manages people
    • £36,000 per year, working a 96 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    September 2020
  • 8.8/10

    Fire fighter

    • £31,100 per year, working a 48 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not stressed
    2. Have had opportunities to progress
    3. Unsafe workplace

    Best thing

    No two days are the same

    Worst thing

    Shift work - nights

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    September 2020
  • 9.5/10

    Crew commander

    • Manages people
    • £34,600 per year, working a 42 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Easy to take holidays
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    September 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Crew commander

    • Manages people
    • £33,500 per year, working a 42 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Have had opportunities to progress
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Hard to change shifts
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    August 2020
  • 7.2/10

    Station commander

    • Manages people
    • £55,000 per year, working a 42 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Proper sick pay
    3. Doing unpaid extra work

    Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    My manager

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    August 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Firefighter

    • £38,000 per year, working a 37 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Good for people with caring responsiblities
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    August 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Firefighter

    • £31,100 per year, working a 42 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Four weeks notice of their shifts
    2. Enough training
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Shift pattern. Every day is different

    Worst thing

    Poor annual pay rises

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    August 2020
  • 8.8/10

    Firefighter

    • £37,000 per year, working a 48 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • 1–3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
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    August 2020
  • 9.0/10

    Crew manager

    • Manages people
    • £15.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Not working lots of extra hours
    2. Enough training
    3. Safe workplace
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    August 2020
  • 8.5/10

    Firefighter

    • £33,000 per year, working a 48 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Get proper breaks
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground

    Best thing

    Helping others

    Worst thing

    Commute

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    August 2020
  • 5.2/10

    Control room operator

    • £30,000 per year, working a 48 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Paid breaks
    2. Haven’t had any opportunities to progress
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Upper management

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    August 2020
  • 6.1/10

    Fire fighter

    • £30,000 per year, working a 42 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take sick leave
    2. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    3. Hard to take holidays
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    August 2020
  • 8.9/10

    Fire officer

    • Manages people
    • £18.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Enough training
    2. Treated with respect
    3. Employer doesn’t understand what’s happening on the ground
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    July 2020
  • 8.1/10

    Fire fighter

    • £30,000 per year, working a 48 hour week
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Easy to take sick leave
    2. Safe workplace
    3. Don’t get proper breaks

    Best thing

    Team working

    Worst thing

    Unsociable hours

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    July 2020
  • 7.8/10

    Firefighter

    • £14.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Managers don’t change their shifts at short notice
    2. Recommends their team
    3. Hard to take holidays

    Best thing

    Helping people and firefighting

    Worst thing

    Dead people

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    June 2020
  • 10.0/10

    Crew manager

    • Manages people
    • £42,500 per year, working a 48 hour week
    • More than 3 years experience

    What they say about their job

    1. Treated with respect
    2. Get proper breaks
    3. Easy to take sick leave

    Best thing

    Varied , challenging and rewarding

    Worst thing

    Sone of the things we have to deal with professionally and often unsociable hours.

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    March 2020