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Alabama Department of Corrections Employer Reviews

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Stable employment
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Montgomery, ALAugust 21, 2014
Great supervisors, very understanding.
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Its productive but can be a bit much at times
Administrative Support Assistant II (Current Employee), Montgomery, ALAugust 1, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: stressful at times
Overall the department could be better as a whole, the work is manageable and the people are great and work hard.
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the job was stressful but you had a job to do.
Correctional Officer / Correctional Sergeant (Former Employee), Capshaw, ALJuly 21, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: dangerous stressful with little time off. demanding with little room for errors
I worked in the correctional field for 20 years. The job was demanding with little time off. Often it can be dangerous and stressful. I met some good people and their friendship will be with me forever.
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Unsafe and unsanitary place to work with horrible supervision.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Union Springs, ALJuly 11, 2014
Overall the Correctional Facility would be halfway workable if it was ran differently. It seems if you know the rules and regulations better than your superiors they pick on you. With that said, you dont have to be a genius to know more than them, most seem slow and with a little bit of research, half of them were in special education growing up. I – more... dont have anything against special needs ppl but its strange to me that anybody would put them in a leadership position in a prison being you have to think on the fly. That speaks to their superiors(all the way up to the wardens). Along with all the different diseases and the way this particular prison is not being cleaned (ex. they buy less than a 3rd of the clorox needed and fill the rest up with water just to save money that the state gives them to buy cleaning supplies, i've seen it multiple times with my own eyes) i wouldn't recommend working here. – less
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Fast pace environment. Work with the public and adult felon on a daily basis. Make recommendations. Ensure safety of the public.
Administrator (Former Employee), Montgomery, ALJune 23, 2014
Pros: ability to work with diverse cultures
Cons: ability to accept the things i could not change
Overall experience was positive. Growth in the department from Specialist to Analyst enhanced my confidence and ability to make decisions and implement policies and procedures.
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High paced but a great working environment!
IT Systems Technician (Current Employee), Montgomery,AlabamaMarch 20, 2014
A typical day is somewhat unpredictable but you'll learn a lot.Co-workers are great and very helpful the most difficult part of the job is sometimes going in and out of correctional facilities.
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Productive workplace with areas for advancement
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), harvest, alMarch 18, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: hard work and dangerous career
Worked as corrections officer inside correctional facility, very hard work dealing with prisoners and inmates, worked well with coworkers, and really enjoyed this job.
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Unsafe and unsanitary place to work with horrible supervision.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Union Springs, ALFebruary 21, 2014
Everyday its a different story or a "rule change" to accompany the always right supervisor. Alot of he say/she say rumors go around. On top of that, the staff seems to harrass whole shifts for no apparent reason, searches everybody on certain shifts everyday for weeks straight. Work 12hrs with only 1 break which is only 20 min. in which they make you – more... walk across the whole prison to sign out on lunch and have to walk back to sign back in. This process takes about 10 min itself, so u really only get about 10min to eat. I would not recommend working for the state of alabama prison system to anyone. – less
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Secure job, very easy, enjoyable place to work
Correctional Officer Trainee (Former Employee), Wetumpka, ALFebruary 19, 2014
Pros: extremely good benefits
Cons: can't think of one.
A typical day at work consists of maintaining security and proper running of the camp. I learned how to be more secure with myself and how to manage multitudes of people. The management was very firm, they expect you to do your job correctly. My co-workers were very friendly and supportive of how you handled your job and other situations. I really didn't – more... have a part of my job that was the hardest but, if I had to say, getting up and coming to work was the hardest part. I loved my job. I couldn't possibly pick out one particular part that I loved most. – less
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Correction officer
Corrections officer (Former Employee), Bessemer AlabamaNovember 3, 2013
● Worked on a team of other corrections officers slated with the responsibility of maintaining order and discipline within the institution
● Responsible for enforcing facility rules, regulations and applicable legislation
● Worked as a member of the first response team in the event of assaults, riots, fires or medical emergencies.
● Responsible for – more... the safety and welfare of several hundred detention residents at a time. – less
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Stable, comfortable job.
Account Clerk (Current Employee), Hamilton, ALSeptember 2, 2013
Pros: benefits, proximity to home
Cons: correctional facility
Comfortable work environment with a consistent and predictable work load. Typical day consists of processing deposits and withdrawals to inmate accounts in addition to general office duties such as answering the phone, filing, etc. Hardest part of the job is dealing with inmates and their families but those situations are rare. Most enjoyable part is – more... laid-back atmosphere. Gained a lot of knowledge in production and use of reports in Excel. – less
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Department of Corrections
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Brent, ALJuly 25, 2013
Secure check points and vehicles, document reports and use proper radio/phone procedures. Supervise, count and guard inmates inside the prison.
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oversee individuals detained for legal reasons, be it awaiting trial or being found guilty of a crime
Correctional Officer (Current Employee), Elmore, ALJuly 19, 2013
Pros: job security
Cons: short breaks..for the moment no raises
supervising inmate housing units and checking on inmates who are segregated into separate quarters for administrative or punitive measures, instructing inmates about how to properly clean and maintain their living units so that an acceptable standard of sanitation is upheld. Monitoring the contact inmates have with the outside world and with each other – more... is another important aspect of being a correctional officer. Officers are responsible for checking inmate mail for contraband, patrolling the outside of the institution to ensure security, and monitoring and screening any inmate visitors. Inmates must be kept in check when they are moved to new locations throughout the day, such as the food service area. The officer must report any signs of tension between inmates that might lead to a fight. – less
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Tough at times
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), MOntgomery AlabamaMay 27, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: prison
Supervise Inmates
Provide Tower Security
Complete Incident Reports
Provide Hospital Security for Inmates
Keep Number Count of Inmates
Provide Kitchen Security
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Pretty Good
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Union Springs, ALJanuary 30, 2013
Pros: pay
Cons: co-workers
Pretty easy----supervisors are crooks----imates are inmates--gotta watch out for guards and inmates
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Excellent experience in the prison system and variety of knowledge to be gained for furthering my career.
Correctional Officer (Current Employee), Harvest, ALOctober 3, 2012
Pros: job security and experience.
Cons: no raises and the environment.
My typical day at work is a twelve hour shift 6pm to 6am which we maintain security, custody and control of inmates. conduct random searches of their property, cells and dorms. Oversee recreation activities, chow, church and other various activities. uphold the rules and regulations of ADOC prison system. I gained a lot of knowledge on how to communicate – more... and observe inmate's and knowing when they are breaking the rules and how to defuse situations. Supervisors gives us a lot of support and we have some great co-workers. – less
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Stressful and dangerous work place
Correctional Officer (Former Employee), Atmore, ALSeptember 7, 2012
A typical work day is using your judgement inside the prison to not let anyone escape or get hurt including yourself. You learn how to be paitent and how to treat people with respect no matter what they did. Some management were fare. The co-workers are like family because you have to stick together because everyday is a challenge. The hardest part – more... of the job is breaking up fights or taking a weapon from a inmate. The enjoyable part was being able to learn something new everyday. – less
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Ok place to work
Corrections Officer (Current Employee), Montgomery, ALAugust 1, 2012
Pros: wonderful people to work with.
Cons: health care benefits.
Serve meals, distribute commissary items, and dispense prescribed medication to prisoners. Investigate crimes in the facility. conduct fire drills. settle dispute between inmates.
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Good place to work and learn about people
Corrections Officer (Current Employee), Montgomery, ALAugust 1, 2012
Pros: worked well with others different personals
Cons: no support from supervisor's.
Participated in required job training. Drive passenger vehicles used to transport inmates to other institutions, hospitals. aaaainspect conditions of locks, window bars, ddors and gtes to ensure security and help prevent escapes. Maintain records of prisoners' identification and charges.
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productive
classification secretary (Current Employee), Elmore, AlabamaMarch 7, 2012
Pros: healthcare benefits
Cons: no real breaks/lunch, the instution is located in the middle of no where
The work itself is not bad at all, its the enviroment in which I work in. I work within the prison therefore the administrative staff are limited to certain things such as things we can bring in, places we can travel within the prison and things we can do very strict enviroment.