Arkansas Department of Community Correction Employee Reviews

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Great place to start career
Correctional Officer II (Former Employee) –  Newport, ARFebruary 22, 2017
This was a great place to start a career in Corrections, you learn all asspects of the CJ system, from working chow to cell extractions
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Inmates are easy
Officer (Former Employee) –  Malvern, ARJanuary 6, 2017
The problem with ADC is the administration from Sgt on up they are the laziest people in ADC. Inmates word will trump an officer's due to the fact it's easier to fire an employee even when he is right than deal with a frivolous lawsuits. Constant stress from supervisors for no reason. They make up their own policies as they go. Always short handed due to supervisor running them off because they are not in the click. Never can get time off due to staff shortage but supervisors have no problem getting days off.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Always short handed and have to watch your back
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Rewarding career
Area Manager (Current Employee) –  Little Rock, AROctober 13, 2016
Rewarding career that gives you a great opportunity to help people. Job security is a major plus in this field. This is a state job with Monday through Friday work hours. Cell phones and vehicles are supplied to some employees.
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Horrible Agency
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  SEACCCSeptember 25, 2016
Horrible place to work,as stated earlier,upper management cares nothing about you,turnover ratio is horrible and the pay does not amount to anything.
Pros
None
Cons
To many to mention
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Its a great company with great management
Correctional Officer I (Current Employee) –  West Memphis, ARAugust 7, 2016
Dealing residents trying rehabilitate them for the real world and making a great environment while their house with ACC.
Pros
Free lunches and breakfast and great benefits
Cons
Better off days
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Serious management issues at the home office.
Buyer (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ARJune 26, 2016
Avoid this place if you can. Upper management completely ignores serious HR issues. Bad behavior tends to get rewarded in some while minor issues are blown out of proportion in others. Difficult place to work for any length of time.
Pros
Home office hours
Cons
You can't trust your supervisors to behave responsibly. Turnover rate is bad for a reason.
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Productive agency providing a safe environment for local communities
Parole Officer II (Current Employee) –  Little Rock, ARNovember 30, 2015
A typical work day for me would include meeting with offenders to review their file, any changes in their life that may have occurred, checking on their supervision fee balance, drug testing, making referrals for GED, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, etc., conducting home visits, conducting parole revocation hearings, transporting offenders, meeting and collaborating with other staff members and writing notes and reports. I have learned a vast amount of information since being in this position and have gained pertinent knowledge that will help me when working with and counseling clients in the future. The most enjoyable part of my job is contributing to community safety and helping most offenders transition into being productive members of society.
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Extremely stressful. Very poor upper management
Lieutenant (Former Employee) –  NWACC Unit - Fayetteville ARDecember 2, 2014
Short staffed is the normal. Rotating shifts. You get two weekends off every five weeks. If you are a female and work in a female unit you are subject to be called in on a moments notice for ANY SHIFT. If you are called and don't call back you will be written up and/or terminated. Under-paid, the starting rate of pay is the lowest correctional pay in Arkansas corrections. You are required to be at work regardless of the weather, you will be wrote up and/or terminated if you don't report for work on a snow day. You do not get breaks as normal work places provide, it is written in the policy like this. Be for warned, the burn out rate for the Department of Community Corrections is extremely high. Also, upper management will dig into your personal life, your Facebook account will be watched. People have been terminated from the NWA unit for their Facebook page.
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Pros
None to speak of....
Cons
Too many to list....
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Serving Justice
Parole Officer (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ARSeptember 16, 2014
A department that focuses on public safety while still trying to provide opportunities for positive change.
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no job stability
Co1 (Former Employee) –  Little Rock (CAC)March 26, 2014
always constantly firing people for no reason. people usually stay a month or so then quit. The management is so horrible. They are always hiring they have good employees but don't know how to keep them. The moral is so low and they dnt care about there employees.
Pros
nothing
Cons
stress environment, no job security, low moral, management is horrible. never keeps employees doesn't value your personal life.
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Probation and Parole Officer (Former Employee) –  Arkadelphia, ARMay 2, 2013
The company was a good place to work. The job allowed me to work with convicted felons to change their lives positively.
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Arkansas Dept of Community Correction
Sr. Systems Admin./IT Administrator (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ARFebruary 9, 2013
The parole and probation arm of the Arkansas penal system. Progressive and forward thinking organization.
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