Correctional Food Service Manager II (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – May 28, 2017
Worked with offenders on a daily bases feeding 1400 offender for the lunch and supper meal. Training the offenders was stressful and rewarding some offender had never worked food service. The reward was when you see them learning from your training.
Clerical Trainee (Former Employee) – Carson City, NV – May 14, 2017
Short staffed majority of the employment I was there. was flexible about scheduling for taking off for appointments. Males should not be receptionists. I didn't have the correct attitude to work the front desk.
Probation Officer (Former Employee) – North Carolina – May 14, 2017
No more than about 25% of folks can go more than the 25 years here but those who can manage to cross the finish line in a very hard job are well rewarded. I completed my 25 years and now am able to work doing what I want to do. Work in Probation and the courts is easy and dealing with offenders is not overly hard even when one has to make arrest, what can be hard is being second guessed and this can occur at the highest level so one has to have a certain amount of mental toughness to deal with this. One also has to deal with a ever changing focus of attention and evolving policy which means one has to remain constantly attentive to the evolving themes and focuses which tend to have 4 month runs before another theme takes over. All and all, a pretty good place to work if you have a degree of mental toughness and good co-workers to work with as a close team. For me, I wouldn't have traded it for the world but this work is not for everyone.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Lewisville, TX – May 2, 2017
Compensation is quite low for the amount of knowledge that you are expected to have for the job. Management is a complete mess. The one positive of working for DPS is job security since the turnover rate is so high.
Good place to work as all facets of the job required the safety of staff but also the safety of the inmates.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – May 1, 2017
Excellent place to work. Officers had to work as a team to ensure their own safety and also the safety of the inmates. Management or the Administrative personnel were familiar with the day to day operations of the facility; as they themselves worked their way up the professional ladder from direct support positions into administrative positions.
Customer Service Representative III (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – April 4, 2017
A typical day at DPS involved working with a diverse public all day long...very demanding. There are many rules and regulations safeguarding the processing and issuance of state driver's licenses and identification cards. The hardest part of the job is dealing one-on-one with the public. The most enjoyable part is solving their problems.
Adminstrative Assistant III (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – April 1, 2017
A typical is showing up fifteen minutes early to get setup calling the first customer that walks through the door to your desk and looking over there paper work and documentation a taking their picture. I learned how important it is at my job to only know how to do my job but the job of my supervisor also that way I could be an assets to my customers and my co workers. The management half the time I was being left in charge without any real management experience or training but trail and error is what I best at. The work culture was very much like high school people where always smiling in your face and then trying to get you fired the next. The hardest part of the job was waking up and going everyday for five years and dealing with a supervisor that didn't know how to do they're job or mine. The most enjoyable part was meeting new people everyday and joking with my cool coworkers.
Administrative Assistant II (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – January 18, 2017
Fast passed and professional lots of room for learning and groth. I was super blessed to be a part of this team. I would have stayed and retired from here if i did not have to move home to Fl due to family. I worked with a wonderful group of friends and team players.