NYC Department of Correction Employee Reviews

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Great work but inferior leadership
Director of Labor Relations (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYMarch 16, 2017
Difficult place to work because of politically charged atmosphere, however the work was interesting. Leaders gave me full reign to develop my department but then poached the 2 people I brought on to work for me.
Pros
nice office
Cons
very political office culture
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Rewarding
Retired Correction Officer (Former Employee) –  New York City, NYJanuary 19, 2017
Long work days. Can be challenging at times. Working with people of diverse backgrounds. There was a lot of contact with outside agencies
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Productive and serious workplace.
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) –  New York City Department of CorrectionDecember 29, 2016
Examine the building and grounds, living quarters and work areas to ensure safety for all officers, and inmates. Prepare, process and maintain legal reports, logs, records and activity journals. To keep track of inmates through head counts, visitor logs and schedule activities. Monitor inmate behavior to prevent crime, ensure safety, and reduce escape attempts. Implement defense tactics and physical restraints to maintain security, safety of personnel and general public throughout the facility. One of the biggest responsibilities is to maintain communications within all areas in the facility at all times.
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Great then, Okay Now
Employee Relations Specialist/ Program Specialist (Former Employee) –  Elmhurst, NYJuly 29, 2016
Nice clean atmosphere, but mirco-managers. Many of the new administration lack experience and leadership skills. Moved all old employees to Rikers Island facilities while new hires and officers did clerical duties.
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giving back to the community
Cashier (Current Employee) –  East Elmhurst, NYJuly 17, 2016
Working for the Department of Correction has many challenges. Most of the challenges have to deal with language barriers and social norms. I enjoy my job because I get to help ex-inmates reintegrate with society.
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FSD (Current Employee) –  East Elmhurst, New YorkJuly 29, 2015
I have no issue besides management! They tear you down they don't build you up. In order to receive recognition for your work you have to be on the popular side of things.
Pros
Healthcare is amazing
Cons
no promotions
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A lot of project management experience.
Engineering Intern (Current Employee) –  East Elmhurst, NYApril 1, 2015
I worked at Energy/Engineering. They have a lot of ongoing projects where I got a lot of experience, especially in energy related projects.
Pros
No overtimes
Cons
Small pay
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good career
Correction Captain (Former Employee) –  East Elmhurst, NYFebruary 5, 2015
I spent 25 years, 1st as an Officer and the last 20 as a Captain. Good pay, benefits and retirement package.It's a lousy environment but you;re compensated with benefits.
Pros
the pay and benefits
Cons
the hazards of working in a jail environment.
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Correction Officer (Current Employee) –  Elmhurst, NYJanuary 2, 2015
This job is very stressful dealing with violent inmates. Very short staffed.
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Supervise Correction Officers
Captain (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 5, 2014
Care, custody and control of the inmate population. Worked on Rikers Island as well NYC. Despite the negative climate of the job, the job was enjoyable and rewarding.
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A challenging place to work for
Management Auditor (Current Employee) –  East Elmhurst, NYAugust 8, 2013
A typical day at work consist of doing follow-ups on previous audits to determine the level of compliance with Departmental Mandates. Analyzing Bail Funds and Inmates Funds for accuracy. Report findings of suspected fraud /theft to the Investigation Division. Review financial records for accuracy. Meetings with Managers on audit findings. The work is diversified; one day I can be doing testing on physical Inventory or I can be reviewing policies and procedures for compliance.
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Great Supervisor
Legal Coordinator/Hearing Facilitator/Instructor (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 10, 2013
Great benefits and job security. The position allows for you to do the work on your own without being micro managed.
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its a place that allows inmates a chance to change his life around by means of religion ,education counceling ect....
NYC Correction Officer (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYOctober 31, 2012
My responsibilies was Care ,Custody ,Control of Inmates in a correctional institution.............co.workers we were a family oriented,the hardest part of the the job was controlling inmates when involve in a serious altacation when the officers are out number at the moment,the job of a correction officer is not to enjoy at all you have a job function that you have to complete on a daily basic in a profesional Matter, like i mention the 3 c is what you have to follow to be efficient ,inmates are not your friends there a line you dont cross and the inmates dont cross you state the rules at stated by the board of correction........
Pros
the respond team will be there if needed in seconds......
Cons
mandatory overtime..........
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Very Stressfull
Captain (Former Employee) –  East Elmhurst, NYAugust 20, 2012
Pay and benefits are great but stress level is extremely high
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Unproductive and limiting place to work
PROJECT MANAGER/SR. BA (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 17, 2012
The Department's high level management is highly focused on face time and punctuality while overlooking productivity and quality. A typical work day involves communicating up the chain of command and waiting for instructions and clearance to move forward.

Co-workers are focused on who has rank to give them orders and which orders they will follow.

The hardest part of the job is getting the job done with all the impediments that are placed by management and the overall attitude of the staff viewing new comers as threats.
Pros
health care, aflac
Cons
inflexible and limited minded management
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Very Productive and interesting place to work.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 15, 2012
Great Place to work. Plenty of room for advancement. Co-workers are nice. Hardest part of the job is getting to work, once there work is easy.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
short breaks
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