Office Specialist II (Former Employee) – Salem, OR – March 10, 2017
The most enjoyable part of the job was the reward of mentoring and assisting the incarcerated adults and watching the grow and rehabilitate as individuals. There were a few a selected memebers of management that were genuine and great at thier job. Alot of management and upper staff were too judgemental and one had to be and look a certain way to advance.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – Salem, OR – November 23, 2016
I got this position in January of 2015. On my first day my father passed away and between the rigorous training and the difficulty of dealing with that loss led to me having to resign so that I could focus on getting my family taken care of. The higher level staff were amazing throughout the whole process and I would go back to them in a heartbeat if I were still looking to do that kind of work.
I learned a tremendous amount about managing staff and being and leader within my law enforcement career. I am forever grateful for the skills and knowledge I acquired from the Oregon Department of Corrections.
Clinic Pharmacy Nurse (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – June 24, 2015
I worked with the department for almost 9 years as a nurse. Poor management practices since nurses are promoted into management positions without adequate training for managing employees. No accountability for healthcare employees that violate protocols or procedures which erodes overall morale.
A steady job with good natured staff. Good supervisors.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – Lakeview, OR – August 21, 2013
I supervised convicted felons in a correctional facility. Although inmates are serving sentenances for convicted crimes, they are still people. We treated inmates with respect and required respect in return. The majority of inmates responded positively to this situation. I learned to hone my communications skills. I learned patience. I worked great staff who would assist me instantly. I would do the same for them. I observed many different types of personalities and behaviors. This enabled me to better deal with o thers.
A job, good staff, always something happening to laugh about.
Benefits, eroding health care, eroding pension benefits, lack of pay increases.
Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) – Ontario, OR – March 22, 2013
Work in this prison was a challenging experience. Working with offenders is challenging and requires good training to be successful. The facility practices for security were well managed. Safety of the staff was often overlooked. Working with some staff is more challenging than working with the inmates and at time it was difficult to differentiate their behavior from that of the offenders.
job security pay and bennifits
bad hours, working in negative environment, always behind the fence