Correction Officer (Current Employee) – Powhatan Virginia – December 6, 2011
It more diversity, with people from all over the world in different role. I did enjoy my administration and staff with supporting one another and work as a team to archieve our mission. Career oportunities are available
Counselor (Former Employee) – State Farm, VA – October 6, 2016
If you value your sanity and your health, then do not work for this facility. Powhatan is an incredibly old prison with very little perks. Correctional officers are worse than the offenders when it comes to conduct. Staff are extremely catty and petty amongst one another. The pay is subpar for what a typical employee has to tolerate on a day to day basis. No food or water allowed. The facility is either really cold or really hot. This place and it's ratchet staff will steal your energy and kill your spirit slowly. Just don't do it.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – State Farm, VA – June 6, 2016
Keeping public safe, ensuring that inmates and staff are safe during interactions. Hardest part of the job was seeing young men returning into the system (revolving door). Co-workers were close knit and ensured each others safety.
Scheduler / Central Supply (Current Employee) – Powhatan, VA – November 3, 2014
Fun place to work as long as you remeber where you are. Work with ordering of medical supplies for 3 medical units. Cerified to do N95 fit testing on all medical staff. Scheduling of all medical staff for yearly training.
Program Director- Reentry Pre-Release Program (Former Employee) – Powhatan, VA – September 26, 2014
A typical day at this agency would be very productive, detail-oriented and full of opportunities to learn something different. I have learned that teamwork is what makes the workplace more conducive to everyone and stepping outside of your confort zone will open up more opportunities for you. The management as this establishment were professional and beleived in their staff. The co-workers were professional, responsible and did their jobs and found time to laugh throughout the course of the day. The hardest part of the job was seeing good people leave for PROMOTIONS because you enjoyed working with them and they left a lasting mark on your life. The most enjoyable part of the job was going home and not being stressed at the end of the day.
Great people to work with, great safe environment, opportunities for growth
Leave your personal items in the car. Can't bring food, snacks, or even an unopened bottle of water in. Making their money from snack machines riddled around the campus. Hard to get relief for break. Forget teamwork here. Staff is super catty. Like being back in JR High on a daily. Clientele is rarely a problem, staff is always drama filled.
Correctional Officer II (Former Employee) – State Farm, VA – August 12, 2013
A typical day at Powhatan was filled with exciment, team work and control of offenders. The officers were treated as officers and offenders as they were. When there was an gaol to reach the officers on staff would all pull together to get the job/task at hand completed because the main goal was to go home as we came in all together.
Corrections Officer (Current Employee) – Powhatan, VA – March 30, 2013
The first thing I do when I get to work is conduct a security round in the cell block to make sure there isnt any contraband around eg: cell phones, tobbacco or weapons. I am in direct contact with the offenders for the whole 12 hr shift. Ive learned to have alot of patience not only at work but in life. My co-workers are pretty good some are better than others same with supervisors. The hardest part of my job is to be around offenders for 12hrs everyday and dealing with their attitudes. The best part of my job is that I get great benefits and Im off every 5 days.