Texas Department Employee Reviews

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Great Agency
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Current Employee) –  Arlington, TXMay 9, 2016
Great Agency- Doing wonderful things for the community!!!
Staff are all awesome in their jobs!!
You get a real sense of helping people and connecting with the community around you. Great agency overall!!
Pros
benefits, work ethic
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Friendly, Family atmosphere
Marketing Specialist II / Space Planner (Former Employee) –  Huntsville, TexasSeptember 1, 2015
We were like a family. Project Manager gave me the freedom to cultivate within my territory. Weekly meetings kept everyone up to date on issues and whereabouts of personnel. The hardest part (if you want to call it that) was time management when traveling between appointments. I really enjoyed meeting and working with customers.
Pros
Freedom and working directly with customers
Cons
Salary
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Fast Paced
Parole Officer (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXJuly 28, 2015
make sure all offenders abide by their stipulations of parole very fast paced environment and have to make sure the offenders don't try and manipulate you
Pros
flexable hours
Cons
pay
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Good employee/management relations with most supervisors
Criminal Justice (Former Employee) –  Huntsville, TXJuly 7, 2015
Duties varied with position.

An ADP operator would be responsible for monitoring the teletype and sending any necessary messages as well as assisting with inmate folders.

A data clerk would be responsible for updating inmate records and preparing them for transfer as needed.

Co-workers were helpful with initiatial training of each position and maintained friendly attitude at work while doing their share.

Magagement monitored work load to ensure a fair distribution and assisted with any issues that might arise.

The position does require hours of sitting; however, breaks and meals are fairly scheduled.

I learned that TDCJ maintains an excellent working environment.
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Good Job Low Pay
Agriculture Shop Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Tennessee Colony, TXJune 28, 2015
Great benefits, great schedule actually a pretty good work environment, just low pay. Hard to raise a family on current pay!
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Pay
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Very interesting work place
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 12, 2015
Work with inmates could be very difficult at times, but I learn so much working there. Like how to work as a team, how to be more trusting with my co-workers, it just really taught me how to be a stronger person.
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Very Stable
Sergeant of correctional officers (Current Employee) –  Palestine, TXMay 11, 2015
A very stable job but in a high risk environment. Pay is to low for the work that you do. Very good health and dental. Very busy from the time you start to the time you leave. Time management is extremely important as well as multitasking and delegation. Have to be able to work as a team to complete all the necessary task of the day to day. deal with aggressive and anger people with out having to us physical intervention must always try to use verbal intervention.
Pros
Free food in the Officers dinning hall
Cons
High stress environment
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Great schedule if you get the 4 on 4 off 12 hour shifts.
Correctional Officer III (Former Employee) –  Tennessee Colony (Coffield Unit), TXFebruary 27, 2015
Typical day at work would be supervising inmates constant movement on your feet filling out paperwork, counting inmates.
Pros
4 days on 4 days off 12 hour shifts, lose weight
Cons
1 30 min break per 12 hr shift, Some staff also showed favoritismn to not only other staff but also inmates aswell.
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head hunter mentality
Food Service Manger II (Former Employee) –  texasFebruary 12, 2015
its good job as far as pay and benefits but thats about it they like to throw the people on bottom under the bus to save there own necks no work time flexabilty you have to be able to keep your work life at work or it will destroy family life
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correctional officer III (Former Employee) –  Iowa Park, TexasOctober 23, 2014
Pretty dangerous environment but you know what you are getting yourself into when you sign up to work as a correctional officer in a state prison. Following all the rule according to guidelines will have you perform your job with no trouble.
Pros
Employment benefits (Insurance and retirement services)
Cons
Short staffed so safety can be a concern
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Interesting
Cadet (Former Employee) –  Huntsville, TXOctober 21, 2014
TDCJ does not pay a whole lot, but it does have great benefits. Opportunity for advancement if you want it. Rank is extremely approachable. The con to the job is STAFF SHORTAGE. TDCJ needs more good people.
Pros
Good benifits, Advancement.
Cons
Serious staff shortage
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I love what I do
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) –  TexasSeptember 3, 2014
I love working for TDCJ, I couldn't ask for a better that job that offers many benefits
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Great place if looking for a career in criminal justice.
Correctional Officer, CO4 (Former Employee) –  Palestine, TXJuly 4, 2014
Typical day includes offender count, managed the ingress and egress of offenders to and from assigned work programs, meals and leisure activities, and assisted with offender transports and offender restraints. This is a very unique environment, where you must earn the trust of your fellow co-workers. Moral integrity is a must. You must be able to work as a team, able to walk/stand for full shift. The hardest part of this job is not being manipulated by the offenders (because they will try). The best part is that some of the offenders really want to change. You can be a role model as to how to live right.
Pros
Good Supervisors, continual training
Cons
No air-conditioning, standing long hours, short breaks
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Educational
Criminal Justice (Former Employee) –  Amarillo, TXJune 7, 2014
It was a very Educational Experience,shows a lot of things we don't see in our everyday life.
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Great place
Correctional Officer III (Former Employee) –  Amarillo, TXApril 24, 2014
Dealing with inmates
People managing skills
Coworkers are great
Staying awake is the hardest part
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Prison food
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Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Huntsville, TXApril 21, 2014
working as a correctional officer , in a Texas maximum prison is a difficult challenge , physically and mentally , A lot of walking up and down stairs and transporting inmates throughout secured facility and state wide transportation also. Dealing with confined prisoners is challenging mentally , especially dealing with there over general demeanors which is usually aggressive , where a use of force is typical in a normal work day.
Pros
free lunches, great benefits
Cons
confined facility all day
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Prison
Correction officer (Former Employee) –  Beeville, TXApril 19, 2014
would do count, feed chow, do pat searches, shake down cells for contraband. and supervise inmates, the hardest part of the job is you get a lot of pressure and stress sometimes but not all the time.
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Not a Good place Racist
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  BonhamApril 17, 2014
To many egos and a lot of lies lies lies lies be prepared if your not part of any ranks clicks you will get ran over
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working in Dallas area with TXDOT
Engineering Inspector (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXApril 8, 2014
It was a very good experince working with TXDOT, safety all the time is # 1.
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Never a dull moment
Correctional Officer III (Former Employee) –  Bonham, TXApril 8, 2014
A typical day at work consisted of a morning turnout briefing, then checking to make sure food service area where I worked was clear of contraband that inmates may have left from the previous shift, then going to each dorm and calling out inmates for their morning job assignments. Then overseeing offenders as they performed their jobs on the serving lines.
Pros
Job security, good benifits
Cons
dangerous work; in close quarters with offenders in the kitchen area
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