Great work - terrible "boys club" type style of management
Program Specialist II (Former Employee) – Brownwood, TX – January 5, 2018
Save for one, the administrators of the Brownwood Facility were hard to work with on all fronts. Zero cooperation between central office departments and local facility administration at the highest level. Retaliation of some sort was typical for those whose spoke up and out against anything put forth by administration that wasn't in compliance with actual policy and procedure.
I love working with children I really didnt know what i was getting into at the time of my employment honestly i cried everday as i drove to work.The Envioriment was stressful and challenging but i could not and would not give up on these children.
I learned a lot, very challenging job. The youth are troubled and very disrespectful. The state cares more about the youth then the staff. There is no rel team work here. I wouldn't recommend this place to anybody.
I enjoy working around the youth because a lot of them aren't use to being around a positive adult, such as myself, that's willing to guide them in the right direction. The pay and benefits are great, but you have to be able to work in a hostile environment without allowing the environment to control your ability to be a good, positive role model. You have to be fair and consistent on a daily basis, but humble enough to deal with those who aren't.
Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Hard to get breaks, expect the unexpected and be prepared to work 12hrs. daily.
Correctional Officer IV (Former Employee) – Mart, TX – October 9, 2017
The management does not believe in breaks its almost close to impossible to get 1. The management has the youths back instead of their staff. The staff is constantly assaulted by the youth, and management gives the youth what they want. This is not a rehab center for the youth, its more of a vacation resort for them. The youth constantly makes false allegations, and the staff is punished for the youth allegations when its not true. This is not a safe environment.
Clerk IV (Current Employee) – Edinburg, TX – September 13, 2017
everyday it's a different work load and learning something different. Our Dept. management is great we all communicate and work as team. Culture is all mixed all get along and work a team too. The hardest of job is comparing out PO and to our invoices and they are times that the invoice prices are incorrect so we have to wait to pay invoice until it gets correct by the vendors.
I enjoy coming to work every day my position is what I like doing reviewing invoice, filing, data entry.
I like working 10 hour shifts and enjoy a 3 day weekend .
Worker (Current Employee) – Texas – August 24, 2017
Working in this field is incredibly stressful, but the cutthroat atmosphere adds greatly to the stress. While there should be a desire to work towards the best interest of the clients, instead there is secrecy, backstabbing, and lies--coupled with normal government work issues such as low budget
Human Resources Specialist II (Current Employee) – Mart, TX – August 11, 2017
Stressful but rewarding. The HR department is a good place to work. The job work/life balance is good. You only work 40 hours a week. There are a lot of jobs currently being cut due to the State budget.
Juvenile Supervisor Officer II (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – July 24, 2017
I worked in Dallas county under the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, the Culture was amazing I was surrounded by people who really cared for the children that they supervised and really felt like I could impact a child's life. There is also great upward mobility, they promote from within.