Clinical Psychologist (Former Employee) – San Luis Obispo, CA – November 14, 2018
A small degree of autonomy is given psychologists at CDCR Men's Colony. There is a great deal of oversight from supervisors, and sometimes it can punitive if paperwork or computer work is not competed within deadlines.
Working with the population of male offenders provided me experiences with difficult patients, at times, but it was those difficulties that enhanced my clinical skills and taught me handle them in neutral and calm fashions.
Stressful and negative envirorment but good pay and benefits
CSC-Temp (Former Employee) – Susanville, CA – October 26, 2018
It was a good job for the salary and for the benefits. The main problem is that you forcefully held to work doubles non stop. There were times were I put in 300 plus hours a month. So therefore you real don't get to have a life outside of work. And you cant take the effects of the job home with you or it will ruin your home life. So you have to to balance it out.
Physician, Telemedicine (Former Employee) – Elk Grove, CA 95758 – October 21, 2018
The culture there is horrible. As a physician, you work 7-3 without a lunch break and you are micromanaged even though it is a telemedicine job. The commute was the worst. You are isolated in your room. it is a salaried position that pays well and has great benefits but it is not worth the headache of the job. Management is not approachable and does not work with you. They do not help with IT issues.
Inmate Records Clerk (Former Employee) – Jamestown, CA – October 18, 2018
It was nice to learn how to communicate with staff and officers on the job. Learning computer data entry and keeping records of what’s important. The Camp Operation Office took care of a lot of the inmates moving in and out to CAL FIRE Conservation Camps and it was good to learn the processing of documents that was done.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 16, 2018
Its an increasingly demanding job. However the pay is great. The benefits are also unbeatable. The pension, health benefits and leave are awesome. The drawbacks are increased micromanagement. Reduced staffing. With no seniority, you will be working nights, weekends, and holidays.
Recreation and Activities Specialist (Former Employee) – Delano, CA – October 11, 2018
Terrible place to work - especially as an inmate. The conditions are filthy and the officers are so corrupt that they will place bets on which inmate will with in a knife fight and tend to house transgender inmates with inmates they know will kill them.
Materials and Stores Supervisor (Current Employee) – CDCR – October 8, 2018
Can be relaxed, but can also be stressful at times. Favoritism is a major issue from supervisory staff. But that is probably the worst thing I've experienced. Once you get past that it's a good place to work.
Correctional officer (Former Employee) – Vacaville, CA – September 24, 2018
Great pay and benefits for the amount of work you do. Always watch your surroundings and be safe, making sure have your partners back. All remember “if you can’t do the time, please don’t do the crime.”
Accounting Clerk II (Former Employee) – San Quentin, CA – September 12, 2018
Processed and posted funds to inmates accounts. Processed payroll for State employees. Worked independently. Supervised inmates. Workplace environment was multicultural. The hardest part of the job was always being on alert as this was a prison facility. The most enjoyable was meeting new people and learning new duties.