Department of Corrections Employee Reviews

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Difficult Job with a competive pay
Corrections Officer (Former Employee) –  CTAugust 13, 2018
The job is difficult but pays well and offers many opportunities that one may not find outside of State employment. The size of the Department does allow for many other options as time moves forward.
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A Good Experience in large meal service 3 to 5000 meals a day per meal
Cook 2 (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAAugust 12, 2018
Punch in organize items for either trayline or salad line. Organize diet food & make diet trays for Dinner & Breakfast meals. Cook diet food for future meals . Supervise Employees on Traylines. Clean & Sanitize areas. Supervise Inmate workers. Program Menus & Spreadsheets.
Pros
Good benefits & Healthcare & Wages
Cons
Jailhouse fights
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3.0
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Nos han quitado mucho beneficios
K9 Handler (Current Employee) –  Ponce, PRAugust 11, 2018
El trabajo es bueno pero la política partidista está muy envuelta y la misma evita que cualquier persona pueda progresar por sus méritos.
Pros
Plan médico
Cons
Pocos beneficios
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5.0
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review of DOC
Correctional Records Technician (Former Employee) –  Tacoma, WAAugust 10, 2018
The DOC is a fast paced job, which at times can be stressful. However, there were many great people that I got to work with. The work is always interesting. There are many opportunities to move around within the DOC and gain new job skills and advance your career.
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3.0
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Never had a chance to prove myself to company.
Security Officer 1 (Former Employee) –  Lindsay, OKAugust 9, 2018
Made a few mistakes with SOP was written up never had a chance to prove myself to company. I am a hard worker and was dedicated to the job. Was looking to relocate at some point lived an Hour drive from my facility. Unfortunately did not get the opportunity to do so.
Pros
great benefits
Cons
Lived too far away from facility
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would never want to do this type of work again
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Calhoun, GAAugust 9, 2018
working as a correctional officer was one of the worst jobs of my life but to feed my family I had to put up with a lot of working in this environment very very stressful
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4.0
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Stressful environment. Great coworkers
Correctional Counselor (Former Employee) –  Fort Dodge, IAAugust 6, 2018
The environment was stressful at times due to the nature of the employment place. Staff all worked together to ensure a safe environment for all staff.
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3.0
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Correctional Officer (Current Employee) –  McAlester, OKAugust 5, 2018
It's an alright place. The hours are long. They pay is not so great.We hardly get raises. The benefits are really good. They are about the only thing the job has going for it.
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Senior Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 31, 2018
It was a learning experience
This job is not for everyone.
You must listen pay very close attention detail.
Always be on time and very punctual .
Safety is very important.
Pros
None
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None
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2.0
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Fast pace
Records Specialist (Current Employee) –  PennsylvaniaJuly 31, 2018
Working in Corrections is a stressful environment. However, the benefits are great and that’s one of the most rewarding perks to the job.

Moral can be better.
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Terrible locations
Corrections Officer (Current Employee) –  Limon, COJuly 30, 2018
The colorado department of corrections is the last resort type of job. The upper management has no concern for employees. Over 30 people have quit between June 2018 and July 2018. And that is just at limon correctional facility alone. Do not request limon as a choice at all. Trust me LAST RESORT JOB....
Pros
Garenteed job
Cons
Terrible management
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5.0
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working with a team !!
Security Site Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDJuly 30, 2018
although this job was contract if I had to go work with this company again I would definitely consider..
was able to take all of my experience working with a large group
apposed to 4 to 5 employees ..
an take my experience to another level ...
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2.0
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My current job as a correctional officer is rewarding it gives me the opportunity to give back and help others. A typical day, its never a typical da
Human Resource Manager (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 30, 2018
My current job as a correctional officer is rewarding it gives me the opportunity to give back and help others. A typical day, its never a typical day working In a prison. I have learned to pick and choose your battle. How to not take anything personal. Be positive and be a team leader and a team player.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
constanly on my feet 90percent of the time
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5.0
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fast paced, great learning experience
Contracting and Acquisitions Agent III (Former Employee) –  OKC, OKJuly 28, 2018
a typical day consisted of creating requisitions, purchase orders, change orders, receiving quotes, and working with business managers from 11 of the states prison facilities.
Pros
great facility
Cons
had to accept a different job in order to get a promotion
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4.0
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great start for law enforcement
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Suffield, CTJuly 25, 2018
you need to be on your toes and be professional at all times. be on time for roll call and have a clean uniform when working, stay out of trouble don't lie and make sure your reports are correct pertaining to your incidents,
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3.0
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stressfull
CORRECTIONAL OFFICER (Current Employee) –  St Petersburg Beach, FLJuly 24, 2018
good job good benefits. Lots of ways to move up for advancement. Job is part of FRS. I have worked corrections over 10 years it has steady pay and the benefits are great.
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Not for the weak of Heart
Corrections Officer (Former Employee) –  Saint Gabriel, LAJuly 23, 2018
its full of corruption. someone is always sleeping with someone they shouldn't, higher ups back stab other people on whims, and the incarcerated inmates don not care one bit how you're doing.
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4.0
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Correction Officer (Former Employee) –  Maury, NCJuly 22, 2018
a typical day you would guard and escorts inmates to and from different areas of the prison. Assist other officers to settle disputes. Protect Inmates from other Inmates and protect state property.
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3.0
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Very fast paced and stressful
Correctional Case Manager I (Current Employee) –  Taft, OKJuly 20, 2018
Working in a prison there is never a day where you can predict what will happen. You must be able to multi-task, have problem solving skills, have very good listening skills and be able to produce and react under high stress.
Pros
Free lunches, paid sick and annual leave, paid healthcare
Cons
Upper administration attitudes
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4.0
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work
Aide in rehabilitation and counseling of offenders (Current Employee) –  Elmhurst, NYJuly 19, 2018
it was ok cant complain great people and your coworkers have your back. i love the atmosphere feels like your not at work and that your with family. great place to start a carreer.
Pros
great people great leaders
Cons
inmates can write you up for a lie
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