Intake Officer/Detention Officer (Current Employee) – Albany, GA – October 30, 2018
A typical day is to get the inmate in and out to house . Intake is a very classified job fingerprint mug shot GCIC record. I love work with my Sgt,and Caption. there is nothing hard about my job. enjoyed it.
Officer (Former Employee) – Sparta, GA – October 9, 2018
Great job sometimes the stress was too much to handle. Loved my Warden and Administrators. Would be a great place to retire for someone coming in the system. Working for The Georgia Department of Corrections was a great experience. I experienced something new on a daily basis.
PEACE OFFICER (Former Employee) – Hawkinsville, GA – October 8, 2018
You must be alert and thinking 10 steps ahead at all times because if not, it is easy to fall for inmate traps as well as getting caught up with unnecessary co-worker issues. Never discuss anything personal with co-workers as well as inmates because it can work against you.
no breaks, stressful a lot of time away from home at times
n/a (Current Employee) – Georgia – October 4, 2018
i do not work for the department of corrections .I am currently a resident at the Clayton Transitional Center.and was just hoping for an opportunity to work full time and save up money to help support my daughter who was just born in July.
Correctional Officer II (Former Employee) – Columbus, GA – October 1, 2018
To really make it with GDC you either have to know someone higher up or be really good at kissing up. The pay was decent but the pay for wehat you do is not even close to being correct. The pay needs to be raised for correctional officers. The overal day of a officer really isnt that bad, but you have to watch your back more or less for other officers.
Warehouse worker (Former Employee) – Forsyth, GA – October 1, 2018
I learned a lot from working there. A typical began with processing orders and filling them. Management was fair in their treatment of employees. The hardest part of the job was processing last minute orders. The most enjoyable part of the job was dealing with the clientele.
CSM Correctional Officer (Current Employee) – Forsyth, GA – September 26, 2018
Every day is different. Some days are stressful and some are boring. Depending on which shift you are on, expect to work very long hours (12+) with no break (literally none). Management is a very political atmosphere and the entire supervisory team is more of a who you know, rather than what you know deal. School training is pretty good, but the on the job training where you really need to learn is a joke. However, you're coworkers here really do become like family (or high school, depends on how you look at it). The pay is pretty decent, but not for what you have to deal with in the dorms.
Correctional Officer II (Current Employee) – Reidsville, GA – September 19, 2018
Stressful, no camaraderie. To much gossip and back biting . A typical day consist of begging people to do what should be done any way. Management is busy fighting and under minding each other to be concerned with subordinates. The hardest part of the job is getting people to work together for the greater good of the department
Portal Sergeant (Former Employee) – Buford, GA – September 18, 2018
This job is high stress and very political. No advancements unless your well liked. Supervisors are not willing to teach. There is no home /work balance. Hours are long, you can not leave until your properly relieved and sometimes relief is 2-3 hours late. They care more about the institutions than staff.
Corrections Officer (Current Employee) – Grovetown, GA – September 18, 2018
I've worked for Georgia Department of Corrections for almost 4 years, and if you like being treated worse than inmates then this is the place for you. Every single day you will put on a uniform and go into a building where no one cares about your well being. You will be in this building with 150+ inmates, convicted felons! And you will have NO ONE that has your back! If you can avoid GDC by all means please do! This is not a place you want to work.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – Milledgeville, GA – September 15, 2018
I enjoyed working at this prison and working in the control room and with other staff. The inmates were good to work with, I learned that regardless of the crime that everyone should be treated the way you would want to be treated.