Correctional Officer (Current Employee) – Reidsville, GA – July 7, 2018
Staffing is short and management is political. Hours are ok and benefits also, but just so. There is really no other decent employment in the area, so it ok to survive, but they cant keep staff and the work conditions are poor.
Corrections Officer (Current Employee) – Alto, GA – July 1, 2018
Pay isn't awful but could be better. Management will make you want to leave, they are rude and demanding and never understanding. Can be stressful and management makes it worse. Too much training as well.
Currently Retired (Former Employee) – Forsyth, GA – June 25, 2018
This is stable consistent work. However, it is very hard to climb the management ladder unless you have connections in State Government. But for someone that is looking for a steady paycheck, this would fit your needs.
Correctional Officer II (Current Employee) – Macon, GA – June 17, 2018
At Central State in Macon, GA, the place is crawling with insects and rodents and cats, not only is it not taken care of management and administration do not care about you as a person only as a individual manning a post. Protocol is not followed as said in POST orders and a lot of the security systems inside the pods and office do not work. Equipment given to you, radio, keys, flashlights, etc hardly ever work so if trying to protect yourself from inmates you probably wont have protection from other officers or inmates.
Poor Supervisors, Protection, and Work Place Hostility
Corrections Officer at Frank Scott State Prison (Former Employee) – Milledgeville, GA – June 13, 2018
If the prison I worked at didn't require me to keep up with 80 more inmates than state operating procedures requires at least one officer per 90 inmates in an open dorm(no cells) I may have stayed and avoided any physical conflict. If you like to think you'll be home in 8 hours you also have to think you may be hospitalized or dead in 2.
A shiny badge
If the dorm decides the officer should die, he most likely will.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) – Columbus, GA – June 12, 2018
Biggest Problem is unpaid forced overtime. Would be surprised they have not been sued. Cant take any vacation due to lack of personnel. Employees given comp time but rarely allowed to use it. Hence illegal work for no pay. Problem is systemic with no concern to solve it short of litigation.
Was a very hard time in my life. Didn't want to be there
Cook/ Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Abbeville, GA – June 2, 2018
* Consisted of going in at 2:30 a.m. Preparing breakfast for 1600 men, and then catching trays and running them through a tray machine until the last man had eaten, then clean up. * I learned how to feed a very large community in a short window of time, how to use tilt skillets, deep well pot cookers, surface grills, how to operate xl mixers, how to measure and apply proper portions of ingredients for basic dishes. * Management was okay * was that I had to do that or do nothing so I done it with a good attitude. * Was when I was successful at carrying out my my daily task of feeding the compound.
Learned how to cook and work with a positive attitude in the worst of conditions
had to be there, it was very repetitious, very low pay
Great place to work with opportunity for advancement
Secretary I (Former Employee) – Macon, GA 31201 – May 8, 2018
Supporting security staff and other staff at the facility through several different tasks. I learned work discipline and how to work within a large organization. The hardest part was seeing unhappiness in people and the most enjoyable part was knowing that I was helping people. The management was very good, structured and organized.
CORRECTIONAL SERGEANT (Current Employee) – Pelham, GA 31779 – April 24, 2018
The higher ups are always yelling at you for what you cannot control. For example, they would pull all of my officers from me and yell when their job wasn't complete but they could not work on their assigned details.
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) – Port Wentworth, GA – April 23, 2018
management is horrible they don't care about employees. inmates were not that bad as long as you did your job and maintained a professional relationship. coworkers and the warden were the worst. the warden literally harassed everyone.