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Exciting and fast paced , great place for advancement
Security Supervisor (Sergeant) (Current Employee) –  Valdosta, GAJuly 18, 2018
Great working experience, training to advance is available, learn while you are working . Great opportunity for advancement with in the company or at other facilities. Greta benefit packages.
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Great Place to work
Behavior Specialist/Counselor (Former Employee) –  Buford, GAJuly 12, 2018
Gives you the opportunity to develop your skills. Work culture was very good. Hardest part of the job was the case load. Enjoyed working with the people in the program
Pros
Room for advancement
Cons
Case load
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Not great
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) –  Reidsville, GAJuly 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.
Pros
Its a job
Cons
Its a job
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Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Forsyth, GAJuly 5, 2018
GDC is a terrible place to work. The pay is low, the culture is terrible..I would NOT recommend. Leadership is sub par, employees are treated like inmates, even when you work OUTSIDE of the facilities
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More cons than pros
Corrections Officer (Current Employee) –  Alto, GAJuly 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.
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Just My Humble Opinion
Currently Retired (Former Employee) –  Forsyth, GAJune 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.
Pros
Stable Work
Cons
Hard to Advance
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Must really want to have this kind of job
Correctional Officer II (Current Employee) –  Macon, GAJune 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.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Poor Supervisors, Protection, and Work Place Hostility
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Danger!!!
Corrections Officer at Frank Scott State Prison (Former Employee) –  Milledgeville, GAJune 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.
Pros
A shiny badge
Cons
If the dorm decides the officer should die, he most likely will.
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Systemic Problems
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Columbus, GAJune 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.
Pros
none
Cons
work hours
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overated
Correctional OFFICER (Former Employee) –  Morgan, GAJune 11, 2018
The job itself isn't hard the people are dramatized and keep up mess.You will get very tired of it quick. The pay is ok of course your hours are not always the same as expected they varies.
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Horrible workplace
Correctional Officer II (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJune 4, 2018
Inmates and supervisors are both rude. Very competitive workplace and requires too much of your off time. Always on your feet and very busy. Unsafe environment.
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Was a very hard time in my life. Didn't want to be there
Cook/ Dishwasher (Former Employee) –  Abbeville, GAJune 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.
Pros
Learned how to cook and work with a positive attitude in the worst of conditions
Cons
had to be there, it was very repetitious, very low pay
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High Stress job
Correctional Officer II (Current Employee) –  Soperton, GAMay 11, 2018
Pay is low high stress job, work long hours with few breaks, Understaffed most of the time. Pay doesn't equal out to the amount of work and stress you have to deal with.
Pros
its a paycheck
Cons
High Stress
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Great place to work with opportunity for advancement
Secretary I (Former Employee) –  Macon, GA 31201May 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.
Pros
Working in structured environment
Cons
Seeing people in difficult part of their lives
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The place is what you make of it
Behavioral Health Counselor (Former Employee) –  Unadilla, GAMay 7, 2018
A person must really be a multi-tasker and work hard to get their job done. Many times a person is pulled into other positions. Supervisors are not so good. they don't do enough supervising.
Pros
Local, close to home
Cons
supervisors, pay
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A good place to work.
Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  GeorgiaApril 28, 2018
If you're into law enforcement as a career this is the place for you. Long shifts but great benefits. Certain people are made for this job some are not.
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This job suck
CORRECTIONAL SERGEANT (Current Employee) –  Pelham, GA 31779April 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.
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Stressful and dangerous at times.
Director (Former Employee) –  GeorgiaApril 23, 2018
This is a very political agency. There are many unfair promotions and limited advancement if not a favorite. Underpaid in most areas and specifically the officers.
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Stressful
HR Analyst 3 (Current Employee) –  Forsyth, GAApril 23, 2018
Very Stressful environment even in office setting. Very demanding deadlines in the human resources areas. Has ok benefits and the opportunity to collect paid leave time.
Pros
Promotes within
Cons
Its all about who you know
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cut throat coworkers
Correctional Officer (Current Employee) –  Port Wentworth, GAApril 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.
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