Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Employee Reviews

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Miserable experience
Juvenile Probation Officer (Former Employee) –  Pembroke, GAAugust 13, 2018
All about politics. Management was disrespectful. They expect you to put the job before anything else. Will never apply there again. JPM was rude and no fit to lead.
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Stressful/High turnover rate
JCO1 (Former Employee) –  Milledgeville, GAJuly 22, 2018
Upper management does not support subordinates. Long work hours; upper management expect you to work on ALL off days. Dangerous job overall, no support within.
Pros
Paycheck, benefits
Cons
Djj
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meaningfulwork
Probation Officer I (Current Employee) –  Savannah, GAJune 18, 2018
meaningful job experience where you can help youth advance in the community while working alongside team members who genuinely care about the process.
Pros
team work
Cons
none
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Administrative Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  450 Crescent DriveJune 8, 2018
A typical day starts off with a meeting first thing in the morning followed by walking the facility to make sure everything was under control. Sometimes there was alot of counseling and coaching.
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Growth
Policy Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Savannah, GAMay 25, 2018
DJJ is a great place to expand you knowledge and home your craft for working with at risk inmates in a secure setting. Although this is a highly stressful job, if you love working with youth, this is a great place to start.
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Great to work
Juvenile Correctional Officer Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Marietta, GAMay 16, 2018
This was a great place to work. I was able to meet a lot of officer that care about the kids. The management team and other employees knew their jobs.
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DJJ not bad to work for
Mental Health Counselor (Former Employee) –  GeorgiaMay 11, 2018
not bad to work for, but is in a prison system. Have to be ok with being in that situation on a daily basis. Sometimes have to work over due to situations
Pros
no nights and weekends
Cons
prison system
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stressful because of high turnover
Administrative Operations Coordinator (Current Employee) –  College Park, GAApril 24, 2018
The department of juvenile justice is a great place to learn and have the opportunity in moving within the state. Staff and management nice and hard workers. The salary should be increased to be able to keep great people.
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Working for the State of Georgia
Social Services Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAApril 20, 2018
If given the opportunity to interview, at that time will I discuss working for the state of Georgia. But, I enjoy my position and the people that I work with.
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The hardest part is seeing a youth being discharge and return to community and repeat same crime and die
Mental Health Counselor Intern (Former Employee) –  Decatur, GAApril 9, 2018
Culture diversity was great, counselors motivated and encouraged the youths to rise above their negative circumstances, which brought positive change
Pros
Exceptionally good for doing internship
Cons
No pay for internship
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Good job
Juvenile Probation Officer (Former Employee) –  Jackson, GAApril 4, 2018
Good job if you have love for helping at-risk youths. Must be willing to put in the long hours and must have strong work ethics. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
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Public Sector
District Office Personnel Specialist (Former Employee) –  East Point, GAMarch 26, 2018
This a public sector business, so requirements must be met for local, state and federals government. Decides are made based on the standards set by those governmental entities.
Pros
family oriented environment
Cons
salary not competitive
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just to many people in and out
Captain (Former Employee) –  College Park, GAMarch 21, 2018
To many politics if you were liked you are good if not you were targeted. Expected to come in on your days off to many time and no hour paid over time. just no support from executive staff.
Pros
good staff
Cons
to many long hours no support from director
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Fun People to be around
Internship (Former Employee) –  Tucker, GAMarch 21, 2018
There was alot of paperwork involved with this job that became stressful at times. The turnover rate was high due to the pay and what all was needed to be done, wasn't a balance between the two.
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Dead end Job
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Stressful
JCOI - Juvenile Corrections Officer I (Former Employee) –  Eastman, GAMarch 19, 2018
Can be a very stressful atmosphere in that facility at times. Trying to keep everything peaceful and orderly among those young inmates gets to be a difficult task at times.
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Definite promotional opportunities
Director (Former Employee) –  Americus, GAMarch 13, 2018
The culture Is unstable due to frequent leadership changes. Truth also gets hidden at times under political correctness. There are numerous opportunities for promotion. Some departments are more stable than others.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Unstable from the top down
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Great Opportunity
Juvenile Correction Officer (Former Employee) –  Savannah, GAMarch 9, 2018
Great work environment to work with kids to change behaviors with some troubled and some needing guidance with opportunities of what to do to not become apart of a struggling system.
Pros
Reaching out to help youth
Cons
Long hours and having to stay over when short staffed
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Great Place to work
Juvenile Correctional Officer II (Current Employee) –  Jonesboro, GAMarch 7, 2018
Overall DJJ is an great place to work! The environment is very cool, because you have the opportunity to have an great impact on someone's life! Also knowing that you've helped someone with bettering themselves as a person us always a GREAT turnout!
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great job
Juvenile Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Augusta, GAMarch 3, 2018
workplace culture includes working in a management environment with co workers who have the voice of those they serve. Enjoyed the job. Great chances for advancement
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A good stepping stone
Juvenile Probation/Parole Specialist II (Current Employee) –  Newnan, GAMarch 1, 2018
DJJ is a good stepping stone to gain experience and skills, however, I do not recommend it as a place to work out a long career. The job can be very stressful and depressing at times.
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