Nurse RN (Former Employee) – North Carolina – November 28, 2018
It was not the inmates that were the problem, it was the long hours and the extremely short staff and most of all how the supervisor treated her employees. You could not do enough to satisfy the supervisor . Working as an only nurse with over 1500 inmates expected to do what 4-5 other nurses used to do. The staff that really cared about their job and the inmates were treated the worst and the ones that never showed up to work, walked out in the job, called out all the time or were always late were treated the best. This was a hard pill to swallow. I guess it’s a better job for a traveler because they only have to stay 13 weeks.
Correctional Officer II (Current Employee) – Lillington, NC – September 25, 2018
You cannot have an outgoing personality working in this environment. You must remember who you are working with, offenders. I think that is the hardest part for me. I have to be a different person at work than I am outside of work.
Lead Nurse (Former Employee) – Tillery, NC – August 28, 2018
Amazing place to work. Everything is completed by policy and procedures. Hardest part of the job for someone is the negativity that comes with corrections and working directly with offenders. Promotes automony and advancement.
This type of nursing became too dangerous. Not enough officer staff, not knowledgeable enough for their positions. Too lenient with inmates. Inmates had advantage over staff. Inmates have more rights in the prison system than do the staff.
Correctional Officer II (Former Employee) – Tabor City, NC – August 14, 2018
Everyday is different, the management doesn't do their job but you're expected to do your share and theirs, they're understaffed to the point where they force you to work 12-18 hours a day at least 6 days a week, you can't take vacation because there isn't enough manpower to cover your day off be it birthday, special occassion, or otherwise.
Long unpredictable work hours, no life/work balance, bad management
NCDPS is an excellent work environment and career. You must remain competent and aware of your surroundings at all times. Teamwork is always number one. Great benefits and career advancements. Training is extensive and to the point. Skill, Knowledge and precision is a must.
You can move up or transfer throughout the state, good pay.
I worked my way up DOC then PPO.Confusing my supervisor was a micro manager.If you were in the click you were good.If you want then to bad.It was a very dangerous job as I went to offenders home.The guy I worked with wanted to arrest everyone on our caseload.It seemed for the stupidest things. I am not bitter but glad it’s over.
Probation and Parole Officer (Former Employee) – Clinton, NC – July 2, 2018
It was fast pace. Very serious about your case load. I enjoyed working aroung fun and professional employees. The workplace culture was nice and pleasant. I enjoyed supervising probationers on my caseload. And I enjoyed daily learning about the criminal justice system and being in control of my caseloads.
Management refuses to support staff when a decision needs to be made. a typical day is always different its hard to plan a day because everyday is different. Coworkers are friendly but management restricts the things you can do with juveniles.