State of Ohio
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It was a good place to work if you don't mind being away from home.
I'm more of a home body so it wasn't a good fit for me. Some people stayed and others chose to move on to a different path.
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The open position to become a Juvenile Probation Officer interests me greatly. I can use my prior skills as a Senior Probation Officer, as well as the experience, and continued education so they m
I would love helping youths to be able to become productive members of society while encouraging them to make goals they can realize, to increase they’re self esteem. In addition, reduce recidivism.
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Working with troubled youth!
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Cannot think of any.
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Corrections overall is a great job with good benefits, however, they are prisons and as such they have the potential to be dangerous. You must be willing to be around criminal is all types of crimes (some are severely mentally ill).
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Working with mentally challenged adults who are criminals it’s really challenging but very dangerous and the superintendent doesn’t care about staff the clients are always right they and great hard working staff fired and the superintendent and labor relations don’t even give staff a second chance they just fire them not a nice place to work
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Benefits and great pay
Cons
Easily to be fired over hearsay
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This is a Government job in Columbus Ohio Franklin county the building opened up in 2005 I began working there in 2006 many people work there the job is in Columbus
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Working as a public servant brings purpose, but career workers don't keep innovating, giving state government its bad rap. COVID-19 response from the governor and health department aside, forward-thinking management doesn't live within the lower levels of state agencies. If you're content with the status quo, you're all set. Be prepared to settle for mediocrity in this job.
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You are merely a cog in the system when you work for the Department of Developmental Disabilities. It's a dysfunctional department that sees it's contractors as chess pieces, moving around as needed, and throwing away because of short-sighted concerns. I needed the money but there is a lack of professionalism in the department and some people act autonomous regardless of objectives.
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You get paid.
Cons
It's a seriously flawed organization.
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Very professional really enjoyed the work. Management teams to utilize tax payers funds to put back in the safety of Ohio families. Only left to relocate to another state.
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The state of Ohio department of corrections is very demanding and requires me to be diligent and aware of my surroundings at all times. A typical day is usually very busy making rounds and monitoring activity within my unit. I especially enjoy the interaction with the inmates and identifying their needs which are very different for every inmate. Working with the Lieutenants and Captains has been easy within the institution with a open line of communication as well as my coworkers. The culture among all the officers is very positive since we consider ourselves to be family and protect one another. I would have to say the worst part of my job is seeing the inmates that continue to cause disturbances and simply don't want to follow the rules and regulations which makes life harder for themselves and all those close to them. I have been taking several extra training classes to learn as much as possible to better my knowledge of what is expected of me and what it takes to further my career.
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He was one of the best companies I work for as a maintenance man it paid pretty good and they were there for me whenever I was going to go to another job so they have my back
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The hardest part of job sometimes is the extended long work days, extended hours.
Great opportunities for advancement and opportunities for extended educational opportunities
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Mid level management could use more oversight from upper level management in order to better ensure smooth daily operation of standard business. Pay was pretty good. Getting time off a hassle at times. Comp time almost useless.
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I mainly got this certification to notarize contracts and needed documents at my job. I also help friends and family notarize documents as need too.
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Helping others
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None
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I wouldn't recommend this job to anyone, however we are always going to have people incarcerated. You are subject to physical assault and majority of the time, while on Post you'll be outnumbered two hundred forty to one
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One thing I have learned about working with garments. That most people don't even know their true size. I've also learn that different material go together differently. You have to use the right needles for the right job. and to take care of your equipment. I love to see someone in something that I have made.
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I did enjoy working there but the work environment is not a healthy one. Things do not stay private between HR or your supervisors and that makes it hard to work like that. Gossip is aloud to run high and the higher ups do not do anything to curb it, they feed into the environment so it makes it really hard to work like that. Favorites are picked with you have that at any job but if your supervisors are friends with your peers they will get picked to move up before you even if you are more qualified for the job. That is really the only thing it was really hard to work like that. I have never worked in an office that quite aloud this behavior. I find with government jobs you will find this environment more so than you would in the private sector. You have to watch your back and be very thick skinned. Another downfall is a lot of supervisors would not like if you have ideas or asked questions. In the private sector supervisors like when you show excitement and like if you bring ideas to the table. Really was a hard environment to work with. I have worked at two different state agencies and both were like this. I never dealt with this being so bad in the private sector.
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I enjoy the ability to help the public. The ability to resolve issues and controversy between the employer & claimant. I am proud to be apart of the solution to claimants being lay off unexpectedly
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The State takes care of its employees. Co-workers support each other in the workplace. There are opportunities to gain different experiences and apply for internal promotions.
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Very secure job with lots of room for advancing. You can relocate to anywhere within the state if you are qualified and there is am opening. The pay and benefits are good
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Must be a yes man to succeed, if not your written up and this continues until you conform to what you’re asked wether what you’re asked to do is wrong. Very political and toxic environment
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Management’s control over your success
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Kind of sad. Trust in management is nonexistent! OBM/OSS has poor leadership and it is evident every day! It seems they are weeding us out as when we lose an employee they “cross-trai others to compensate instead of replacing, etc, etc
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Overall rating
3.8
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