Human Services Specialist II (Former Employee) – Simpsonville, SC – September 2, 2018
Very laid back job until the am when the residents started getting up. You must be a people person to help others that can't help them self. Learning to be very humble in most situations is a good thing. Showing compassions and empathy is a good part of the job.
Officer (Former Employee) – Trident, SC – August 25, 2018
If you plan on working in public safety with Trident Technical College, don't plan on advancing in the job unless you are buddies with management. I have seen Officers with 30+ years experience passed over for officers fresh out the Academy to become supervisors. Multiple times. All because higher management follows the "Good Ole Boy" philosophy. Trust me when i say walk away from this.
Program Coordinator (Former Employee) – Conway, SC – August 16, 2018
I have previously work for different state agencies this particular agency Guardian Ad Litem was by far the worse state agency I have worked for. It particularly lack good management and overall was a high stressful job. I personally feel that the amount of stress and the salary did not match.
Great individuals currently employed with SCDC, yet management & low funding has created problems with proper functions. The recement media evaluations and litigations will hopefully create better functioning of the system
Laborer (Former Employee) – Charleston, SC – July 18, 2018
management is horrible, hires and plays favorites to who he wants hired, no leadership at all,acts like it is military here instead of scdot. Hires family and lets them do nothing all day long and doesn't say a word about it.
I work for a University- therefore I can only speak to the culture of the university. Being new to the state, the university was a great starting place. I work for a lovely department with great people.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Columbia, South Carolina – June 23, 2018
I admit I couldn't grasp some of the procedures, but the management and directions given were so insane I'm still surprised I was able to complete any task I had. My team and I were basically brow beaten and told we were dumb every hour on a daily basis. It was not at all the position I was interviewed for.
I hated working here. The manager was extremely gullible and it seemed like we were still in high school even though she was over 50. She let the lead coordinator bully her into doing what she wanted her to do. I was glad to leave and collect my unemployment!! They work you like a slave for no money!
Qualified Mental Health Professional (Former Employee) – Kershaw, SC – June 5, 2018
This place has the worst management I have ever experienced. Management in my department, at my institution, and at Colombia are gravely out of sync. No one seems to know what they're doing. There is absolutely no training. Everyone you ask gives you a different response. The inmates see this and take advantage of it and run the prison. I don't know how this place is allowed to be open or how the government hasn't taken over. They are short staffed for a reason. I would encourage them to take a look as to why they can't keep good employees and make some changes starting from the top.
The job is great if you like helping elevate a person's life skill. The great thing is having flexibility when needing to be off. Not much hassle. You have to have tough skin and not take things personal. Not everyone will be happy with the outcome,.