Virginia Department of Corrections Employee Reviews for Parole Officer

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No advancement potential
Probation and Parole Officer (Current Employee) –  RichmondNovember 1, 2018
Managers pick and choose people they want to groom for promotion or specialized units. Hard to get promoted, managers feel intimidated by someone, who is more qualified than they are or has more experience. They will overlook hardworkers and pick the bottom of the barrel to promote. Managers treat employees like children and have no respect for their subordinates. The best part of the job, I can see is when you put your notice in to either retire or leave to go somewhere else.
Pros
State benefits
Cons
No room for growth. Too many cliques
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Difficult environment with poor management
Probation and Parole Officer (Current Employee) –  Radford, VAOctober 10, 2018
Highly intensive and stressful position with demanding requirements set forth by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Management is unwilling to assist in career advancement, career mentoring or act in a supportive role at all.
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Stressful
Probation and Parole Officer (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJune 4, 2018
The dept continues to implement polices and procedures which are impossible to complete or meet in a timely fashion and to be productive doing your assigned duties
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5.0
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Good place to work
Probation and Parole Officer (Current Employee) –  Franklin, VAMarch 20, 2018
Fast paced day with lots of paperwork. Typically you need to stay ahead of things otherwise you will quickly be burned out. Daily work will keep you busy.
Pros
Time off, benefits
Cons
Pay
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3.0
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Unpredictable work environment, exciting, and interesting.
Probation & Parole Officer (Current Employee) –  Norfolk, VAJune 22, 2017
Working for the DOC as a probation officer is great job to help offenders re-entering society. The effort put forth in supervising your clients can determine their success within the first year of being released.
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3.0
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Each day was different and exciting.
Probation and Parole Officer (Former Employee) –  Lebanon, VAMarch 31, 2016
Very rewarding job when clients completed their term of probation or parole and became productive members of society. Job was difficult at time but rewarding.
Pros
Flexible schedule
Cons
On call 24 hours a day
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5.0
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Fun and dynamic work enviornment
Probation & Parole Officer (Former Employee) –  Danville, VAMarch 19, 2012
This job was one of the best I had. The staff is laid back with lots of knowledge the parking lot and building are in well lite areas, the chief and deputy are easy to work with. Great place to work!!
Pros
health care, compensations
Cons
case loads
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