Federal Bureau of Prisons


Federal Bureau of Prisons Reviews

36 Reviews
36 Reviews
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Federal Bureau of Prisons full-time (less than an year)


    Helpful co-workers were always willing to answer all of my questions. Learned a great deal about the United State federal prison system. No over time was necessary.


    It should come as no surprise, that the federal government is rife with bureaucracy. I often felt that I was just signing off on a matter so that it could continue up the chain.

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Federal Bureau of Prisons Interviews

Updated Jul 13, 2014
Updated Jul 13, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Federal Bureau of Prisons.

    Interview Details

    An application is generated then a basic interview with a doctor, CO in charge and the HR person. The questions go around the room, very basic, how would you treat prisoner. Why do you want tone a CO?

    Interview Questions
    • If the CO in charge was being beaten in the courtyard what would you do. The tricky part is that you should do nothing until another CO arrives on scene. You can call for backup and radio it in, but the dept has a policy, at least two officers.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I did not decline, I was terminated after the process completed. I had a borough ordinance on my police record. They terminated me, after giving me an offer of 43,000.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.bop.gov
Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1930
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

From Club Fed to high security penitentiaries, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has its work cut out for it. The bureau's mission is to protect the public safety by incarcerating federal offenders in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and secure, and to provide opportunities for their rehabilitation within the system. Consisting of about 115 institutions (i.e. prisons), six regional offices, two staff training centers, 28 community corrections offices, and its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the BOP is responsible for the custody and care of about... More

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