CA Prison Health Care Reviews

Updated May 8, 2015
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  1. All the stereotypes are true

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    Former Employee - License Vocational Nurse
    Former Employee - License Vocational Nurse

    I worked at CA Prison Health Care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits retirement plan reasonable vacation guaranteed job after probation

    Cons

    Nepotism, Friends hiring friends if you're not with the in crowd you won't have a job. Be careful what you say and who you say you too. Don't try to stand up for the medical benefit of the inmates that will harm you in the end also

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of them all start anew


  2. Helpful (6)

    California Prison Health Care has a bad reputation, but it is worse than that

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Physician
    Former Contractor - Physician

    I worked at CA Prison Health Care as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay and reasonable courtesy.

    Cons

    The system doesn't give a darn about its inmates and discourages those that do.
    Beside my experience I know a psychologist who resigned 3 years before his pension benefit because the system was so intolerable to both prisoners as well as health care employees.

    Advice to Management

    The system is so entrenched, there is no way to reform it.
    It would be necessary to start anew with a parallel organization, stabilize that system then phase out the old one.


  3. Helpful (1)

    All the terrible rumors and stereotypes are spot on

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - AGPA in Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - AGPA in Elk Grove, CA

    I have been working at CA Prison Health Care full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great - 401k retirement, pension, 5% raise every year, vacations easy to take whenever, and after probation it's nearly impossible to get fired.

    Cons

    If it's nearly impossible to get fired, that means you're stuck with a lot of terrible people. People don't show up to work, don't care about contributing or getting work done, seems like a lot of people who aren't the most intelligent, and POLITICS nonstop - be careful what you say and who you're friends with. People are petty and cutthroat.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the sucky employees, appreciate the good ones and make them actually feel appreciated. Be transparent and include them in decisions.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    This is the worst system to work in.

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    Former Employee - Psychologist in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Psychologist in Folsom, CA

    I worked at CA Prison Health Care part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    Terrible morale, no sense of worth of professionals, burdensome regulations.
    No real commitment to inmate welfare.

    Advice to Management

    None. Beyond help.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Politics and incompetent people galore!

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    Current Employee - Staff Services Analyst in Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Services Analyst in Elk Grove, CA

    I have been working at CA Prison Health Care full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is interesting and fun - I love the busy environment and how you can do so much. Union has your back so you are safe and taken care of.

    Cons

    Politics - everyone is super petty. Don't you dare ask anyone to do their job - they'll cut you down. I asked a coworker to help me find one of her cases and she made my life hell. Not to mention most people are incompetent. Your coworkers and bosses will mostly be in their 50's or 60's, and no matter how many times you explain it, do not understand what a URL is or what "double-click" means on a computer. I thought it was just my office, but I've been in several now and it's all hell. You will end up doing EVERYONE's job, and no promotion or anything, because they are trying to save money and when they do layoffs you are the FIRST to go because they rely entirely on seniority, not on who can actually do their job. This is a perfect job if you are worthless and can't do any work anyways - you'll fit right in. But if you actually work hard and are intelligent - RUN!

    Advice to Management

    Work smarter, not harder. Layoffs should not be based on seniority, but people who do their work. So fire the people who suck, and promote the employees who actually give their all. Honestly this would be a great job if you got decent employees.



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