California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

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Very little training once in the office. The job is great, however the work load is extremely heavy.

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Current Employee - State Parole Agent in Inglewood, CA
Current Employee - State Parole Agent in Inglewood, CA

I have been working at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Pros

Monetary compensation and benefits are amazing. Always room for upward mobility for those who apply themselves.

Cons

Very poor work/life balance, dangerous work and you must know how to work well with difficult people.

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Hire quality workers, provide the training necessary for employee success. Do not micro-manage individuals who are hard workers, all the while individuals who are less than team players get away with everything because they kiss up to management.

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  1. Entry level good for High School education. Not effect by current economy. Promotions available for the motivated.

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    Current Employee - Correctional Counselor II in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Correctional Counselor II in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

    Pros

    Good pay and benifits in the Peace Officer side of the house. Promotions are available with the ability to lateral into other departments a plus. Peace office retirement 3.0 at 50 years of age (excellent)

    Cons

    Poor management. Promotions not always given to the most qualified. Still a "good-old-boy" network. Working environment (prison) can be dangerous and depressing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss major decission and policy changes with line personal prior to implementation

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  2. Working as an analyst for CDCR...

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    Current Employee - Associate Governmental Program Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Governmental Program Analyst in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Decent pay
    - Almost impossible to get fired
    - Many job opportunities
    - Flexible hours on days you work
    - Able to work 9/8/80 schedules or four 10's

    Cons

    - Cannot fire poor performing employees
    - Must pay a union whether you want to or not
    - Management does not communicate
    - Unable to make change, even if it makes sense because of the bureaucracy
    - Its all in who you know - they might show a vacant position, but they already know who they are hiring for it before the interview
    - Large amount of waste of taxpayer dollars but management tells you not to talk about it
    - Do not receive regular performance reviews, unable to know how you are doing
    - Severely overstaffed in some areas and understaffed in others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your staff. Bring them into your meetings and include them in the decision making process.

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