California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

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This was a great opportunity for me to advance and grow in life as well as be an example to others, while employed.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Pros

You will have an opportunity for advancement and growth as well as a true learning experience in hands on.

Cons

They require commitment and quality time in the department.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take time to learn each position that you are responsible for supervising/managing. Every good supervisor/manager must be also be a good servant!

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Other Reviews for California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

  1.  

    Professional experience working for the CDCR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer

    I have been working at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Excellent benefits
    - Reasonable salary
    - Interesting assignment opportunities (CRT, K-9, ISU, Parole, CPAT, FAT, SSU, IA, CIAU, etc.)
    - Diverse work force
    - Tremendous promotional opportunities

    Cons

    - Extremely poor vetting process for new employee's
    - Lack of specific professional tracks (peace officer, business services, health care all converge and often cross over)
    - With very few exceptions extremely poor training
    - Department fails to adequately identify, reward and promote top performers
    - Ego and pride often over rule common sense and critical analysis
    - lack of Subject matter Experts for training purposes (SME's are only used to develop curriculum and are left out of the instructor corps)
    - Lack of support for academic pursuits
    - Staff often lack the desire to further their base of knowledge as it relates to their respective profession
    - Deep seeded animosity between management and non-management
    - CCPOA executive council
    - Lack of foresight by executive management
    - Unwillingness to accept change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make significant improvements to the background process which includes adequately training background investigator's to POST standards. Implement a serious and in-depth Correctional Academy for new recruits to include SME's as instructors. Ensure that Correctional Sergeant's and Lieutenants attend and complete their respective academies within the time frame specified in the Department Operations manual. Improve In-Service-Training which includes incorporating SME's into formal instruction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Necessary agency

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

    Pros

    Public Safety, resource coordination for parolees.

    Cons

    Not enough resources in community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Departmental connection with companies that will employ parolees

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