Colorado Department of Corrections

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4 people found this helpful  

Very good

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Correctional Officer I  in  Denver, CO
Current Employee - Correctional Officer I in Denver, CO

Pros

Good pay and benefits. Recession proof. Opportunities for change and growth.

Cons

Be careful. Politics within the organization is very much a factor with being looked upon by superiors if you will receive favorable status or not. Your job will be secure, as long as you don't do anything stupid; however, you need to be aware that it is very much a place where your career can be made or broken by saying or not saying the right or wrong thing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

People make mistakes. This is a job that is stressful and unforgiving. As no actual laws are broken, advise and not criticize. Some of you made errors early in your career. Don’t go over-board. Talk with the officer and advise the correct coarse of action and why.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    no life!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Correction Officer  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Correction Officer in Denver, CO

    Pros

    Good training and job security. Some what good leadership and they do give you uniforms. avg of 2.5 weeks of vacation time.

    Cons

    You have no control what shift you will work and no control over the days off. NO holidays off eer inless it just happens to fall on your day off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to take a test and compet with 150 other officers and only 4 or 5 advance and then if you do advance you will be back on the bottom of the list for new days off.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Poor

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

    Pros

    You can meet some good people

    Cons

    Managers are very self-centered, promotion oriented with very few leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop believing your own PR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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