Federal Bureau of Prisons Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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Charles E. Samuels, Jr.
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Pros
  • It is a law enforcement position and has a 20 year (in 5 reviews)

  • Pay is good depending on where you live and institution you work at (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Shift work and dealing with some really nasty inmates (in 3 reviews)

  • Admin needs to care more about the officers than the inmates (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Corrections Officer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Bureau of Prisons

    Pros

    Good employer, good advancement and salary

    Cons

    Long hours, nasty inmates, shift work


  2. GED Instructor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GED Instructor & Tutor in Bellevue, MI
    Former Employee - GED Instructor & Tutor in Bellevue, MI

    I worked at Federal Bureau of Prisons (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Preparing adult education in prison was very meaningful work

    Cons

    Some of the staff had sour attitudes

    Advice to Management

    Don't


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Bureau of Prisons full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - friendly and respectful company culture
    - transparent leadership
    - good benefits

    Cons

    - There are times when there is lots of turnover in staff which can make it difficult for other team members/departments while they wait for staff to be trained

    Advice to Management

    - ensure there are processes in place to account for staff turnover so that new team members can be trained appropriately and efficiently


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  5. safety specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterbury, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterbury, CT

    I have been working at Federal Bureau of Prisons full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefit package and retirement package. Lots of training with others in your field throughout the year able to perfect your expertise and multitudes of policies and procedures concerning safety

    Cons

    this is a federal correctional institution, and you do have to deal with incarcerated felons. However, it can be rewarding if you set your mind towards accomplishing our mission at times. Overtime is required.

    Advice to Management

    at times management changes frequently when you get a new supervisor, you may at that supervisor for two or three years . Then they are gone, recommend that newly appointed supervisors have a better understanding of safety responsibilities


  6. Correctional Officer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beckley, WV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beckley, WV

    I worked at Federal Bureau of Prisons full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay. Great benefits and ability to move upward.

    Cons

    Stressful dealing with both inmates and staff. Never get used to shift work. Not enough staff.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire more Officers.


  7. Correctional Officer

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Florence, CO
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Florence, CO

    I have been working at Federal Bureau of Prisons full-time

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

    Pros

    ability to promote in a timely manner

    Cons

    sexist, unfair EEO practices, prejudiced, corruption exists at every level

    Advice to Management

    most of you should be behind bars your grey has turned to black. Seek therapy


  8. Correctional officer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federal Bureau of Prisons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good job to start out and move up. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Isolated and remote location, but not bad.


  9. My employment has afforded me an opportunity to development important and marketable skills with a diverse population.

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    Current Employee - Educational Specialist and Program Coordinator in Coleman, FL
    Current Employee - Educational Specialist and Program Coordinator in Coleman, FL

    I have been working at Federal Bureau of Prisons full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Valuable training, good medical benefits, and excellent retirement plan.

    Cons

    Promotion within the agency often requires relocation which can be difficult for the family unit.

    Advice to Management

    Do not allow middle managers to act in ways that destroys line staff productivity based on personal biases.


  10. Great place to work if the work is right for you

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Federal Bureau of Prisons full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Money and early retirement are the big plus

    Cons

    Hours, long hours, work weekends and holidays.


  11. Review , verify and dispensed medications

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    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Federal Bureau of Prisons full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    stable schedule, holiday and weekend off

    Cons

    so busy and shortage staff

    Advice to Management

    need to hire more staffs



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