Indiana Department of Correction

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Indiana Department of Correction Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
7 Reviews
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    Decent benefits, but pay could be better.

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Indiana Department of Correction full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Never more than three days in a row of work. Good training.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts. Offenders have too many rights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Officers need more opportunity for advancement and training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Help is needed to help those whom job it is to correct others.

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer

    I worked at Indiana Department of Correction full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    To be personally involved with correcting the behavior patterns of men and women who are serving time in prision. Through leadership and positive reinforcement of thier core values and making a difference that can lead them to become good citizens. Working half the year and off half the year.

    Cons

    Pay scale in Indiana is much lower that all the others tri-state areas(Ohio,Ky. ,and Mich.). Co-workers hating one another and falling victim to behavior that they've picked up from the prisioner whom they say thier changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring the fellowship and brotherhood back to the officers, Pay them the same pay scale as the surrounding states are paying!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Left hand, right hand disconnect

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    Former Employee - Community Corrections Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Community Corrections Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Indiana Department of Correction full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's difficult to get fired from state employment so if you're looking for a place to get a paycheck and possibly advance, employment at a state agency is probably for you.

    Cons

    The communication between higher management and the staff at ground level is poor. It would help if higher management included lower level staff at occasional meetings where decisions were being made so input could be offered. The "ivory tower" approach to running any large organization usually results in inefficiency and a waste of tax dollars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gather input from the folks at ground level before making decisions on policy and procedure. When you don't, you end up with a disconnect that results in time and resources not being used efficiently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Paid the Bills

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Michigan City, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Michigan City, IN

    I worked at Indiana Department of Correction full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were good in the beginning and have decreased over the years.

    Cons

    Not paid enough for having to put your life in danger everyday....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Man up and do what is right and support your staff

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Started out good poor management now runs facility

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    Former Employee - Mid Management in Pendleton, IN
    Former Employee - Mid Management in Pendleton, IN

    I worked at Indiana Department of Correction full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    none due to treatment of staff

    Cons

    Dangerously low staffing. Employees treated badly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs changed. Everyone was hired for who they know not what they know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    job review

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Pendleton, IN
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Pendleton, IN

    I have been working at Indiana Department of Correction full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great place to work with decent pay, decent hours & usually plenty of overtime if you want it

    Cons

    too many people looking to advance at the cost of others, bad mannagement, favoritism, good employees get chased from the facility, but the biggest is no backing from the facility superintendant, asst superintendant, several of the lieutenants & counselors who choose to believe offenders over staff members

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a backbone & back your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dept of Correction - Know The Facts Before You Work Here

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Westville, IN
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Westville, IN

    I have been working at Indiana Department of Correction

    Pros

    The Indiana Department of Correction enjoys the benefits that all state employees have, which improve with the longevity of your employment. There are several career paths within this department, but often promotions go to those who "play the game" rather than those who deserve it.

    Cons

    Lots of favoritism, inconsistent supervisors, poor performance evaluation systems. Stress is a natural part of any correctional facility and there is danger involved with many jobs. However, often the fact that supervisors tend to pick and choose their friends for promotional opportunities is a greater sense of stress than the actual dangers inherent in the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to visit each facility. Don't just listen to superintendents - listen to the majority of the people who work at the facility. There are several instances of jobs being given to less qualified people just because they are friends with hiring managers. Within my facility alone this has happened at least three times in the past year. It is also time to take a very serious look at salaries. No, money is not a motivator for long - but our jobs deserve more than we get in return. It is grossly unfair when we risk our lives for the pittance we see on our paycheck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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