Kansas Department of Corrections

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    It takes a special kind of person to do this job.

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    Current Employee - Corrections Officer  in  Lansing, KS
    Current Employee - Corrections Officer in Lansing, KS

    I have been working at Kansas Department of Corrections full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Extensive training and promotional opportunities, the friends that you keep close will be lifelong, multiple areas to consider in your career (office, counselor, etc.).

    Cons

    You can be removed from a post at the leisure of the administration. You have to be careful with whom you associate with because you may find your business being spread to other staff and inmates.

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    Stepping Stone Job. Low Stress- Low Pay

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    Current Employee - Corrections Officer  in  Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Corrections Officer in Topeka, KS

    I have been working at Kansas Department of Corrections full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy. Great Benefits. Most inmates are easy to get along with. You pretty much come to work knowing when you will be off. Overtime is always there if you want it.

    Cons

    No pay increase ever. Some inmates make work difficult. Working overtime is the only way to make any extra money. My supervisors have not had a salary increase in eight years.

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    Nothing you can do, not your fault. State government is run poorly. You might visit with your staff every now and then. We get lonely.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist  in  Lansing, KS
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Lansing, KS

    I have been working at Kansas Department of Corrections

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Get Along with Co-Workers
    Flexible

    Cons

    Can be trying to constanlty work with offenders.

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    None

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    It could be better, but a decent job.

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    Former Employee - Corrections Officer  in  Topeka, KS
    Former Employee - Corrections Officer in Topeka, KS

    I worked at Kansas Department of Corrections

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. It's a job that you can be proud of.

    Cons

    Constant turnover. Lots of red tape gets in the way of just doing your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just let the officers do the job they were trainrd to do.

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  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    There are a lot of good people working there but we were underpaid and understaffed.

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    Former Employee - Corrections Officer
    Former Employee - Corrections Officer

    I worked at Kansas Department of Corrections

    Pros

    If you are a "good old boy" you will be just fine. A lot of great people work there who truly care about what they are doing. You have the ability to use the training and experience you receive to better yourself and those around you.

    Cons

    If you disagree with your boss, thats too bad, because nothing will change. The feedback is terrible because most of those in a position to do it are either lazy or have no business being in that position. The pay is absurdly low for the danger level and type of work that has to be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and make security the number one priority and not the special interests of those who don't understand how to keep a prison safe.

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