Kansas Department of Corrections
2.6 of 5 5 reviews
www.dc.state.ks.us Topeka, KS 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Feb 1, 2014

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

    Corrections Officer (Current Employee)
    Lansing, KS

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

    ConsYou 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stepping Stone Job. Low Stress- Low Pay

    Corrections Officer (Current Employee)
    Topeka, KS

    ProsEasy. 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.

    ConsNo 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.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing you can do, not your fault. State government is run poorly. You might visit with your staff every now and then. We get lonely.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Administrative Specialist (Current Employee)
    Lansing, KS

    ProsGood Benefits
    Get Along with Co-Workers
    Flexible

    ConsCan be trying to constanlty work with offenders.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It could be better, but a decent job.

    Corrections Officer (Former Employee)
    Topeka, KS

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust let the officers do the job they were trainrd to do.

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

    Corrections Officer (Former Employee)

    ProsIf 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.

    ConsIf 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 Senior ManagementListen 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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