NYC Department of Correction Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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  1. Benefits are good.

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    Current Employee - Timekeeper in Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Timekeeper in Queens Village, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NYC Department of Correction full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like that I can play a vital role in addressing pressing issues, and they have good benefits.

    Cons

    Not a good place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have better leadership for your employees.


  2. From a CO's POV

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NYC Department of Correction full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay out the academy, you make close to $40,000. Top pay is great also because you make close to $80,000 with little overtime, but it takes almost six years to reach top pay. Benefits are great, but it's great with all city jobs.

    Cons

    I've seen more cons thans pros working here, at least with my experience. This is not to discourage, but just an honest account from my POV: Very unorganized Lots of rude people (and I'm not talking about the inmates) Depending on what jail you are in could be code red aka alarm city. No real consequences for the inmates. There are times where there is no OT, but when there is OT, it comes in an unnatural abundance. Mostly at a time when you won't want it. Imagine working five days a week, and everyday you're doing 17+ even when you don't want to. Ridiculous amount of nepotism I would go on but I don't want to be too negative. Just giving my realistic cons list.

    Advice to Management

    There is no real management. Super unorganized, and the consequences for the officers are often undeserved. Have more compassion for the heartbeat of the facility!


  3. Helpful (2)

    Correction Officer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Not many.. Its a (very low) salary job with insurance

    Cons

    Horrible working conditions and safety for officers. The department will throw you under the bus in no time. Convicts have more rights than you do and walk around the jail like its there hood.. And you can't do anything about it. Their is no correction at NYC corrections. It's a pro-inmate work environment and you as the officer are leftvo rot. Stay away from this department. Expect to work triple work shifts with no meal time..or break time.. Expect to see inmates smoking weed all day... Expect to have your life in constant danger.. Expect management to do nothing about it.. And expect a low check for all of this.

    Advice to Management

    You know what I'm saying is true. Read above.. And fix the problem of this broken system before honorable officers get killed or seriously hurt.


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  5. Looking for new things

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The salary and benefits were great. The job had great people also.

    Cons

    I lost lots of time with my family


  6. Horrible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay Good Benefits Good Pension Good Retirement Plan

    Cons

    Stressful Pay not worth stress Not professional Dumb leading the blind


  7. Corrections is a good city agent to work for. It has a huge career path for individuals.

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    Former Employee - Correction Captain in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Correction Captain in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at NYC Department of Correction full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Correctional staff member are trained to work and maintain a control environment re-guardless of what takes place during the course of the work day.

    Cons

    Corrections is open 24 hours aday and seven days a week, which could mean plenty of overtime. Sometime officer want to do a days of 8 hours and go home. However on some occasion or work days its mandatory overtime.

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Good benefits, great people, laid back culture.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NYC Department of Correction full-time

    Pros

    Direct management has great ideas. Compensation is very good, including the benefits and pensions.

    Cons

    Changing the culture is like pulling teeth.

    Advice to Management

    Win affection and confidence and change will be much more readily received.


  9. Productive career, with positive advancement opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Deputy Chief of Administration in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Deputy Chief of Administration in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at NYC Department of Correction full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Offers a good pension of half pay after twenty years of service.

    Cons

    Job is not for everyone. Takes a thick skin, and ability to be firm and fair.

    Advice to Management

    Never forget we all started as Correction Officers.


  10. It was a rewarding experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life and then some.

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    Former Employee - Correction Captain in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Correction Captain in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NYC Department of Correction full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Pay is pretty good for a person without a college degree and you get to retire after twenty years will full benefits

    Cons

    Dealing with the degenerates every day. In essence your are incarcerated also for 20 years of your life.

    Advice to Management

    get your priorities in order and get back to the basics


  11. Don't expect too much respect

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    Current Employee - PRINCIPAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE in New York, NY
    Current Employee - PRINCIPAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE in New York, NY

    I have been working at NYC Department of Correction full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A steady paycheck and decent benefits for being a city employee.

    Cons

    DOC does not treat their civilian workers fairly. Preference goes to uniformed personnel and we're treated like second rate citizens.

    Advice to Management

    Train the civilians properly and make uniformed personnel do what they signed up for, to work in the jails, not have cushy positions at HQ.



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