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NYC Department of Corrections Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Correction Captain in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Correction Captain in New York, NY

    I worked at NYC Department of Corrections 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.

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    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Horrible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at NYC Department of Corrections

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good Benefits
    Good Pension
    Good Retirement Plan

    Cons

    Stressful
    Pay not worth stress
    Not professional
    Dumb leading the blind

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Good benefits, great people, laid back culture.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NYC Department of Corrections 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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  5.  

    Productive career, with positive advancement opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deputy Chief of Administration in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Deputy Chief of Administration in New York, NY

    I worked at NYC Department of Corrections 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 ManagementAdvice

    Never forget we all started as Correction Officers.

    Recommends
  6.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Correction Captain in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Correction Captain in New York, NY

    I worked at NYC Department of Corrections 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 ManagementAdvice

    get your priorities in order and get back to the basics

    Doesn't Recommend
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  7.  

    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 Corrections full-time (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

  8.  

    Trevor Chambers

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    Former Employee - Correction Officier in Norra Nyckelhult (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Correction Officier in Norra Nyckelhult (Sweden)

    I worked at NYC Department of Corrections full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    He gets the job done. I have worked with him for a while now and he is no joke. His strive to be successful is unbearable.

    Cons

    If you are wrong around Mr. Chambers he wil go the extra mile to prove you incorrectly. Like how he once did with a partner of mine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though he is retired now any job will be lucky to have him. He has an excellent personality.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Interesting government agency with many responsibilities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NYC Department of Corrections

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth. Committed personnel

    Cons

    Hierarchy driven. Challenging hours. Resource-strapped.

  10.  

    Good place to weather downturn in the economy

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    Current Employee - Officer
    Current Employee - Officer

    I have been working at NYC Department of Corrections

    Pros

    Security, scheduled promotions. No matter what the state of the city or state finances, thanks to our union contracts we are guarantee raises every year.

    Cons

    work with dangerous population and getting hurt is very likely. The people at the top, supervisors and managers push lower level officers to work too much overtime.

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