Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

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Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. If $ is enough...

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    Former Employee - Corrections
    Former Employee - Corrections

    I worked at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The money is great... The starting wage is good. After ten years my hourly wage was approx $21 hr. Union pays partial amount for educational advancement!

    Cons

    Just like the inmates the staff are just numbers as well. Hard for women and non-whites to reach supervisory levels without compromising integrity. Rampant sexual harassment.

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive instead of reactive. Stop ignoring the blatant harassment of women and homosexuals. Realize and appreciate that staff are putting their lives on the line.

  2. Stay away!

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    Former Employee - Parole Officer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Parole Officer in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, Steady, Job security, Training opportunities

    Cons

    Management is incompetent
    Promotes on buddy system
    Often minorities are chosen over more qualified
    If they don't like you they are extremely bias towards you
    Depending on location, caseloads are impossible

    Advice to Management

    Restructure

  3. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Oppurtunity to learn different thing

    Cons

    difficult to get promotion for young folks. too many old people

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  5. Not what it used to be

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer State of Ohio
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer State of Ohio

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Always going to be work. The great State is always going to have bad guys that need to be put away and watched. Pretty good pay for the work after you get some time in and can pick a good shift and a good post. Can build up good amounts of time off, that you do need.

    Cons

    Never can trust if going to stay as a state job or go private. Seems promotions end up going the buddy buddy system, which should never happen at a State Job. There are no company values. If they keep cutting the funding it's going to get ugly.

    Advice to Management

    Remember where most of you came from, if you didn't work as an officer give it a shot and see how it is.

  6. DRC

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Mansfield, OH
    Current Employee - Teacher in Mansfield, OH

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid, stable employment. Fair job security-it used to be super. Good staff support. Great pay compared to the market. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes a bit slow to respond to the needs of its employees and clientele. It needs to be more proactive on the things that really count. Privatization will undermine its mission...you cannot be paying attention to the bottom-line like a corporation does while running a prison system.

  7. Very nice people to work with

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    Current Employee - Staff Psychologist in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Staff Psychologist in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salaries are very high and benefits are good

    Cons

    The environment is quite dangerous.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a very good job.

  8. Great Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Correction Officer
    Former Employee - Correction Officer

    I worked at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, days off, union.

    Cons

    LOTS of politics going on

  9. A poorly managed department.

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    Former Employee - Correction Officer in Lebanon, OH
    Former Employee - Correction Officer in Lebanon, OH

    I worked at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are adequate. Many of the people who work there are very bright and many are not. There is room for upward mobility.

    Cons

    Many of the employees are petty and mean spirited. Many of the inmates are downright dangerous. There is little in the way of air conditioning in the summer and the facilities get unbearably hot and sticky. Management is poor and inconsistent.

    Advice to Management

    Realize the importance of your employees and treat them with respect and consideration. Reign in the loose cannons in management that mistreat employees.

  10. Helpful (1)

    very hostile work environment

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    Former Employee - Unit Manager in Marion, OH
    Former Employee - Unit Manager in Marion, OH

    I worked at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    only for the benifits and pay

    Cons

    very backstabbing, staff would set you up in order to get promotions

    Advice to Management

    promote because of experience and knowledge and not who you know

  11. Job satisfaction not tied to Prison work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits for State employees and retirement plan are somewhat better than private sector. Some employees find satisfaction in helping offenders rehabilitate and take pride in being a positive role model.

    Cons

    Many people don't care about how well they do their jobs - just do what's needed to get by. Subsequently, not much esprit decor (morale is generally low).

    Advice to Management

    Top management (to include the Ohio legislature) has drastically cut staffing, increasing the work load on every employee in the prison system while decreasing the overall safety of our staff. In addition pay has been frozen at 2004 levels. The impending sale of 6 prisons to private companies, though a better option than closing the prisons, will result in hundreds having to do the same job for 1/3 less than they currently earn. Sentencing reform is needed to reduce prison populations and to increase staff safety.

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