Texas Department of Criminal Justice

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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
90 Reviews
3.2
90 Reviews
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Pros
  • The benefits are great when management lets you use them and the work never stops so there is job security (in 10 reviews)

  • Benefits, Job security, Experience (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • The major con while being employed at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice would have to be the low pay (in 6 reviews)

  • Backstabbing upper management, different policy enforcement at each unit (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Love the experience I'm having with this company, love the team I work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice

    Pros

    Great place to work and develop as a correctional Officer

    Cons

    Working around offenders and being in charge of them around the clock

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the hard good work y'all put into this unit.

  2.  

    Great organization

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice

    Pros

    decent pay , accrue tons of time you can use , most units are 4 days on 4 days off 12 hour days you only work a maximum of 6 months a year unless you want overtime

    Cons

    High stress if you can't deal with it, dangerous inherently, tough on the feet, a lot of the units have lost the comradery among the officers

  3.  

    its a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk II in Huntsville, TX
    Current Employee - Clerk II in Huntsville, TX

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great insurance benifits, you get off weekends and holidays

    Cons

    too many supertvisors show favortisim toward some of the people under them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they don't care about the small people under them all they care about is if they look good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Vast improvement needed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer III in Wichita Falls, TX
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer III in Wichita Falls, TX

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Getting 4 days off, meeting new people, which can also be a con

    Cons

    Tense work environment on both sides from inmates and CO's, more mental than physical, definitely not for everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    very good employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co4 in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Co4 in Amarillo, TX

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    was very good at dealing with inmates

    Cons

    getting assauted or chunked on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good pay and great work schedule.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice

    Pros

    The work schedule is awesome, I work 12hr day's 4 on 4 off, there's also units with 8.5hr day's 6 on 3 off. Pay starts at $2,435. The work is really easy. Housing offered at some units. Great benefits.

    Cons

    The more desirable units are harder to get into, the one I work at is 2hrs away from my home. Pay is only once a month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They do the best they can already.

  8.  

    Politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer III in Gatesville, TX
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer III in Gatesville, TX

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Time acquired, benefits, training, gym that's shared by inmates and correctional officers

    Cons

    Overtime opportunities (only allowed to work 16 hours), HR definitely not on top of their paperwork, cliques, inmate friendly supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees. Stop thinking they're easily interchangeable. Take into account employees personal situations like people that have children, work hard, and need a shift change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Good for some not for others...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clerk II in Palestine, TX
    Former Employee - Clerk II in Palestine, TX

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are not bad.

    Cons

    Pay needs to be more, the employees are negative and miserable, nothing seems to really get fixed, not many employees are willing to help you...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Data Analysis/Management and Control Systems

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Control Systems in Humble, TX
    Current Employee - Control Systems in Humble, TX

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Positive place of work with benfits

    Cons

    Less promotion with little salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for incentives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    The job is very demanding and fast paced.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer V in Colorado City, TX
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer V in Colorado City, TX

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, and benefits. Decent hours when not doing O/T.

    Cons

    Sometime they expect 1 person to do the work of 2 or 3.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop doing promotions from good ole boys and set a test of knowledge for supervisors. Then board the top 4 or 5.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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