West Virginia Division of Corrections

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West Virginia Division of Corrections Reviews

Updated June 4, 2015
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  1. Poor pay, good co-workers, disconnect between administration and staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some awesome people that work here. Some not so much. The good does outweigh the bad when discussing other staff members. Benefits are decent but there's always a threat they're going to raise premiums.

    Cons

    You willingly go to prison for the lowest paid corrections system in the country. Dela with scummy inmates but not all are bad. Most are pains in the backside. Administration is always changing stuff and enjoy playing favorites. If you whine and cry enough you get what you want, if not, they dump on you because you won't complain.

    Advice to Management

    Get raises for everyone. Be firm, fair, and consistent with staff the way they preach dealing with inmates.


  2. The WVDOC is a great starting point in your corrections career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correctional Counselor I in Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Correctional Counselor I in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at West Virginia Division of Corrections full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to get hired. Great training programs. Lot of overtime.

    Cons

    The pay is not nearly enough considering how dangerous the job is. Promotions are based off of the "buddy system".......if you are one of their buddies, they will feed you the interview questions the day before the interview.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Needs work

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chaplain in Huttonsville, WV
    Current Employee - Chaplain in Huttonsville, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at West Virginia Division of Corrections full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benifits, job stability and good co workers

    Cons

    The state salary sucks! There is alot of turn over and most of the turn over goes back to the salary offered.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to have better retention then you need to increase the salary.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Pay the people that work there.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corrections Officer
    Current Employee - Corrections Officer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at West Virginia Division of Corrections full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have a hard time thinking of anything besides its always going to be there.

    Cons

    The state workers need paid better with better insurance. It's not hardly worth getting up everyday to go yo work there when you know you can make most as much basically anywhere.



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