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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Reviews

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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation CEO Dr. Jeffrey Beard
Dr. Jeffrey Beard
40 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great organization, with outstanding pay and benefits(in 14 reviews)

  • "Good, stable, great benefits with healthcare and retirement(in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work environment can be hostile(in 11 reviews)

  • "High caseload with management that does not understand the intensity and stress that comes with being a mental health clinician(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not a lot of pressure

    Cons

    Management could be better but otherwise no complaints

    Advice to Management

    None.

    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2018-09-26
  2. "Not bad. Helped get food in the door"

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    Former Employee - Office Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Simple entry level job to complete probation. Afterwards start applying for promotions.

    Cons

    Commute was a little difficult, but it wasn't so bad.

    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2019-04-10
  3. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer 
    Recommends

    I worked at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good paying job with great benefits. A lot of good people. Gain valuable experience and a lot of room for advancement

    Cons

    Depressing environment, boring jobs, dangerous, can't pick your job until after 2 years on the job. Pretty much impossible to get weekends off. High school gossip/drama. Frequently forced to work 16 hour shifts if you're just starting out.

    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2019-04-04
  4. "Collect sort wash and fold linens"

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    Former Employee - Laundry Room Worker 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Consistent work, good management, benefits

    Cons

    Awkward hours and assignments down time

    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2019-03-28
  5. "Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Captain in Vacaville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Job security, fair benefits, promotional opportunities

    Cons

    Politics, back stabbing, gossip, distrust

    Advice to Management

    Listen to line staff

    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2019-03-11
  6. "Has its ups and downs"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time

      Pros

      Good benefits and health insurance

      Cons

      It also has its typical politics similar to other larger bureaucracies and change happens very slowly

      California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2019-03-08
    • "Good Pay"

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      Current Employee - IT Support 

      I have been working at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good pay, weekends and holidays off.

      Cons

      Working near inmates.. even though you don't have direct contact, you could get caught in a riot on the yard or pod.

      California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2019-02-09
    • "Great Pay"

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        Current Employee - Mental Health Clinician 

        I have been working at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Good pay, flexible work hours, great experience

        Cons

        Lack of support for social workers, high audits from lawyers

        California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2019-02-13
      • "You will get what you put into the job."

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        Current Employee - Associate Management Auditor in Sacramento, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Flexible schedules, work-life balance, exceptional management.

        Cons

        Room for growth is somewhat limited depending on your classification.

        California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2019-01-17
      • Helpful (2)

        "Correctional officer"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time

        Pros

        Exceptional salary, benefits and potential for advancement.

        Cons

        Filthy working conditions, excessive forced overtime.

        Advice to Management

        Correct your staffing shortages.

        California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2018-12-06
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