California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Reviews

Updated May 20, 2020

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3.8
82%
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78%
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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Secretary Dr. Jeffrey Beard
Dr. Jeffrey Beard
51 Ratings
Pros
  • "Team environment with great benefits(in 31 reviews)

  • "Reliable hours; good benefits; union options; good vacation earnings(in 26 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great job with excellent benefits"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Senior Special Agent in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great pay, great department with a lot of benefits

    Cons

    On call, 24/7 to respond to emergency situations.

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    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2020-05-07
  2. "Have a heart to serve those who are in a specific controlled area."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Protestant Chaplain 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good working environment with friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Long distance driving from home

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    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2020-05-08
  3. "It’s not for everyone"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - LVN in Vacaville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay pay pay, swaps, job security

    Cons

    Not happy with the union, mandates, boring

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    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2020-05-20
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Solid employment, not for everyone"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials and Stores Supervisor 

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

    Pros

    Reliable hours; good benefits; union options; good vacation earnings

    Cons

    Working with inmates, Prison system

    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2020-04-06
  5. "AW"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Lancaster, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    give back to the community

    Cons

    negative perception by some of the comnunity

    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2020-04-04
  6. "Don't do it"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Med Nurse in Lancaster, CA

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

    Pros

    A lot of people swap

    Cons

    Management. No support. People are rude. No structure.

    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2020-04-02
  7. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Education Clerk in Chowchilla, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great management,has good students and resources.

    Cons

    low pay, need more benefits.

    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2020-03-16
  8. "Psychiatric Technician job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Psychiatric Technician in Corcoran, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A Good job with benefits

    Cons

    Held over too many times.

    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2020-03-28
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging Therapy environment, worth it"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Psychologist in Corcoran, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Learn to diagnose, therapy techniques and a great multidisciplinary team

    Cons

    High stress, manipulative patients, always on alert.

    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2020-03-10
  10. "Professional environment that is rewarding, helps to build skills and personal growth."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mental Health Clinician in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    CDCR provides an environment to nurture personal growth, expand your knowledge, and sharpen your professional skills.

    Cons

    Working with high risk populations can be challenging and at times and may take longer to achieve organizational goals. Various factors such as custody (Correctional System), and substance use often interfere with treatment and prolongs the achievement of goals set with patients.

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    California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation2020-02-28
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