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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Secretary Dr. Jeffrey Beard
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Pros
  • Great organization, with outstanding pay and benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • Secure job, great benefits and pay (in 20 reviews)

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

  • My department gets very little support from management and we are compensated considerably less than and treated poorly compared to favored departments (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Current job"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Social Worker in Soledad, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Social Worker in Soledad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I am able to pursue upward movement with in my department.

    Cons

    Difficult and dangerous environment to work.

    Advice to Management

    Always support your team.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "CDCR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Most employees put forth the minimum amount of effort needed to keep their job.

  3. "RN-CF"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent retirement, good people

    Cons

    Working 5 days per week


  4. Helpful (2)

    "great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    job security is solid!not going anywhere

    Cons

    hostile work environment! watch your back


  5. "office technician"

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    Former Employee - Office Technician in Represa, CA
    Former Employee - Office Technician in Represa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The department is has a lot to offer in terms of growth. Promotions appear mainly seniority based. Management is helpful to employees and everyone is overall amicable.

    Cons

    The work needs to get done, if your peers are helping or not.


  6. "Needs improvement"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Department of corrections is a great job opportunity.

    Cons

    It has its challenges when dealing with management and inmates.

    Advice to Management

    To promote and listen to those with experience.


  7. "Supervisor ofAcademic Instruction"

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    Former Employee - Teacher/Assistant Principal in Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher/Assistant Principal in Camarillo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee advancement is key and highly recommended

    Cons

    Took away viable programs from rehabilitation component

    Advice to Management

    Bring back more counseling programs

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Wasting taxpayers money"

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    Current Employee - SSA in Blythe, CA
    Current Employee - SSA in Blythe, CA

    I have been working at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good retirement and good health benefits. Also, good chances for promotion

    Cons

    Nepotism, favoritism, discrimination, no integrity, self entitlement, Many overpaid people. The overpaid people having the underpaid people do their work which is wrong and humiliating. Ignored discrimination, there is so much illegal things going on here it's an embarrassment.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what you're overpaid employees are doing and updiscrimination is ilegal and nepotism is downright wrong.. Supervisors,supervising family and untruthful and unfair and allow discrimination. The neighboring sister prison is also the same way as far as discrimination and unethical workplace environment. This is illegal activity and there are so many overpaid people


  9. Helpful (2)

    "rn review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good retirement benefits and pay

    Cons

    management beaurocracy, mandates and favoritism


  10. "Academic Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Sound organizational/leadership skills. Candidate possesses a can-do attitude.

    Cons

    When services were not afforded to the designated population, we experienced problems.


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