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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Sacramento Reviews

Updated August 8, 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)

  • On a macro level: psychiatrists are forced into the mental health department and pcps are in "Medical" and are called physicians (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. 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

  3. "Good but not great"

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    Current Employee - Staff Services Manager I in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Services Manager I in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large organization with ample room for advancement.

    Cons

    Much of the budget is allocated to the logistical cost of housing inmates. As a result much of the equipment offered to Department staff may be antiquated. Also, the size of the organization means that decision making is slow.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good pay, but unorganized management..."

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    Former Employee - Staff Services Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Services Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good locations, good pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Not so good management (and I worked in 3 separate divisions none of which were better than the other). Too much politics, building's are very old and equipment needs to be updated, management is not organized and there's a lot of wasted time sitting around and accountability- makes state worker's look bad. I worked a approximately 10 years with CDCR and two years as a Manager as well, didn't like it from either side.

    Advice to Management

    Higher more qualified and ethical manager's that are willing to go above and beyond and have accountability.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Many vacancies...but hire turnover"

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    Current Employee - Personnel Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Personnel Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    State stability. Decent pay, great health benefits, and decent retirement. Paid sick leave, holidays, and vacation.

    Cons

    Highly disorganized, low morale, slow to change, obsolete processes, excessive workload, poor knowledge transfer, too few managers who've done the work and climbed the ladder. Very politically motivated, very top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Steam line processes, work more closely with lower level staff. Encourage input and ideas. Hire management from within who have done the work. Stand behind your staff and fight for improvementa. Listen!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Material and Stores Supervisor I"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Cdcr has very excellent benefits
    the union enviroment if that is your thing

    Cons

    There are lots of politics
    the union enviorment may not be your thing


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Staff Services Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Staff Services Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Services Analyst in Sacramento, CA
    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

    Benefits, pay, breaks, flexibility with schedule when asking for time off.

    Cons

    People cared too much for gossip than work. Work based on seniority and not on merit. Very little recognition for "going above and beyond" which explains why people do the bare minimum. Making management is not what you know but who you know. If looking for state employment look in another department.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than seeking your best friend to give a promotion look at their qualifications and what they have to offer when leading a team.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "High turn around! Wouldn't recommend working there!"

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    Former Employee - LVN in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - LVN in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good retirement and health benefits. You stay busy so your time goes by pretty quick. Lots of overtime is available.

    Cons

    Can't trust your coworkers. You get mandated to work overtime at the last minute, but yet all the other nurses complain about not getting to work "their" overtime. Very negative environment and very negative nurses. A lot of sick calls and management does nothing about it. Very dishonest people working there.

    Advice to Management

    Do more audits and drug testing! Fire people that call in sick and the ones who create such a hostile work environment. If you do these things then maybe you won't have such a high turn around.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "LVN"

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    Former Employee - LVN in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - LVN in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and hours. I liked working there, but I couldn't trust the people that should have my back.

    Cons

    Others nurses are difficult to work with and you can't trust them. The State doesn't follow through with disciplinary actions.

    Advice to Management

    Manage their employees better. Do random drug test on their nurses.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Contract Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Staff Services Analyst in Orangevale, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Services Analyst in Orangevale, CA

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

    Pros

    Everyone keeps to themselves, come and go as you please

    Cons

    No management, poor training lack of help


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