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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Sacramento Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Secretary Dr. Jeffrey Beard
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  • The working environment is working within a prison (in 9 reviews)

  • Difficult to work with inmates, can't really help them much (in 3 reviews)

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  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


  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.


  3. "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!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  7. "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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "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


  9. "Very heavy caseload and little support from management"

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    Current Employee - Psychologist in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Psychologist in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and benefits, surprisingly safe work environment.

    Cons

    Hiring inexperienced unlicensed clinicians, little oversight or support from management, extremely high workload. Excellent clinical work is being less and less appreciated in lieu of just focusing on paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to retain experienced senior clinicians instead of trying to save money by hiring unlicensed staff.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Would not recommend if you have work ethic."

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    Former Employee - Labor Relations in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Labor Relations in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, including paid holidays and ridiculously cheap health and dental benefits. Excellent retirement savings plan and CalPERS pension system.

    Cons

    Promotions and hiring is done primarily from within. This results in unqualified and uneducated people climbing up the totem pole to management, and hooking up their friends for jobs inside their offices. Many people are actually related to each other. Most of the white collar jobs are filled by high school diploma folks who can't spell or speak properly. The overall environment is very negative and there is a high turn over rate in most departments. Many candidates with law and bachelor degrees were rejected in favor of candidates who were unqualified but knew the right people on the inside. Management unqualified to do the job and making decisions that end up costing the taxpayers more money down the road. Union jobs protect the incompetent.
    Pay disparity - in my department, people with degrees were making $800 less a month than an employee with a high school diploma who had the same amount of experience as others - but was hired at a higher range because of longevity in the Department. This makes no sense!

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be experts in their field and not hired based on seniority or nepotism. Take a hint from the private sector and focus on hiring THE BEST QUALIFIED, to ensure that you develop the best qualified staff. Don't micromanage and learn to treat employees with dignity, respect, and professionalism.


  11. "sucky"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Crew Member in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Crew Member in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (More than a year)

    Pros

    3 hots and a cot

    Cons

    low pay, no breaks no benifts



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