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  1. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Delaware Department Of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited overtime for all officers.

    Cons

    Bad shift schedules for entry level staff.


  2. "Poor leadership, weak training, out of date security measures."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Delaware Department Of Corrections full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of co-workers are good people. Job security. It is virtually impossible to be fired from this job regardless of mistakes or purposeful rule violations.

    Cons

    Almost every aspect of the job is flawed. The facilities are falling apart at the seems, management is more uneducated about policies and procedures than new recruits. Weak training, no repercussions for failed work or assignments. Lack of care for others, backstabbing. Impossible to get days off, mandatory 16 hour shifts often. Overall poor leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp everything. The problems start at the top and leak down.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Correction officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Delaware Department Of Corrections full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    All the overtime you want

    Cons

    Forced OT travel distance

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Delaware Department Of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    -There are some first class people who work here, who have your back day in and day out...
    -Plentiful OT, if that's your thing (I personally have gotten to the point where I can't stand being there for 8 hours, much less 16).
    -Decent health benefits

    Cons

    -There are also people who run away with their tail between their legs when the going gets rough.
    -Upper ranks antagonize and hold the good Officers to ridiculous standards while they give a pass to the terrible Officers that should have been fired years ago.
    -Long hours
    -Mandatory OT
    -Lousy/nonexistent incentives
    -The only way to make a decent retirement/pension is to work as much OT as humanly possible
    -Inmates are treated better than staff
    -People in higher ranks that shouldn't even have a job, much less a supervisory role
    -Massive exodus coming in 2017

    Advice to Management

    If you don't want people to leave, don't treat them like they're disposable.
    There's a massive difference between being a manager and a dictator.


  5. "Sgt."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Georgetown, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Georgetown, DE

    I have been working at Delaware Department Of Corrections full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime and pay is ok for the area.

    Cons

    There is really nothing negative to say about the position.

    Advice to Management

    yes


  6. "Delaware DOC"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Sergeant in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Correctional Sergeant in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Delaware Department Of Corrections full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There will always be job security. Overtime is usually abundant, sometimes mandatory depending on work location. Eight hour shifts offer some flexibility in scheduling

    Cons

    Low base salary, pay is not stepped, can be difficult to advance, cost of benefits seems to go up every year with little to no raises every year

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to focus more on supporting the officers that supervise the inmates. Management as a whole needs to be on the same page for policies and procedures


  7. "Probation Officers"

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    Current Employee - Probation and Parole Officer in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Probation and Parole Officer in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Delaware Department Of Corrections full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility
    Decent health insurance
    Good vacation and sick time

    Cons

    Years without raises
    Limited opportunities for advancement
    Low morale overall

    Advice to Management

    Push for raises for your employees
    Provide opportunities for employees to learn new skill
    Provide more opportunities for lateral moves and advancement

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Correctional Officer"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Delaware Department Of Corrections full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pension, available over time if you want it. Work tasks are remedial, no college degree needed. Decent entry level job to get. One hired you can transfer to other departments in the state.

    Cons

    The union is weak, no wage increases, poor management, poor working condition's, lazy staff. The rules and policy's are not defined and not clear. Management has too many leaders.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "This was the easiest job but morale is very low."

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends

    I have been working at Delaware Department Of Corrections full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Benefits, steady pay and continuous overtime. Also you can write your own paychecks.

    Cons

    No pay raises. Until you have 6 or more years in you will work holidays and weekends. Also the management does nothings for comrade amongst staff and promotes low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Promote good morale amongst staff.