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"The ups and downs of Oklahoma DOC"

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Current Employee - Correctional Officer in McAlester, OK
Current Employee - Correctional Officer in McAlester, OK
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Pros

The benefits that are given free of charge are absolutly awesome. Depending on the size of your family, you are given an allotted amount of money to use to purchase benefits. And if you do not use it all, then you recieve what is left over on your paycheck. In my situation, my family was allotted over $1400 a month for insurance. We have an insurance package that includes medical, vision, dental, and life insurance that comes to $1300 a month. So I get free insurance plus, an extra $100 a month on my check. They also supply life insurance free as well with the option of purchasing more. And in the worse case senerio that something does go bad at work, they help support your family in monetary ways. Even on the worst days at work, the benefits make it worthwhile.

Cons

Working at a maximum security prison is a challenge. Besides the constant worry of being able to get home safely to my family, the mental strain is awful. It may not be the most physically demanding job I've had, but mentally and emotionally, it takes the cake! I just do my best and hope that when the offenders leave prison, I never see them in again. But I do know that that isn't what's most likely going to happen. So it is sad working there in a way. Always hoping for the best and that we can help them change the direction of their life, but knowing that it probably won't in most cases.

Advice to Management

Communication is the key!

Other Employee Reviews for Oklahoma Department of Corrections

  1. "It sucks. No pay raise in seven years. Make less than $40,000/yr after 10+ years."

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

    I have been working at Oklahoma Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible work schedule...good benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management, upper management....did I mention the pay is absolutely terrible?

    Advice to Management

    show me the money!!


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    "Human Resources Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oklahoma Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    I loved the job duties and most of the employees were committed to their job and work environment was okay.

    Cons

    Management at the individual institution seemed to make quick decisions regarding personnel. I saw a lot of people hired and then get fired quickly...mainly corrections officers and they have an extremely difficult job and are hard to maintain. I am not saying to be easy on employees but please be fair.

    Advice to Management

    I think the very management is committed to doing a good job and believes in the work and mission. At the individual institution level, at least one warden talks to employees the same as inmates. Expecting high standards is warranted but please learn some people skills.

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