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Georgia Department of Corrections Reviews

Updated April 16, 2019
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  • "12 hour shifts (usually end up being 13-14 hours), no OT pay because salaried (receive comp time on 2nd check of the month), short staffed" (in 5 reviews)

  • "low pay, long hours, horrible supervisors" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work Stability, good benefits and salaries

    Cons

    Must work weekends and holidays


  2. "Ok place to start a career"

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    Former Employee - Business Support Specialist
    Former Employee - Business Support Specialist
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work enviroment
    Good training program
    Growth opportunities

    Cons

    No pay raise to administrative positions.

  3. "My two cents"

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    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Counselor
    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Counselor

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Depending on management, this could be a great place to work
    -Good initial job after graduation
    -Teaches flexibility
    -Great Vision insurance

    Cons

    -No overtime pay for Counselors
    -Fewer training opportunities than expected
    -Little fiscal compensation
    -More stressful than necessary

    Advice to Management

    Care & treatment personnel needs more training, not officers!!


  4. "Lack of leadership"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Jackson, GA
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Jackson, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and experience in the Law Enforcement industry

    Cons

    Poor quality supervisors and coworkers

    Advice to Management

    Show your subordinates support and educate yourself on professionalism and/or management skills.


  5. "Decent pay, but not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Abbeville, GA
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Abbeville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Starting pay 28,000, ability to advance very quickly, lots of avenues to move into, lots of vacation time, sick time, holidays

    Cons

    Extremely understaffed, frequently work overtime on salary, asked to do things against policy, but when kaka hits the fan you will be fired, terrible disconnection between upper management and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites, treat everyone equally, be more organized, stop pretending you dont have serious problems going on in prison. Stop covering up issues.


  6. "it's a job...nothing else"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    benefits are ok
    paid holidays are a plus

    Cons

    there are a lot of cons


  7. "Not good if you want home time"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer I
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer I

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

    Pros

    Regular pay
    Guaranteed job if you have no criminal record
    Discounts in public

    Cons

    No overtime!
    Very clique based. If you are in with management, you'll do well. If not, don't plan on being more than a CO1

  8. "Little room to advance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great, paid sick time and vacation time accumulates each month, paid holidays

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, problems get swept under the rug, not the best pay


  9. "GDC profession not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    challenging, fast paced, with decent benefits. always have openings

    Cons

    Usually under-staffed, environment is very political. High turnover rate.


  10. "Good job out of college"

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    Current Employee - Counaelor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Counaelor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training is available after hiring process

    Cons

    Not much advancement for counselors