Georgia Department of Corrections Reviews

Updated Sep 15, 2020

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2.8
52%
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58%
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Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens
Brian Owens
56 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, opportunity for overtime(in 16 reviews)

  • "job security and you will meet some really decent people working here(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Great introduction to law enforcement"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Alto, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Job security and space to move up in ranks.

    Cons

    Different position opportunity but it takes Time for available position.

  2. "It's what you make of it."

    3.0
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer II in Dallas, GA

    I worked at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Consistent pay check twice a month.

    Cons

    Overtime became a very convoluted issue


  3. "A learning experience"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Support II in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    In service training, benefits, and over time.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, and miscommunication issues.

  4. "Pay is ok but....."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grovetown, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay is great for someone who do not have any law enforcement experience! The benefits are excellent

    Cons

    The supervisor are horrible! Rude and very disrespectful treat you like you committed a crime! The work schedule is not for someone who have children! 12 hours shifts can easily turn into 15 hours!

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  5. "Whew!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer II in McRae, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Longevity, Stability, Chances to move up

    Cons

    Short staffed. Overworked. Underpaid. Stressful environment

  6. "As you can imagine, prisons aren't the most positive environments, but it pays alright for the work put in."

    3.0
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer II 

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Flexible hours for part time while I went to school.

    Cons

    A lot of higher ups just treat you as a body to out on post. Short staffed all the time.

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  7. "Has really gone downhill"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Counselor in Jackson, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits and paid leave options

    Cons

    Poor pay, advancement opportunities almost non existent. Operates with a 'you scratch my back, I scratch yours' mentality. No appreciation or true concern for their employees

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  8. "Good and Bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Counselor II in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable employment Great Coworkers Good policies Opportunity to promote Holidays are paid

    Cons

    Reactive Underhanded Slow to promote High turn over rate Inconsistent workers

  9. "Good work, but low pay and stressful"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Social services program consultant in Forsyth, GA

    I worked at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This work allows you to make real improvements to the correctional system and treatment programs for offenders; coworkers and supervisors were supportive and helpful

    Cons

    Pay was generally low for the amount of travel and type of work being done; promotions often seemed based on seniority rather than merit.

  10. "Seasoned Correctional Officer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This is a great place to start your law enforcement career

    Cons

    Can be under staffed at times

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