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Georgia Department of Corrections CEO Brian Owens
Brian Owens
45 Ratings
  1. "Good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Corrections Officer I in Atlanta, GA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good benefits , Pay , Shifts

    Cons

    Unappreciated , favoritism , unprofessionalism, high turn over rate long hours .

    Georgia Department of Corrections2019-05-01
  2. Helpful (1)

    "This is a Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great job with great benefits. If you can stay straight and out of trouble, and do your job the way you are told then this job will be good for you. Do not make friends with inmates, and stay strong minded. Always follow your orders no matter what they are.

    Cons

    When the prison is short-staffed you will work long hours. The inmates will constantly test your patience, don't let them get to you. If you see dirty staff and report them you will be negatively looked at by certain people, always remember the people that look at you negative for that type of thing or people that are just there during a paycheck, they're more than likely won't be working there long, and if they are...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire more experienced staff. Too many Cadets are coming in and doing things that they shouldn't do with the inmates. They are making friends with the inmates then smuggling stuff into the prison.

    Georgia Department of Corrections2018-02-18
  3. "Great employment"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Work Stability, good benefits and salaries

      Cons

      Must work weekends and holidays

      Georgia Department of Corrections2017-09-07
    • "EWF"

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        Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Swainsboro, GA

        I have been working at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        It is a great company to work for. It is easy to gain experience.

        Cons

        All is well with this company.

        Advice to Management

        nothing

        Georgia Department of Corrections2017-08-10
      • "Account Executive"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valdosta, GA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Georgia Department of Corrections part-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Benefits and love of job.

        Cons

        Exposure to inmates entering to work and leaving.

        Advice to Management

        Keep up the security for employees.

        Georgia Department of Corrections2017-02-07
      • "Purchasing Assistant"

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        Current Employee - Purchasing Assistant II in Calhoun, GA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        The best reasons to work at Calhoun S.P. is you will always have a job it does not go out of business. You can over time, Comp time, FLSA. Promotions. Pay is good for new hires.

        Cons

        At this moment, working under staff until people get hired and trained.

        Georgia Department of Corrections2017-02-02
      • "Correctional Officers"

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        Current Employee - Georgia in McDonough, GA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Great government agency. Great pay and benefits great teamwork outstanding leadership great training opportunity great opportunities for advancement promotional advances throughout the state of Georgia

        Cons

        Correctional officers in sometime work up to 12 to 13 hours per day however you only work 15 days a month which really isn't that bad

        Georgia Department of Corrections2016-08-15
      • Helpful (1)

        "Correction Officer"

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        Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Jackson, GA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Great Benefits, paid vacation, close to home

        Cons

        Long hours, no overtime, stressful,

        Georgia Department of Corrections2016-01-27
      • Helpful (1)

        "warden"

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        Former Employee - Warden in Forsyth, GA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Georgia Department of Corrections

        Pros

        the georgia dept of corrections has long been at the forefront for career advancement for its employees.,and is continuning to find ways to recruit and train staff.

        Cons

        the starting pay scale for potential employees has long been and continue to be a reason for the loss of good personel.

        Advice to Management

        to continue to lobby openly for the employees ,as you hvae in the pass, for wages,and advancement within the company,.

        Georgia Department of Corrections2016-01-23
      • Helpful (1)

        "An Excellent Place for Growth"

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        Current Employee - Correctional Officer I in Macon, GA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Room for growth if you're willing to apply yourself Great opportunities for professional development Education reimbursement Forgiveness of student loans for Correctional Officers Fast-paced work environment (great for those who like to stay busy)

        Cons

        Regular changes in facility leadership (sometimes you get good leaders. sometimes you don't) Lazy coworkers (but on what job is that not true) Cliques (poor leaders always have one)

        Advice to Management

        Greater involvement of Employee Affairs, ensuring that the Disciplinary Process is adhered to by facility administrators (rather than them taking action at their "discretion"), and more activities for officers would be wonderful.

        Georgia Department of Corrections2015-10-12
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