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Georgia Department of Corrections CEO Brian Owens
Brian Owens
45 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and very good job security(in 12 reviews)

  • "Good benefits and experience in the Law Enforcement industry(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "pay not commensurate with the long hours and duties(in 8 reviews)

  • "Upper management not supporting smaller offices(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "It's great job security"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, paid uniforms, paid sick leave and annual leave, job security

    Cons

    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

    Georgia Department of Corrections2017-11-30
  2. "Correctional officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    job security and you will meet some really decent people working here

    Cons

    they cut overtime halfway through year and constantly short staffed

    Georgia Department of Corrections2017-11-10
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Captain"

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

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

    Pros

    This job had great benefits, including health insurance, retirement, 401 (k), and job security. There was a certain amount of satisfaction knowing you made a difference.

    Cons

    pay not commensurate with the long hours and duties. Sometimes promotions were not given in a fair manner; thankless job for the most part.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your staff and show more support. Do not do something for one that you would not do for another

    Georgia Department of Corrections2017-04-16
  4. "Georgia State Correctional Officer 2 (Close Security)"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer II in Milledgeville, GA

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good pay and very good job security

    Cons

    Locked up for 13hrs and rarely get our 30m break

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly and kill all the rumors on your shift.

    Georgia Department of Corrections2016-10-19
  5. Helpful (1)

    "correctional officer"

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    Current Employee - Correctiona in Garden City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    good benefits, job security, easy hire

    Cons

    long hours, hostile working environment, promotion unlikely, dangerous working conditions

    Advice to Management

    support employees

    Georgia Department of Corrections2016-11-18
  6. "Legal Research Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Legal Research Clerk in Forest Park, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job security and oulook!!

    Cons

    Dealing with all types of offenders with criminal mind sets.

    Advice to Management

    Staff needs constant training to keep abreast of the current polpulation and their crimes!!

    Georgia Department of Corrections2015-08-28
  7. "Correctional Officer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Georgia Department of Corrections

      Pros

      Job security, some of the other officers, scheduled time off.

      Cons

      The pay is far too low for the type of work that you do.

      Georgia Department of Corrections2015-08-05
    • "Not as Bad as I thought it would Be ...But"

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      Current Employee - Correctional Officer II 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      The Benefits pretty good. If you are ambitious there is opportunity for growth. The job does offer its challenges and for the right person, it can be a career job. Job security is good

      Cons

      Salary increases have been few and far between and very marginal. Although you accrue ample leave (sick and annual) You are somewhat ridiculed by supervisors for taking leave - especially if you call in sick. For the type job, pay should be more.

      Advice to Management

      Treat employees like they are valued and not like an extension of the inmate population. Supervisors should be trained more effectively on internal customer service and management.

      Georgia Department of Corrections2014-10-28
    • "Burned out to fast"

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

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

      Pros

      Job security. You will never be laid off. Understanding and making me enjoy life more.

      Cons

      Dangerous environment. Stressful supervisors, Management does not back you and you are just a body to them mostly to fill a spot where they are short. Upper management is divided you have good supervisors that get the job done and will help you out and the other half have been working in the prison so long they only care about themselves and covering themselves and not helping you out as a fellow officer. You don't...

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      Advice to Management

      Learn to appreciate the employees.

      Georgia Department of Corrections2014-10-23
    • Helpful (1)

      "Severely under manned"

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      Current Employee - Correctional Officer II in Jackson, GA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Job security. You will never be laid off. They are constantly hiring and it's extremely easy to get a job here.

      Cons

      Dangerous environment. Stressful supervisors. How can you call it a prison if doors don't lock? You are often out numbered 250 convicted felons to one correctional officer. No raise in several years.

      Advice to Management

      Spend money on fixing doors and giving raises to dedicated employees instead of wasting money on rooftop motion sensors and HD cameras that point at walls.

      Georgia Department of Corrections2014-10-15
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