Georgia Department of Corrections Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Nov 29, 2019

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2.8
55%
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63%
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Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens
Brian Owens
57 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)

Cons
  • "Unappreciated , favoritism , unprofessionalism, high turn over rate long hours(in 10 reviews)

  • "Upper management not supporting smaller offices(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good and bad"

    5.0
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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 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits , Pay , Shifts

    Cons

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

  2. "Correctional Officer"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Forsyth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, clueless supervisors


  3. "Look elsewhere"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Post certifed. Great co workers

    Cons

    Long hours. Call in. Poor pay

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  4. "Horrible, unorganized, nasty work environment. Over worked underpaid"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Jackson, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money, training and advancement in job field.

    Cons

    Unprofessional, hot, long hours, no breaks,

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  5. "if you want stability with a whole lot of baggage"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Forsyth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Corrections full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Stability, great friendships, and benefits

    Cons

    low pay, long hours, horrible supervisors

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "This is a Career"

    5.0
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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 you will outranked them very quickly.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Captain"

    3.0
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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 10 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.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "correctional officer"

    1.0
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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 8 years

    Pros

    good benefits, job security, easy hire

    Cons

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

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Correction Officer"

    5.0
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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 3 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, paid vacation, close to home

    Cons

    Long hours, no overtime, stressful,

  10. "Decent job"

    4.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Department of Corrections

    Pros

    Acquired leave time for paid vacation and sick leave. State retirement plan. Fairly easy job if you have the correct mindset.

    Cons

    Can be very stressful. You have to work long hours with the same amount of pay because you are on salary pay not paid by the hour.

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