Indiana Department of Correction Reviews | Glassdoor

Indiana Department of Correction Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
41 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

2.5
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Edwin G. Buss
10 Ratings

41 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

  1. "Secretary"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Indiana Department of Correction full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Schedule, Paid Time Off, Co-worker support, Employee Discounts

    Cons

    Benefits, Low Pay, Low Morale, High employee turnover, negative work environment

    Advice to Management

    Increase Pay and provide better health benefits


  2. "Correctional Officer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Indiana Department of Correction full-time

    Pros

    Over time. Plentiful benefits and compensation packages. Multiple options for investing in retirement.

    Cons

    You get forced to work assignments. You aren't appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    I would treat your current employees with respect before the DOC hires more officers and personnel.

  3. "Worst place to work."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Indiana Department of Correction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get loads of overtime. Even if you don't want it. The salary starts high but it stays like that for years, and the compensation still isn't worth the work you do.

    Cons

    Forced overtime, awful management, poor staff appreciation. I'd never work here again. No way to promote, and they look for reasons to not give staff raises.

    Advice to Management

    Get your stuff together and learn how to actually manage.


  4. "Chaos"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Branchville, IN
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Branchville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Indiana Department of Correction full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can't think of any , there were a few good guys working there.plenty of overtime and free haircuts.12 hour shifts

    Cons

    Everything , hot,dirty,dangerous,chaotic,poverty wages,doing time just like inmates,bad food, bad supervision,no direction,no money poor atmosphere ,would not recommend to worse enemy

    Advice to Management

    Up pay 500 percent add ac to dorms,add twice the staff


  5. "IDOC Correctional Officer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Indiana Department of Correction full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There were some good people here, trying to help offenders make the necessary changes. It's a hard job, but when a man actually changes his life for the better we all benefit in some small way. Also job security - there will always be crime and people needing to be incarcerated, therefore always be a need for officers.

    Cons

    Wow, not many men made changes. You have to go through a great deal of negative to see one man succeed and change his life for the better.

    Advice to Management

    Do the best you can to find the ones who will actually benefit from "correction" and throw every resource you can their way to help them succeed after they have paid their debt to society. Good luck trying to identify those who will succeed though.


  6. "Correctional Officer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Pendleton, IN
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Pendleton, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Indiana Department of Correction full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of days off as you only work half of the year.

    Cons

    The politics and the administration of the facility make it very difficult for staff to want to stay.


  7. "Officer in Putmanville Correctional Facility"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Greencastle, IN
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Greencastle, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Indiana Department of Correction full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Paid time off. Rotating days off

    Cons

    If you aren't a favorite you will not get promoted. Administration and Custody Supervisors won't back you up with offenders. They seem to be watching for to make a mistake and burn you

    Advice to Management

    We are a team act like it. Get rid of the good old boy system for assignments and promotions

  8. "Okay place to lunch a career in corrections"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Indiana Department of Correction full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits if you stay

    Cons

    political environment to work, if certain people don't like you then you have a hard time surviving.

    Advice to Management

    make available a suggestion box so officers could rise ideas that could be worked on.


  9. "Sergeant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correctional Sergeant in Madison, IN
    Current Employee - Correctional Sergeant in Madison, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Pension good work people.

    Cons

    Long hours inconsistent offenders attitudes

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent. Let us do the work that needs to be done.


  10. "Indiana Department of Correction"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana Department of Correction full-time

    Pros

    Always a job available and overtime

    Cons

    Terrible pay, terrible management, terrible raises

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay scale


Showing 41 of 41 reviews
Reset Filters