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Updated Apr 23, 2023

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Found 63 of over 66 reviews
3.3
55% Recommend to a Friend
Kansas Department of Corrections Warden  Sam Cline
38% Approve of CEO

Found 63 of over 66 reviews

3.3
55%
Recommend to a Friend
38%
Approve of CEO
Kansas Department of Corrections Warden  Sam Cline
Sam Cline
11 Ratings

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  • "Good Benefits(in 10 reviews)
  • "Decent pay and a promised 80 hours every two weeks.(in 7 reviews)
  • "You have the ability to use the training and experience you receive to better yourself and those around you.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great entry level career

    Feb 18, 2023 - Correctional Officer in Topeka, KS
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great entry-level career with excellent starting pay and benefits

    Cons

    Lots of overtime due to turnover

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    CO

    Apr 13, 2023 - CO I in Hutchinson, KS
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great health benefits for family (BCBS, Vision, Dental) Retirement plan Challenging work Oppurtunities for advancement

    Cons

    Paying for the KPERS pension of retirees at an absurdly high rate. Think social security but worse Pay Toxic work environment (employees) * to be expected given their daily work environment for 20+ years in some cases Chronic short staffing Trauma- your work exposes you to things no one should ever have to see or deal with. Unlike the military or other emergency response services there is zero workplace provided resources to deal with or cope.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    GREAT PLACE TO WORK

    Apr 23, 2023 - Correction Officer in Hutchinson, KS
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pay is great, benefits are great

    Cons

    Waiting for a good post takes too much time.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good place to work

    Mar 13, 2023 - Anonymous Employee in Ellsworth, KS
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Community, Pay, Career Advancement, and Fun

    Cons

    Safety. Cannot think of any other negatives

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Winfield correctional facility

    Dec 14, 2022 - CO1 in Winfield, KS
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great job lots of benefits good pay, chance to make a difference with amazing co workers and phenomenal training

    Cons

    Can be risky although its safer than most

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Not Worth it

    Sep 12, 2022 - Parole Officer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Decent pay Nice offices Good supplies available to you IT team is exceptional Good receptionists Decent health coverage

    Cons

    Not supportive Don't train well Supervisor unsupportive "Assistant Supervisor" was unsuppotive and always gone Workload is impossible to accomplish in a 40 hour week Not suppose to work at home or over 40 hours, yet everyone has to to keep up with the workload, except supervisors Coworkers arent always supportive or helpful Easy to feel isolated and lost

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    NA

    Oct 2, 2022 - Officer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great peers and immediate managers

    Cons

    Many of the upper management use favoritism for promotion and job selection.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    A unique environment to work in

    Jul 27, 2022 - Recreation Attendant in Hutchinson, KS
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits package, flexible schedule options.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and difficult people to oversee all day.

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Prison

    Aug 16, 2022 - Laser Operator 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Employs anyone whether they want a job or not.

    Cons

    They don't pay near enough

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee

    great leadership

    Jul 26, 2022 - Human Services Specialist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great leadership and co-workers. Good benefits.

    Cons

    income is very low and raises are a joke

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Kansas Department of Corrections Reviews FAQs

Kansas Department of Corrections has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 66 reviews left anonymously by employees. 55% of employees would recommend working at Kansas Department of Corrections to a friend and 65% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 16% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Kansas Department of Corrections employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Kansas Department of Corrections. This rating has improved by 9% over the last 12 months.

55% of Kansas Department of Corrections employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Kansas Department of Corrections 2.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.7 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Kansas Department of Corrections to be coworkers, career development, benefits and the cons to be culture, management, compensation.

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