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New York State Department of Corrections Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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  1. "Job security"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Elmira, NY
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Elmira, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New York State Department of Corrections full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay , benefits, time off, retirement, secured employment, deferred compensation plan, room for advancement, I was able to afford a home and have a family, save money and afford vacations .

    Cons

    Stuck to work overtime, negative environment, you may have to work with ignorant or unethical peers. Be prepared that not all inmates are not actually inmates , they may be undercover testers checking in on your integrity.

    Advice to Management

    Shake hands more often and say hello to your staff , try to remember there names .
    Call or attend funerals of your employees to show you care about them so they don't feel like just a number to the state . The goal is to have your employees care and respect each other and there workplace.


  2. "Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New York State Department of Corrections (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary only salary only salary only

    Cons

    Terrible place to work. Moral bad, lack of staffing to inmates, administration is only concerned with numbers really do not care about their employees, negative environment with negative staff.

    Advice to Management

    care about your employees and tighten the rope on employee screw ups..time abusers.


  3. "Great pay politics for everything else"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York State Department of Corrections full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay great benefits just inhumane treatment

    Cons

    Not going home unable to get days requested off due to shortage


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  5. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Volunteer Personnel Clerk in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Volunteer Personnel Clerk in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at New York State Department of Corrections full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Breaks, Wonderful People, Great Woekplace

    Cons

    Sometimes they wouldn't have work for me to do.


  6. "Working for NYS is the best"

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    Current Employee - Parole Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Parole Officer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York State Department of Corrections (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get the best benefits around

    Cons

    You have to work 30 years to retire with full benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair, firm and consistent with subordinates.


  7. "Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - New York in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - New York in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New York State Department of Corrections (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary, State benefits, room to grow, in house training provided

    Cons

    Extremely stressful, dangerous, not a friendly environment, para military environment


  8. "Correction officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sullivan, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sullivan, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay for New York

    Cons

    Dangerous job, know that before you apply


  9. "correctional officer / locksmith"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Elmira Heights, Chemung, NY
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Elmira Heights, Chemung, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New York State Department of Corrections (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security and advancement.,education., workplace has multiple locations.

    Cons

    Not many from my experience.

    Advice to Management

    Everybody can't be you.


  10. "Corrections Sergeant"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Sergeant in Dannemora, NY
    Former Employee - Correctional Sergeant in Dannemora, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at New York State Department of Corrections full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, excellent benefits, great time off, In my case I worked with an outstanding group of individuals.

    Cons

    You are just a number to the state, high stress.


  11. "State Corrections Officer"

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    Current Employee - State Corrections Officer in Coxsackie, NY
    Current Employee - State Corrections Officer in Coxsackie, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at New York State Department of Corrections full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    love the money and benefits along with the people I work with. Its a very demanding and hard job and not everyone can do this job. Its a dangerous job , but someone's got to do it..

    Cons

    the long hrs. and the extreme danger of this job is a not for everyone. You need to be on your toes every second while on duty because you can be seriously injured or even killed in prison while on duty


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