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New York State Department of Corrections Reviews

Updated March 24, 2019
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  1. "CO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at New York State Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, steady raise increases

    Cons

    Hard to get a steady shift


  2. "Stuck in the stone age"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at New York State Department of Corrections full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary. Swapping provides lots of time off.

    Cons

    Encourages laziness. Don't want out of the box thinkers.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times start thinking of better, more up to date processes just because it's new doesn't mean it's bad.

  3. "The Wrong People are Running the DOC"

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    Former Employee - Public Information in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Public Information in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good learning experience about city government and law enforcement

    Cons

    All corporate people need to learn about what it really is to be an officer, deal with inmates directly, before they are in a leadership role.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to Wall Street or Main Street and let the leading officers run DOC. Plain and simple.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Correction Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at New York State Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Making your own check (plenty of overtime), days off by utilizing swaps (mutuals)

    Cons

    Mandatory Sticks (overtime), Working outside in any weather condition, not getting the days off you requested.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Inmates are more important than you."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York State Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and overtime. You will make 40% -50% of your base salary just in overtime.

    Cons

    Very unsafe due to politics and direction of the department.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "There is NO APPEAL with State Corrections"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Coxsackie, NY
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Coxsackie, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am a Former New York State Corrections Officer . I worked with some great officers and 1 Fantastic LT. The money and benefits were great and I really loved my job, especially when I was chosen by a LT. to get on the extraction team for the prison.

    Cons

    DO NOT, REPEAT DO NOT Trust MOST of the people you work with. Most of your fellow officers will turn their backs on you Your Career Opportunities are only good if your liked by your supervisors. I was set up and terminated on the testimony of a 2x convicted felon who had done the same thing at another prison which he came from. The evidence was not taken into consideration at all, only his word. When the DNA came back from the state police lab after being checked 2x's and showing it was not my DNA, they still found me guilty. Another Inmate had made a sworn affidavit stating this Felon offered him 10,000.00 dollars if he helped him get me fired , but of course he denied it and stated he never said that to the inmate. There was more than enough evidence to find me innocent but instead they found me guilty and terminated me on just his word and nothing else. With this kind of job your never safe. Watch your back. I lost my life savings ( Retirement ) and everything on the word of a 2x Convicted Felon !!!

    Advice to Management

    Some day these High Ranking people in personal are going to bit off more than they can handle. I hope I'm still alive when that happens.


  7. "Correction officer"

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    Current Employee - USAF E-4 in Newburgh, NY
    Current Employee - USAF E-4 in Newburgh, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York State Department of Corrections full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The job has good benefits and stable income. Always overtime available, and a few avenues for advancement. Allows for a steady and increasing salary.

    Cons

    Must come into work no matter the weather. You will miss holidays. Hazardous environment, overtime is a requirement. Limited avenues of progression.

  8. "RN-II"

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    Former Employee - RN-II in Comstock, NY
    Former Employee - RN-II in Comstock, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Use of all nursing skills from emergency situations to inpatient bedside care.
    Unique opportunity to see diverse medical conditions in a controlled environment.

    Cons

    Leadership lacking.
    Staff not cooperative with one another.
    Poor staffing.


  9. "As an RN II you have a variable job, one day Charge, one Meds, One IV/ Treatments."

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    Current Employee - RN II in Rome, NY
    Current Employee - RN II in Rome, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work is varied but not overwhelming most days. Correctional Officers are there to keep you safe if th eneed ever arises.

    Cons

    You are behind the gates, everything needs a key!

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff better, don't make them feel you're not on staff's side, and believe the inmates instead,


  10. "Correction Officer"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A paramilitary environment, with a high degree of learning everyday. Great benefits excellent pay and diverse culture.

    Cons

    The atmosphere is very unpredictable.

    Advice to Management

    In order to work in this environment you have to dedicate yourself to the goal of retirment. There's know set management struture, no support system,every man or women is for themselve.