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New York State Department of Corrections Reviews

Updated November 2, 2017
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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. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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,


  5. "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.


  6. "ORC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great job, benefits, retirement packet and longevity

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork, over worked, working lunch

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key. Talk to your staff


  7. "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.

  8. "Correction officer"

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    Current Employee - C O
    Current Employee - C O

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

    Pros

    Officers can basically make their own schedules. Salary is ok.

    Cons

    You can only live within the state.


  9. "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.


  10. "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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