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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2019

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  1. "Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Captain in Orient, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great benefits and pay with unlimited over time and great training

    Cons

    Highly stressful and must be on constant alert of your suroundings

    Advice to Management

    utilize back to basics more

    Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction2017-11-09
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    "ODRC Correction Officer"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Marion, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay compared to other companies. As a Correction Officer, you are a Union member. It can be a fun and education career/job. It is a career/job you can take pride in.

    Cons

    Each institution is run differently, so there is no consistency between institutions. This is a male dominated career / job so women are looked down on often. No consistency with how employees are treated and favoritism is widespread across the state. Moral is terrible at most institutions. Corrections is not viewed as Law Enforcement and often forgotten about and not appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Management often gets promoted because they know someone or because they are liked by all the right people. True leaders are what your employees want, but instead they get bosses.

    Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction2019-04-23
  3. "Don't do it."

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Mansfield, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The pay. That's it.

    Cons

    Negative environment. Get out while you can.

    Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction2019-02-08
  4. "Don't do it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction full-time

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Training. Job will always be needed.

    Cons

    Stressful to the max In life

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors are great and have your best interests at heart.

    Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction2018-08-25
  5. "Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections"

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      Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Lucasville, OH

      I have been working at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      good benefits, great career choice

      Cons

      Not any room for advancement in this profession

      Advice to Management

      promote those individuals who have the qualifications and the credentials, and not the ones who are in the buddy system

      Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction2018-07-19
    • "Mental Health Administrator"

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      Current Employee - Mental Health Administrator in Hilliard, OH
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Benefits and retirement options are great

      Cons

      Dangerous atmosphere and too pseudo-military

      Advice to Management

      No advice to offer at this time

      Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction2018-07-10
    • "Great in some ways, lacking in others..."

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      Former Employee - Correctional Officer 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      *Great benefits & retirement plan (except for having to work for 32 years for full retirement benefits) *Great starting pay for someone without a college degree- regular raises due to Union agreements *Union *Something different every day *Yearly training opportunities, tuition reimbursement, opportunities for advancement

      Cons

      *Dealing with inmates *Threat of physical violence *Chance for mandatory overtime if understaffed *No set time given for breaks (eating, restroom, etc.) *Extremely stressful job that can impact your life outside of work

      Advice to Management

      Ensure prisons are staffed adequately and that firm, fair, consistent rehabilitation and correction is practiced across the board- from wardens down to COs.

      Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction2018-02-21
    • "Corrections"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction full-time

      Pros

      Pay, medical, deferred comp, dental, vision

      Cons

      Staff, politics, policy is a mere suggestion and arbitrarily applied to favorites only

      Advice to Management

      Try to follow DRC policies for all staff not just your sycophantic toadies would be a great place to start.

      Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction2018-01-30
    • "Correctional Officer - State of Ohio"

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      Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Mansfield, OH
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      A fast paced never a dull moment job, with a chance to make a difference if you apply yourself. Very Stable ,Bargaining unit. Pay increase gaps are not too bad.

      Cons

      This job is not for everybody ,It is a very mentally and physically demanding job. You are constantly dealing with different personalities all at once inmates and co- workers alike. It takes a lot of patience and persistence to be successful. You have to be able to let things roll off your back.

      Advice to Management

      The key to having a successful outcome with employees is to ensure that you have established clear expectations and goals. In doing this you motivate your employees by giving them something to accomplish. You also have then set a clear standard on what is expected of them making it easier to achieve.

      Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction2017-10-13
    • Helpful (3)

      "Corrections Officer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

      Pros

      The people are phenomenal. The work is easy and exciting.

      Cons

      Administration DOES NOT CARE about the officers at all!! They care more about coddling the inmates and giving them anything and everything they want. Officers are replaceable. An inmate commits suicide? Crisis counselors and extra privileges for the inmates on their unit. An officer dies suddenly off-duty? Nothing is even said in roll-call. Second chances abound for inmates, but honest mistakes as an officer will...

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      Advice to Management

      Just keep doing what you're doing- it seems to be working well enough for you... pretty soon you'll have no control over your institutions, and your turnover rate will just keep skyrocketing.

      Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction2017-09-08
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