Oregon Department of Corrections Reviews | Glassdoor

Oregon Department of Corrections Reviews

Updated October 12, 2016
17 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.2
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Colette S. Peters
2 Ratings

17 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

  1. "ODOC-Employer of Choice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Media Specialist in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Social Media Specialist in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Corrections full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Valued as an employee and a person. We are a family. Great team work.

    Cons

    Can get hung up with "we have always done it this way"


  2. "It's What You Make It"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The easy pay for easy work.

    Cons

    Quit a bit of nepotism and hard to get time off.


  3. "Correctional Nurse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Wilsonville, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Strong union

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime can happen
    Unsupportive management

    Advice to Management

    Need to give more positive feedback


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Great company with excellent staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Umatilla, OR
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Umatilla, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love my position here and the staff I have been fortunate to work with. It really is a wonderful experience that affords you the opportunity to really learn about yourself. I feel that with the right attitude and some patience you can make a positive impact in the inmates lives and present a positive role model for their rehabilitation.

    Cons

    Well, it is prison after all...


  6. "Assessment Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assessment Coordinator in Wilsonville, OR
    Current Employee - Assessment Coordinator in Wilsonville, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you don't like your current job position, or want to move to another city/facility, there are plenty of other positions available to transfer to. Although I'm new, I think it will be very easy to promote and move around once I get bored of my current position.

    Cons

    Well, I work in a prison, with prisoners. If you are fine working with the worst of society, people who have killed and done other horrible things, then you will love this job.


  7. "Great Careers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Job security.Pay & Benefits, Paid vacation..sick leave

    Cons

    Location .commute.criminals. Weather. Cost. convicts

    Advice to Management

    More training .more staff. Bring back compensation time. more experience.


  8. "Where to start?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - C/O in Pendleton, OR
    Current Employee - C/O in Pendleton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay especially for Eastern Oregon. Good benefits and retirement compared to the private sector jobs in rural Oregon.

    Cons

    High stress, monotonous, die early, PTSD, High divorce Rate, High substance abuse rate, especially alcohol, negative environment.


  9. "C/O"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Ontario, OR
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Ontario, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good coworkers, busy work.

    Cons

    Can be boring, very negative environment, a lot of oversight, shift work

    Advice to Management

    More staff


  10. "Old school through and through"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR

    I worked at Oregon Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Looks great on a resume to have state/government experience, opens doors if you network, training is taken very seriously and I truly felt like they want you to be prepared and be successful in your position. Rarely did I ever feel unsafe while at work- I felt well-prepared for challenges that came my way.

    Cons

    If you are not a middle-aged/older white male with 10+ years of experience you will not be respected. Good luck being a minority or a female in this industry- no one will take you seriously. It's an "Old Boys Club" and rarely do they take into account new ideas, ways of thinking or solutions to problems. Lock the door and throw away the key policy is in full effect.

    Advice to Management

    Who do you think is going to replace you some day? It's important to take new/younger employees seriously and offer opportunities to learn all that they can instead of assigning them the same horrible schedules where it's hard to learn new skills or work with new people.


  11. "Coffee creek"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits employees stability growth retirement

    Employees

    Cons

    Unstableness inmates high risk security
    Unknown work hrs being away from family

    Advice to Management

    Goals mgmt assy mgmt hard worker



Showing 17 of 18 reviews
Reset Filters