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Oregon Department of Corrections Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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  1. "Co"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oregon Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits and retirement

    Cons

    Long hours mandatory over time


  2. "Correctional officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oregon Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits, good training

    Cons

    Very stressful and dangerous working conditions

  3. "It's What You Make It"

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    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.


  4. "Correctional Nurse"

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    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


  5. "Great company with excellent staff"

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    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. "ODOC-Employer of Choice"

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    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"


  7. "Assessment Coordinator"

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    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.

  8. "Great Careers"

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    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.


  9. "Where to start?"

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    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.


  10. "C/O"

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    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


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