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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Reviews

Updated December 4, 2016
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Corrections officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Semi Retired
    Former Employee - Semi Retired
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Health benefits and salary are real good for someone without a colledge education. There is a lot of vacation time that comes with the job. Opportunity for advancement is excellent for those who want it. There is a lot of overtime opportunities.

    Cons

    The work environment is very negative. Management has a very derogatory opinion of your work ethic. They often feel you are worse than the incarcerated individuals. They don't really value your opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Stop minimizing bad behavior of inmates. Officers feel that using paperwork is a waste of time in controlling inmates behavior. All of this is due to the quotas of individuals who they want to place on parole to seek political praise for rehabilitation of individuals. Bad idea for those who don't deserve it.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Your a good employee till we say your not"

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    Former Employee - ITG1 in Karthaus, PA
    Former Employee - ITG1 in Karthaus, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Okay benefits, pay is generally under what can made with other companys

    Cons

    Don't try to advance yourself especially to the Harrisburg area or say anything about anyone who works in central office. The civil service is a joke, totally crooked.

    Advice to Management

    Worker beware


  3. "Correctional Monitor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pennsylvania Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Easy job, good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    not much to do on job, shifts drag and mandates are terrible


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "COIII"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits and pension.

    Cons

    Management are the cream of the crop morons. The lower their IQ the higher they go up.

    Advice to Management

    Start over.


  6. "Write you ticket"

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    Former Employee - Captain in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Captain in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Able to write your ticket as long as you are willing to work hard and be on time.

    Cons

    Too many spirit killers people who want to decide who gets to the top. Not enough equal opportunity for black, Latino men and women . Too white and LBGTQ in management. White women, white men, and LGBTQ has made minorities in management non existent in leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Make management more diverse stop discriminating against minorities is management and claiming they are not intelligent enough and open up more opportunities for all despite race or gender identity.


  7. "Lieutenant"

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    Former Employee - Lieutenant in Frackville, PA
    Former Employee - Lieutenant in Frackville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pennsylvania Department of Corrections full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and medical benefits

    Cons

    long hours, shift, weekend and holiday work

    Advice to Management

    take better care of employees


  8. "Clinical Psychologist"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Psychologist in Graterford, PA
    Former Employee - Clinical Psychologist in Graterford, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pennsylvania Department of Corrections full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only reason is to satisfy post-doctoral hours.

    Cons

    Vindictive , ineffective, jealous, non communicative, and misogynist supervisors and staff. Toxic environment among and between staff. No organized post-doc program.

    Advice to Management

    Do not lie to post-docs that you have a program where you clearly do not. Management beware that your post-doc supervisors do not follow state mandated license requirements and ethical guidelines.


  9. "PA DOC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fulfilling work with drug rehabilitation groups of residents. A pleasure to help those who actually "GOT IT". A challenge to help those who did not.

    Cons

    A challenge to try to understand speech patterns of some residents. Comes with the territory. Violence in work area was also a concern, but had no incidents during my tenure.


  10. "Gary Walter"

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    Former Employee - Lieutenant in Huntingdon, PA
    Former Employee - Lieutenant in Huntingdon, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pennsylvania Department of Corrections full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for the position.

    Cons

    A lot of politics when dealing with the inmates.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. "meh"

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    Former Employee - Corrections Officer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Corrections Officer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pennsylvania Department of Corrections full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As much Overtime as you would like along with shift differential, holiday and double time, so a big chance to make well above the yearly salary. Level 2 facility, so a generally mellow inmate population.

    Cons

    Crooked all the way up. Operates by the "good old boy" standards. Does not recognize hard work, the Union fights for those it wants to with "time in".

    Advice to Management

    You are not qualified.



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