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SECURUS Technologies Reviews

Updated June 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "When you work for Securus, there is work-life balance, which is most important" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Very good people to work around with" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you work from home then you take a pay cut" (in 7 reviews)

  • "lack of flexibility, work-life balance" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Development at Securus"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Marlton, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Marlton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SECURUS Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    We recently pulled control of source from outsourced company

    Cons

    Legacy codebase with only a very limited opportunity for refactoring

    Advice to Management

    Keep with this direction. I've already seen marked improvements in process workflows


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SECURUS Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some nice coworkers and OK atmosphere.

    Cons

    Feeling like I was a bug to be stepped on, difficult to get support or any direction. Favoritism is worse than high school. Also a lot of iffy things going on that made me feel I was not on an even playing field. Management is immature...like high school, actually more like grade school and the manager was like a crossing guard and would not let you cross without giving you a hard time if you were not liked. Very intimidating. I was treated well but I seen coworkers be treated horribly. No diversity, if you are of color other than white, it is not in your head---you may be treated differently. I found a much better job, hence I decided to write a review after careful consideration. I don't write poor reviews but I felt it may help if someone needs to work here.

    Advice to Management

    What is wrong with you that you favor people and enjoy intimidating others and even poking fun of employees during conference calls. You should know better. No idea what you think will transpire as you treat people as if cattle, just another warm body to see how far they will go for a sale. I started feeling like I was doing iffy things, and I realize if I feel that way...then time to leave. I did. Hey managers, you do the dirty work and making suggestions is the same thing as if you are doing it yourself. Shady, seeing how much money one can get from the already poor and on the fringes of society.

  3. "Lack of Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SECURUS Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and environment and plenty of work todo..

    Cons

    So much of the leadership are in roles they grew into and lack the experience of how the real word does certain things..

    Advice to Management

    Upper management is good.. but think with middle management.. they need to bring some fresh blood in and get fresh outlook on things..


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Years of Experience, but no one knows what they are doing."

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

    I worked at SECURUS Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are few. The company provides a service that correctional facilities need and their Telecommunications division has it together for the most part.

    Cons

    The insurane is awful. Pay is awful. Management is awful.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. Hire management with experience running software/IT teams. Get more involved in your remote locations. You laid off staff you could have used to build better products. Stop treating the company like a popularity contest.


  5. "Client Relations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SECURUS Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Consistent with paying tuition reimbursement up to a certain amount. Ok company to work for especially if you can be located in the Dallas, Tx office. Good pay.

    Cons

    Not any growth on certain sides of the company. Securus corporate office is not the same though.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication.


  6. "Great Job, but...."

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SECURUS Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved my team. We'd travel for most of the week and back in the office on Friday, when we got back together we were very close. We were a great group. That goes for the rest of the employees there too, great group of people

    Cons

    I could care less about management and they felt seemingly the same about us.
    Was directed to do some ethically grey behavior which I didn't agree with.

    Advice to Management

    Do what's best for the people who work for you, the customers, the shareholders, in that order


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company and Wonderful People"

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    Former Employee - Technical Services Coordinator in Granite, OK
    Former Employee - Technical Services Coordinator in Granite, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SECURUS Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great competitive pay and benefits. Job progression available and training opportunities. The last year I worked for them was 2005, it didn;t let me choose back any further.

    Cons

    Provides IT/telephone etc. support to Correctional facilities where contracts are bid every so many years. If someone out bids them in your area you can loose your job. that simple! But the people there are wonderful from top to bottom!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, if you come back to Oklahoma I would love to come back and join the team again.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Micromanaging and no room for creativity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SECURUS Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company benefits were average.

    Cons

    Micromanaging management style. Not open to new ideas. If you work from home then you take a pay cut. They GPS track the movements of the sales team via the company provided cell phones.


  9. "Not Very Stable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SECURUS Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits! Good People, Wonderful Work/ Life Balance

    Cons

    2 lay offs in 6 months, no clear direction, lack of communication from superiors

    Advice to Management

    Right needs to know what the left hand is doing, People are not just a spot on a spreadsheet


  10. "Good but can be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at SECURUS Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy going work, Great bonus structure,

    Cons

    need to work on health insurance, flexibility in working hours


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