Texas Department of Criminal Justice Reviews

Updated May 14, 2021

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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Bryan Collier
Bryan Collier
169 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, different shifts avaliable(in 70 reviews)

  • "Reliable employment, great benefits, opportunities for growth(in 63 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "I get treated worse by the supervisors than I do by the inmates(in 77 reviews)

  • "Offenders can be pretty disrespectful (this is not for the weak of heart)(in 44 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good opportunity organizations

      Jan 27, 2021 - Food Service Manager in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They pay you for time earned nd also for vacation

      Cons

      Inconsistent schedule, needs to improved

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Not worth it

      May 5, 2021 - Parole Officer in San Antonio, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      medical benefits, dental benefits, provides social work experience.

      Cons

      Micromanagement, caseloads way above maximum limits, outdated case management system that is often slow and gives a lot of application errors, management that actively tries to make Parole Officer casework harder for the PO (IE; removing the telework option to officer's by adding stipulations to make it impossible for any employee to qualify for, dumping random cases to your caseload whenever and however, giving impossible and unreasonable timeframes for assignments and duties, requiring a duty day each week where you cover other officer's duties and cases, interview rooms that are inadequately equipped to conduct office visits, state vehicles that are barely roadworthy and many that lack working air conditioning, other departments that do not want to work with the Parole officers when needing warrants and other assistance, lack of respect from management, clerical staff, substance counseling staff, hearing officers, and basically any other TDCJ employee, Monthly meetings that are not so much productive as they are complaint sessions for management to Parole Officers, further decreasing morale, promotions are mostly based upon who you know, not genuine skill and talents.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Great Job but Not so Great

      May 14, 2021 - Correctional Officer in Breckenridge, TX
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      Pros

      Job is not difficult. Pay is great. Great benefits as well.

      Cons

      Supervisory staff not great at all. Tell you one thing and does the opposite. Cannot trust that they will have your back. If you get sick, they bury you to no end for a punishment. In all the years i have worked for this agency, the leadership is ultimately destroying the integrity and compassion for the employees. It is sad to see how you can go from absolutely loving the job then not caring because of the leadership.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Alright

      May 13, 2021 - Corrections Officer in New Boston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good money and great overtime

      Cons

      Working with offenders and some higher ups not having your back

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Job out of High School, not worth a career path

      May 11, 2021 - Correctional Officer in San Antonio, TX
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      Pros

      Benefits, time off, Learning experience

      Cons

      Pay deductions, shortage of staff,

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      dog training

      May 10, 2021 - Manager in San Antonio, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      hands on with animal care

      Cons

      didn't get paid very much

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      It is what you make of it, and it's not meant for everybody.

      Jan 29, 2021 - Sergeant of Correctional Officers in Tennessee Colony, TX
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      Pros

      Great benefits and options for leave when used appropriately. The pay really isn't horrible for the work involved. There are some really great employees to work alongside.

      Cons

      Poor leadership in many areas of administration. The poor leaders seem to outnumber the good ones, and the good ones are fighting a losing battle. A blind eye is often turned to "dirty" members of administration for many years. There are many officers in the agency that don't take the job seriously and create a dangerous environment for their coworkers. Office drama also rivals that of a soap opera.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Job

      Apr 25, 2021 - Correctional Officer III in Marlin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay, great supervisors, great staff, great benefits

      Cons

      Long hours, short breaks, understaff

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Work Stability

      Apr 26, 2021 - Unit Supervisor in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job security, good health benefits, and pension.

      Cons

      Low pay, morale can be low at times.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Toxic work environment

      Jan 19, 2021 - Parole Officer in Waco, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Holiday time schedule flexible work schedule

      Cons

      Hostile management from bottom to Region - region 4- constant turn over, favoritism, retaliation if a parolee is stalking you- most thankless job you can find- numbers constantly manipulated to make it appear caseloads are following policy. You are constantly running your car all over counties to countless jails - It’s getting more and more difficult to issue arrest warrants for parole violators. It When it comes right down to it, it’s not how effective we are in changing people’s lives and protecting our communities. It’s making sure the BS gets done and no one is on a report ’s Basically more about putting data into a computer instead of public safety- Some of the management speaks more hostile to their officers than the offenders. Office cannot keep clerical staff - so on top of managing a caseload it’s twice the size it should be you’re having to answer the office phones find someone to scan your documents into the system within the deadlines. pay that does not adequately compensate our positions, and benefits that deteriorate every year. While we are dealing with the calls, the drug use, and the violations, we are getting reprimanded by our supervisors for not having all our t’s crossed and i’s dotted

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