Texas Department of Criminal Justice Reviews

Updated May 23, 2020

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3.1
44%
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58%
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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Bryan Collier
Bryan Collier
103 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Inmates are a constant headache for little pay(in 65 reviews)

  • "Your coworkers are sometimes (okay most times) worse than the actual offenders(in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Challenging"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager in Rosharon, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Discipline of Worker's is essential

    Cons

    Worker's ratio to available job

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    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2020-05-24
  2. "pretty alright"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Huntsville, TX

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time

    Pros

    the pay can e decent

    Cons

    no social life, coworkers are a pain

    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2020-05-14
  3. "All jobs have pros and cons"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CO5 in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Time allotted off, decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime and long shifts

    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2020-05-13
  4. "all jobs have pros and cons"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cov 

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    time off and decent pay

    Cons

    longs days and mandatory overtime

    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2020-05-10
  5. "Reliable and stable"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Huntsville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    State benefits, training and diversity. It’s a great place to start a career. Builds problem solving skills really fast. Makes you excellent as an individual but also as a part of a great team

    Cons

    Salary is at the lower end and sometimes it’s very physically challenging depending on what division you work at.

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    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2020-04-22
  6. "Could be better"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Parole Officer in Temple, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good experience to start off your career

    Cons

    Lots of work for little pay and they demand a lot of you. Work life balance not great

    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2020-04-21
  7. "Stepping stone, Not a long term career"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Huntsville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy to obtain job and benefits

    Cons

    Turnover rate is high due to workload and unrealistic supervisor expectations

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    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2020-04-14
  8. "Retaliation is the culture"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Holidays, Time off, Free Health Insurance and low-cost for the family plan

    Cons

    Salary is very low, No communication or respect from supervisors,

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    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2020-05-05
  9. "Awesome"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer 

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time

    Pros

    Good job for temporary

    Cons

    Stressful environment , be self aware, confident and smart

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    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2020-03-24
  10. "awesome job"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time

    Pros

    It is great company to work for

    Cons

    nothing negative to say .constantly working

    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2020-03-15
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