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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Reviews

Updated May 25, 2022

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Found 1,088 of over 1,108 reviews

2.9
43%
Recommend to a Friend
54%
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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Bryan Collier
Bryan Collier
278 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Good benefits and it working rotation(in 192 reviews)
  • "Pay is good for low or no skilled and entry level workers.(in 78 reviews)
  • "You can have alot of time off to accomplish other things like school or second job(in 46 reviews)
  • "Benefits, job security, able to get overtime(in 32 reviews)
  • "Benefit & insurance are great(in 28 reviews)
Cons
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Correctional officer

    May 6, 2022 - Correctional Officer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Personal growth development & workforce diversity.

    Cons

    Ability to be flexible at all times.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Increase pay

    May 25, 2022 - Systems Support Specialist in Huntsville, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Chill and disciplined. Work life balance is not the best, but it exists.

    Cons

    Many people are interested in your personal life.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    TDCJ correctional officer

    May 19, 2022 - Correctional Officer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, opportunity for over time, job security, opportunity for growth, teaches environment awareness and to lead by example.

    Cons

    Dangerous work environment to be in, high stress job.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Clerk II

    May 24, 2022 - Clerk 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good career position in law enforcement

    Cons

    No room for growth in any administration position

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good job but

    May 19, 2022 - Security Officer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits and 401k

    Cons

    Shady coworkers and if rank dosent like you they try to get rid of you or people who don't have your back

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Corrections

    May 20, 2022 - Correctional Officer in Huntsville, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Difficult work environment, long work hours.

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Generic Clerk

    May 18, 2022 - Clerk in Beaumont, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The 401 K benefits were good but not clearly explained.

    Cons

    No respect for each other. Co workers were rude and arrogant. The workers who did not work always were praised. Not a professional atmosphere. No structure from management. If a situation arises and the Warden felt like working after hours was needed I was never informed in a timely matter to make preparations.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Hard-work, Dedication, and Discipline

    Apr 12, 2022 - Corrections Officer in Kenedy, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You will get a workout and build lasting relationships with fellow officers, while working to ensure safety measures are fulfilled in day-to-day operations. Obtain an understanding of how the prison system works.

    Cons

    If the shifts are short, expect mandatory Overtime including extended shifts and extra days. Prison itself was in bad shape structurally. Summer heat hits hard. Work-Life balance leans pretty hard towards work when shifts are short.

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Give & Take

    May 16, 2022 - District Parole Officer II 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work/Life balance No micromanaging Flexibility

    Cons

    Pay Rate is very limited

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Pass

    May 11, 2022 - Investigator II 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Shift doesn’t change unless you want it to. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay, short staffed. You will do twice the workload due to no help.

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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Reviews FAQs

Texas Department of Criminal Justice has an overall rating of 2.9 out of 5, based on over 1,108 reviews left anonymously by employees. 43% of employees would recommend working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice to a friend and 31% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Texas Department of Criminal Justice employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Texas Department of Criminal Justice. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

43% of Texas Department of Criminal Justice employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Texas Department of Criminal Justice 2.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.7 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice to be coworkers, career development, benefits and the cons to be culture, work life balance, management.

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