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Updated February 19, 2018
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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Bryan Collier
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Pros
  • Very good benefits and supervisory support (in 44 reviews)

  • Great teamwork with great benefits (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay and there is hardly room for use of discretion (in 18 reviews)

  • Social life suffers, long hours (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "correctional officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. lost of benefits. You can take off for a month and will still get your full monthly salary. i loved the 12/4 schedule

    Cons

    Dealing with lock up people can be sometimes a problem.


  2. "Co 4"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot about prisons

    Cons

    Inmates can be a mess at times

  3. "It's ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of employee services sometimes

    Cons

    Run. Don't stop and look back. Run.

    Advice to Management

    Stop it.


  4. "Good starting job"

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    Current Employee - Corrections Officer in Teague, TX
    Current Employee - Corrections Officer in Teague, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good starting job. However it takes a long time to make a career out of it.

    Cons

    Long work hours stressful management and lack of public appreciation

    Advice to Management

    Need a better pay scale that is spread out more supervisors need a substantially better pay


  5. "Correctional Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great medical benefits, 401k, vision, lots of time off, most of the time easy work

    Cons

    workloads can be overwhelming at times, inmates abuse officers


  6. "Correctional Officer"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing Staff, Amazing Training,Amazing Benefits.

    Cons

    It Needs Better Pay, Don't Deduct the Bonus at Least Say The Truth About It


  7. "Correctional officer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Correctional Officer in Huntsville, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Correctional Officer in Huntsville, TX

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Every day is different so you never get bored

    Cons

    Have to work with a lot of Nigerians that are challenging to get along with

  8. "Worst Conditions ever."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Paid once monthly. Uniform cleaned daily. Free lunch.

    Cons

    Its Prison everyone is cold and callous.

    Advice to Management

    Better generators so you feel like your honna die when the light randomly shut off in the middle of the night shift.


  9. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Laundry Manager in Rosharon, TX
    Current Employee - Laundry Manager in Rosharon, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a job with good benefits. There is job security and it is easy once you adhere to policy.

    Cons

    No adequate break. Low pay and there is hardly room for use of discretion.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure break is given and also give more opportunities for supervisors to use professional discretion.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It can be very good"

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    Current Employee - Parole Officer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Parole Officer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make your own schedule. My first supervisor was incredibly understanding and great to work with. You will perform a wide range of duties that give you experience that can lead to many different opportunities.

    Cons

    There will always be WAY more work than you can ever get done, but you are expected to do it anyway. There is zero room for growth unless you want to become a supervisor and be even more stressed out.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the unnecessary reports so officers can do quality work with their clients.


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