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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Reviews

Updated October 7, 2017
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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 41 reviews)

  • Great teamwork with great benefits (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • Challenging work environment, low pay for the workload (in 16 reviews)

  • Social life suffers, long hours (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "LCDCI"

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    Former Employee - Counselor
    Former Employee - Counselor

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good benefits and supervisory support

    Cons

    My Challenge was the commute

    Advice to Management

    Continue a focus on Continuous improvement


  2. "Work ethics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits salary pay paid vacations

    Cons

    people don't mind there business

  3. "CO5"

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    Current Employee - CO5 in Gatesville, TX
    Current Employee - CO5 in Gatesville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the people I work with and we are a team.

    Cons

    Sometimes the job can be stressful because you have to deal with crazy inmates.

    Advice to Management

    They are good leadership people.


  4. "Go for it!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, for the area salary, is good. Free meals, free uniforms & laundry.

    Cons

    Work is mentally hard, co-workers are the hardest thing to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Be flexible and don't try to get in with the offenders. Stay clean.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Correctional officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time

    Pros

    Great people, we become a family watch each others backs make use everyone is safe. If there is trouble nobody hesitates to go and help out

    Cons

    The building is old so a lot of stuff breaks and either maintenance or the officers have to fix it. Some times takes awhile for the cell doors to get open

    Advice to Management

    Stay on top of everything, listen to what the officers have to say and listen to any suggestions can make a difference


  6. "Do not work here!!!"

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    Former Employee - CO III in Midway, TX
    Former Employee - CO III in Midway, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros. Just don't do it.

    Cons

    After a 48 hour work week you make about 8 bucks an hour.
    Oh and that $4,000 bonus they'll take away about half that in taxes.
    Supervisors aren't worth a damn they'll preach about doing the job right, but can't do it themselves, and most of them will save their own skin if the you know what hits the fan. Moral of the story go work anywhere else but here.

    Advice to Management

    Burn it all down


  7. "Worth It"

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    Former Employee - High School Spanish Teacher in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - High School Spanish Teacher in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good income
    Excellent benefits
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Favoritism
    Upper management is corrupt and has no idea what goes on in the day to day of the unit

    Advice to Management

    Get involved, work a Pod once a quarter just to remember what it's like.

  8. "Avoid like the plague"

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    Current Employee - Parole Officer II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Parole Officer II in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Holiday time, job security, benefits, sick leave

    Cons

    crappy pay, not enough cars for field work, cubicle work area, deadlines, work load very high, no career advancment

    Advice to Management

    The micromanagment is horrible. Something new is added to your workload every month- You supervise more than what police dictates offenders and your upper managment continues to put more petty duties and paper shuffling on you! you can't keep officers with this type of treatment. Everyone is exhausted and cant use their vacation time without being called in for some minor work needed. Everything is dropped on you at the spur of the moment and needs done ASAP! You shuffle caseloads around constantly. Their is obvious retaliation if you bring an issue of harassment by a person on parolee to supervisors. You have to choose what is the priority- public safety or paper shuffling!


  9. "career opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer III in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer III in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Some units are too hot

    Advice to Management

    Air conditioning needed.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "SERGEANT"

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    Current Employee - Sergeant in Tenn Colony, TX
    Current Employee - Sergeant in Tenn Colony, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay and benefits

    Cons

    hostile work environment, dirty, management is horrible except a few good ones


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