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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Reviews

Updated July 16, 2018
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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Bryan Collier
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Pros
  • "Job Security and good benefits especially for retirement" (in 46 reviews)

  • "Great teamwork with great benefits" (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay and there is hardly room for use of discretion" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Long hours,hard working opeople" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "C. Officers"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Helps in law enforcement and respect of the law

    Cons

    It demands a lot of sacrifices and dedication

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. "Correctional Officer"

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

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to build a long lasting career.

    Cons

    The risk involved is that one is working in an environment that consists of convicted criminals.

    Advice to Management

    Treat New employees with respect.

  3. "Great chance for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Accountant II in Huntsville, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant II in Huntsville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros were great benefits and a regular schedule.

    Cons

    Only con was low pay .


  4. "Pays the Bills"

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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

    Free Food
    Good access to Health Insurance

    Cons

    Little Comradery
    Dangerous Environment
    Lots of Politics

    Advice to Management

    Build relationships with subordinates, as well as communicate more.


  5. "TDCJ"

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    Former Employee - Certified Correctional Officer in Rusk, TX
    Former Employee - Certified Correctional Officer in Rusk, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good experience and advancement oppurtunities

    Cons

    Occasional staff problems. Needs improvement

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to the voice of officers requests


  6. "Correctional Officer"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Gatesville, TX
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Gatesville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good start for enlightenment, well rounded group of people.

    Cons

    None that seem to be a threat or harm to a job.

    Advice to Management

    More wrk needed for employees.


  7. "Correctional officer"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Tenn Colony, TX
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Tenn Colony, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team work makes job more easier, learning environment in how to manage offenders by promoting positive change in offenders behavior.

    Cons

    Away from my living area

    Advice to Management

    Relocating officer to the nearest facilities to help them keep up with theirs familly.

  8. "Benefits are amazing and multiple advancement opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Systems Support Specialist/IT in Huntsville, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Support Specialist/IT in Huntsville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are wonderful, pension and social security for retirement. Great medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick, administrative time plus state holidays. There are always multiple opportunities to advance and learn.

    Cons

    The pay is lacking, but you can keep promoting and earn a bigger paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to retain good employees by using merit increases more often. Most people are lost to advancement within the organization.


  9. "This job requires a mix of security, and patience."

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    Current Employee - Mainteance Supervisor IV - HVAC in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Mainteance Supervisor IV - HVAC in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay here is average, but the benefits are great. Free meals.

    Cons

    There is a lot of work that needs to be done on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Promote unity of coworkers, and cross-training.


  10. "Terrible place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of time off of work.

    Cons

    Doing the work of multiple people by yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of you're officers and you won't have staffing issues.


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