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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits working for the state (in 35 reviews)

  • Good benefits plenty of leave, but it is sometiimes difficult to take the leave (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Challenging work environment, low pay for the workload (in 14 reviews)

  • Social life suffers, long hours (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Parole 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

    Flexible hours an great benifits

    Cons

    Local management, particularly unit supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging


  2. "Amazing Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time

    Pros

    Its a stable good paying job. You get to work with amazing people and learn a lot about hard working, responsibility and integrity

    Cons

    There wasn't anything that I felt was bad.


  3. "Correction Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado City, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado City, TX

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time

    Pros

    Senior Correction Officer
    Good paying job

    Cons

    Senior Correction Officer
    Dealing with dangerous offenders

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. "GOOD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time

    Pros

    FOR a start for high school, great benefit

    Cons

    dangerous and very sensitive place to work

    Advice to Management

    keep co safe from inmate and better pay


  6. "Correctional Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beeville, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beeville, TX

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

    Pros

    Getting 4 days off in a row for shift work

    Cons

    The routine gets very boring


  7. "Criminal Justice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time

    Pros

    Decent money, easy to learn

    Cons

    Social life suffers, long hours


  8. "Nope"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and the co workers are nice

    Cons

    Paid once a month, dealing with smelly prisons and inmates

    Advice to Management

    Too much drama, no promotion on merit


  9. "DPOIII"

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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

    Benefits/career ladder, opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Could be stressful. High volume of caseload

    Advice to Management

    Positive attitude


  10. "It diverse setting"

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    Former Employee - Cov in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Cov in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Broad perspectives about worldviews and contemporary issues

    Cons

    Few overzealous conceited employees that possess blankpoint views on volatile issues

    Advice to Management

    Respect individuals' views. The level of education is vital for job placement for optimum performance


  11. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Huntsville, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Huntsville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    friendly, easy to express concerns

    Cons

    not enough hours, pay could be a little better



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