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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Employee Reviews about "great benefits"

Updated Feb 12, 2020

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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Bryan Collier
Bryan Collier
101 Ratings
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  • "Inmates are a constant headache for little pay(in 63 reviews)

  • "Your coworkers are sometimes (okay most times) worse than the actual offenders(in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Administration cares about their employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lieutenant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Feel like you are part of the team. Great benefits, great pay.

    Cons

    You are not guaranteed to leave work after an eight hour shift. If you are a Lieutenant or above you are not eligible for overtime pay.

    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2020-01-20
  2. "Ok job, low pay for what it is."

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    Current Employee - Correctional Lieutenant in Abilene, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Job security, a lot of accrued time available each month. 4 on 4 off work cycle. All the overtime you can get as CO. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Very low pay. Short staffed all the time.

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    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2020-02-13
  3. "Good for an entry level type of position"

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    Former Employee - Corrections Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The housing provided was convenient, and the benefits are great.

    Cons

    The work environment is extremely dangerous, and your supervisors will leave you in a terrible position because they are too busy to come help you.

    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2020-01-17
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits but not great for females"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer IV in Bonham, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and easy job

    Cons

    Downside of working there is if the rank doesn't like you they have your coworkers to lie and get you fired. If you are a female working there you are already guilty of being dirty before you even get started. They will do what ever they can do to get you fired.

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    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2019-12-12
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty good opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Corrections Officer in Huntsville, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time

    Pros

    Overtime is pretty good money! Benefits are great. 4on 4 off so it's alot of time off!

    Cons

    Overtime is mandatory, prisons are far far farrrr away, hours are crazy some days. The uppers make you feel like a convict even when you are always following policy. Your coworkers are sometimes (okay most times) worse than the actual offenders.

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    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2019-11-11
  6. "Working for the Texas prison system"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    steady employment, great benefits

    Cons

    low pay for the stress involved, management can be hard to handle

    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2019-10-14
  7. "Great Resume Filler"

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    Current Employee - Program Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Having the job on your Resume Great Benefits Great Opportunity for Learning A Lot

    Cons

    Horrible Communication Poor Leadership and Training

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    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2019-10-12
  8. "Hard work"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits 4 on 4 off work days or 6 on 3 off 4/4 are 12 hour days 6/3 or 8 hour days Great pay for college students Some units offer bonuses Overtime checks can be as much as regular pay or more

    Cons

    Summer time everyone quits most units have very tough overtime requirements Not getting relieved from your duty post means you have to stay an additional amount of hours up to 8 on a 6/3 and 4 additional hours on a 4/4 Part time can’t do over time

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    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2019-09-16
  9. "Stable Job"

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    Current Employee - FSM in Angleton, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, job security, overtime available

    Cons

    short staffed, and potential for bodily injury

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    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2019-05-21
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Time to Grow"

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    Current Employee - Corrections Officer in Dayton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits package, a chance to work with a diverse group of people.

    Cons

    Hard to find a good work life balance, only pays once a month, conflict with supervisors who don't know how to treat their subordinates.

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    Texas Department of Criminal Justice2019-02-20

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