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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Employee Reviews about "inmates"

Updated Nov 21, 2021

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3.0
39%
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53%
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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Bryan Collier
Bryan Collier
245 Ratings
Pros
  • "The job pays good and have good benefits(in 94 reviews)

  • "Great benefits a lot of time off after building up time, great overtime(in 83 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Could be disastrous when things go sour with the inmates(in 101 reviews)

  • "Shift lieutenants work long hours while on salary and no overtime pay(in 46 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to start

      Jul 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefit and training are good

      Cons

      You can't really help inmates

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Stable employment, no layoffs

      Nov 21, 2021 - Correctional Officer in Abilene, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of OT and sick time

      Cons

      Poor management; scarce budgets; crazy coworkers and unpredictable inmates.

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Terrible place to work for

      Nov 11, 2021 - Correctional Officer in Amarillo, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with, supervisors can be shady

      Cons

      Negative attitudes and energy coming from both supervisors and inmates make it a difficult time to work here, never enough sufficient staff to run the unit properly

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Ok

      Sep 15, 2021 - FSM in Gatesville, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Can move around Get lots of different experience Work with different people

      Cons

      Mandatory overtime Bad morale Inmates get treated better

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Teaching/ Training/ Management

      Sep 5, 2021 - Correctional Officer V 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pays salary as and when due

      Cons

      Could be disastrous when things go sour with the inmates

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Awful place to work

      Sep 21, 2021 - Correctional Officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay is decent if you live in a lower income area

      Cons

      Supervisors do not have your back. Cell doors are not maintained in a safe manner; even the most dangerous inmates can just open the doors as they please. If your coworkers are being stabbed by an inmate and you respond to assist without going out of your way to get a stab vest and put it on, even if you helped save that person’s life, you WILL get written up. Too many supervisors and not enough officers, yet you can go an entire shift without seeing a supervisor, ESPECIALLY if you’ve called for one. Oh, and there is zero work/life balance. Mandatory 2 days of overtime per “set” so you work 6/8 days on 12-16+ hour shifts. Used to be they couldn’t hold you past 16 hours, but these days they’ll hold you until almost time for you to come back the next shift. And if you don’t show up for overtime because you have children you’re more committed to, well then you’re just considered a “subpar employee” and looked down on and given the worst duty posts.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Like it. Don’t love it.

      Aug 16, 2021 - Correctional Officer in Gatesville, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Shift work. Four on, four off Free healthcare for the employee. Don’t take work home with you

      Cons

      Dealing with inmates Short staffed Mandatory overtime

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good for singles

      Aug 30, 2021 - Correctional Officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work half a year, pay is great for singles

      Cons

      Care more about inmates than the staff

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      short staff

      Aug 28, 2021 - Correctional Officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      no good if you want bonus you can join

      Cons

      120 inmate to 1 officer if you like scary you can join

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Don't do it!!!!!!

      Sep 11, 2021 - Correctional Officer IV in Huntsville, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The only pro is the state pays for your medical premium, so that does not come out of your check. Only dental, vision, life ins, retirement, etc Just remember, you still have to pay your co-pay when you see the doctor for medical.

      Cons

      Pay is LOW already with gross and 600-800 will be taken out of your check leaving you with an extremely low net take home. No breaks at most prisons. Alot of hush hush things you WILL observe...horrible Employees are not taken care of HR is horrible Alot of MANDATORY overtime You WILL feel like you are the inmate as well They will want you to compromise your integrity for the sake of saving their behind from complaints and lawsuits UNHEALTHY WORK ENVIRONMENT

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