Texas Department of Criminal Justice Employee Reviews about "inmates"

Updated Jul 12, 2020

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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Bryan Collier
Bryan Collier
118 Ratings
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  • "The inmates can be hard to handle at times(in 68 reviews)

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

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  1. "Nice"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Certified Correctional Officer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work environment if you are not scared of inmates

    Cons

    Fellow employees are sometimes the problem

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  2. "A good stepping stone for career advancement"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Janitor/Cleaner in Kenedy, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Foods filling, they treat you with respect and always looking for advancement.

    Cons

    The inmates can be hard to handle at times


  3. "An institution with bigger cons than pros"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer (04), High Security in Huntsville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working for the Great State of Texas Steady schedule Decent paycheck Decent benefits

    Cons

    Management favors inmates over officers Management plays favoritism Paycheck only once a month Shortage of staff leaves officers overworked and put in dangerous situations Not paid enough for all the work you must do Working with and around inmates

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  4. "Not Worth It"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tennessee Colony, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady job, pay is decent

    Cons

    No work life balance, they treat the employees like inmates and the inmates like employees, mandatory overtime which leaves no time for your family, rank shows favoritism , too much work and stress for the pay, risking your life daily for an employer that cares nothing about you

  5. "Not too bad"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Huntsville, TX

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

    Pros

    Steady pay and work, good benefits, can easily be long term if you're careful and just do the bare minimum

    Cons

    Obviously working with inmates makes it a hostile environment at times, if you miss too many days (even with a doctor's note provided every time) you will more than likely get fired

  6. "bad job good pay"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Huntsville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay is alright for basically no work

    Cons

    corrupt supervisors that don't want to enforce the rules on inmates and would rather enforce yours and counter act you

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Corrupt management, pretentious, dishonest."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Office Clerk in Navasota, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are no logical reasons to be employed with TDCJ.

    Cons

    The inhumane treatment of staff and inmates is the most significant reason to NOT work for TDCJ. The management team are liars, cheats, thieves, and more criminally minded than the inmates.

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  8. "Run"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Medical Director 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Inmates appreciate medical care, Lots of holidays

    Cons

    One doc stretched over 3 units, Horrible call, Supervising lots of midlevels and not all good

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of headaches"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Gatesville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, plenty of overtime if you want it

    Cons

    Rank can be 2 faced Inmates are a constant headache for little pay

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Administration"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Chaplain in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Department of Criminal Justice full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Monthly Pay Check on time.

    Cons

    No raises in 6 years but upper management does. Upper Management is corrupted, unprofessional & dishonest! Make a mistake & you are out the door...like a filthy animal!! Treat the inmates better than their C. O.' s like cheating them of their State Law Rights of 2 15 minute breaks & 1-hour lunch; water given to prisoners regularly & C. O. s don't get released to get a drink of water during triple-digit heat!

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