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Updated December 11, 2017
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  1. "Fabulous Opportunity to Model Grace"

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    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in Gainesville, TX
    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in Gainesville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros are the students and the "family" that develops with your co-workers. Since you almost have to work there to be able to understand the uniqueness, you really form a bond with the team you work alongside. Our facilities are truly a perfect place to model Grace and Forgiveness to the students. They are almost a forgotten society. They need people who feel called to serve there and who can demonstrate unconditional love.

    Cons

    The stress level can often run high. The turn-over rate tends to be high so there are some issues involved with maintaining veteran, well-trained staff. These positions are not for the faint of heart or those who can be easily manipulated.

    Advice to Management

    Most of your staff truly have servants' hearts for the students. Please continue the great practice that has been occurring the last few years of awarding additional (surprise) time off at Holidays. Nothing made us feel more cherished than opening an email stating we were being awarded an extra half-day off! Those "mental health breaks" meant so much to us all.
    Please continue to fight to keep ALL facilities open! These students deserve it! Your loyal staff deserve it!


  2. "TJJD"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Mart, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Mart, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Juvenile Justice Department (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are excellent

    Cons

    Work environment inconsistent and dangerous

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Police Communications Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Juvenile Justice Department full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and good communication among employees

    Cons

    Strange hours and strange days off


  4. "Clerk III"

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    Current Employee - Clerk III in Mart, TX
    Current Employee - Clerk III in Mart, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Juvenile Justice Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are the best in Central in Texas

    Cons

    Morale is the lowest in 7 yesrs

    Advice to Management

    More hands on team building that involves not just upper management but agency wide.


  5. "Worst company to work for."

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

    I worked at Texas Juvenile Justice Department full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits given. Decent pay

    Cons

    Short staffed. Mandatory overtime that your not payed for


  6. "Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Clerk III in Mart, TX
    Current Employee - Clerk III in Mart, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Juvenile Justice Department full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    In this company there aren't any pros, unless you are in with the "in" crowd, the moral at the company is very low and that's from management down. As a clerk there is no room for improvement, no training. There are basically no pros for working for this agency.

    Cons

    A lot of work for one person, no career ladder, no room for improvement, self taught

    Advice to Management

    They don't care either way, ha


  7. "Just okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Juvenile Justice Department full-time

    Pros

    Lots of holidays
    Good work-life balance

    Cons

    State job
    Low pay
    Lack of talent

    Advice to Management

    Better pay for better talent

  8. Helpful (1)

    "meh at best"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Texas Juvenile Justice Department full-time

    Pros

    good pay.. thats about it

    Cons

    terrible schedule, bad management, high turnover, nobody cares about the staff


  9. "Stsy away"

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

    I worked at Texas Juvenile Justice Department full-time

    Pros

    The students are great.

    Cons

    This is the most racist place I have ever seen. It is full of hateful and negative teachers and administrators , which they likely keep around. Most if them call the kids trash and have no real desire to help them. Your treatment is based on how well you suck up or sleep around.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Real Estate in Sherman, TX
    Former Employee - Real Estate in Sherman, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rewarding to teach struggling students while learning about diverse culture and subculture life within the juvenile prison system.

    Cons

    Dangerous environment to work in.

    Advice to Management

    A higher level of training,not just the physical type but also classroom training, is needed. Better training means more stability with less staff turnover.


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