Texas Juvenile Justice Department Reviews

Updated Dec 10, 2019

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Texas Juvenile Justice Department Executive Director Mike Griffiths (no image)
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15 Ratings
  1. "Teacher"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Teacher in Giddings, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive and very great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Working with inmates, these kids are the worse of the worst

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  2. "Poor pay"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Texas Juvenile Justice Department full-time

    Pros

    Good amount of time off.

    Cons

    Very poor pay for the work


  3. "Overworked and no support"

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

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

    Pros

    Overtime, decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Forced overtime, no support from supervisors

  4. "Tough job"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Reading Teacher in Giddings, TX

    I worked at Texas Juvenile Justice Department full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I worked with some very good people in the facility, both in the school and throughout. Excellent benefits, defined benefit retirement, etc.

    Cons

    Pay was a bit low, and compared to most teaching jobs throughout the state, both retirement and Social Security were withheld. However, health insurance was free for employee and reduced by half for dependents.

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  5. "Overworked and under appreciated"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Juvenile Correctional Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits like Health insurance Dental/vision 401k

    Cons

    No work life balance Administration micro manages No staff support Staff is extremely overworked Pay for the job we do

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  6. "Money is ok but management has no care or respect for the staff."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Juvenile Detention Officer in Mart, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty good money and benefits

    Cons

    Poor Management, no discipline for the youth

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Take your chances"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Helping troubled youth and families rebuild and have second chances.

    Cons

    Long hours working out a balance of personal and work schedule.

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  8. "Pay is great"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - JCO V in Brownwood, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome pay, benefits, best job in area

    Cons

    No victim empathy. Always changing policy

  9. "Juvenile Correctional officer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent advancement opportunities and long term career

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime and at times lack of communication among upper management

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Case Manager"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Giddings, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to help out youth.

    Cons

    Low pay for having a degree.

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