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Texas Juvenile Justice Department Reviews

Updated May 16, 2019

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Mike Griffiths
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  1. "Teacher"

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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

    Advice to Management

    None

    Texas Juvenile Justice Department2019-01-11
  2. "Money is ok but management has no care or respect for the staff."

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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

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff the way you would want to be treated.

    Texas Juvenile Justice Department2019-05-16
  3. "Take your chances"

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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.

    Advice to Management

    A failure to speak with subordinates and grasp a hold of the needs of the individual facility and not use blanket ideals that are outdated for everyone.

    Texas Juvenile Justice Department2019-02-05
  4. "Pay is great"

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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

    Texas Juvenile Justice Department2019-02-28
  5. "Juvenile Correctional officer"

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      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

      Texas Juvenile Justice Department2018-10-25
    • "Case Manager"

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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.

      Advice to Management

      Need to treat people like they are appreciated.

      Texas Juvenile Justice Department2018-09-23
    • "It's Alright"

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      Current Employee - Jco in Gainesville, TX
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good pay, free medical, plenty of holiday, vacation, sick leave.

      Cons

      Unpredictable hours, you have to wait on coworkers to go home. The kids are awful. It helps to actually care about the work. Cant bring your phone in. It's risky and stressful.

      Advice to Management

      Stop watching me on the cameras. It's creepy.

      Texas Juvenile Justice Department2018-07-22
    • "Juvenile Correctional Officer"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Texas Juvenile Justice Department full-time

        Pros

        The pay was decent enough

        Cons

        allegations and lies from youth, worrying about being assaulted, other staff can be a problem,no home life

        Texas Juvenile Justice Department2018-07-20
      • "Admin Assist"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook

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

        Pros

        Benefits are good, but the cost is alot

        Cons

        Management at the State school does not recoginise their dedicated employees. they are clickish , if you are not in their click you dont matter,

        Advice to Management

        treat employees with respect weather they are the janitor or department head. expirence means more than a degree

        Texas Juvenile Justice Department2018-06-27
      • "Not the best place to work"

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        Former Employee - Cook III in Edinburg, TX
        Doesn't Recommend

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

        Pros

        Great benefits, such as vacation, sick and holiday pay. If you can make it 10yrs you have free health insurance for life.

        Cons

        Staff is just a number. They don't value you as a person and what you do. Very easy to be railroaded by management. Unless you are a JCO the pay is not work the effort. Raises are only given to JCOs.

        Advice to Management

        Care about your staff and the work they do. Let them know you value them.

        Texas Juvenile Justice Department2018-03-18
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