- Management & Training Corporation05.Feb 2016
Commending employees?? Is that a thing?
Instead of commending employees are their hard work, the offenders got goody bags. Slap in the face to every last employee.
Support from management
My supervisor didn't know how to run the department. Working with offenders, it should be critical to know your job thoroughly.
It was common to hear "CYA" (cover your ***). Teamwork should be a top priority; however, you are put in a sink or swim type situation.
Freedom to work independently
This depends on your department. There were many days no one got a lunch break (even though that time is automatically deducted).
Communication, in my opinion, goes hand in hand with teamwork. Refer to that category.
Women do the same work as men.
Attitude towards older colleagues
This is, for the most part, irrelivent. There is a wide range of employees. Once you get into the officer/ security side of things, most are fairly young.
Advancement should be a goal. Here, you cross train with different positions/ departments (we did at this unit), but it's never officially recognized.
Overall compensation for your work
You will not make a living wage. Your work load will continuously outweigh your paycheck. If you fully rely on your income to pay the bills, this is not the place you want to be. $9/ hr (zero authorized OT) with no opportunity for a raise is a punch in the gut. Often, there were times employees were getting shorted on pay checks.
Office / Work Environment
If you are a timid person who scared easily- this line of work probably isn't for you. You are working with individuals that are incarcerated.
It takes 3 days to get a bunk fixed, but 3 weeks to get a lightbulb changed in your work area so you're not working in the dark.... Something doesn't make sense, does it?..
This depends on your department.
'Don't judge a book by its cover'-- it looks good on the outside, but you have no idea the drama lurking inside the gate.
As of now, they are severely understaffed, which means fees. Fees cost the facility more than what's coming in the door.
Understaffing wouldn't be an issue of wages were brought up to a living wage. Good employees are leaving at an extremely high rate due to this.
You get what you pay for.
If you have your badge/ id and don't mind waiting for doors to roll- you're set.
Training for officers is provided. Minimal training for no uniformed staff.
Again, this depends on your department. The department I was in was critical for making the unit run smoothly. Extremely challenging. Attention to detail is a must.
Inclusive / Diverse
It's like walking into high school all over again. Everything is based on status- not qualifications.
Suggestions for improvement
- Pay employees better & they will remain loyal. Proper training for all personnel is important, not just uniformed.
What I like about the company
I enjoyed my job. Fast paced, high stress.
What I dislike about the company
Wages VS. Work load do not balance.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyManagement & Training Corporation
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2015