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Arizona Department of Corrections Reviews

Updated 9 January 2019
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Pros
  • "It has decent pay, great benefits, and it is a great stepping stone to getting into law enforcement" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Giving Offenders the tools necessary to succeed and some of the good people I worked with" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "For the working conditions and hazards we face daily, the pay is below standard" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Inmates have more rights than do officers" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good stepping stone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits and a stable job.

    Cons

    Aggressive work environment and not enough career money.


  2. "Corrections Officer III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Arizona Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Giving Offenders the tools necessary to succeed and some of the good people I worked with.

    Cons

    Administration doesn’t care for their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees.

  3. "Co"

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

    I worked at Arizona Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Benefits available need is there security

    Cons

    Drama the wrong training demanding

    Advice to Management

    Communication


  4. "CEPT"

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    Former Employee - CEPT in Tucson, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - CEPT in Tucson, AZ (US)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Arizona Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and teachers who really want to make a difference, regardless of the poor treatment by the supervisors.

    Cons

    Supervisors lead with fear and intimidation, without any positive aspects of an employee noted.


  5. "Correctional Sergeant"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Sergeant in Goodyear, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Correctional Sergeant in Goodyear, AZ (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Corrections full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You will always have plenty of work to do.

    Cons

    No raise in 12 years, dangerously and constantly short staffed causing morale and retention issues, Now hiring at 18yrs to attract moldable staff, Retirement defined benefits package reduced to 401, Insurance increased with less coverage,

    Advice to Management

    Nothing they are not all ready well aware of...


  6. "Not great, not horrible"

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    Current Employee - Co II in Winslow, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Co II in Winslow, AZ (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits,decent pay, lots to do

    Cons

    You work in a prison


  7. "Corrections"

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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 Arizona Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Pay and health insurance is good

    Cons

    Dysfunctional and understaffed for amount of inmates

  8. "Security"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arizona Department of Corrections full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, challenging job, law enforcement experience, fair pay

    Cons

    Environment, prison system, pay could be better, dangerous


  9. "CO II"

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    Former Employee - Railroad Employee in Bakersfield, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Railroad Employee in Bakersfield, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arizona Department of Corrections full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not nearly enough to suffice.

    Cons

    Horribly short staffed and extremely dangerous working conditions. I left A DC 16 years ago. By reading these reviews I can see I definitely made the correct move!

    Advice to Management

    Lower the Physical Fitness Standards and RAISE your Mental Fitness Standards!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "P.R.I.D.E. is not what they follow from top down."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Corrections full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are the only attraction to this job.

    Cons

    You are not considered a part of law enforcement; severely underpaid. Inmates have more rights than do officers

    Advice to Management

    The top is part of the budget from governor's cabinet; annual raises. Officers don't get raises for past ten years, but the body guards for the director do. Legislatures need to come and work the prison to see what it really is like day to day protecting the public.