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Oklahoma Department of Corrections Reviews
The job is nice because there will always be a job. There is room for as much over time as possible but you have to work the over time just to make a living. The amount of time and what we have to deal with on a daily basis does not equal the compensation givin to us. The only real job requirement to become an officer is be 20 years old, this has lead to the hiring of hundreds of poorly qualified people. Upper management does not care about the people behind the fence but really like to micro manage. The department has so many jobs that require degrees but do not offer any kind of college assistance. The insurance is the main reason people stay, the state pays for you and your family’s insurance but when you retire, it’s on you to pay to keep it.
Working at a prison is stressful. Not only do you have to protect yourself, your fellow officers, but you have to protect the inmates and public. You learn to adapt quickly in life or death situations. It’s something different everyday. Something I would life to see change is the pay. For everything we do, the life threatening situations we have daily, the hours we work and being our numbered 180 inmates to one officer increasing the pay would keep the turn over rate down.
Easy to work with the others and they offer many benefits for the employees and their families. There are endless possibilities to advance and relocate for more learning and progression.