BC Corrections
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    1001 to 5,000
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    Government & Public Administration
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Correctional Officer in Surrey, BC
on 28 March 2021
Low pay and understaffed
Overall BC Corrections is a good job if you intend to use it as a stepping stone for something better such as policing, federal corrections, CBSA, etc. The pay is extremely low for the amount of responsibility and risk that comes with the job, such as running a unit of anywhere from 10-60 inmates all by yourself. Other work stressors include other tasks that are required during your shift (on top of running a living unit) which include cell inspections; writing daily reports; serving meals; reading up and following new SOP's and dealing with needy inmates. BC Corrections has yet to adopt the 40-hour work week schedule so you are only paid 35 hours per week. Starting pay is in the mid-twenties. Unless your doing OT (which isn't as abundant as it once was), your not making that much and probably not making over 50k for your first two years. On top of that union dues and pension deduction eat a lot of your paycheck.
Correctional Officer in Nanaimo, BC
on 12 January 2021
Toxic Work Environment
Management does not care about their employees in any way. They blame staff for the “toxic culture.” True leaders take responsibility and accountability, whereas in Corrections, the Centre’s “leaders” answer to no one and can treat staff as they wish. A truly disappointing experience working in Corrections, as I had high hopes for a long lasting career. Working with inmates is the easiest part of the job; dealing with being belittled, harassed, and ostracized by Corrections' management team is something that could not be stomached or tolerated.
Correctional Officer in Maple Ridge, BC
on 28 September 2020
Awful Management
Terrible place to work, zero support from management. Staff is left to support each other. Management consistently take the inmates side and throw officers under the bus to protect themselves from the directors in Victoria. Charges you write against inmates a lot of times will be thrown out because the officers word means nothing, leaving you without credibility to the inmates and they will and do laugh at you for it. Inmates are constantly given handouts (ice cream, cookies, PlayStation, TVs) and act entitled because of it. If you value your sanity, avoid working in Corrections. One thing I will say, inmates were easier to deal with than the managers.
Program Developer in Kamloops, BC
on 8 July 2020
i would not recommend as a life career but it's a great step toward police / fire department/ and sheriff
I worked in the program department which was preferable to frontline security. There is a pension plan which is a rare thing these days. Team effort is hit and miss.... If you have a bit of a tough hide and a desire for job security...this could be for you..
on 20 October 2019
Stable income and reasonable workload
overseeing individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial or who have been sentenced to serve time in a jail or prison. Basically I need to be in the unit with the inmates to make sure they are safe during their custody.
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