Correctional Service Canada Employee Reviews

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Comes down to extra attention, awareness and supervision to details and movements within a confined institutional kitchen
Officer (Former Employee) –  Agassiz, BC9 March 2019
A typical start day is to boost up your prep talk and be prepared to make precise work delegation to inmates with clear instructions and timing for 3 meals in terms of serving time.

Supervise intensively like a hawk and cross reference everything and check from time to time to correct kitchen ethics, foodsafe and foods abuses in terms of stealing as well as hiding utensils and kitchen wares.

The hardest part of the job is to coordinate meal tasks, foods preparation and cooking time with unskillful inmates and to train them to produce volume on-time and portioning right at steamlines during 40 minutes meals time.

Timing is crucial and equally important to manage special diet meals, religious meals for inmates that required health attention.

However, it is quite satisfying when inmates learn the skills, serve it right for their foods and complete their duties on schedule. This is no easy job to do, given the facts that there are restrictions of movement inside the kitchen and limited access to utensils, knives, wraps, foils and each food kind and proteins.

It is all about management at the front line plus lots of logged reports and mentoring. At the end of the day, most likely tired, rush to fresh air and feel accomplished...and that's on a daily basis, hence challenging and good pay for 12 hours.
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Inuit Liaison Officer (Current Employee) –  Gravenhurst, ON27 January 2019
Great local staff, work at your own pace, lots of time to meet the deadlines. Great staff to work with.
Working with Inuit to connect with their families in Nunavut.
Pros
home for lunch
Cons
in and out of facility
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Psychologist (Current Employee) –  Montérégie, QC20 January 2019
Great place to work. Serious vision. Training every year in my speciality
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Typical union environment
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Lower Mainland, BC14 September 2018
Major concerns with Phoenix payroll system and political agenda of upper management. Excessive witch-hunt culture of blame. Frustration levels high when working with various departments due to a lack of expediency and 'not my job' mentality.
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Interesting
Food Services Distribution Assistant (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB31 August 2018
A lot of office politics and too many "bosses" giving differing direction. Rules followed by some, but not all.
Some departments not approachable. Warden not making decisions leaving departments to squabble.
Pros
Flexible
Cons
Negative Morale amoung staff
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Great mental health awareness...
Analytical Support Clerk (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON28 June 2018
Working with very serious and heavy subject matter, this branch placed great emphasis on the need for a health work-life balance. Things like "coffee Thursdays" were implemented to bring the employees in this small office together at least once every week for 15-30 minutes in the late morning to ensure the employees were taking health mental and physical breaks.
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Productive and nice place to work
IT Client Service (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 June 2018
Good place to work, good management, great experience, worked with good people, learned a great deal about the institutions, I loved my career in corrections and I wished I never had to leave. I worked with amazing people everyday. It was the excitement of never knowing what would happen day by day.
Pros
Friendly envirement
Cons
very hard to become full time employee
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Wonderful if you like to be bored
Human Resources Assistant Generalist (Former Employee) –  Millhaven, ON3 April 2018
As with most government jobs, there are people who want to work hard and a lot who don't. Being around people who don't want to work when you do is very challenging.
Pros
stability
Cons
boring
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Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Abbotsford, BC20 February 2018
An interesting career choice that allows for many opportunities for training and growth. It can allow you to stretch beyond what you thought you were able.
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challenging work place
Manager (Former Employee) –  Alberta10 October 2017
This place is very hard to work at, there is to much staff conflict and back stabbing. The money is good, however your health and mental state is in the negative here
Pros
money is good
Cons
bad environment
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Great Place To Work
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Abbotsford, BC28 July 2017
Great place to work. Everyone's very accepting, helpful, friendly and all around amazing. Great group of staff! Management really cares about bettering lives.
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Good pay with health plan and retirement plan
Federal Correctional Officer (Current Employee) –  Agassiz, BC23 July 2017
Very poor work conditions. Employee treatment is very poor. Management is generally lacking in skills. Very little support for employess. Stress can be very high with no support.
Pros
wages
Cons
Treatment of employees
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People in charge that are inept
Federal Correctional Officer (Former Employee) –  Prince Albert, SK1 May 2017
I resigned after 17 years, 3 months of service because I got tired of the bs. Political correctness, people being hired who shouldn't be there, supervisors promoted because they are in a cliché group of people, very inept leadership. Became too dangerous to work there with the bad decisions being made. Only good thing was the job security but why would you want to work there.
Should have left sooner in life and learned a trade.
Pros
Job Security
Cons
Poor leadership, bad leadership decisions that are dangerous
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Practicum Student (Former Employee) –  Abbotsford, BC7 April 2017
Pretty good. Staff were very friendly and worked well with the inmates. I felt like everyone knew what they were doing and the prison always felt like a very safe environment.
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friendly team environment
Web Developer (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON27 October 2016
Strong and friendly team environment, up to date with latest technology, environment, Recognition for Hard Work, a fun open concept atmosphere, and filled with passionate people.
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Records, Mail and Support Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON24 August 2016
I will not participate in this. I do not unserstand why this is required for me to apply for new positions...........................................
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Productive and fun place to work at.
Scheduling & Deployment Assistant (Former Employee) –  Grande Cache, AB14 October 2014
Everyday is different with new challenges to enjoy. The co-workers in the Admin. area are fun and easy going. They are hard workers and everyone seems to enjoy their career. My most enjoyable part of the job is the interacting with different personalities.

The Supervisor and other top Managers are fair and fun to work with.
Pros
Pay is good and the co-workers are excellent.
Cons
It is hard to become either term or indeterminent.
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great
Records, Mail & Support Assistant (Current Employee) –  ottawa12 August 2014
great working environment, staff is hard working, management is good and very helpful
Pros
helpful
Cons
none
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Awesome place to work
Health Services Assistant (Current Employee) –  St. John's, NL5 August 2014
It's a typical Federal Government Department but the people who work there are amazing.
Pros
Parking
Cons
Learning curve if you don't know anything about Corrections
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I liked the workplace
Office Clerk (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON11 December 2013
so much to learn, and do everyday so it was exciting. my co-workers will nice and very helpful
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