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3.7 out of 5 stars.
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Training suggests things have changed from the "good old days". Practice shows that this is untrue. Staff setup conflicts to "practice " hands on intervention




stressful, toxic

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4.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
5.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.0 out of 5 stars for Management
1.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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Toxic management and work culture. Extreme nepotism problem.

This is a great job if you are friends with, sleeping with, or related to management, otherwise you are bullied and treated as less than a number. You start part time on call and expect to stay that way for 7+ years, despite them telling you it will be 3 or so. Expect the worst shift rotations for possibly your entire career unless you are “in” with management. Seniority means nothing and the MGEU does not care about you, only padding their own wallets. Promotions mostly happen due to nepotism.People get stuck here due to lack of any other education or transferable skills. It seems okay for the first couple of years. Mental health issues and addictions are rampant. Please consider any other career.


the pay is reasonable


Management. On call schedule. Toxic work culture. Horrible union
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Good place to work.

Great place to work . I had great support from my coworkers, but managment in corrections was not the most supportive. High stress environment. Definitely a tough work environment.
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Provincial corrections is a poor career choice

Management have a severe disconnect from front line staff. All employees are just numbers and are treated as such. Management tries to bully staff in similar ways they would inmates. Poor morale due to poor leadership skills from supervisors and senior management. Lots of gossip and can be a toxic work environment. Corrections has a high rate of PTSD. MB government recently had a study into mental health in corrections and how they treat staff. The government got a very bad report back. The MGEU is a weak union and does not properly represent correctional staff needs as the MGEU caters to other workers in the civil service. Stress and mental health issues are very common in this career and the support and training to prepare you for it is minimal. EAFP is provided but the quality of councilors are very poor. Most staff will not return to see councilors at EAFP due to poor experience. Staff ends up seeking help from a private counselor service or from the bottom of a alcohol bottle. Job security used to be good. But with the conservative government manipulating prison numbers with the courts giving out more promises to appears to dangerous offenders, probations not breaching inmates, etc... inmate numbers are low and the province has started closing units. No staff has been laid off as of yet but that's because they put you in the part time pool so you will be on call 24/7. You dont start out fulltime permanent but you are put in the part time pool on call 24/7 where you will sit by your phone for the next 7 years plus until a full time spot is available. - 


Good salary, good time off, some good co workers, decent benefits


Shift work, start out in part time pool, long time till full time, high levels of stress, high risk of mental health issues, poor leadership, job security isnt as good as it once was.
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Overall rating

Based on 68 reviews

Ratings by category

3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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