New Zealand Department of Corrections
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New Zealand Department of Corrections Employee Reviews in Dunedin, Otago

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This was a busy and challenging role which was varied. A typical day would consist of screening visitors by doing police checks, answering phone and fielding calls, meeting all visitors on their visits, ensuring they have no contraband, ensuring they put all phones etc in their lockers. It was a great team environment.

The hardest part of the job was seeing families upset. and the most enjoyable part of the job was being able to make them feel at ease and not to fear the process
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working with the public
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long hours and lots of travel
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Good pay but watch your back. Their is a culture of corrections can be quite daunting.

Co-workers were forever talking behind my back and at times i felt very isolated. What i noticed was it was not only me but each other as well. A very unhealthy environment.


Management were more concerned about public controversy than doing what was required.


If you think being part of corrections is about making a difference in the lives of those you work with then think again.


Sadly the majority of the staff gain great please talking about clients (offenders) and how they are idiots, losers etc.


Not a healthy work environment which plays lip service to making a positive change in peoples lives. It was more about processing the numbers and pushing them through.


Could be a much better place if only management had the motivation to implement trust, honesty & integrity amongst its employees.
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office politics
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