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New Zealand Department of Corrections Employee Review

The company has improved it training, Good salary, Job security is good with advancement prospects. The culture can be negative.

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25 July 2014
The job is not for everyone and can be very challenging. It is a job which has a lot of routine so can be monotinous at times, but also busy with moving prisoners about to classes, courts, other escorts such as medical, transfers etc. Perfoming searches, dealing with difficult situations. The management I wont comment on as I basically am not supposed to. But the people you meet in corrections make the difference, I have some fond memories of real characters that have come and gone over the years. I suppose the most difficult part of the job is dealing with phsycologically impaired individuals, mostly because you cant get through to them most of the time. And also the roster basically sucks.
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4.0
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4.0
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3.0
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2.0
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Pros
Good wages, 6 weeks annual leave, meet good people, learn a lot about yourself.
Cons
The roster, stress, uncoopeative people, negative enviroment.
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Team work
Cons
Shift work
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4.0
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10 October 2015
Helping others to achieve tasks
how to deal with a variety of personal problems

there for support when needed

communicate with variety of aged people skilled and unskilled.

who will complete tasks, who needs to be encouraged to do tasks

Tasks completed during day

policys over riding, day to day tasks.

just a number, not a person.
Pros
Rumuneration package
Cons
not near Partrners, family. start 5.00am
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3.8
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3.8
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3.8
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Management
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