Federal Bureau of Prisons

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Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Bureau of Prisons
3.7
1156 reviews
Federal Bureau of Prisons Ratings
3.7
Average rating of 1156 reviews on Indeed
3.5Work-Life Balance
3.9Pay & Benefits
3.9Job Security & Advancement
3.4Management
3.4Culture
Headquarters
Washington, DC
Employees
10,000+
Revenue
Unknown
Industry
Government

Popular jobs at Federal Bureau of Prisons

 Average SalarySalary Range
Correctional Officer
23 salaries reported
$50,369
per year
$24,000-$83,000
Clinical Psychologist
12 salaries reported
$90,027
per year
$43,000-$149,000
Psychologist
37 salaries reported
$97,049
per year
$40,000-$170,000
Registered Nurse
3 salaries reported
$71,795
per year
$28,000-$129,000
Senior Medical Officer
2 salaries reported
$70,000
per year
$35,000-$105,000
Salary Satisfaction
64%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 1139 reviews
Benefits
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
401k
Paid Time Off
Stock Options
Discounts

Federal Bureau of Prisons Reviews

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Overall Reviews at Federal Bureau of Prisons

3.0
Human Resources Specialist | Grand Prairie, TX | Feb 17, 2020
Leadership needs training
The BOP is stable employment and the line staff is family-like. The leadership needs tremendous work. Line staff are not promoted based on their skillset/merit, as it should be but instead promoted based on personal feelings. The agency would be stellar, but its downfall is its lack of diversity and training.
4.0
Shift Manager | Coleman, FL | Apr 11, 2020
Great place to start in federal Law Enforcement
Great place to work. The best run Law Enforcement agency I've worked for. Pay could be better for the work, but if you're looking to get your for in the door with the feds, this is it! 6C (Law Enforcement/Firefighter) retirement. Great federal benefits.
4.0
Correctional Officer | Oxford, WI | May 9, 2020
Executive Staff
The largest problem with the Federal Bureau of Prisons is some executive Staff, Wardens and Associate Warden. They come in with their own agenda's and do not listen to the home steaders, those are staff that started at 1 institution and will retire there. Those staff know the inmates and the institution the best and know what it takes to keeping the institution running safe. Because, they know what inmates are associated with which gangs and how they operate.
3.0
Clinical Psychologist | Beaumont, TX | Nov 25, 2019
Easy entry into federal services
This is an easy way to get into federal service, particularly federal law enforcement. This agency has great benefits and is best suited long-term for individuals with relatively low formal education and/or training. For those with high formal education and/or training, this is a great entry into the public job market but best served as a stepping stone to other opportunities in the private sector or other agencies. It does offer the opportunity for almost unlimited advancement for those who are able to navigate a completely political, "good 'ol boy" culture.
5.0
Information Technology Specialist | Washington, DC | Aug 8, 2020
Great place to work!!!
Best job ever!!! Support from bosses and staff was second to none. Loved working in the Central Office and Grand Prairie, Texas. While stationed at Central Office I was able to travel to institutions around the country and found it to be like visiting communities of brothers and sisters.
ProsAlways thought I had a purpose!
ConsN/A
5.0
Environmental Compliance Specialist | Forrest City, AR | Nov 1, 2017
Great Work Environment
I have been here for just under 20 years and have advanced through the system quite well. I have reached my short and long term goals with this agency and would recommend it to anyone looking for a new career.
ProsGreat Advancement
ConsInmates
5.0
Environmental Compliance Specialist | Complex, NC | Nov 1, 2017
Outstanding Career Oriented Government Agency
I have been with the Agency for close to 20 years. Great advancement opportunity and great benefits. Upper level management is very pro staff and friendly.
ProsCareer Advancement
ConsHazardous Work Enviornment
5.0
Environmental Compliance Specialist | Greenville, IL | Mar 29, 2016
Excellent career choice with great retirement package.
A career in the Department of Justice is the best thing I could have ever done in my life. It pays well and has led to a great life for me and my family. I did not relocate during my career, but many have. The freedom to move around the country is a great piece of mind and provides even greater advancement opportunities. You can easily make 80-100G in the BOP during your career.
ProsJust about everything, pay, benefits, home time, job requirements.
ConsSomewhat negative atmosphere, working in a prison.
3.0
Occupancy Specialist | Butner, NC | Nov 7, 2019
Good Start
The BOP gave me a great start to my career in Occupational Safety & Health. It has excellent training and requirement guidelines for its safety & health employees.
3.0
Safety Officer | Butner, NC | Oct 28, 2019
Tedious
It is a prison setting. Nothing about the job is fun beyond your coworkers. Advancement is based on who you know not what you know. Good chance to move around at the governments leisure if you so choose.

Questions And Answers about Federal Bureau of Prisons

What is the work environment and culture like at Federal Bureau of Prisons?
Asked Sep 13, 2016
Medical dress code
Answered May 4, 2020
Culture in my opinion is the worst. Wouldn’t recommend to any prior military members due to the fact that there is no professionalism, grooming standards or brotherhood you’re used to in the military. It’s a depressing environment not because of inmates or the prison itself, but it’s more because of whom you work with. Most officers look or carry themselves like an officer and other than the uniform seem no better than the inmates you monitor. If you’re looking for a Law Enforcement feel, this is NOT It! No wonder no other law enforcement branch respects the federal bureau of prisons. Only the bad officers last, the good ones do there best until they make a mistake and the bureau will cut you faster than yesterday! Just a word of advice. If you’re lazy overweight or obese and wanna have no grooming standards and get a good paycheck this is for you.if you’re motivated, fit, and have legit abilities then this is NOT the path to take!
Answered Jan 2, 2020
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Federal Bureau of Prisons a better place to work?
Asked Apr 8, 2017
Implement a better staff! By having grooming standards, uniform standards and by all means WEIGHT standards! Most staff I encountered couldn’t run 20 ft much less across the Rec Yard!
Answered Jan 2, 2020
Hire by qulafications
Answered Mar 5, 2019
What questions did they ask during your interview at Federal Bureau of Prisons?
Asked Jul 2, 2016
How you will function as a correctional officer, not as a medical provider.
Answered Apr 3, 2019
Many thing
Answered Dec 11, 2018
What is the interview process like at Federal Bureau of Prisons?
Asked Jun 17, 2016
The interview process is intense. Applicants are put in scenario situations. This is due to being a correctional worker first in keeping society safe from criminals.
Answered Nov 20, 2018
Panel interview, Back ground check, drug testing thru out career..Another back ground check every 5 years, but it has lower it standards and getting a low quality of workers.
Answered Oct 26, 2018
How are the working hours at Federal Bureau of Prisons?
Asked Oct 19, 2016
8 hour shifts with mandatory overtime
Answered Mar 26, 2019
The hours are good
Answered Mar 11, 2019