Overall Reviews at Federal Bureau of Prisons
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.
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.
Correctional Officer | Oxford, WI | May 9, 2020
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.
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.
Occupancy Specialist | Butner, NC | Nov 7, 2019
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.
Safety Officer | Butner, NC | Oct 28, 2019
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.
Environmental Compliance Specialist | Pekin, IL | Apr 15, 2019
Great career. Opportunities for those who apply themselves. Affect change in the lives of inmates on a daily basis. Good pay and paid time off for sickness and vacation.
ProsMany career advancement routes
ConsShift work for most positions
Treatment Manager | Miami, FL | Mar 10, 2019
My Career at the Federal Bureau of Prisons
I have worked for the Bureau of Prisons for 24 plus years and I have enjoyed my time here. I started as an Officer and I am currently a Case Manager. A typical day at work entails preparation of my caseload to see inmates, sanitizing my rosters, checking to see which inmates arrived the night before and communicating with the Officer, the Counselor and my Unit Manager to see if anything new needs to be done. I work in a very diverse environment which has given me the opportunity to work with many different types of people. The management works well with staff and they are very approachable. Staff and management alike are friendly and helpful. The hardest part of the job is when an inmate becomes disruptive and aggressive. I enjoy this job because I like helping the inmate population. I encourage them to be productive and succeed prior to their release date. I also attempt to reduce recidivism by speaking to them positively before their release.
ConsShift work as an Officer
Office Specialist | Philadelphia, PA | Jan 22, 2019
great place, understanding home life. you will like working there. transportation benefits are great, personable staff, easy going, reliable computers.
Senior Correction Officer | Loretto, PA | Dec 5, 2018
Stressful 24/7 job
Good pay and benefits. Most staff are good people to work with. Best benefit is being able to retire at an early age. The retirement plan offered by the Federal Government for Department of Justice employees is one of the best.