Correctional Officer in Edmonton, AB
If youre a white guy who plays hockey and chews tobacoo and is a closet racist. As in the remand center is your closet. Then apply!
If your in the other category like me. Well you got no chance with the boys club culture here. The people think theyre in the 50s.
Senior Building Operator in maintenance
its a paycheck- & that's it
the worst job I ever tolerated for such a long time!Absolutely brutal how poor managers treat the staff here - unless you are friends with them!stay away is my advice
Correctional Peace Officer in Edmonton, AB
Stable but thats it.
No meaningful background checks means you will be working with people who are addicted to everything from steroids to cocaine. They are all union protected and HR is afraid to tackle any issues so you are stuck with them. Managers will play blatant favorites, and the government is constantly freezing salaries despite cost of living going up. It can be dangerous like most prisons, so you have to expect that. Its not all bad though. At least its secure, the benefits are decent and you can make a good income if you are willing to do the OT and look after yourself. Best used as a stepping stone to something else as it gets repetitive and will kill you mentally after a while.
Correctional Peace Officer 2 in Edmonton, AB
Overall Good Job
Like any other Government job there are positives and negatives. The benefits are good, hours and shift rotation are a benefit, and there is lots of opportunity to make extra money with overtime. Advancement is difficult as there is only one way to move, and that is up.
Is a very negative environment as you are dealing with remanded people and this does not create an environment with positive interactions.
Correctional Peace Officer II (Field Training Officer) in Edmonton, AB
Never a dull day
- Typical day at work is exercising the care, custody of control of inmates. Controlling day to day activities of inmates, providing meals, medication, safety checks, healthcare checks, transporting inmates in building or external escorts. Responding to emergency codes is a normal function of the job.
-I have learned a lot about conflict management, communication, how to collaborate between other agencies and selfcare.
- the culture is very money oriented, people work a lot here and sometimes forget to take care of themselves
- hardest part of the job is dealing with upper management
- enjoyable things are the people you work with! Benefits and vacation time are amazing as well.