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Not if they triple the wages and half the hours would I consider going back.

What is the best part of working at the company?The money is about the only reason to work for the prison service. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The management are almost universally useless. There is a culture of bullying prevalent in the upper management unfortunately this comes right from the top. Avoid at all costs. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Absolutely appalling. You are just a number on the payroll. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Think of the worst day at work multiply by 10 then you're there. Insufficient staff, dangerous manning levels and clueless, inexperienced management, a truly toxic cocktail.
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2.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.6 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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