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Scottish Prison Service

Scottish Prison Service Employee Review

I will be glad when I get to retire.

What is the best part of working at the company?Job security.Pension and sick pay.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Staff shortages ,Working Conditions PayWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Toxic., unsupportive, demanding, stressful.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Exhausting mentally and physically.
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basic training and poor mentoring of new staff

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Used to be one of the best jobs you could ask for, great staff and management alike. Now it feels like you can't trust your colleagues anymore to have your back, all new staff that are being brought in are not being properly vetted and are going to put both their colleagues and prisoners at risk with poor training and attitudes
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Terrible attitudes from top to bottom.

Weak management who hide and offer no support. Might be lucky to work with the handful of good staff but more than likely work with another weak individual just like the management. Toxic environment within staff, staff who bully prisoners but obviously only vulnerable ones.


Management and staff, cowards.
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Based on 92 reviews

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3.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.2 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.5 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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