Corrections Corporation of America

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Corrections Corporation of America Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
73 Reviews

2.6
73 Reviews
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Corrections Corporation of America President, CEO, and Director Damon T. Hininger
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay,good benefits,days off,paid time off (in 5 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits, paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick time, guaranteed forty plus hours a week (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Prison stays understaffed(to line the business's pockets) so that means mandatory overtime; make you come on your day off, or write you up (in 4 reviews)

  • Unprofessional upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Horriable

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    Former Employee - Officer  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Officer in Chattanooga, TN

    Pros

    A lot of hrs. Decent benefits

    Cons

    You are treated horrible. Inmates are treated better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Stress, verbal abuse, and hours until you drop.. Literally!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pays better than some state corrections. Good benefits, excellent 401k. Plenty of overtime!!

    Cons

    The turn over if so high because these people in management will literally such the life out of you. Three employees sent out to the hospital for heart related issues. People being forced to work 7 days in a row 12 hours a day. The management talk down to CO's and make then feel two inches tall and when it's brought to anyone higher.. They shrug their shoulders and walk away. The next day your takes from your post to work the worst part of the building because you opened your mouth. So when you realize that this is bull and leave all the time and effort you put in.. And certificates and awards don't mean anything when you get out into the real world again. Work here to save up your money and get your feet wet in corrections, then move on. Anything longer if not worth your time or your health.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not employee friendly

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    Former Employee - Recreation Coordinator  in  Eloy, AZ
    Former Employee - Recreation Coordinator in Eloy, AZ

    Pros

    Pay in Arizona is good.

    Cons

    Unless you are executive staff they don't take care of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out the garbage that prevent being an enjoyable place to work,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A real bad solution, to housing americas inmate population

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    its a paycheck every 2 weeks

    Cons

    the company thinks they invented corrections! they coudn't be more worng, they treat staff and inmates very poorly, like property. staff is very under trained. ACA standards used as needed but again they think they invented ACA standards. its only a matter of time till they get someone killed. oh wait! its already happened

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you get what you pay for... hire more staff and pay them to stick around

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Do not Work here

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Experience in Corrections, overtime is always there. Perfect if you do not want an outside life. Preferably do not have a family. You can date your co workers because that will be the only people you see.

    Cons

    Work all the time for pitiful pay. Inmates have the run of the place. Get disrespected daily by inmates and staff. Unprofessional upper management. Promotions are predetermined before even posted. Yearly training is the same so you never really learn anything new. Become unsocialized in this environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take professionalism classes and learn professional etiquette.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Ole Boys Club

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    Former Employee - Corrections Officer
    Former Employee - Corrections Officer

    Pros

    The experience is valuable on a resume and you learn a lot about people in general. You have learn people skills if you don't have them in order to be successful as a Corrections Officer. They try to keep a family or team driven type of environment, promoting team work.

    Cons

    The pay is usually not very good except in a few places. Because of the good ole boys type of leadership, the ones that are friendly with supervisors or management get promoted over others. They excuse giving some positions to people that are much less qualified than others without even posting the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would start having others not involved in the facility do the promotions. This could keep it a little more fair in my opinion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    You are in prison too

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people I worked with who cared about the jobs they were trying to do.

    Cons

    lack of confidentiality and lots of gossiping from upper management, Lousy orientation and no training for job specific tasks, lack of proper communication to all who needed to know. Upper management was in your personal business too often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To corporate - pay attention to what your facility employees are telling you. They don't contact you to waste your time - there are big problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    UnCaring Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Uniforms, free prison food if you could stomach it, a place to get your boots shined for cheap, a place to get a cheap hair cut.

    Cons

    Cared very little about the people that worked for them, we were all replaceable, this is a business that just happens to house inmates. They care about the inmates and the employees about the same. Very sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low pay, bad management, and inmate abuse -- oh my!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you are a power loving wise-guy this is the place for you.

    Cons

    CCA promotes the abuse of inmates. Using their power to cover up sexual abuse and etc. The company is known to withhold inmates food and privileges until lawsuits are dropped. They will stop at nothing to make money.

    Be prepared to work 20-25 hours of overtime a week to make it. The pay is that low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a joke place to work.

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Chattanooga, TN

    Pros

    None .If I had a friend I did not want speaking to me ever agin I will Highly recommend Silver dale.

    Cons

    See title me turning in a notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit acting like you are smarter than everyone .Management is a bunch of ego maniacs. You could not beg me to go back to work there.
    Does management realize why so many former employees have lawsuits ageist the company?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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