Corrections Corporation of America
2.8 of 5 65 reviews
www.cca.com Nashville, TN 5000+ Employees

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Updated May 11, 2014

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69% Approve of the CEO

Corrections Corporation of America President, CEO, and Director Damon T. Hininger

Damon T. Hininger

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A real bad solution, to housing americas inmate population

    Correctional Officer (Current Employee)
    Nashville, TN

    Prosits a paycheck every 2 weeks

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Do not Work here

    Correctional Officer (Current Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsExperience 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.

    ConsWork 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 Senior ManagementTake professionalism classes and learn professional etiquette.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Ole Boys Club

    Corrections Officer (Former Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You are in prison too

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    UnCaring Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsUniforms, 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.

    ConsCared 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 Senior ManagementIntegrity

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsCCA 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a joke place to work.

    Correctional Officer (Former Employee)
    Chattanooga, TN

    ProsNone .If I had a friend I did not want speaking to me ever agin I will Highly recommend Silver dale.

    ConsSee title me turning in a notice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit 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?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Where do I start

    Correctional Officer (Current Employee)
    Nashville, TN

    ProsCan't think of any at this time

    ConsPolitical, If your not in the right groups don't expect to get promoted. Over worked! IF you love overtime then you'll fit in because there's tons of mandatory overtime!!! Everyone comes here and several people by the time they've been here 2 or so months leave so we are always short on staff so the Correctional Officers suffer! Correctional officers are stuck working some weeks 5 out of the 7 days. Not Captains, Lieutenants, Correctional Counselors, Pretty much anyone besides Correctional officer!

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider raising the pay, making people besides just Correctional Officers work overtime. There are tons of things that people besides correctional officers can do! Pill call, count, different facility security checks. That will free up Officers and put them back into units.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poorest working conditions I have ever experienced

    Correctional Officer (Former Employee)
    Chattanooga, TN

    ProsUnlimited overtime money to be made

    ConsNo breaks, no lunch or dinner breaks, no bathroom breaks, no water, can work 12 to 18 hours a day without any kind of breaks, no protection from inmate attacks, no holidays, all management is cold and uncaring

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe kinder to employees,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You have to be in the "in crowd"

    Correctional Officer (Current Employee)
    Nashville, TN

    ProsAs much overtime you want.

    ConsWill hire just about anyone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some people in higher management that have actual corrections backgrounds.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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