Corrections Corporation of America Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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Corrections Corporation of America President, CEO, and Director Damon T. Hininger
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  1. No Professionalism...Racism

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Correctional Counselor in Tutwiler, MS
    Former Employee - Correctional Counselor in Tutwiler, MS

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Correctional Officers can get 50 hrs overtime per pay period....

    Cons

    Warden tells Correctionl Officers and Inmates what he thinks they want to hear in any situation just to get them out of his face..Captains very unprofessional ...will discuss officers personal business ..(reason for call off..pto time consumption ) in others officers presence...No sick leave at TCCF but is listed on PTO details , which leads me to believe that other CCA's accrue sick leave..TCCF officers subject to much harsher rules due to being 100% African American 99% of the time...Non African Americans will remain a C/O less than six months..PROMOTED..RACE..Also probable reason for no sick leave...Employee census is always low but always sending officers to Louisana CCA to work???

    Advice to Management

    Stop the Racism!

  2. Correctional officer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Management worked good with the officers

    Cons

    The officers were not professional

    Advice to Management

    Need to get better officers that are more professional

  3. Helpful (1)

    Use, abuse and throw away.

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    Former Employee - Senior Officer in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Officer in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some great people here, and some of the jobs get to really help people.

    Cons

    The client hates you, and you have to be the bigger man all the time. Comapny burns you out, abuses your personal space, but you can't be tired on the job. Not as stable as they advertise!

    Advice to Management

    Don't be like the government, your people matter! Benefits, training, opportunities are all wit the company in mind but never the employee in mind. You think if the company does great, everyone will benefit, but there is always better, so you will never get there.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    CCA is a terrible place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Youngstown, OH

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well. A lot of different opportunities.

    Cons

    Company has no loyalty to anyone. Years of good service mean nothing. Company does not appreciate good employees. Has a history of hanging employees out to dry for minor infractions regardless of their excellent work history. Preaches values and ethics which is another bunch of lies. It doesn't pay to be truthful there. You are better off being a liar. In fact the liars are the ones who run the place. Staff culture is - rumors galore and opinion of you by management is based on same rumors from what other back stabbers have to say about you to management, not your actual work ethic. The top management buys into the rumors which makes it so much harder to work there. Top management believes inmates over staff. The culture there is a stab you in the back , all for oneself and add in a lot of racial issues. Management is tyrannical-must worship the few as if they were Gods.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror -you hypocrites.

  6. I worked there way to long

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

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are not to bad.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible. No good pay raises. to much overtime. turnover rate is 85%. And it's not because it's a jail. The management does not treat you with respect. No restroom breaks. If you have to go you will have to use an inmates cell. You are not aloud to leave the unit.

    Advice to Management

    For Warden Jennings stop thinking you are better than everyone else. Start talking to your employees like there people. Go and talk to them one on one. For the unit Management staff you need to start backing up your post officers. Spend more time in the units.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Worst Contract

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get 3 and 4 days off

    Cons

    90% of the employees are Ghetto..sloppy with their uniforms.I worked there for almost a year it was the worst experience

    Advice to Management

    Screen backgrounds before you hire and while employed. Provide opportunities for those working in DC to visit other jails under CCA for trainings

  8. Helpful (3)

    Great experience if you like to pursue your education in Criminal Justice.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid time off, Overtime, Every other weekend off .Guaranteed income

    Cons

    Very unprofessional atmosphere if a staff member has an issue about you count on it the inmates will know about it.Constantly stuck on post. Professionalism that's what they teach you in class but they don't own up to it. Pay is awful 10.31 in Chattanooga .Very high turnover rate. They now have a class 2 twice a month they can use the money to pay their Correctional Officer more money. There's no management skills at all at they will promote anybody.

    Advice to Management

    Close down this placr

  9. Helpful (2)

    Horriable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Officer in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Officer in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of hrs. Decent benefits

    Cons

    You are treated horrible. Inmates are treated better.

  10. Helpful (2)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    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.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Not employee friendly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recreation Coordinator in Eloy, AZ
    Former Employee - Recreation Coordinator in Eloy, AZ

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay in Arizona is good.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

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