Corrections Corporation of America Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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Corrections Corporation of America President, CEO, and Director Damon T. Hininger
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  1. Correctional officer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Management worked good with the officers

    Cons

    The officers were not professional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get better officers that are more professional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    CCA is a terrible place to work

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Look in the mirror -you hypocrites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Worst Contract

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

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

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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 a year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Close down this placr

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Horriable

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    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)

    Pros

    A lot of hrs. Decent benefits

    Cons

    You are treated horrible. Inmates are treated better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    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)

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Not employee friendly

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    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)

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    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

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    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

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