Corrections Corporation of America Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Corrections Corporation of America President, CEO, and Director Damon T. Hininger
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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 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Unprofessional upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • Correctional officers are stuck working some weeks 5 out of the 7 days (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Think before you say yes to the job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Lake City, FL
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Lake City, FL

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It's a job, overtime is good if they would allow you to choose your days to work.

    Cons

    The benefits suck,poor training, abd you are forced to work overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Quit treating the inmates better then the officers. They need to be accountable for their actions.


  2. Once in a lifetime experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Goodland, KS
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Goodland, KS

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

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

    Pros

    There is literally no shortage of overtime, but thankfully a few years ago this facility went to twelve hour shifts. Due to an ever present shortage of officers: it is not uncommon to work a seventy-two hour work week—more overtime means more money.

    Cons

    Most would consider a seventy-two hour work week the pinnacle of “dedication”, but not CCA. If employed by this company, you will struggle on a daily basis to understand why you have devoted your life (because that is essentially what you’ve done until you quit) to a company that rewards ineptitude. There is no work/life balance. Those who “play the game” well are rewarded with an office and (more importantly) less hours for substantially more pay, while the rest of the employees just try to make it to the end of their shift.

    Promotion from Correctional Officer is done by a board system: where you will be asked questions such as “how do you spell sergeant?” (Unfortunately, not kidding there.) However once you are popular enough to make SCO (senior correctional officer), your job does become a little better.

    This is a terrible place to work. You can expect poor leadership and almost non-existent moral. There is not culture teamwork to speak of, and your hard work and diligence will be rewarded with a sadly laughable prospect of “career advancement”. This job is a pit-stop for most, a career for the most unfortunate who couldn’t hope to do any better—and that delightful mix would make up the bulk of your co-workers.

    The inmates really are the least of your problem at KCCC.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership classes in any of the positive leadership styles, requiring a demonstration of leadership to advance to a leadership position, and perhaps a reminder to Assistant Shift Supervisors and above that the employees below them are co-workers and not inmates. I would strongly advise not hiring back correctional staff that quit and come back time-and-time-again, and if you must due to manpower issues; under no circumstance give them back their rank. Reward those who are loyal and you will be rewarded with loyal people.


  3. Don

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taylor, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taylor, TX

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good people that you work with. Lasting bonds beyond employment do to the environment and that you need to trust your fellow employee to always have your back in every situation.

    Cons

    The company itself is self-centered, stockholder/executive driven, and unwilling to fight for the rights, welfare, and well being of it's employees. I have never in my life worked for a company that did everything it could to mak the rich richer and the poor poorer.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    No Professionalism...Racism

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  6. Poorly Managed, hired rapists as Physician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Midlevel Provider in Coffee, GA
    Current Employee - Midlevel Provider in Coffee, GA

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America

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

    Pros

    Adequate salary for midlevel with experience

    Cons

    Extremely poor management, no expectation of improving working conditions

    Advice to Management

    Fire HSA, hire competent HSA


  7. Helpful (1)

    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Use, abuse and throw away.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    CCA is a terrible place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. I worked there way to long

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Worst Contract

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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