Corrections Corporation of America

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Corrections Corporation of America Reviews

Updated July 12, 2014
Updated July 12, 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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50 Ratings

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.  

    integrity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    the pay is pretty good....

    Cons

    reminds me of high school

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    it was good for a start.overtime available.

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer  in  Sayre, OK
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Sayre, OK

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay,good benefits,days off,paid time off

    Cons

    Remote location of the facilty

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Prejudiced

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer  in  Florence, AZ
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Florence, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick time, guaranteed forty plus hours a week. The Supervisors are on site at all times.

    Cons

    You are nothing more than a number for these people. They would like you to believe that they care for their employees. They do not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Detention Officer  in  California City, CA
    Former Employee - Detention Officer in California City, CA

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Job it self, good schedules,

    Cons

    to many differences between locations. no continuity between locations. (pay, training, management)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs to be the same mind set. no matter the facility. pay should not be a matter of dollars but cents.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A wonderful place to work.

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Unlimited overtime, friendly environment, good experience

    Cons

    No comment at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment at this time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company, with a Few Glitches Along the Way.

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    This is a great company who treats many of its employees like family. Being part of such a large corporation does come with perks sometimes such as company functions, frequently having meals provided by executives and free items such as tee-shirts, pens, and desk accessories.

    Cons

    With any large corporation, things can change quickly. Many times a year CCA will lose contracts with particular correctional facilities and lay off the entire staff associated with that location. In addition, if you are working within the CCA Corporate Headquarters (or Facility Support Center as it is referred to) be aware if you are not an 'internal' employee. This company uses many contract employees but they do not receive the same treatment or perks of the internal employees or 'family members'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gauge and communicate with staff to take a temperature check of how things are going. Many times it seems like management is cold and removed and have an attitude of 'it's just business.' All employees were created equally... Let's make sure they know that! :)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's Not What You Know . . .

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Longevity and leading position in the industry. Hardworking people who begin with the best intentions but become jaded or just getting by after years of not getting rewarded.

    Cons

    Good ole boys network based on who you know, not what you know. Lots of talk about employee engagement and liking each other for who we all are, but not enough evidence to back up the chatter. Low pay in general. Diminishing benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was a good experience.

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    Current Employee - Management  in  Florence, AZ
    Current Employee - Management in Florence, AZ

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good compensation, room for career advancement

    Cons

    Career advancement becomes difficult after reaching a certain level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement true succession planning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Let's blame everyone else for our screw ups

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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse  in  Eloy, AZ
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Eloy, AZ

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a job. At least I can pay my bills.

    Cons

    Very poor programs. Tools necessary for job are outdated and don't work properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better than the inmates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good company, needs common sense.

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    Current Employee - Detention Officer  in  Gainesville, GA
    Current Employee - Detention Officer in Gainesville, GA

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Good high level management and good company support network. Very well planned and thought out as a company.

    Cons

    Professionalism was somewhat lacking at times. There a lot of favoritism, especially on the racial front. Upper management was not engaged with the line staff at all. Lot of uncommon sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive with the line staff and do not allow personal recommendations of the supervisory staff to over shadow personal one on one appraisals of line staff, supervisor use the buddy system but their buddy might not be the best choice. (This commentary is not over something that happened to me but to other line staff. Wanting to advance and being worthy of it but supervisors played favorites and the best person did not get the gig. )

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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