- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at GEO Group full-time (more than a year)Pros
Lots of overtime, decent pay, easy hiring process, easy job, fun job, great experience,Cons
lack officers necessarily to adequately run a prison, high turn over rate, officers don't stick to procedures or routines which causes stress for other officers.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Higher more competent staff members and give them incentive to stay like facility activites. Have your lieutenants and captains more involved in the training process so new officers don't learn bad habits and short cuts from lazy officers. Work on the mandatory overtime process and instead of mandating officers two or three times a week schedule a lieutenant in the post or higher more officers because that's a major reason officers don't stay.RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at GEO Group.Interview Details
I applied online and received a call about 2 months later for an in-person interview with the director. I was told the department was new and that they had just hired the director the previous week. During the initial phone call, the recruiter was personable, but appeared to be trying to convince me of the company's commitment to rehabilitation and not just imprisonment. She asked about my work experience and provided additional information on the company, the new department, and the role.
The in-person interview was in the new offices. The same questions were asked of all the candidates. I am used to having conversations during an interview, but this seemed very formulaic. I have seen interviewers read off a script during most of my interviews in south Florida, so it might also be a regional practice. The typical questions were asked: talk about you work history and quantitative skills.
I later spoke with the recruiter again and was able to talk more about the company culture. She was hesitant to talk about this and did not answer the question directly. She again went into more of a sales pitch about how the company is changing and focusing more on rehabilitation. I was told I would hear back the next week. I followed up, and then was told I would hear back the following week. During the phone conversation and the in-person interview, I was told that they were looking to hire someone immediately so that the team could start at the same time, hence my frustration with being strung along.Interview Questions
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The GEO Group sticks to its convictions, and it relies on them to generate business. With locations in about 25 states, the company, one of the largest operators of private correctional facilities in the US (along with Corrections Corporation of America), operates more than 115 correctional, detention, and mental health facilities with some 81,000 beds. Besides incarceration, GEO offers educational, rehabilitative, and vocational training programs at its facilities. The firm offers mental health and residential treatment services through its GEO Care subsidiary. Most of...