Corrections Corporation of America Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Corrections Corporation of America President, CEO, and Director Damon T. Hininger
Damon T. Hininger
66 Ratings

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. CCA Leavenworth KS

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Leavenworth, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay Super easy work Variety in posts Good experience for other opportunities More days off

    Cons

    Mandated overtime (overtime pay included though) Drafting (16+) hour shift Little to no support from superiors Few to no breaks (20 min. break once a week) Negative environment Not mentally stimulating

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better. The turnover rate is justifiably high, as poor treatment outweighs good pay. Most people are seeking other employment.


  2. Registered Nurse

    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends

    Pros

    I am Not sure yet

    Cons

    Policies are not routinely followed


  3. It's a steady job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Best pay around for no experience

    Cons

    It takes a special person to put up with inmates

    Advice to Management

    Save time and money by making people start out on a shift to shadow and save tons of training money.


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  5. You get out what you put in.

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    Former Employee - Department Head (Programs) in Florence, AZ
    Former Employee - Department Head (Programs) in Florence, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Insurance benefits, paid time off, opportunity to promote, some voluntary travel (working at other facilities). If facilities are closed many other facilities offer positions to those who otherwise would be laid off. CCA spares no expense to satisfy the contract or issues of safety.

    Cons

    Some contracts are not a stable as others. The pay varies drastically by contract. Some employees with negative attitudes don't see all the opportunity that is within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Close the gap between administrators and entry staff. Promote higher education and consider a tuition reimbursement program. Retain those employees who want to better themselves and the company.


  6. co

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Millen, GA
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Millen, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay scale

    Cons

    terrible work environment when your senior staff really dont get involved in lower work.

    Advice to Management

    Compassion goes a long way


  7. Garbage

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tutwiler, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tutwiler, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k, ccassist, long term/short teen disability

    Cons

    It's all about who u know when it come to promoting, 120 inmates in a pod 1 security officer, not organized, mandatory overtime, point system is garbage u get 2 points for calling out and 1 point for being late


  8. correctional officer

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Cushing, OK
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Cushing, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    pay is ok, good benfits good retirement program

    Cons

    uppermanagment wants you to step up and then has a problem if you do step and take care of things. management runs things on the illegal side of things. such as manditiory overtime. Go to a lawyer and you will find out that it is illegal. they also seem to want you mad all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your officers they put up with enough from i/ms and they need you to have their back. Just because you can run roughshod over some people do not expect that just because you say something everyone is going to drink your koolaide


  9. Detention Officer

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    Former Employee - Director in Canton, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Canton, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pay depending on the contract and the facility you are located at.

    Cons

    Good ol' boy network Voluntold your staying late, when others are not required to at all. Prior experience does not warrant advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Give individuals with skills acquired in other positions (prior jobs) a chance to use them, instead of making everyone learn the CCA way. Visit with staff on the night shift, and not just when you have to " check the box."


  10. Correctional officer

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Leavenworth, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work if you do t have a lot of bills to pay raises aren't often

    Cons

    Pay rate doesn't compare to other places of work uniforms are ugly

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


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    detention officer

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    Former Employee - Detention Officer in Lumpkin, GA
    Former Employee - Detention Officer in Lumpkin, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's a very discipline, well rounded position to being a team player. Helps u see life on a different perspective an modes u to a better officer.

    Cons

    It's a dangerous job to do if u don't have ppl skills. Being a team player is key to success in a correction setting.

    Advice to Management

    Do your own job an communicate as much as possible to have a safe trip out the gates. An maintain professional actions an leadership at all times.



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