Corrections Corporation of America

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Corrections Corporation of America Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
80 Reviews
2.7
80 Reviews
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Corrections Corporation of America President, CEO, and Director Damon T. Hininger
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55 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 4 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.  

    I learned that your never to old to learn.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America

    Pros

    I loved my job at Saguaro Correctional Center. I learned a lot during my almost 7 years. Self discipline and patience were the best and somewhat most challenging for me.

    Cons

    Management and other co-workers not working as a team. We're suppose to be more of a family and have each others backs 24/7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should listen to their officers more. Show more support and encouragement. Let them know when they go above and beyond their job performance.

  2.  

    Corrections Corporation of America was hard on families.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Kuna, ID
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Kuna, ID

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

    Pros

    The benefits were a major reason for continuing employment. The co-workers are all great people. The company also had nice parties for families.

    Cons

    The stress of needing to get my work done with no additional manpower was difficult. i had to be married to my job. This caused problems at home. This also contributed to my health beginning to suffer. My manager said I look stressed out!. Mandatory minimum number of employees is a mistake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to focus on making the company more friendly to families. Workers need to be able to go home and leave work at home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent company from local to corporate!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Mason, TN
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Mason, TN

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

    Pros

    CCA is a family of professionals! Open to new ideas and promoting within - along with community involvement and outstanding facilities with all the technological advances! Staff in-service and training are top notch! Great place to work.

    Cons

    Outside of working with inmates that need constant hand holding - I can't think of a "con" that relates directly to CCA!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great - always!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Unsafe work environment for the pay, Staff has no authority at all. Several Staff assaults

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    Schedule is great, rotating weekends off and plenty of paid time off

    Cons

    Cant get paid time off approved, lose all your time you have built at the end of the year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work in our boots for a week

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Worst Contract

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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.  

    the pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Correctional Officer in Alamo, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Correctional Officer in Alamo, GA

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the pay is really good and promotion options you meet a lot of great people and they become your family.

    Cons

    the family to work balance is not good. I lost my wife in 2011 in a car accident and she was 14 weeks pregnant and we also had a two year old. My wife and I had been together for 10 years through me getting hurt in Iraq and all but my uppers did not support me a bit. I was required to come back in two weeks and they stuck me in the hardest most stressful part of the prison segregation. even though my coworkers and Lt and Cpt supported me 110% left a lot of great friends there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to listen to the folks that run these prisons and do the dirty work and watch these wardens and assistant wardens a lot better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Dead end entry level job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime if you want it.

    Cons

    Working conditions are poor, policy's and rules are not clear and management changes the rules to fit there needs. No wage increases at anytime. Officers bring in contraband regularly . Staff is lazy and unwilling to help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall, good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America

    Pros

    Paid well, great benefits. Lots of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Long hours, not very flexible scheduling.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    integrity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    the pay is pretty good....

    Cons

    reminds me of high school

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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