Corrections Corporation of America

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Corrections Corporation of America Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
93 Reviews
2.8
93 Reviews
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Corrections Corporation of America President, CEO, and Director Damon T. Hininger
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61 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
  • Unprofessional upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • 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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to work for but must be aware of surroundings and willing to protect the public, staff and inmateS.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America

    Pros

    Enjoyed going to work everyday

    Cons

    Having staff being negative each day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Management

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to move up in the organization, gain experience, learn how to work around difficult people and full time work

    Cons

    Better communication is needed within the organization, long hours, working with difficult people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Normal advice, effective communication from top to bottom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    TCCF

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mailroom Clerk in Tutwiler, MS
    Current Employee - Mailroom Clerk in Tutwiler, MS

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America

    Pros

    Work schedule is great along with good benefits

    Cons

    Inmate are a sometimes difficult when it comes to company policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more compassion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warden's Secretary
    Former Employee - Warden's Secretary

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

    Pros

    Benefits, upward mobility for security staff, process of grievances and investigations were streamlined. Pre-service and in-service training was very thorough with regards to policies, procedures and safety issues. Training staff was very knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Changes in legislation sometimes changed the different company benefits. We had to go through a shift schedule change once we were awarded a contract. Prison was eventually closed down and a lot of staff members were left unemployed without any severance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Work Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Youngstown, OH
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Youngstown, OH

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America

    Pros

    Excellent pay and promotion potential

    Cons

    Contract based and relocation may be necessary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Use, abuse and throw away.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Officer in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Officer in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It's just a job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You will have a job to go to.

    Cons

    It's private so money is more important than safety it seems to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the lives of your officers first above money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Low pay, with no flexibility with upper management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Clerk in California City, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Clerk in California City, CA

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

    Pros

    working class staff was amazing to work with

    Cons

    leadership minus a few awesome staff, not a well communicated work environment, comany was only looking out for itself

  10.  

    Great Correctional Organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America

    Pros

    Quality Leadership
    Great Benefits
    Unique Working Environment
    Teamwork

    Cons

    Training could use more modern information and maintain consistency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Great Life/Work balance. Telecommuting available. Excellent salary and benefits. People is friendly and approachable

    Cons

    Some members of the IT management team are very difficult to work with, they tend to micromanage and retaliate if you call them on their mistakes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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