Corrections Corporation of America
2.8 of 5 57 reviews
www.cca.com Nashville, TN 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 13, 2014

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Corrections Corporation of America President, CEO, and Director Damon T. Hininger

Damon T. Hininger

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good pay slow and steady environment using latest technologies"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Steady paycheck, easy job to get"
    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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Good company to work for

Detention Officer (Former Employee)
California City, CA

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

ProsThe Job it self, good schedules,

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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pit of hell work place Cimarron Correctional Facility

Correctional Officer (Former Employee)
Cushing, OK

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

Prosthe company is not bad has good benfits and pay

Conssome of its facilites the management totally have their heads up their asses. And the stupidvisors if you are not of their race, gender, age group they will set you up with bogus claims to get you fired

Advice to Senior Managementto the managers in coporate clean out the whole bunch of inbreeding at this place and start again

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A wonderful place to work.

Correctional Officer (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

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

ProsUnlimited overtime, friendly environment, good experience

ConsNo comment at this time

Advice to Senior ManagementNo comment at this time

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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My short time in private corrections

Correctional Officer (Current Employee)
Eloy, AZ

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

ProsLots of hours available if you want them, and sometimes if you don't.

ConsGossiping staff members, so if you don't want "everyone" to know then don't tell "anyone." Also don't expect inmates to be disciplined the way policy states. They will get way with a lot so just grin and bare it. Lastly there is a lot of family relationships among staff so be careful who you say anything to.

Advice to Senior ManagementMentor new security staff. If no one explains the correct procedures it will not be done correctly.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I worked with some outstanding managers, especially my Warden.

Human Resources Manager (Current Employee)
Eloy, AZ

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

ProsGreat benefits, location and corporate support.

ConsWish they had locations to work in Michigan.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Do not Work here

Correctional Officer (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

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

ProsExperience in Corrections, overtime is always there. Perfect if you do not want an outside life. Preferably do not have a family. You can date your co workers because that will be the only people you see.

ConsWork all the time for pitiful pay. Inmates have the run of the place. Get disrespected daily by inmates and staff. Unprofessional upper management. Promotions are predetermined before even posted. Yearly training is the same so you never really learn anything new. Become unsocialized in this environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake professionalism classes and learn professional etiquette.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was not very good and old boy system not good for an outsider to come in from another career.

Case Manager (Former Employee)
Eloy, AZ

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

ProsIf you want or need a job then they will hire you.

ConsNot a very professional environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop the old boy network and bring in fresh outsiders.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Facility staff are generally great to work with. The corporate staff are unethical and are only interested in their job

Business Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for more than 8 years

ProsOpportunity to move to other facilities

ConsTalked down to by corporate staff who have little knowledge of your job

Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I really enjoyed working for this company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Corrections Corporation of America

ProsIt gives you the opportunity to explore different types of jobs within the facility and you can advance your career in this field

ConsYou have to be careful because you are dealing with all types of people

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure every employee is updated on the policy and procedures

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Not too bad. Good starting place

Correctional Officer (Current Employee)
Burlington, CO

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

ProsDefinitely a "Family comes first" attitude. You are treated as family.

ConsNot enough training. You get 5 weeks of classroom and 40 hours of OJT. Need a bit more hands on.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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