Corrections Corporation of America
2.8 of 5 65 reviews
www.cca.com Nashville, TN 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 19, 2014

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

Damon T. Hininger

(45 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good pay, good benefits, paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick time, guaranteed forty plus hours a week"
    in 4 reviews
  • "paycheck, support of colleagues within the department, officers were supportive when there were any threats"
    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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    it was good for a start.overtime available.

    Correctional Officer (Current Employee)
    Sayre, OK

    ProsGood pay,good benefits,days off,paid time off

    ConsRemote location of the facilty

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience with this had it's highs and lows but overall it was not good.

    Correctional Officer (Current Employee)
    Chattanooga, TN

    ProsThis would be a good job if we were treated with respect. There are no pros I can think of.

    ConsThe Leadership sucks. The pay is low. There are no pay raises. And the forced 16 plus hour shifts are wrong. No wonder you have a 88% turnover rate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit acting like your better than everyone else. Trust me your not. Stop the 88% turnover rate.

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

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    Remember this is not a vacation spot its a PRISON! The job is NOT for everyone.

    Corrections Officer (Current Employee)
    Cushing, OK

    ProsUpgrades at the facility are always happening. The Upper management can always be accessed.

    ConsBenefits are standard for this Industry. The feeling there is a lack of backup is frustrating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere needs to be more mandatory physical training for the staff some of the guards are way out of shape to do the job. Change the uniforms to BDU's for the guards.Restrict the movement of the Inmates on the yard. Place more officers in the Pods to ensure the safety of the staff and Inmates also there needs to be more guards patrolling the outside of the wire, and place stationary guards in the problems areas outside the wire. There should be a constant reactionary unit placed at each and everyone of the facilities The company needs to actively recruit more military Veterans,because the mindset is different from non-military individuals.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPromotion comes quickly and employee engagement is a plus

    ConsAlways being stuck at work to work double shifts. Not having back up from your unit team members. Forced to sit in the pod daily.

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

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    teamwork

    Correctional Officer (Current Employee)
    Eloy, AZ

    Prospay,benefits, close to home, good people, promotions

    Consearning respect, poor training, good old boys system

    Advice to Senior Managementtry less favoritism and actually recognize staff who really work hard and deserve recognition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Correctional Officer (Current Employee)
    Florence, AZ

    ProsGood pay, good benefits, paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick time, guaranteed forty plus hours a week. The Supervisors are on site at all times.

    ConsYou are nothing more than a number for these people. They would like you to believe that they care for their employees. They do not.

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

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    Good company to work for

    Detention Officer (Former Employee)
    California City, CA

    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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    Easy job, with a lot of politics and drama with staff.

    Correctional Officer (Current Employee)
    Whiteville, TN

    ProsThis is one of the better paying jobs in my area, if you have no degree. It's an easy job. Decent benifits package.

    ConsThere are a lot of cliques. Everything is a popularity contest. The pay is low for the job you do. It is considered a hazardous job, but you barely make over min wage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your people better. We like to see that we're appreciated for the work we do, especially on night shift. Raise the pay. We put our lives in danger for $5 less per hr than most low paying police departments, to do the same job. Promote based on who can do the job and not who's popular.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A real bad solution, to housing americas inmate population

    Correctional Officer (Current Employee)
    Nashville, TN

    Prosits a paycheck every 2 weeks

    Consthe company thinks they invented corrections! they coudn't be more worng, they treat staff and inmates very poorly, like property. staff is very under trained. ACA standards used as needed but again they think they invented ACA standards. its only a matter of time till they get someone killed. oh wait! its already happened

    Advice to Senior Managementyou get what you pay for... hire more staff and pay them to stick around

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    pit of hell work place Cimarron Correctional Facility

    Correctional Officer (Former Employee)
    Cushing, OK

    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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