Corrections Corporation of America Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Low pay, with no flexibility with upper management

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    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

  2. Work Experience

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Youngstown, OH
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Youngstown, OH

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay and promotion potential

    Cons

    Contract based and relocation may be necessary

  3. Helpful (1)

    Use, abuse and throw away.

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    Former Employee - Senior Officer in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Officer in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. Great Correctional Organization

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    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality Leadership
    Great Benefits
    Unique Working Environment
    Teamwork

    Cons

    Training could use more modern information and maintain consistency

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  6. Excellent Company

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  7. Helpful (1)

    I loved my job there but the employees are the ones that you have to be worried about over the inmates.

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Eloy, AZ
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Eloy, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I learned alot in my almost 7 years there.

    Cons

    The staff and the upper management didn't have your back like they are suppose to in this type of environment.

    Advice to Management

    You should treat all employees equally

  8. Good place to work with decent benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Clerk in Henderson, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Clerk in Henderson, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    benefits, nice people, good hours

    Cons

    pay not so good, needs better disciplinary process

    Advice to Management

    Listen to concerns of employees

  9. Helpful (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 Management

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

  10. Helpful (3)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Helpful (2)

    CCA is a terrible place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Youngstown, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well. A lot of different opportunities.

    Cons

    Company has no loyalty to anyone. Years of good service mean nothing. Company does not appreciate good employees. Has a history of hanging employees out to dry for minor infractions regardless of their excellent work history. Preaches values and ethics which is another bunch of lies. It doesn't pay to be truthful there. You are better off being a liar. In fact the liars are the ones who run the place. Staff culture is - rumors galore and opinion of you by management is based on same rumors from what other back stabbers have to say about you to management, not your actual work ethic. The top management buys into the rumors which makes it so much harder to work there. Top management believes inmates over staff. The culture there is a stab you in the back , all for oneself and add in a lot of racial issues. Management is tyrannical-must worship the few as if they were Gods.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror -you hypocrites.

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