Corrections Corporation of America Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Good place to work

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

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

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

    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.


  2. It's just a job

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

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

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

    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 Management

    Put the lives of your officers first above money.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Low pay, with no flexibility with upper management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. Work Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Use, abuse and throw away.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Correctional Organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Excellent Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Good place to work with decent benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. 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.



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