Corrections Corporation of America Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Work Experience

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Youngstown, OH
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Youngstown, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay and promotion potential

    Cons

    Contract based and relocation may be necessary


  2. 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
    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.


  3. 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
    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.


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  5. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  6. 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Eloy, AZ
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Eloy, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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


  7. 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    benefits, nice people, good hours

    Cons

    pay not so good, needs better disciplinary process

    Advice to Management

    Listen to concerns of employees


  8. Helpful (1)

    I learned that your never to old to learn.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Corrections Corporation of America was hard on families.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Kuna, ID
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Kuna, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    CCA is a terrible place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Youngstown, OH
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Youngstown, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  11. I worked there way to long

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are not to bad.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible. No good pay raises. to much overtime. turnover rate is 85%. And it's not because it's a jail. The management does not treat you with respect. No restroom breaks. If you have to go you will have to use an inmates cell. You are not aloud to leave the unit.

    Advice to Management

    For Warden Jennings stop thinking you are better than everyone else. Start talking to your employees like there people. Go and talk to them one on one. For the unit Management staff you need to start backing up your post officers. Spend more time in the units.



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