Corrections Corporation of America

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Corrections Corporation of America Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
85 Reviews
2.6
85 Reviews
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Corrections Corporation of America President, CEO, and Director Damon T. Hininger
Damon T. Hininger
59 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay,good benefits,days off,paid time off (in 5 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits, paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick time, guaranteed forty plus hours a week (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Unprofessional upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • 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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A wonderful place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Unlimited overtime, friendly environment, good experience

    Cons

    No comment at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment at this time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My short time in private corrections

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Eloy, AZ
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Eloy, AZ

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Gossiping 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 ManagementAdvice

    Mentor new security staff. If no one explains the correct procedures it will not be done correctly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I worked with some outstanding managers, especially my Warden.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Eloy, AZ
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Eloy, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, location and corporate support.

    Cons

    Wish they had locations to work in Michigan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Do not Work here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Experience 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.

    Cons

    Work 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take professionalism classes and learn professional etiquette.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Eloy, AZ
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Eloy, AZ

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not a very professional environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the old boy network and bring in fresh outsiders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Manager
    Former Employee - Business Manager

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to move to other facilities

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I really enjoyed working for this company

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure every employee is updated on the policy and procedures

  9.  

    Not too bad. Good starting place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Burlington, CO
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Burlington, CO

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not enough training. You get 5 weeks of classroom and 40 hours of OJT. Need a bit more hands on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Ole Boys Club

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corrections Officer
    Former Employee - Corrections Officer

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

    Pros

    The experience is valuable on a resume and you learn a lot about people in general. You have learn people skills if you don't have them in order to be successful as a Corrections Officer. They try to keep a family or team driven type of environment, promoting team work.

    Cons

    The pay is usually not very good except in a few places. Because of the good ole boys type of leadership, the ones that are friendly with supervisors or management get promoted over others. They excuse giving some positions to people that are much less qualified than others without even posting the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would start having others not involved in the facility do the promotions. This could keep it a little more fair in my opinion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    If it was ran like it should it would be great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Detention Officer in Gainesville, GA
    Current Employee - Detention Officer in Gainesville, GA

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

    Pros

    great pay easy work not to many problems with inmates

    Cons

    the management is a joke and they don't seem to want to fix any problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire yourselfs and get someone who knows what they are doing

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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