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Good to get your foot in the door.

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Current Employee - Corrections Officer in Nashville, TN
Current Employee - Corrections Officer in Nashville, TN

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

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

Pros

You form a close "family" type bond with your coworkers (especially the ones you go through training with), the leadership is very supportive (in most places), and just about an unlimited supply of OT (unfortunately a majority of it is mandatory).

Cons

A LOT of favoritism and double standards, you can't leave without relief (you'll find out about 30 minutes before the end of your shift whether you're working an extra 4 or not), not a good selection if you enjoy spending time with your family, and expect an average of at least 1-2 16 hour days per week.

Advice to Management

Pay attention to your officers and their needs. This is a safety sensitive job, and when we are worn down and burned out, it can affect more than you think.

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  1. Positive experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Denver, CO

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

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

    Pros

    CCA provides upward mobility for the motivated and excellent employee, and good basic jobs for those with less motivation and ambition.

    Cons

    The wages are fairly low for the level of responsibility that is given. Communication of facility issues on a strictly "need to know" basis is very frustrating. One feels very disconnected from the workings of the prison when one's only resource for news is the "grapevine."

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about news and happenings in your facilities. Get rid of the minority of employees who don't care and who treat inmates poorly.


  2. hard work, hard to do without resources

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Instructor in Alamo, GA
    Former Employee - Academic Instructor in Alamo, GA

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    paycheck, support of colleagues within the department, officers were supportive when there were any threats

    Cons

    did not support employees job responsibilities with necessary resources. pay was not correlated to state guidelines for educators. security warden did not care that education was operating in some cases (annex location) without any officer support.

    Advice to Management

    get an idea of what the people working under you actually do and are supposed to do. it's hard to educate inmates that cannot get to class.


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