Corrections Corporation of America

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If you aren't part of the Clique, You won't move up!

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

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

Pros

All the overtime you want.....and that's about it....

Cons

-No idea if you will be relieved for that shift, 12 hour shift turns into 16 (Lack of leadership)
- Hug a thug mentality; write someone up, takes the inmates word over yours (Scared of being sued)
-Superiors talk to staff like they are inmates
-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
-Superiors hate paperwork so when you do write an inmate up…the inmate may never receive due to it being 'lost', or it goes past the 24 hours time frame that they have to be served.
-Favoritism - Some C/Os are in the clique don't have to work units or they have their certain spots…to the point where they'll move multiple people so these people don't have to work with the inmates…
-Mandatory overtime list, but it is rarely followed…some people get 'stuck' day after day…so a 12 hour day turns into a 16 hour day…back to back…
-To move up you have to be apart of the clique…there is a lot of unprofessional flirting and relationships/affairs

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop having the backs of administration staff who treat the staff poorly or promote favoritism, or turning a blind eye...no wonder turnover was over 30% for the year...(twice the national average)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Positive experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poorest working conditions I have ever experienced

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    Unlimited overtime money to be made

    Cons

    No breaks, no lunch or dinner breaks, no bathroom breaks, no water, can work 12 to 18 hours a day without any kind of breaks, no protection from inmate attacks, no holidays, all management is cold and uncaring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be kinder to employees,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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