Corrections Corporation of America

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

Pros

Can't think of any at this time

Cons

Political, If your not in the right groups don't expect to get promoted. Over worked! IF you love overtime then you'll fit in because there's tons of mandatory overtime!!! Everyone comes here and several people by the time they've been here 2 or so months leave so we are always short on staff so the Correctional Officers suffer! Correctional officers are stuck working some weeks 5 out of the 7 days. Not Captains, Lieutenants, Correctional Counselors, Pretty much anyone besides Correctional officer!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider raising the pay, making people besides just Correctional Officers work overtime. There are tons of things that people besides correctional officers can do! Pill call, count, different facility security checks. That will free up Officers and put them back into units.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Corrections Corporation of America

  1. 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

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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