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Helpful (1)

Where do I start

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

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

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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)


  2. Helpful (1)

    Hell

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

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

    Pros

    Overtime, unless they have taken that away too...

    Cons

    The sour atmosphere, backstabbing, no help, they are always hiring turnover is horrible.. The need to Hire new HR people

    Advice to Management

    treat others how u expect to be treated

    Corrections Corporation of America Response

    Feb 13, 2015 – Information Architect

    Thank you for your comment however the CCA you are looking for is a completely separate company to this one, we are CCA International based in Paris, London and across Europe.


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