Corrections Corporation of America

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Great Company with solid leadership. I learned as much there as I would have in an MBA Program

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Former Employee - Senior Director in Nashville, TN
Former Employee - Senior Director in Nashville, TN

I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Culture, Great place to learn, plenty of funding

Cons

It's a prison company, need more be said.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't cheap out.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Great Company, with a Few Glitches Along the Way.

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    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is a great company who treats many of its employees like family. Being part of such a large corporation does come with perks sometimes such as company functions, frequently having meals provided by executives and free items such as tee-shirts, pens, and desk accessories.

    Cons

    With any large corporation, things can change quickly. Many times a year CCA will lose contracts with particular correctional facilities and lay off the entire staff associated with that location. In addition, if you are working within the CCA Corporate Headquarters (or Facility Support Center as it is referred to) be aware if you are not an 'internal' employee. This company uses many contract employees but they do not receive the same treatment or perks of the internal employees or 'family members'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gauge and communicate with staff to take a temperature check of how things are going. Many times it seems like management is cold and removed and have an attitude of 'it's just business.' All employees were created equally... Let's make sure they know that! :)

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    Approves of CEO
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    A Company Trying Hard to Improve

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whiteville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whiteville, TN

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

    Pros

    Many corporate initiatives for employee recognition, talent management, operations excellence, and ongoing research into new and emerging markets. The company provides a great deal of training to both new hires as well as current employees, and it is relatively easy to transfer/promote from within. The majority of the senior leadership team are committed individuals and seem to have a sincere desire to make the company a good place to work. CEO started as a Corrections Officer and is very approachable/hands on. Jimmy Turner is also excellent.

    Facilities are all over the country, and CCA always is looking for new contracts so if you are open to transfer and have a solid corrections background & are willing to work then you can promote pretty quickly.

    Cons

    Some of the first-line management at some locations forms cliques, contrary to the the goals of the company as a whole. This makes is hard for those individuals who are trying to do their job the correct way. Other major cons: No educational reimbursement, overly structured/bureaucratic environment, and very, very high deductibles for medical coverage or prescriptions. The company does offer a HRA plan which covers a certain amount of costs up front, but it runs out fast if you are on costly prescriptions there are no generics
    for.

    Another big issue I have observed at a couple facilities is with first line supervisors and even higher level individuals talking in a disrespectful manner to those who report to them. This would likely explain the high turnover rate found at many of the facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the concerns brought to your attention from the facility employees. I know that some people are going to complain about everything, but repeated complaints about the same people/person might warrant some attention. I'm not sure how to solve the issue but this is probably your biggest morale killer. Seriously consider adding an educational reimbursement benefit for at least partial costs or to cover certifications, and consider adding an additional benefits option for people who do not mind paying a bit extra per pay period instead of a large deductible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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