GEO Group Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
42 Reviews

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  1.  

    Nice coworkers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GEO Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The holidays and PTO is very good for a new employee. Coworkers are nice and most employees are treated well.

    Cons

    Hard to move up and there are high expectations. Pay is low based on industry standards.

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    Dissatisfied at Corporate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at GEO Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stability, this company just makes money from inmates, there is no product so they just make money. We do get more holidays off than average I'd say. Pay can be good. Most employees have been given some stock options.

    Cons

    This company has terrible communication and when you mention this in a meeting, you just get blank stares. Some people have been with them or with a similar company their whole career so they don't have any perspective. If you have worked at a large, structured company, GEO might drive you crazy. Nepotism is quite common at Corporate, along with the usual politics. Most managers in my dept. have no degree and have received no mgmt. training, they think telling someone what to do is managing. In my dept., we have never received any training. My pay is below what the market pays and we have had several people hired for the same position making more. My manager did nothing to fix this. People working at the facilities usually receive low pay with not much opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Education! Put people in charge that know how to manage others, that know how to communicate. Realize that just because it's the way you've always done it, doesn't make it the right way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Case MAnager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Case Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at GEO Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Co-Workers, tough but great learning experience

    Cons

    Not a thing!! low pay, horrible hours. If not in management pay grade sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees. Treat employees fair and with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    just don't know

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    Former Employee - Psychiatric Nursing Assistant  in  Conroe, TX
    Former Employee - Psychiatric Nursing Assistant in Conroe, TX

    I worked at GEO Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    loved the patients. the pay was OK.

    Cons

    seriously needs new administration and needs to pay their employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Long hours and great pay.

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer  in  Big Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Big Spring, TX

    I worked at GEO Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay. Easy job. Not like any prison movie you've seen, it's very different. Great if you love working outdoors.

    Cons

    Long hours. 12-16 hour shifts. Located in Big Spring, TX. Some staff highly rude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some officers need more experience on the job they are doing. S.O.'s have no knowledge of how to communicate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Poorly run, dangerous and terrible work climate.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at GEO Group part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Varied and quite interesting population. Terrific co-workers. Brand-new building with plenty of space. Somewhat flexible in terms of scheduling my work hours.

    Cons

    Rampant greed, stupidity, short-sightedness and cronyism in the administration. Not enough parking, dangerous lack of ice and snow removal during winter months. Lack of training. Lack of understanding of good correctional practice and professional behavior on the part of the higher-ups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times and run your facilities right - don't let the inmates run the institution as a "cost savings" measure. This puts staff at risk, and is just wrong-headed. You might want to consider reducing bonuses and increasing staff base pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Under paid over worked.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GEO Group full-time

    Pros

    Good employees, but company only cares about operating margin.

    Cons

    company values, work environment, and salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need competitive salaries and better training for management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great work Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Clerk  in  Big Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Security Clerk in Big Spring, TX

    I have been working at GEO Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    excellent way to move up in a company and the ability to transfer to other GEO facilities

    Cons

    No sick leave and no raises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Rapid growth allows me to be creative, increasing the company's social media presence related to talent acquisitions.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter

    I have been working at GEO Group full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment where executives truly care about worklife balance.

    Cons

    No telecommuting opportunities and many tenured employees are resistant to change as it relates to technology.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good stepping stone

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GEO Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn in multiple facets of technology that in other companies you wouldn't be exposed to.

    Cons

    Expect to be called at any time if things are wrong, and not be compensated for being on call. Pay is determined by the individual facility contract, there were people in a facility very close to us that made upwards of 50% more than us for doing the exact same job.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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