GEO Group

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  1.  

    HORRIBLE PLACE !

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GEO Group

    Pros

    Intro to working a prison setting, not much over time

    Cons

    We recieved new furniture but no pay raise, pay is low for the amount of work we do, at times, staff treats the inmates better than staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GEO Group

    Pros

    A wonderful opportunity to succeed numerous people willing to help you reach your goals

    Cons

    Having cooperation between correctional side and health side

  3.  

    Overall, a good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Kinder, LA
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Kinder, LA

    I worked at GEO Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Entry level positions always available.

    Cons

    Constant change in job duties can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a little more and keep a better class of employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor management creating a hostile work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programs in Adelanto, CA
    Current Employee - Programs in Adelanto, CA

    I have been working at GEO Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I do enjoy making an impact in inmates lives by helping them improve their education and moral / religious values.

    Cons

    A management team that changes the duties of the employees, requiring instructors to work as officers during down time. Requiring salary employees to work as hourly employees, telling employees they will be terminated if they leave early after their job assignment is complete. Having different standards for different employees in the same department. Last, overlooking most stuff, while making a big deal out of what they choose to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage fairly, to all employees. If an employee is Salary, treat him / her as such, or make them Hourly. Don't have a different set of standards for a group of employees, and another set of standards / expectations for others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    horrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Florence, AZ
    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Florence, AZ

    I worked at GEO Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    met some good people and some bad people

    Cons

    work with too many kids and not the inmates either

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have supervisors take classes on how to actually be a supervisor instead of hiring kids and unprofessional people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Poor Management, Good Employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GEO Group

    Pros

    Employees and lower managers strive to act according to rules and regulations and create a safe environment for staff and inmates.

    Cons

    Top level management disregards employment law, safety regulations, and anything else that allows them to realize monetary gain. Their impulse is to act without concern for employees and to use threats and intimidation to control staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Observe the laws and take care of those who work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The experience was just another notch under my belt.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Certain staff that I worked with made it pleasurable. I worked with different culture which I found to be enjoyable.

    Cons

    The Corporate Office in Boca Raton are only out for there own needs. I seen it many times at the facility I worked at, that also includes the HR Dept at Head Quarters...Boca Raton.
    There was one person that caused so much havoc not only to me but other employees that she was reported many times, but the Corporate Office would blame it on the staff, not on her.
    I've never worked at any Company that didn't care at all about their employees.
    George Zoley truly needs to reevaluate who he has on staff at Boca Raton and the facility and prisons that are owned by him.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management-its not all about the title, is about growing a team and without employees, your actually nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice coworkers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GEO Group full-time (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.

  10.  

    Case MAnager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at GEO Group full-time (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
  11.  

    Dissatisfied at Corporate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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

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