The Geo Group (WI) Reviews

Updated May 23, 2014
Updated May 23, 2014
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    The Geo Group is a wonderful place to work with friendly people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I worked at The Geo Group (WI) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I was able to gain experience in my career and there was flexibility when I needed it.

    Cons

    The compensation could be higher and the training could be better. Overall though it was a good place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wonderful human resource manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    a family business

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at The Geo Group (WI)

    Pros

    Although the company is on the verge of competing with larger companies, it still has a small business feel. It is a family business and in many ways, the company is treated as an extension of the family. You can generally expect to be treated well and with loyalty, and employees are empowered to try new things.

    Cons

    The family business aspect comes with downsides: many hires and collaborations are based on personal or familial relationships rather than skill. The managerial laisser faire that empowers employees has the downside that strong employees can intrude upon weaker ones.

  3.  

    It's a paycheck

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Geo Group (WI) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It's a job
    It has benefits

    Cons

    Company does NOT care about their employees
    If there is an allegation against you, you can be suspended w/o being told why...for several months
    Top management is totally out of touch with staff, they spend all their time in meetings
    New facility director doesn't seem to be helping and barely even speaks to staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your meetings and see what is going on. Be open to staff suggestions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Wish I had never started

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    Current Employee - Health Care
    Current Employee - Health Care

    I have been working at The Geo Group (WI)

    Pros

    Can be interesting.
    Chance for advancement if willing to re-locate.
    Salary is competitive in my field.
    Used to love working here, but company has changed too much.

    Cons

    Regional management does not back facility management.
    Terrible pay for officers.
    Driven by money alone.
    Company has hired unqualified people in upper management that are judgemental, but not helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand back and take a good look at what has happened to this company in the last 3 to 4 years. Look at the leadership you have lost and look forward to losing more leadership in the field because your regional and corporate directors are not being supportive.

    Doesn't Recommend

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