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CoreCivic Reviews

Updated November 11, 2018
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CoreCivic CEO and President Damon T. Hininger
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Pros
  • "They have good pay and good work hours" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Good PTO and benefits, decent pay" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Stress, Pay, Benefits, questionable decisions by upper management" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Long hours due to heavy workload" (in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CoreCivic full-time

    Pros

    It’s a great company if you want to move forward in corrections.

    Cons

    Dealing with prisoners and coworkers daily. The retention rate has increased the past two years.


  2. "Librarian"

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    Current Employee - Librarian in Beattyville, KY
    Current Employee - Librarian in Beattyville, KY

    I have been working at CoreCivic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    rewards for loyalty and service time

    Cons

    profit driven, neglects some aspects of properties

  3. "correctional officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Tan Valley, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Tan Valley, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CoreCivic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    job stability,overtime guarantee flexible benefits

    Cons

    lower pay,long workig hours every time is pay day and people calling in ick

    Advice to Management

    increase salary pay


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Ok Company"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CoreCivic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people. VP of HR engages his team.

    Cons

    Limited flexible schedule, low pay, terrible medical benefits. Long hours due to heavy workload.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more telecommute/flexible schedule. HR department is more concerned about monitoring dress code rather than team building or cross training.


  5. "Always Hiring"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CoreCivic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    unlimited over time, and you make good money with the over time.

    Cons

    you are often mandated and it gets tiring


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ups and Downs"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Conneaut, OH
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Conneaut, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendships, not much else other than that honestly

    Cons

    Stress, Pay, Benefits, questionable decisions by upper management


  7. Helpful (1)

    "If you like being overworked"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CoreCivic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The CEO is down to earth, friendly and relatable. You don’t get that often.

    Cons

    Some people have nothing to do all day, and the others get to make up for that by doing double the work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your subordinates when they come to you with an issue.
    Distribute work fairly and don’t let it all fall on to the one responsible person in the department. You’ll drive away the good ones by doing that.

  8. "More Appreciation for Line Staff"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Manager in Leavenworth, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CoreCivic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, good line staff & Captains

    Cons

    Warden Aggressive Micromanager. Dangerous Facility

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation for staff efforts. Warden has to be approachable.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Lumpkin, GA
    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Lumpkin, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CoreCivic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The hours is good and the pay

    Cons

    Too much favoritism!!
    Supervisors talk to you like your an detainee instead of an adult


  10. "Senior System Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CoreCivic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flex Schedule, Telecommute, Excellent Benefits and 401k, Generous PTO

    Cons

    Management Communication, Employee upward mobility, Unequal workloads


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