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Corrections Corporation of America Officer Reviews

Updated Oct 14, 2019

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Corrections Corporation of America CEO Damon T. Hininger
Damon T. Hininger
46 Ratings
  1. "Career Starter"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Olney Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Met some amazing people. Really enjoyed the work we did. The healthcare and schedule were pretty good!

    Cons

    Some supervisors lacked real leadership. The pay could be much better

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your front end staff more often.

    Corrections Corporation of America2017-07-06
  2. "Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good coworkers, the occasional good captain

    Cons

    Pay, hours, lack of respect, lack of support

    Advice to Management

    Treat your COs like you treat your captains and LTS. Don't expect your COs to work 19 hour days and be back in 3 hours later for their shift.

    Corrections Corporation of America2019-10-14
  3. "Correctional Officer"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Awesome pay with good benefits and job security especially in TX/AZ/CA or ICE, Marshall, Federal Contract.

    Cons

    No breaks, eat on the run when you can. Getting rid of the mandatory overtime will relived much of the "bad morale". Selfish management with a culture that carries enormous favoritism to there "cliques". "Boots on the grounds" the pillars of the facility are totally place on the side pretty much to a position with there is no actual one to one training. "Depression and Stress" is on the rise as for a correctional... officer--they need to take care of there staff for example an "awareness project focus-PTSD". The zero policy tolerance is total sham, this should not be just based on he or she bases, need to be brought up back to a more equal and diverse environment without favoritism to the gender or person: testimony, background (ethical performance) and actual facts. The good line staff are truly under appreciated most of the time and not honor for for there skills and work ethics.

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff is one my main priorities, provide the adequate help to an inmate and staff (a just resolution with future preventive risks) and have a better legal support team for staff. Don't award the staff with seniority only but too recognize the energetic and well rounded meritorious, who are happy to be there and willing to sacrifice and provide the skills and leadership.

    Corrections Corporation of America2018-11-17
  4. "Not the best place to be"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Able to pay the bills

    Cons

    Mandatory Overtime, Favoritism, Roster changes even when you volunteer.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more and hire more people so there would be less overtime, maybe you would be able to boost moral and decrease the turn over rate.

    Corrections Corporation of America2018-05-30
  5. "Core Civic/CCA"

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    Current Employee - Detention Officer in Lumpkin, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay; benefits; pto; not hard labor

    Cons

    Management; shift selections; mandatory overtime

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff with more respect

    Corrections Corporation of America2018-03-26
  6. "Corrections Officer"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Florence, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I have worked for this company for 18 years. The pay depends on who the contracting agency is for your facility. I work at a facility in Florence Az under contract to the United States Marshall Service. Officers at our location are one of the highest paid corrections officers in our area. We make substantially more than officers who work at AZ Dept of Corrections.

    Cons

    A little cliquish... There would be a lot more favoritism but we are a union facility covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Overall good place to work

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff

    Corrections Corporation of America2018-01-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "No good."

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Milan, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free inmate food for employees. Great insurance packages. Decent pay. Great coffee. Overtime pay, lots of it. Nothing else I can think of.

    Cons

    Just about everything else. High turnover rate, immature staff, long hours. Bad work environment culture. Administration always on your back. Lazy staff. Inmates have more rights than staff. You spend more time at this job than at your own home. Rumor mill.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to work together. Stop throwing co-workers under the bus.

    Corrections Corporation of America2017-11-18
  8. "Detention Officer"

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    Former Employee - Detention Officer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Decent money especially when overtime was available. Good Benefits Overtime available Camaraderie between employees was nice. Company parties were pretty nice too.

    Cons

    Must be in a locked dorm with detainees for 12 hours with very few breaks. ICE has very strict policies for employees NOT so much detainees.

    Advice to Management

    Dorm employees need more breaks ESPECIALLY night shift.

    Corrections Corporation of America2017-07-06
  9. "Corrections"

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    Former Employee - Correctional Officer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Easy to excel thru ranks.

    Cons

    lot of hours, short staffed

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be more professional and understand that it's hard for a officer to his/her job if manangement/upper management does not support the officer 100%.

    Corrections Corporation of America2017-02-17
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not fair, firm, nor consistent. Working in Private Corrections."

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    Current Employee - Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Salary (if you are lucky; most facilities pay very poorly for the amount of hours worked), 401K with 5% match. Landing a job with CCA allows one to get their feet wet in the world of corrections (If you can last 6 months and actually enjoy the work, do yourself a favor and apply for corrections at the state or federal level where you can have a pension, job security, and good benefits). If you are fairly attractive... and proficient in the art of brown nosing you can obtain easy posts and promote quickly without much merit or experience.

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    Cons

    Unethical company, no job security, poor training, dearth of leadership in supervisory positions, extreme favoritism, low morale, shortage of staff resulted in lots of mandatory overtime, potentially dangerous outcomes given inmate/detainee population. Corecivic/CCA doesn't give a darn about protecting the community or reducing recidivism. This company is all about the bottom line, often at the expense of its... employees.

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    Advice to Management

    As a multi-billion dollar corporation there is more than enough money flowing through your coffers to hire more Correction/Detention Officers to run your facilities safely and effectively. Understaffing is a critical problem throughout the company. Stop jeopardizing the safety of your employees in order to turn a profit.

    Corrections Corporation of America2017-02-23
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