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Updated February 6, 2018
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Corrections Corporation of America President, CEO, and Director Damon T. Hininger
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Pros
  • Good pay, good perks, good people (in 20 reviews)

  • Work schedule is great along with good benefits (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • This would likely explain the high turnover rate found at many of the facilities (in 10 reviews)

  • No help from upper management don't believe in pay increases all out for themselves need more help high turnover rate (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Hiring Process"

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    Current Employee - Resident Supervisor in Dilley, TX
    Current Employee - Resident Supervisor in Dilley, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary is good, Different posts daily.

    Cons

    Background investigation is somewhat lengthy but worth it.


  2. "Cold, Unfeeling, Corporate"

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

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good perks, good people

    Cons

    As a whole, headed away from all of the goods listed above. Every new decision is against the employees, for the good of the company, and against common sense, toward modernity and typical group-think. Becoming a non-human-company, like so many other big companies that just exist on their own, where people are just an inconvenient necessity to be tolerated.

    Advice to Management

    Creative thinking and solving problems got you were you are... listening to societal lies and pleasing the masses is taking you down.

  3. "Corrections Officer"

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    Current Employee - Correctional Officer in Florence, AZ
    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 (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


  4. "Line Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Fun Place To Work At

    Cons

    The Pay Is Not Good For The Work You Do

    Advice to Management

    Up The Pay An Cut The Hours


  5. "Worth a try."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits may be make a career with this company worthwhile.

    Cons

    Personal Safety, Slow and limited process to make things happen for inmates.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more approachable.


  6. "Correctional Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corrections Corporation of America part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and Pay, A lot of overtime if you want it.

    Cons

    Some of Management is no good. People are smart mouthy and very disrespectful, extremely high turn over rate, too relaxed environment, no structure whatsoever, inmates are treated better than the staff, what good is it to have days off if you have to work barrel days and give up 4 of your days off every month because people won't come to work. Never relieved on time. Facility is way out of hand. Hopefully, the State will take over real soon. They tell you that you can advance up, but they hold you back from climbing higher. Very unorganized and unprofessional. Nobody is ever in the same page.

    Advice to Management

    Be more helpful to employees, take charge of the things that need to be corrected inside the facilities for our safety as far as STRUCTURE. Create much needed STRUCTURE soon as possible. Remove the barrel days. 12hrs are long hours.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "No good."

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

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time (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.

  8. "correction officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corrections Corporation of America full-time

    Pros

    working with inmates helping with everyday living.

    Cons

    working long hours and not enough days off.

    Advice to Management

    monitor workers hours.


  9. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Experience in corrections, it's a good way to get your foot in the door.

    Cons

    Once your foot is firmly planted, move on.


  10. "Detention officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits decent pay time off.

    Cons

    No raises and long hours


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